Time tracking in Asana: a community built comparison

I get that question very often; “Which time tracking app would you recommend?”. And my answer is always the same: “I never used any, just look at my The ultimate guide for doing things with Asana and decide for your self”. That shitty answer stops today! Let’s build a comparison of those app together :slight_smile:

I’ll consolidate all the comments you post to improve the below list. The list below is alpha-sorted.
Thanks to the initial thread Which Time Tracking App works best with Asana? but I believe such a detailed comparison will be easier to use.


Clockify
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Chloe One of the benefits is that you can record time directly in a task, there is a timer. But you have to manually create all the projects in Clockify, there is no sync between project list in Asana and project list in Clockify. And the reports are in Clockify. :link:


DueFocus
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Price: starts at $9/m/user
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Everhour
Benefits: Good Asana integration, mobile app, good and flexible reporting system, easy to add, delete, edit data
Shortcomings: it is not “native” Asana integration so it requires browser extension and setup integration between both tools.
Price: starts at $8.50/m/user, min of 5 users
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Bigs: I use Everhour and I love it. […] The integration into Asana is excellent :link:
David Jané A good time tracking tool which powers go beyond Asana integration. Good reporting and nice add-ons that will help your team by having all Asana projects tracked and monitored. :link:


Harvest
Benefits: natively integrates with Asana
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Price: starts at $10.80/m/user
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Ryan_Carpenter: I have been pretty happy with the Harvest integration. :link:
Mark Nattress: I’ve been using Harvest time tracking and its integration with Asana for some time. Its easy to use and extract reports that provide some insight on where your time goes. It’s a paid subscription, but well worth it… With Harvest I’m able to pull all my ACCURATE time on work and copy / paste it to the company “standard”.


Hourstack
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Price: starts at $5.60/m/user
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Hubstaff
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Price: starts at $0
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Ryan_Carpenter: Hubstaff synchronizes right away and integration of Asana tasks into Hubstaff has worked consistently for me over about four years of use. :link:


Mocoapp
Benefits: easy to use browser plugin, invoices for customers
Shortcomings: documentation mostly in German
Price: 9€/month/user
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Florian_Keck: We’re working as an agency an are using mocoapp.com developed by Swiss based company. It’s a full featured agency software with an extra browser plugin that let’s you easily track time from tasks to budgets. You can craft offer sheets, invoices, spendings and so on. You’ve got a your clients contacts in one place and its so very slim and easy-to-use. Best we’ve had so far. Moco does the backoffice, Asana the projects :link:


Officetime
Benefits: simple, no subscription, integrates with Asana, powerful reporting, easy-to-use, Asana tags are automatically assigned to time entries
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Price: free and 5$\month
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Martine_Warburton: really simple, but works well and its a one off fee no subscription :link:


Outplanr
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PomoDone
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ProfitTable
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Tick
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TimeCamp
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Heather_Dube: Do not use TimeCamp. Stay far away. Their product is constantly not working properly, their integration is really poor. :link:
Christoph: I agree that TimeCamp has reliability issues. It just happens sometimes that the numbers don’t add up. :link:


Time Doctor
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Ryan_Carpenter: I gave up on Time Doctor, because the synchronization took too long in the use case of adding a task in Asana and then immediately starting a timer in TimeDoctor. This has improved since TimeDoctor updated its UI some months ago. […] With that said, I have to disagree when it comes to their integration. Last time I checked, the TimeCamp integration was the only one able to fully and flexibly mirror my Asana task hierarchy and track time against every single sub-task, sub-sub-sub-…task. :link:


Timely
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Timeneye
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TMetric
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Marie_Malikova: I’ve been using it for several years and I really love this app. It integrates with Asana and you can track time spent on tasks from Asana board. Besides, you can get detailed time reports.:link:
Marina: I’m working with TMetric 4. Very native integration with Asana. And what’s most useful are the features payrolling and budgeting. Makes it very easy to work :link:


Toggle
Benefits: integrates well with Asana, simple, projects & users sync
Shortcomings: a few glitches on sync (always solved quickly)
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josh.hester: I have used it for years and really like its streamlined design and simplicity. […] it interfaces very well with Asana:link:

Kim Caloca: I use Toggl and it’s become a great solution for tracking my time spent on tasks from other Asana workspaces. I set up Zapier automation so that starting a timer in Toggl (from an Asana workspace that’s not my own) creates a task in Asana for me and marks it complete when I stop the timer. This helps me keep some sanity by being able to see how many tasks I’ve worked on throughout the day more easily. I also set up a zap that pushes my completed tasks into Exist.io (which also integrates with Toggl and Rescuetime) so I can look at correlations with my productivity. Super nerdy and very satisfying.

Diego Jiménez Vallardes: I just wanted to share my own experience with the time-tracking tool, Toggl. For me, it’s the best time-tracking available. Aside from its life-time free version, which I use, its simplicity and the easy way it is to write a new time entry is what makes this app the best. Its integration with Asana makes life a whole lot easier since you can begin a new time entry with a press of a button so you can concentrate on the important things. The name of the entry is determined by the name of your task, and the time stops running once you stop the timer either in Asana or in Toggl’s main page.


TrackingTime
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GSH: I just tested it and found it very clear and rather well usable with Asana. :link:


TSheets
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Zistemo
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Monika: we are working now with zistemo which is really fully integrated into Asana including Budget per tasks and extended time management functionality without switching between Apps. :link:
Dan: I have tried a few integrations and ended up using zistemo to track my time in Asana. Can recommend, great tool. :link:

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Thanks for sharing this @Bastien_Siebman! Adding this thread to my Bookmarks :raised_hands:

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@Marie_Malikova I have added your testimonial about TMetric here, do you mind helping me fill in the benefits, shortcomings and pricing? Thanks a lot

I have used Toggl (now Toggl Track) for years and really like its streamlined design and simplicity. In my experience, it interfaces very well with Asana, allowing you to start timing a task by clicking on a Toggl button either within the task details or directly next to a task in the “My Tasks” list. Projects and users can also be synced automatically (this is a setting within Toggl). I have always used the free version, which I found to be completely adequate for tracking time with Asana. You can compare the features and prices for the other versions here: Effortless Time Tracking: Free and Paid Plans.

One downside is that the time spent on a task does not get imported automatically into Asana, though I’m not sure whether any time tracking app is integrated in a way that allows this. The other main downside is that I’ve experienced a few glitches from time to time in the project not being selected automatically in Toggl when a task is started from Asana, but this is something that the Toggl team has resolved fairly quickly each time this has happened.

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we use officetime - really simple, but works well and its a one off fee no subscription: https://www.officetime.net/

I’d recommend:

Mocoapp

  • Benefits: Easy to use browser plugin for timetracking with Asana. Invoices for your customers and much more.
  • Shortcomings: Most documentation is written in German language though the software itself has an option for other languages (English, French, Spanisch, Italian).
  • Price: The price ist 9€ per month and user.
  • Testimonial: We’re working as an agency an are using mocoapp.com developed by Swiss based company. It’s a full featured agency software with an extra browser plugin that let’s you easily track time from tasks to budgets. You can craft offer sheets, invoices, spendings and so on. You’ve got a your clients contacts in one place and its so very slim and easy-to-use. Best we’ve had so far. Moco does the backoffice, Asana the projects :+1:.

Great post @Bastien_Siebman, thanks for starting this convo, I’m sure it will help many folks looking for time tracking in Asana!

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Thanks @josh.hester @Martine_Warburton and @Florian_Keck I have added your info!

@Marie I am confident it will be useful indeed!

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https://pro.trackingtime.co/

Thanks @GSH can you share more info? Are you using this tool?

Here another Everhour user. We use it with Asana Premium Plan and with a team of 25+ people tracking their time.

Benefits: Good Asana integration, mobile app, good and flexible reporting system, easy to add, delete, edit data.
Shortcomings: it is not “native” Asana integration so it requires browser extension and setup integration between both tools.
Price: $8,50/m/usr min of 5 users

I must disclose that we haven’t used other tools so for me is difficult to rank Everhour against other solutions.

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I just tested it and found it very clear and rather well usable with Asana.

Thanks, Bastien! Sure)
Benefits: integrates with Asana, powerful reporting, easy-to-use, Asana tags are automatically assigned to time entries
Price: free and 5$\month

@David_Jane thanks, do you have a testimonial, in addition to the benefits?
@GSH thanks I added your testimonial
@Marie_Malikova thanks, added!

“A good time tracking tool which powers go beyond Asana integration. Good reporting and nice add-ons that will help your team by having all Asana projects tracked and monitored.”

I have added two new testimonials for Toggle and one for Harvest.

@Bastien_Siebman
One of my customers used to track their time in Harvest, but it was too expensive for their needs. Now they have Asana, and as they just want to have a rough estimation of time spent on each of their project (to have a conversation with their customer if they spend too much time on it), they added a “Time” column in their projects, and either track time for their tasks (which are quite high-level) or they have a section with one task for each project member, where they add manually the time they spent, and if needed, they see the total amount of time for the project.

Otherwise, I know that @Solene_Verhaeghe suggested Clockify to one of her customers. One of the benefits is that you can record time directly in a task, there is a timer. But you have to manually create all the projects in Clockify, there is no sync between project list in Asana and project list in Clockify. And the reports are in Clockify.

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@Bastien_Siebman - thank you for building this thread. It’s very informative!

I’m a bit late to the party here, but just saw that Velocity is listed above. I’m the owner of Velocity and wanted to clarify that we’re not really competitive with the time tracking options here, but moreso focused on the reporting side of things.

Time tracking is certainly on our radar at Velocity as we get frequent requests and questions.

With that said, are there any users here that would be open to walking through how time tracking fits into their Asana workflow? I’d love to get a better understanding.

I’d be happy to give you a complementary subscription to Velocity in exchange for your time!

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Hello,
I tried a lot of Time Tracking and I would like to find something like Everhour but not so expensive. I work alone and the minimun seat is 5. Do you know any time tracking with reporting that shows inside asana the evolucion of the task?

My best

Carolina