DeskTime vs Harvest: compare the alternatives

Compare the DeskTime and Harvest alternatives side by side and choose the time tracking app that fits your needs.

Compare the DeskTime and Harvest alternatives side by side and choose the time tracking app that fits your needs.

The best features side by side

DeskTime Harvest

Features

Paid monthly: PRO - 7$/user/mo Premium - 10$/user/mo Enterprise - 20$/user/mo Paid annually: PRO - 6,42$/user/mo Premium - 9,17$/user/mo Enterprise - 18,33$/user/mo Additional discounts apply for teams.
Paid monthly: 12$/user/mo Paid annually: 10.80$/user/mo
FREE trial 14 Days 30 Days
Time tracking Automatic Manual
Idle time tracking
Add time manually
URL Tracking
Document title tracking
Reports
Invoicing directly from the app
Offline expenses
Individual project and task tracking
Auto screenshots
Project cost calculation
Employee absence tracking
Individual user settings
Stops automatically, no tracking after work hours
Private time option
IP restrictions for tracking
Productivity and efficiency analysis
Divide employees in departments
Live time tracking
Mobile app
Integrations with 3rd party apps
Shift Scheduling With paid integration
Invoicing
Live demo training

Looking for a Harvest alternative? Choose a time tracking tool according to your necessities

IF YOU NEED:

to boost productivity

CHOOSE:

DeskTime

DeskTime not just track time, but also programs, apps and URLs you and your team use throughout the day. At the end of the day, you can easily see how productive your day was by taking a look at your productivity percent.

DeskTime allows you to see which websites you've visited, and how long you've spent browsing them. You can analyze your daily habits and find your biggest time wasters, then block these distractions. The stats show that can help you boost your productivity by over 30%!

Harvest, on the other hand, won't track the URLs and apps you use, and the precision of their tracker is 100% depended on your ability to stay on task while the timer is on. That's why, when compared to DeskTime, Harvest is less useful for people looking to boost their daily productivity.

IF YOU NEED:

an invoicing and expenses tracking tool

CHOOSE:

Harvest

One of the unique features Harvest offers to its users, is the option to create and email professional invoices to clients without leaving the app. The best part? Harvest will even automatically follow-up for you if an invoice is not paid in time.

DeskTime, on the other hand, does not offer an option to issue invoices directly from the app. However, that being said, it does have a built-in cost calculator - it allows you to set your hourly rate and DeskTime will automatically calculate how much you should charge your clients. Then, you can then simply copy the amount and paste it into your invoice template.

IF YOU NEED:

a time tracker to use with your team

CHOOSE:

DeskTime

Compared to Harvest, DeskTime is fully automatic, which means that it starts automatically when you turn on your computer, and stops when you turn it off.

Not only employees won't have to start and stop the timer manually, but there are other features as well that make DeskTime one of the most employee-friendly time tracking apps. For example, anyone can turn on the Private time option whenever needed, and the time during that period won't be tracked. Or - you can specify in your settings that DeskTime tracks computer usage during working hours, then stops when the workday is over, even if the person continues to use the computer.

Harvest, on the other hand, is a rather simple timer that you have to start and stop manually. Like the stopwatch on your phone, just with the possibility to specify the task being worked on. While it does the job - tracks time - it requires manual input from employees, and thus may feel like a burden for the team.

IF YOU NEED:

to manage a remote team

CHOOSE:

DeskTime

As an employer, you don't want to pay for hours your remote employees have spent procrastination and watching cat videos on YouTube. The DeskTime URL tracking and time tracking with screenshots features allow you to make sure you know when your remote workers are working and when they're not, and pay for the productive hours only.

That may sound harsh, but our data have shown that some people waste up to 60% of their working hours. While everyone needs breaks - and that's definitely something you should encourage - spending over a half a day procrastinating is a bit too much, isn't it?

Harvest features are somewhat limited for remote employee tracking, as the timer must be turned on and off automatically. Besides that, the software lacks features (like URL tracking and screenshots) that would allow you to see what your team does when you're not in the same room.

Start tracking your employees' time with DeskTime!

A tool that doesn't interrupt your workflow. Ever.

The best alternative to Harvest that includes 10+ handy features for managing your team.

Fully automatic - works when you do URL, app, and document tracking Individual project and task tracking

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