DeskTime.com helps users manage their work hours and teams effectively. The application displays hours worked using attractive visual graphs so the user doesn’t have to maintain lengthy Excel spreadsheets. DeskTime automatically tracks the user’s worked hours so the user never has to manually enter start and stop times. Users can access DeskTime using a Windows or Mac computer as well as iPhone and Android mobile devices. The application generates eye-catching reports that are sent to the email address the user provides each day, week or month (based on the time frame set by the user). The user can even set a specific time to have a report compiled and sent to them. Small business owners can team leaders can monitor hours worked and see which employees are late, working overtime or currently on the job.
DeskTime was founded in June of 2011 by Lauris Liberts and Agris Tamanis. The application was intended to help businesses save money on employee time tracking while working more efficiently. The application currently provides a number of tools that are highlighted by its beautiful visual style. Although the application can work well for many companies, it is currently focusing on small to medium size businesses, freelancers and entrepreneurs. DeskTime is still relatively young, but the application has received no serious negative feedback from users.
DeskTime offers a number of features that are very similar to other applications like it, although it has included a few appealing extras. One of the most unique is the ability to set a specific time to receive a timesheet report. The user can choose daily, weekly or monthly and even set the minute they would like the report to arrive in their inbox. This is a great option for busy business owners and team leaders who may have a small window to review time sheet stats throughout the day. The application is also very visually appealing, giving professionals just one more reason to try it.
The look and feel of DeskTime is one of the best things about the application. The dark blue color scheme is offset by light backgrounds, keeping the focus on the data the user needs to work their time sheets. Each area is divided by clean tabs while the site remains clutter-free with plenty of open space that lets the user get comfortable while they work. Large numbers display basic information, such as number of late or absent employees. The user never has to look far to get any timesheet related information they need using DeskTime's sleek interface.
New users can create a DeskTime account by clicking the wide green “Sign Up for Free Now” button found along the right hand side of the homepage. The next page provides the user with access to the registration form. The left column invites the user to register with an existing Facebook or Twitter profile. The right side includes the form which requires an email address and password. After submitting the form, the user is asked to provide their preferred time zone, how they plan to use DeskTime and what version they are interested in (either time tracking only or time tracking and productivity analysis). The user is also asked for a company name, optional referral code and terms of service agreement. After submitting the form, the user can download the application and get started.
All users can try DeskTime for free for 30 days. Users who work with a personal account can continue to use the application for free. Companies and teams are required to purchase a subscription after their free trial has ended. The DeskTime Lite account includes time tracking features only and priority level support for $4.50 per month per employee. Users who prefer to upgrade to DeskTime Pro are given access to productivity analysis features. The Pro version costs $9 per user per month.
DeskTime.com is a great resource for small businesses, startups and individual professionals that need an effective way to monitor their hours worked. Business owners can appreciate the low cost of both the Lite and Pro versions, which allow the user to purchase a set number of accounts based on their individual needs. The application can save the user lots of time and eliminate the need for hectic Excel spreadsheets and confusing reports.