About HourStack

HourStack is an all-in-one visual calendar helps you see, plan, and track your team's time across tasks and projects in a complete view. Customized to your workflow, HourStack was designed to be a transparent and easy-to-use. Integrate with your favorite tools like Asana, Todoist, Google Calendar, Trello, and more. Easily schedule tasks, accurately track time, pull actionable reports, and customize your workspace and permissions.


Read More

Supported Operating System(s):

12 Reviews of HourStack

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.75 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(9)

9

4 stars

(3)

3

3 stars

(0)

0

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(0)

0

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

Very likely

Showing 1 - 5 of 12 results

December 2019

User Profile Picture

Steve from Focus on the Family

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

It's gotten more expensive, but still the most intuitive time tracker

Excellent overall and I'm happy with it, but I'm glad I don't have to pay for the highest pricing tiers.

Pros

I love the way HourStack displays your time entries. It's by far the most intuitive (to me, at least) program to throw tasks from various programs (tons of connected task managers) and just get to work. Seeing visually what you've done and have to do is very easy and it makes it super simple to see where you've spent your day.

Cons

The pricing is quite steep for the enterprise plan and even for the team plan. The enterprise version is more than full-featured project management programs, some of which have their own time tracking built- in!

Reasons for Choosing HourStack

Best UI out there and plenty of integrations.

Reasons for Switching to HourStack

Hourstack is more intuitive for me to use

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

Hourstack is great for both planning out out my week and for reviewing outcomes. It is great.

Planning my time for each day - allocating time for each meeting and task and then tracking it as the day goes by. This lets me ensure I get important tasks done because they are prioritized and visible. It also lets me see how I use my time each day and each week - to make productivity improvements and see how good my estimates are. I use the integrations to Google calendar and Todoist to provide the source of my events and tasks. Because the integration is really good with Todoist in particular, it saves me a lot of setup and processing time each week.

Pros

- Let's me plan out my entire week - both meetings and tasks - to ensure I accomplish important tasks - Integrations with Todoist and Google Calendar are very good. - In particular with Todoist, imported tasks carry both the project and label making it easy for me to import tasks and have them automatically organized. - Having both calendar and task import allows me to set up all of my activities for each working day - Being able to drag only the calendar events and tasks that I want to allocate to a day is very useful - It is really important to me to be able to not only track time for tasks, but also the estimate the time in advance so I can allocate important tasks to my plan for each day. I feel this feature sets hourstack apart from other similar time tracking applications which is one of the most important reasons that I chose to use this software every day. - The reporting feature is really easy to use and provide useful daily and weekly review information - In reports, I really like seeing planned vs actual times - it helps me improved my estimations. - Usability overall is really good. The ability to set up events and tasks on a day is very easy as is using the timer functions.

Cons

- The cost for getting the reports feature is pretty high for me (but I paid it anyway because it is useful) - I wish there were more integrations available

Response from HourStack

Replied March 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We'd love to know what other integrations you want, as we build them based on demand. Drop us an email at support at hourstack.io and let us know! Thanks.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

3.0

November 2018

HourStack Review

Pros

I like that it can use different sources for the tasks, so one can combine e.g. Asana tasks and Outlook appointments.

Cons

It can be more visually appealing (have different colours and sections for different type of tasks, so it’s more intuitive.

December 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

Great for visualizing your current week's workload

It has just about everything we needed until we decided to go outside the box and build our own software requiring API access. Definitely a very useful tool.

Pros

We used this in combination with Asana, so it would pull tasks into HourStack from Asana. We then drag them into our week and track time on them, which made weekly planning really handy and is something I miss about the software we move to after Hourstack.

Cons

We made the switch away from Hourstack for a couple reasons. There were bugs every once in a while or the server/app would just crash. Also, there wasn't a public API we could access to build out our own software for reporting.

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2018

best way to track your productivity, bar-none

improved my efficiency, keeps me on track during the day, allows me to better plan my work and also improves pricing for services that require time-spent.

Pros

track your time by project and by "work-type" (with labels). Easy to use interface that allows for maximum flexibility in how you designate your projects, labels, etc. Drag-and-drop works nicely. Most importantly, the reporting really helps highlight how you spend your time, keep track of yourself or your team's "real time spent" on projects, etc.

Cons

The only thing I can remotely complain about is the week-based interface, where you need to "rollover" open items to the next week, then disperse from there. No big deal, just adds an extra step.