Harvest Software


 

Harvest is a cloud-based time tracking tool designed for businesses of all sizes. The solution provides invoicing and timesheet features for small businesses and freelancers. Key features include time and expense management, team management, project management, scheduling and invoicing.

Harvest offers one-click time entry for timesheets. The solution allows users to track time using different devices, such as desktop widget, mobile device, Mac and PC. It enables users to approve timesheets and the system sends automated reminders to employees to submit their individual timesheets.

Harvest allows users to punch in and out via widgets for Yahoo, Windows 7/Vista and Mac Dashboard. It also lets users create and integrate invoices, including project details, expenses and hours.

Harvest offers subscription pricing and is available in three pricing plans - Free, Solo and Team. The product offers integration with different solutions, such as Asana, JIRA, Basecamp, GitHub and Quickbooks.

 

Harvest - Project lifespan
 
  • Harvest - Project lifespan
    Project lifespan
  • Harvest - Reports
    Reports
  • Harvest - Tasks
    Tasks
  • Harvest - Timesheets
    Timesheets
  • Harvest - Monthly tasks
    Monthly tasks
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Jasmine from Assisting Hands
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

tracking time effortlessly

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Pros

At my company, we have been able to manage our time more effectively. Which has helped keep our clients happy as well.

Cons

At first it was difficult convincing everyone on our team that they needed this app on their phones. However, everyone loves it now!

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Rafael from Lean Scheduling International
Specialty: Management Consulting
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Perfect Match to TEAMWORK (Project Management Tool)

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We are really in love with Harvest so far.
It changed the way we log and invoice hours, as it is much easier due to the TEAMWORK integration and its built in features.
Support is great and fast.
Highly recommended.

Pros

Integration to TEAMWORK actually boost our use of TEAMWORK.
Possible to FORECAST the team work load and compare estimated with actual time (extra $5 per user).
Very nice REPORTING tools really help you to visualize and have insights about how your resources are used.
Built in APPROVAL work flow to improve security and compliance.
Easy way to INVOICE billable hours (Quickbooks and Xero integration).

Cons

Not possible to import entries from other systems was the only down side of implementing it so far as we are not able to see the historic data in the Harvest.
Because we need to pay for different systems (TEAMWORK, HARVEST and FORECAST) the total cost per user for our company can be around $30. Not a problem but probably there are other systems that can do it all for the same price (but I need to say that Harvest has one of the best interfaces and reports that I ever see.

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Jonathan from BD Hall Constructors Corp.
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Harvest is the Best Software for Tracking Any Type of Project

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Pros

- Tracking your time couldn't be easier with Harvest. There are timers to start/stop and automatically track your time to a task within a project.
- You can track expenses across multiple projects with multiple employees.
- You can track how much time each employee works on a specific task and how long they have worked in a week

Cons

- Employees need to be committed to properly tracking their time, tasks, etc. otherwise you won't get accurate results.

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Elexa from Marketing and Advertising
Specialty: Accounting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Robust reporting options

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Harvest has the capability to provide robust job costing reports. We use this to show the profitability of certain clients in detailed reports. It is nice to use Harvest, because it is extremely user friendly for the employees, but has the report complexity that upper level management would like to see.

Cons

Not often, but every once in a while, there are system glitches in user set up. Most often for a user not to have access to certain things when you have allowed them access.

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Kai from KG consults
Specialty: Management Consulting
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2018

September 2018

Simple Simon Keeps his Time in...

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Pros

it's as easy to use as a toddler toy, integrated with plenty of software, cute interface and mostly just "there"

Cons

Doesn't stick out as special in any way, doesn't hook you and want you coming back for more. it's not a habit-forming piece of software.

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Haja from GingerTea Tech
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Elegant, Clean and Valuable Time Tracking App - A Staple Product

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This is a very clean, simple appearing, a non-intrusive app which is actually a very solid and powerful platform. It has the potential to be an indispensable part of modern project-based businesses.

Well, the answer is, this basic time tracking app solves several problems all at once. First of all, Harvest is available on all your devices and computers so, whenever you need to track time...voila there it is. It is super easy to set up and use, zero learning curve needed. It's nicely organized by client, so each project gets placed where it belongs. It has idle time detection to prevent inaccuracies. There are several options for arranging your time-based fees and you can even include your billable expenses. The information is not trapped in Harvest platform so you can import and export clients, invoices and other info to your other systems easily.

You can easily send email invoices directly from your time-keeping records and accept payments online with integrations. In addition to budgeting time, you can also track expenses for each project in order to stay on track, both financially and time management-wise. This software plus Forecast gives you the potential to be increasingly accurate with time estimates for your clients.

Once you take into account all of the software integrations and the API, you really have a valuable central point to manage your business. It helps that this software was developed by a team that had to solve these problems themselves. The company also seems to have good stewardship of the business in social justice and community arenas. I have not yet used the mobile app or API but I am definitely a fan of Harvest!

Pros

-Intuitive user interface
-Cute motivational quotes and illustrations
-Great native desktop experience on the Mac
-Wonderful integrations with other software, including Harvest's Forecast, Xero accounting and Stripe
-A multi-functional API and mobile apps (IOS and Android)!

Cons

- No automated sales tax - or integration with automated sales tax providers (Avalara, Tax Jar, etc.) on invoices
-Team pricing could be better and also would be great if there were a tier between free - two projects and unlimited projects.
-No offline functionality on the desktop

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Loreto from CJI
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Good software!!!

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Pros

It is very easy to use and understand the features of HARVEST. For first time users, Harvest does not require intensive training .

Cons

I can not think of a problem caused by this software. So far, using Harvest is really helpful.

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Maria from University Cancer and blood center
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Good LIS

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Even though its expensive the functions and work-ability make it worth it.

Pros

This product has may options and is at most time customizable for my needs. They call you back and you get a real person who really tries to fix your issue.

Cons

You have to buy individual licences for each log in and they are pricey. The technical support has to take over your computer which can be a pain, for hours at times if they do not know what they are doing. the other problem, they will spend hours on your computer trying to figure out the issue instead of asking for help which again can be frustrating.

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Lino from Startae
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Awesome product, even if you're not billing by time tracking

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Pros

We are heavy users of the invoice generation and team allocation features. Great usability and very straighforward. Helps us organize and execute faster.

Cons

A bit pricey since we do not use all the full-stack features so the cost-benefit is biased there. Could have more features based on value based pricing, instead of billable hours or fixed project fees.

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Nick from IMManagers.com
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Track Time Simply

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With its ease of use and clean UI that is very easy to navigate, I do recommend anyone looking for a good time-tracking app to try this out with the free trial.

Pros

Easy-enough interface. With the time budget input I can easily input the allotted times each project. My team members can see these and those assigned to the tasks can budget their time accordingly for each task/project to keep work within budget. And the total time worked seen on the time entries for the week is great too as it's real time so there's no need to manually add the times. We're using Harvest together with a project management software and it works for us.

Cons

Sometimes team members add or start the Harvest app and the times worked doesn't show on the team management platform we use unless the time was started within the integrated platform. So the team and our client who checks in there cannot see any time worked from Harvest unless they check on harvest directly. Otherwise, this is a very good time-tracking tool.

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Andrew from North River Marketing
Specialty: Advertising & PR
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Harvest Is Everything for my Business

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I would highly recommend Harvest.

Pros

I absolutely love the Harvest program. I use it daily to track and record hours and present reports to my clients.

Cons

There is nothing I dislike about this incredible tool. It is easy to use, efficient, and helps with my billing!

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Mike from Alavita Mobile Business Solutions
Specialty: Accounting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Harvest ypur time accurately and simply

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We like the Orange and White - I know its petty, but in a world of grey-ed out infinitesimally small typeface UIs, Harvest is blunt and to-the-point. After all, who needs Team Members making errors with your TIME!

Pros

The most important factor is Ease of Use and Harvest shines, the second is its integration with 80 of the top of the line of today's work tools. There are tons of features - we use Forecast and find it invaluable for Team Leaders to scope out their week's work-load and delegate. Thirdly, their customer support is brilliant - no muss, no fuss. The added bonus is that adjusting time at task once the timer has been closed is easy, and did I mention they send a friendly reminder when you've left a timer running? Oh Yes - we do that sometimes too!

Cons

It's hard to think of a really thorny issue - these guys have worked everything together slowly over the years. It's a a balanced appraoch - the Forecast Add-On is slowly expanding and deepening and there will no doubt be features added that a user would like, for example more zoom in and out to break down to week and day. That is about it really - this is solid Dev-Product, not some rushed-out-to-get-Trials company.

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Amber from Offsite Geek
Specialty: Management Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Straightforward to use. Love the time tracking

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Pros

This program does time tracking very well. The ease of starting/stopping a timer or logging time is the biggest strength of Harvest. Ease to navigate and to get information both in and out of the program.

Cons

Unable to customize customer facing documents like invoices and estimates. In this day and age, branding is a big part of a business and the lack of ability to even put my logo on an invoice is disappointing.

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Steve from F Consulting
Specialty: Management Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Decent Product But Horrible Customer Service

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Pros

Its integration with Asana is a plus to track time for tasks. Also syncs to Quickbooks/Xero which is a nice feature.

Cons

Very poor customer service. I've never had as bad of an experience as with Harvest. Wouldn't recommend to anyone based on this.

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darra from bespoke design, LLC
Specialty: Interior Design
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

The only way to accurately keep track of your projects

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Pros

Harvest and the Harvest iPhone app make tracking my time and expenses easy. I also use their software to invoice and keep track of project budgets. A must have for any career that relies on keeping track of time!

Cons

Some editing capabilities (project, client) can be difficult to find. Invoices and client facing reports have limits on customization (I can’t use my business’s font for example).

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Brett from KVC
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great Time Tracking Solution

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Pros

The software provides the ability to carry over time entries from week to week and the ability to make notes on entries to provide time usage explanations. Allows for simple to complex time entry.

Cons

The reporting aspects of the system seem cumbersome to use and require a lot of tweaking to get the right information out.

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Jason from TBD Search Partners
Specialty: Accounting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Excellent time-tracking app for those with invoicing and expensing needs

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Works well and is very easy to use. Best suited for individuals and small teams.

Pros

Harvest is an excellent tool for individuals and/or small organizations that need help with invoicing, expensing, and management needs such as team scheduling. Integrates easily with many other business apps.

Cons

Harvest is only available as a web app version. There are currently no windows supported desktop versions. Can get pricey compared to other solutions available.

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Amy from Streamlined Accounting Strategies
Specialty: Accounting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Really awesome, simple solution for freelancers; also works for mid-sized firms

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It’s incredibly intuitive and easy to understand. I was able to pick it up and customize it in a few minutes for my own freelancing, and have a few bookkeeping clients that use it for employee time tracking and invoicing. The invoices sync nicely to QuickBooks Online and look good when you send them to customers. The time tracking is decently intuitive and easy to set up.

Cons

We wanted to use Harvest at my firm, but the time tracking doesn’t sync the way we need it to with our firm’s idiosyncrasies. We were able to set up TSheets the way we needed to, which is not really a knock on Harvest; Harvest’s biggest selling point is how easy it is to use out of the box. That means it’s a little less flexible and customizable than other things, but honestly I think most people would find it worth the money.

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Tarun from TechSera, Inc
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Easy to use but limited features

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Pros

Very easy to use Harvest for time entry, expenses and invoicing. Mobile app is very useful to upload travel expenses and time entry.

Cons

Very limited feature. can't enter expenses after the invoicing period, can't add description to weekly time sheet. you have to enter description to each line.

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Rebecca from Preacher
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great Way To Track Employee Hours

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Pros

- Ability to pull billable hour reports for clients
- Break down hours in a day by client project
- Ability to leaves notes on specific things worked on within a particular client project
- Ability to adjust hours retroactively
- Mobile option for inputting hours remotely

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December 2018

December 2018

Timekeeping tools for all kinds of professionals

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I have used other tools such as WhenIWork but it is better than those and ability to run analytics gives it an edge

Pros

I have been using Harvest for about 1.5 years now for tracking my time on various projects for billing purposes.
- It directly integrates with my payroll management systems and hence make it very easy for billing and invoicing
- Ability to create multiple projects and clock time
- The Daily and weekly view helps me keep track of lost time and automatic timer is very helpful since I don't have to keep track of time on my clock

Cons

There is nothing much that I don't like about this tool.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alex from Total Online Blueprint
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

A Great, Lightweight App Which Does What We Need It To

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Overall a very positive experience; the software is very simple to use and does what we need it to (allows us to invoice, view income reports and send client reminders on payments, as well as allow them to pay via card online, from anywhere in the world and for the funds to be filtered into our business bank account. Some limitations persist and I wish the company would listen to the community on such items as the lack of statements facility. However, they do offer a large number of external software integrations for proposals, contracts etc. which beefs out the utility and functionality of the software.

Pros

Harvest is a super-simple app which manages all our client payments and invoicing/reminders for our clients and integrates with Stripe for a seamless payment process. We use it every day and can bill clients in $ or other currencies easily, and provide them downloadable pdf's, payment portals and other functionality (using external app integrations) with ease.

Cons

The in-built feature set is quite limited. To get integration with contract software, proposal software etc. you need further subscriptions with other companies. It would be ideal if it was all built-in. Also, it's missing a huge feature which should be standard on all invoicing apps - The ability to send automated client statements. At any time we may have 5-20 invoices outstanding for some client accounts and, even after 4 years using Harvest we have to manually send links and individual invoice reminders. It's by far the biggest downside of the software and is a big limitation.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alexa from Fluid Advertising
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Easy to Use

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Harvest is a great tool for keeping track of hours spent and budgets.

Cons

I like Harvest. I haven't ran into any problems with it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rolf from self employed
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2018

December 2018

Reliable and User-friendly

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Harvest is a good option when it comes to basic time management and invoicing needs. It is easy, friendly and reliable to the point of becoming addictive.

It have seen it used by freelancers and small companies.

You can quickly get started with tracking your time and expenses, keeping track of project progress, invoicing customers, tracking invoices and offering online payment. The learning curve is quite mild.

Cons

It would be nice to improve some of the basic features so that users have more power and granular control. For example, I would like to see the ability to mark or unmark specific hours as invoiced and to duplicate recurring invoices.

They have gone slightly in this direction, but it seems their development effort is mostly spent on adding new functionality such as project management.

Also, if you're only using a subset of the offered functionality, then it's not exactly cheap. However, I'm happy to pay, the quality makes it worthy.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Adam from Freelance
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Tracking my time has never been easier.

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Harvest works very well for me and my team. It integrates so well with other software and provides an accurate and simple reading of the hours worked each day, week or month.

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I love how this product integrates with Asana. I constantly have Asana open and know that I can always go into any task and start logging my time. But it also allows manual editing should I forget to log my minutes

Cons

Non just yet. I haven't been using the product for very long (around 2 months) but so far I haven't found anything to complain about

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Easy to learn & use, essential for freelancers and billable work

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Overall, a positive experience. It helps keep teams accountable to each other, and keeps businesses accountable to their clients. And provides data to improve processes and efficiencies.

Pros

I like how easy it is to use. I've used it as an employee and as a freelancer. It helps you identify just how long tasks really take, and how to bill accordingly. It also helps you find ways to improve efficiency over time.

Cons

It's a little stressful the way some companies want you to use Harvest. Sometimes I forget my tracker is still running, sometimes I forget to start it. And sometimes it feels like micromanagement.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kinga from WeRSM | We are Social Media
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Game-changer for teams

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We've been using Harvest for a few months now and I find it extremely useful for tracking time and progress to improve and optimise my company's performance. It is really user-friendly and doesn't disturb at work, and integrates well with a couple of tools we use.

Cons

I find pricing quite high, but it still is not offputting. I wish it could be a one complex offer with Forecast, too.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Leah from Tulco Labs
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Harvest is great for time tracking and billing within small/mid-size companies

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I've used Harvest as an employee to track my time. Additionally, I have done data analysis on exported information from the platform to predict time requirements and resource allocation across a mid-sized workplace.

Pros

Harvest is an ideal time tracking and billing platform for small- to mid-size companies. Individuals track their time in the desired increments, and then can sub-track their time to particular projects or disciplines. For instance, if tracking time for Client A, time can be segmented into "Client A > Project Review," "Client A > Web Development," "Client A > Business Development," etc. It can flex to accommodate multiple professional disciplines, and provides tallies / time breakouts for each user. On the backend, fairly rich data can be gathered from the platform to analyze time distribution and analysis.

Cons

It requires time to setup and administrate multiple users, especially if it's one person doing this job. Additionally, to do it well, it requires a thoughtful plan to provide the necessary taxonomy of clients / projects / billing to be used across the organization. It is not as robust as other big, enterprise-caliber time tracking platforms (like Salesforce), but for an organization <50 users, it's a great solution.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Harvest Time Tracker

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We only use harvest to track time and do not really use any other feature of integration or creating invoices or anything. I am not sure we are getting the best value of the software but I don't know if it is capable of doing what we need.

Pros

The platform is very simple to use and track time manually or with a timer. I like that there is an app so that you can virtually log your time from anywhere. It is a nice platform to keep a log of time year over year for analysis or profitability.

Cons

I do not like that you cannot add new jobs from the app. Also, you cannot easily add someone as a project manager to projects once they exist from the project listing. You have to manually go into each specific project and manually check mark project admin and it takes a lot of time. There should be a way to easily do this from somewhere.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Maciej from Self-employed - Designer
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2018

November 2018

Best Time Tracking app

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As a freelancer who bills clients based on time spent I tried several time tracking apps, but found Harvest to be the best. Here's why:

– They have a very good Mac app that is being actively developed,
– The overall quality of the software is high and it's very reliable,
– The free tier allows you to have 2 active projects,
– Good for simple time tracking of your team,
– Allows you to track expenses,
– Provides detailed reports,
– Does one thing and it does it really well.

Cons

– The design works, but is a bit dated,
– I'd love the ability to track time on my watch, but their Apple Watch app has been discontinued,
– I don't find the iOS app very useful.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

A great way to track your time

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I love the integration with Asana project management software, you can track your time in each task.

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Nothing bad to say. This is a very helpful app.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Natalie from Armstrong Strategy Group
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2018

November 2018

Time Tracking Excellence

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I love the desktop app for harvest, how clean and user friendly the software is and how simple it is to find reports and set up projects. I have been through a lot of time tracking software systems and Harvest is one of the best.

Cons

As a freelancer who has to pay out of pocket for all of my apps and programs, I found harvest a little bit pricey for just offering time-tracking.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Good place to start for time tracking

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Harvest was easy to implement for our small team. It was reasonably easy to use, but required practice and getting past the learning curve.

Cons

We had to develop our own protocols around using the app and defining projects and billing habits. It was challenging to use to evaluate project and team productivity.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Modern Foundation
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Quick, easy time management.

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The ease of use on this program is incredible. After putting in your client projects you can do so many thing to help track and manage project times.

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It takes a little time to set everything up and consistently add projects but that is outweighed by long term use.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Seamus from Servasport
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Super to tracking and charging my time

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I loved how I could track my time spent on tasks in a live timer mode or I could retrofit the time accordingly based on an educated guess of a task I completed. I could easily extract my time logs to justify the costs of completing particular tasks to a client, which is massively important when it comes to software development as costs can often grown substantially.

Cons

On occasion I would have started the timer to track my work and I may have been disrupted by an important call or a task. The timer would continue to track the time which is expected, however, I have seen times whereby the tracking went over the weekend. A prompt after a particular time period such as hour intervals to check if you still need to live track should be included.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lorena from Belcorp
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Harvest very good tool

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I use it for basic registration and report hours for my clients, it works perfectly for me.

Cons

So far I have not had any problem with this tool, it fulfills its mission

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Time tracking made easy and simple.

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Easy tracking for freelancing and agency workflow. Amazingly simple!

Pros

It's really easy to use and set up. I've been using it for a few years now and it always works great. Harvest has a web platform and also a mobile app, both of them work great with no issues so far. The mobile app is very well done and has most of the features you can find on the desktop version.

It has a great feature that notifies you by email when you've forgotten your timer on for a long period of time. It also notices when you're not at the computer and asks you if want to add the time that you were away or subtracted from the current count.

You can edit previous counts and you can group them based on different categories you set up. It also works great with Asana. You can start a timer directly from within Asana, linking the Asana task to the Harvest timmer. It works very well.

Cons

I had two things to mention here that are not bugs or issues, just things that my current workflow would require for a smoother process.

1. I've been using Harvest with two teams / companies and I have to switch back and forth between their accounts which is a bit cumbersome.

2. I wish you could filter more precisely the weekly / monthly overview. I can't separate task and groups as much as I need, in order to get a better understanding of how much time has been tracked for a specific category.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Scott from MAS
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2018

November 2018

Time tracking made easy!

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Harvest has become a seamless part of our workflow, which we've consistently used to accurately track our time. It's helped us quote future projects based on the granular detail we're able to capture using harvest on our current projects.

Pros

The fact I'm abel to efficiently and accurately track my time against a range of tasks I've previously set up makes Harvest a winner. Honestly don't know how we'd operate the studio without it.

Cons

Sometimes I forget to start the timer, so it'd be great if the app could give a nudge or something similar if a timer is not running. It does a great job of reminding you if you leave a timer running too longer, however, which is great.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2018

November 2018

Intuitive and desktop app is great!

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I wish I had switched to using Harvest sooner.

Pros

The desktop app made it for me - being able to toggle the timer on my menu bar without having to change windows between multiple projects is fantastic. The ability to customize and categorize how you see fit is great

Cons

Some features are slightly less intuitive - needing to right-click to edit an entry in the app, for example. But really, it's easy to use and much better than other time tracking apps I've used in the past

Review Source: Capterra
 

Courtney from Impact Dance Adjudicators
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

November 2018

November 2018

PayPal Business Payments

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PayPal Business Payments is the reason I use Harvest - because it is affordable for my company

Pros

PayPal Business Payments for Invoicing - You can choose to do an "e-check" and avoid credit card processing fee's by using PayPal's Business Payments which is only offered on Harvest, Freshbooks and Quickbooks (from my understanding). It doesnt matter the total of your invoice, the fee to receive is only 50 cents per invoice. It's saved my company thousands of dollars
I also love that it will send reoccurring invoices until it is paid, and you can view when someone opens the invoice

Cons

I have no cons. It works as described. If I had to pick, I wish that I could schedule invoices to send - which may be possible but haven't tried it yet.

Review Source: Capterra