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Remote work comes with many challenges, and it’s hard to know if your employees are truthful about how they spend their time. If you want to help your remote workers be more productive, here are eight employee time clock apps you can consider.

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Timely is one of the best ways to get a sense for how your employees are spending their day. The software automatically records the time spent in various work apps and then uses AI to draft an accurate time sheet.

The real-time dashboard will show you everyone’s work schedule, and you can quickly review logged work, missing hours or overtime. The interface is easy to use, and it tracks how your employees are spending their time without interrupting them.


Connecteam does more than just track time; it’s an all-in-one employee management app. Employees can easily clock in and out from their mobile devices, and the app includes a GPS time stamp.

At any point during the day, you can see which employees are clocked in and from where. If employees are supposed to be working in a predesignated location, the app won’t let them clock in until they’ve arrived.

You can use the dashboard to look at current and previous time sheets, and the app automatically flags items for you to review. Employees can even use the app to request paid time off.


Jibble’s time-tracking software comes with time stamps, facial recognition features and GPS location. It’s one of the most accurate time-tracking apps available.

The software provides daily, weekly and monthly time sheets that will give you insight into how your team is spending their time. And the time sheet approval process will help you be more accurate and organized come payroll.

You can access Jibble from a desktop or mobile device, and it’s free for an unlimited number of users. Jibble is a good choice for companies that want to try a time clock app but are working with a limited budget.

HoursTracker is a user-friendly app that tracks time whether your employees are working from home or on the go.


Toggl’sone-click time tracker makes it easy for employees to start tracking their time on a new project. The Project Dashboard will show you what your employees are working on and how long each task is taking them, and the app sends automatic reminders if employees forget to set the timer or turn it off. And since mistakes happen, you can add manual entries in Toggl at any point during the week. Plus, Toggl integrates with over 100 popular apps.


Hubstaff is one of the most comprehensive time-tracking apps available. The software provides multiple ways for your team to track their time, tasks and location.

You can see employees’ progress on every project you have going on, and the software provides detailed reports that show their activity. Team members can log their time using the mobile app, desktop version or Google Chrome extension. You can also use Hubstaff to send invoices and automate payroll.


HoursTracker is a user-friendly app that tracks time whether your employees are working from home or on the go. The app will track an employee’s hours and earnings, business expenses and payment periods.

This time clock app is incredibly accurate, and it’s a good option for busy employees who don’t have time to record their entries manually. And your employees can export their entries via email or download them in a spreadsheet format.

When I Work

When I Work is a time-tracking and employee scheduling app. You can use the software to create a schedule and share it with your employees. From there, remote workers can track their time with the desktop or mobile app.

When I Work makes it easier for you to communicate with your employees about schedule changes. Your employees can also collaborate on trading their shifts, and even request time off.

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QuickBooks Time Tracking

With QuickBooks Time Tracking, you can create an employee schedule and then manage time sheets throughout the week. Employees can track their time and submit their hours for approval from directly within the app.

The Who's Working feature will show you who’s on the clock, what they’re working on and from where they’re working. And you can use the Project Tracker to stay on budget and plan for upcoming deadlines.

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