Workpuls Teramind ActivTrak Hubstaff DeskTime Time Doctor RescueTime Kickidler Veriato Work Examiner
Price $6/user/month $6/user/month $7.20/user/month $7/user/month $7/user/month $9.99/user/month $6/user/month $9.99/user/month $150/licence/year $60/licence (lifetime)
Free trial 7 days 7 days No 14 days 14 days 14 days 30 days 7 days Yes 30 days
Ease of use Very easy Difficult Very easy Easy Easy Very easy Very easy Very easy Very difficult Easy
Unlimited (tracker working 24/7)
Fixed (defined working hours)
Automatic (when computer is connected to a specified network)
Manual (start/stop)
Project based (track time only on projects)
Stealth mode
App and website usage
Real-time monitoring
Offline time tracking
Activity levels
Remote desktop control
Website/activity blocking
Screenshots on demand
Screen recording
Productivity trends
Websites and apps labeling
Category labeling
Productivity alerts
User behavior analytics
Data loss prevention
Advanced file and web monitoring
Productivity reports
Team reports
Email reports
Access management
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
Linux desktop app
Mobile app iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android iOS, Android Android
Browser extension Chrome Chrome Chrome
Other Citrix, VMware Chrome OS
Support Phone, email, online Phone, email, online Phone, email, online Email, online Phone, email, online, in-person Online Phone, email, online Email, online, Viber, Whatsapp Phone, email, online, support ticket Phone, email, online
Knowledge base
Video tutorials
Integrations comming soon
Deployment cloud, on-premise cloud, on-premise, AWS, Azure cloud cloud cloud cloud cloud on-premise cloud, on-premise on-premise
Kronos Humanity Timeclockplus Tsheets Wheniwork Deputy Replicon Jibble EbilityTimeTracker OnTheClock BeeBole
Price(per month)Available upon requestFrom $2 per userAvailable upon requestFrom $6.40 per user+$16Free for up to 75 usersFrom $2.50 per userBasic plan:$30 for 5 users+$5 per additional userFrom $1.50 per employeeFrom $4 per user+$8From $2.20 per user$5.99 per user per month
Free trial30 days14 daysYes14 days14 days14 days30 days30 days,no credit card required
Ease of useDifficultEasyDifficultVery easyEasyEasyDifficultVery easyEasyEasyEasy
Timecard management
Shift Trading
Break time management
Real-time tracking
PTO Management
Client billing
GPS tracking
Clock out reminders
Manual time
Web app
Mobile app
Time clock device
Time clock kiosk
Facial recognition
Fingerprint scanning
Group punch-in
Visual reports
Email reports
Time rounding
Manager approvals
Add time for others
Android app
iOS app
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
Linux desktop app
SupportPhone and onlinePhone and onlinePhone,chat and onlinePhone and chatEmail and onlineChat and phonePhone,email,chat and onlinePhone and onlinePhone,email,chat and onlinePhone and onlineOnline chat and video support in English,French,and Spanish
Knowledge base
Video tutorials
Community forum
Workpuls Hubstaff Toggl TimeDoctor Harvest TimeCamp Timely Everhour Tick TMetric
Price (per month) $6 per user $5.83 per user $9 per user $9.99 per user $10.80 per user $5.25 per user $99 for 5 users $7 per user $19 for 10 projects $5 per user
Free trial 7 days 14 days 30 days 14 days 30 days Yes 14 days 14 days 30 days 30 days
Ease of use Very easy Difficult Difficult Very easy Easy Very easy Easy Difficult Very easy Difficult
Start/stop buttons
Automatic time mapping
App and website usage
Activity levels coming soon
Real-time tracking
Project adding
Project templates
Project status
Task assignment
Task priorities
Budgeting coming soon
Mark billable/non-billable hours
Payroll calculation
Idle time reminders
Deadline alerts coming soon
Budget alerts coming soon
Client login
Productivity analysis
Email reports coming soon
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
Linux desktop app coming soon
iOS app Beta
Android app
Browser extension Chrome Chrome, Firefox Chrome Chrome Chrome, Firefox Chrome Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge
Support Phone and online Email and online Email and online Online Online, email and phone Email, online and support ticket Email and chat Email and chat Email Chat
Knowledge base
Video tutorials
Integrations coming soon
On-premise hosting

In general, most people do not like the idea of time tracking as they feel that it is an arbitrary way to measure productivity and that it is killing the company culture, as well as the trust between the employees and the employers. 

When you consider that, it is expected that the results of our research showed that the biggest challenges managers face when adopting a worker tracking system in their companies is getting the employees to track their time.

That is why in this post we will be exploring the reasons behind why employees are against time tracking and what you can do to help them better understand all the benefits a time tracking software like Insightful can offer.

My Employees Feels That Monitoring Violates Their Privacy

A work tracking system like Insightful gives you full control over the level of employee monitoring you are most comfortable with. It can also be set on a team by team or even an individual basis, giving you maximum flexibility. 

There are multiple levels of tracking:

  • Stealth - which is used when you’re suspecting employees of malpractice, and you don’t want them to know you’re tracking them
  • Unlimited tracking - which tracks computer activities as long as the computer is turned on (you can also modify Insightful to track on certain days, between certain working hours, or only when employees are connected to a specified network)
  • Manual clock-in/out - gives your employees the control over Insightful agent, they can clock out when they’re handling private activities
  • Project-based tracking - in this case, Insightful only tracks when employees start the tracker while working on different projects and tasks

Also, to help you comply with GDPR, HIPAA or other legislations, we’ve introduced a feature with which you can stop Insightful from tracking certain apps and websites, or taking screenshots in them (such as social media, or apps and websites containing other personal data).

We believe that our software provides you with visibility and a way to measure and even improve the productivity in your company while at the same time establishing greater transparency and trust.

No One Outside the Company Should Have Access to Our Data

This is one of the most important concerns you should have when considering a time tracking system. All work tracker systems store data in one of the following ways - on-premise or in the cloud.

The on-premise solution allows your company to self-host the worker tracking system and have exclusive control over the data and the amount of storage memory you prefer. You are also responsible for securing your servers. Implementing an on-premise solution takes a lot more time and money than a cloud one, but if you need the highest possible level of control, then this is the right option for you. Additionally, it is usually available for large companies with over 100 employees.

The cloud solution is stored on the time tracker's secure servers. The data on it cannot be accessed by the software provider. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to implement a time tracking system in your company, then the cloud solution is right for you as it takes only a few minutes and almost no technical knowledge to do so. Our team is here to help you with the entire setup and rollout process. In this case, your software provider only accesses the data if they need to resolve a technical issue you’re having, and most employees sign an NDA which covers the data they’re able to see in such cases.

We Don’t Organize Our Work in Tasks and Projects

While there are a lot of companies that rely on tasks and projects to organize their workload, there are loads of companies that are not using the traditional task management methods. However, even if you usually do not organize your work using task lists, they can still be very useful for helping you organize your daily activities.

For example, teachers might oppose the idea of using task lists to organize their work as most of it happens in the classroom. However, if they think of projects as the subjects they teach and tasks as different classes they teach, the task management method can be applied. The same goes for students, who can think of their projects as classes they are taking and they can use tasks for everything they need to do related to that class.

A Worker Tracking System Costs Too Much

The price of the employee time tracker apps really differs. Usually the more sophisticated software, with keyloggers, data loss prevention features and other security-related options are more expensive. However, there are still options which are cost-effective and suitable for business of any size. 

Our software is competitively priced and we feel that the value we provide to our customers justifies the price. Typically, our customers report a 10-20% increase in productivity almost immediately after they have implemented our software, which means that you can immediately see a substantial positive ROI.

We also believe that our software is an investment to boost the productivity of your employees instead of the cost of managing them. Insightful also helps optimize company efficiency, the security of your data, and the retention and growth of your employees, all of which are key factors in the success of a company.


So there you have it - some of the reasons why you should be using a worker tracking system. Hopefully, we have managed to show some of the benefits to your employees, your company, and you could enjoy them if you were to implement our software.

Time tracking is a great way to increase the productivity of your employees while at the same time protecting their privacy and your data.

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