Workpuls Teramind ActivTrak Hubstaff DeskTime Time Doctor RescueTime Kickidler Veriato Work Examiner
OVERVIEW
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
TRACKING METHODS
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)
GENERAL MONITORING FEATURES
Stealth mode
App and website usage
Real-time monitoring
Offline time tracking
Attendance
Activity levels
Keylogger
Geolocation
Remote desktop control
Website/activity blocking
SCREENSHOTS AND RECORDING
Screenshots
Screenshots on demand
Screen recording
PRODUCTIVITY FEATURES
Productivity trends
Websites and apps labeling
Category labeling
Productivity alerts
ADVANCED SECURITY FEATURES
User behavior analytics
Data loss prevention
Advanced file and web monitoring
REPORTING
Productivity reports
Team reports
Timelines
Email reports
Access management
PLATFORMS
Web
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
OTHER
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
API
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
OVERVIEW
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
Free trial30 days14 daysYes14 days14 days14 days30 days
Ease of useDifficultEasyDifficultVery easyEasyEasyDifficultVery easyEasyEasy
FEATURES
Timecard management
Scheduling
Shift Trading
Timesheets
Break time management
Real-time tracking
PTO Management
Payroll
Invoicing
Client billing
GPS tracking
Clock out reminders
Alerts
Manual time
PUNCH-IN METHODS
Web app
Mobile app
Time clock device
Time clock kiosk
Facial recognition
Fingerprint scanning
Geofencing
Group punch-in
REPORTING
Visual reports
Email reports
Time rounding
MANAGEMENT
Permissions
Manager approvals
Add time for others
Integrations
PLATFORMS
Web
Android app
iOS app
Mac desktop app
Windows desktop app
Linux desktop app
OTHER
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 online
Knowledge base
Video tutorials
Community forum
API
Workpuls Hubstaff Toggl TimeDoctor Harvest TimeCamp Timely Everhour Tick TMetric
OVERVIEW
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
TIME TRACKING METHODS
Manual
Start/stop buttons
Automatic time mapping
IN-DEPTH TASK AND PROJECT ANALYSIS
Screenshots
App and website usage
Activity levels coming soon
Real-time tracking
TASK AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project adding
Project templates
Project status
Task assignment
Task priorities
Budgeting coming soon
Mark billable/non-billable hours
Payroll calculation
Invoicing
ALERTS
Idle time reminders
Deadline alerts coming soon
Budget alerts coming soon
REPORTING
Client login
Productivity analysis
Email reports coming soon
PLATFORMS
Web
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
OTHER
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
API
On-premise hosting

If you’re a business owner, the well being of your company usually depends on how well you conduct every project. And this is directly related to you employees. If your employees work productively and efficiently, there won’t be any issues,the project itself will be finished on time and leave everyone satisfied. On the other hand, if your employees spend their time wasting time on various websites or just not doing the work they’re supposed to, this will result in an unsuccessful project. 


To prevent this from happening, most employers implement a software to spy on computer activity which helps them keep an eye on their employees. In this article, we’ll cover how exactly can such software help you monitor your employees and finish different projects on time. 

How to Watch Employees Computer

If you aren’t familiar with the tool mentioned above and you might be wondering what monitoring software is, no worries. 


Computer tracking app is a piece of software that effectively allows you to “spy” on your employees. This "spying", of course, being a metaphor and not something illegal or unethical. First of all, if you opt for implementing such a software, you need to talk to your employees. They need to be aware that they’re going to be monitored and usually need to give their consent based on the country you operate in. And the benefits of employee control software are massive. Apart from monitoring your workers and making them more productive, these tools help them stay focused on their work. 


Imagine when you were a kid. When nobody’s watching you, you would behave goofy and try hard to avoid what you were supposed to be doing, like drawing in art classes in school. But, when a teacher comes in, your mood changes. You can’t act like you aren’t drawing in front of her so what do you actually do? You draw. And you do it so good, that you finish the drawing a lot faster than you could have if you were doing it the way you wanted. Same goes for employees when they’re monitored. The statistics show that over 46% of employees behave differently when they’re being watched and actually finish their work quicker. And that’s what you want to accomplish.


How Does it Help With Projects?


Maybe you have a huge project ahead and it’s for your most important client. It’s imperative that you finish this on time, thus, , all your employees need to be on top of their game. This is exactly where surveillance software for PC comes in handy. 


You let it track your employees, and at the end of the day, you get a report where you notice that some employees were spending their time unproductively. Such behavior jeopardizes their colleagues and the project itself. So what do you do? The software can give you a few suggestions on how to deal with these issues, such as to block certain websites or change the workload of your employees. But, the most important thing is to talk to them. If you speak to your employees face to face and emphasize that their productivity level isn’t as high as it’s supposed to be, their work ethic will likely change. And other employees will see this as well. They’ll notice that such behavior isn’t acceptable and they’ll adapt.


Employer tracking software helps your employees as well. Information which this software provides is transparent and easy to access. Your employees can see their own statistics, and once they notice they should be doing better, they’ll modify their behaviour. This way, there’s no need for you to intervene and have the uncomfortable conversation with them. In the analytics dashboard, your workers can see how much time they spent on important tasks and how long they were browsing news websites. And if the latter is more prominent, their alarm will start ringing.. They’ll realize that it’s necessary they start working productively or the deadline won’t be met and the project will  fail. 


Conclusion


In the end, if you opt for software to track employees, you certainly won’t be in the wrong. It will help you immensely with the overall productivity of your workers and will ensure that the projects you work on don’t break the set timeframe.

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