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 BeeBole
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$5.99 per user per month
Free trial30 days14 daysYes14 days14 days14 days30 days30 days,no credit card required
Ease of useDifficultEasyDifficultVery easyEasyEasyDifficultVery easyEasyEasyEasy
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 onlineOnline chat and video support in English,French,and Spanish
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

Over the last few years, remote work has made it easier for companies to hire freelancers from anywhere in the world. Tapping into the freelance pool gives companies access to a vast group of talent. It also provides freelancers with a chance to work for many companies that may not be accessible to them in their local market.


Managing freelancers can be tough, especially when those freelancers are miles away from you, and working remotely. Most of the time, they will not be familiar with your brand and how your company operates.


They will not be present in the usual face-to-face meetings, which may distribute your communication. It is almost not possible to quickly assign new and switch the priorities on current tasks. 


To successfully collaborate with freelancers, you need to ensure they are as effective and productive as possible. Let's take a look at some of the tools that can help in managing remote freelancers.


Trello


Trello is a free organizational and project management system. It can help you, your team, and your freelancers stay organized using a system of cards and boards. It can help you track the progress of each task from start to finish. 


You can use Trello to keep track of long-term projects, as well as daily tasks. Each of your freelancers can be added to a specific board depending on the need of the project.


Slack


When working with remote freelancers, how you communicate should be a top priority. Usually, when everyone is sitting next to each other, it is a lot easier to get your point across. But when you are working with remote freelancers, all your communication will happen in the digital space. And for that, you need an all-in-one solution like Slack.


Slack is a team communication app. It can be accessed on all major platforms, allowing you to create topic-specific chat rooms. Slack can be used both for private and company-wide communication, making it an excellent choice for communicating with freelancers as well.


LastPass


Many freelance jobs these days require access to a password-protected platform. Just simply giving out your password in an email or via Slack is not secure. A better solution is to use a password manager like LastPass to both keep and share your passwords easily and securely.


Workpuls


You might be asking yourself how to monitor work from home to ensure that your freelancers are doing the work you are paying them to do. 


With Workpuls, our employee monitoring software, keeping track of what your freelancers are doing is quick and straightforward. Our employee tracker can provide you with proof of what is going on on the screen of your employees using periodic, rule-base, or one-click screenshots. 


Workpuls also make it easy to monitor your employees working in different timezones, making it an excellent tool for managing remote freelancers.


By knowing how to monitor work from home accurately with Workpuls, the relationships you have with your freelancers will be full of mutual trust and stress free.


Dropbox


Dropbox is a cloud-based storage software. You can use it to share files with your friends, business partners, or clients. The best way to utilize Dropbox with your remote freelancers is to use it as the one where you and your freelancers can share files with each other.


Calendly


If you do not like wasting time when finding the right times to meet with freelancers, you need a tool like Calendly. Calendly helps you easily schedule meetings by allowing you to send a unique scheduling link to your freelancers. 


They can then see when you are available, and right from there, book a meeting with you. It automatically handles multiple time zones, making it great for working with freelancers from other parts of the world.


Additionally, you can link it to your calendar and Zoom (or other tool for meetings), to streamline the process and automatize scheduling completely.


Bonsai


Bonsai is a software that allows you to create, review, and e-sign contracts and invoices quickly. 


They provide you many templates which you only need to fill out, making the process of signing contracts a lot less confusing.


Final Thoughts


Working with remote freelancers can be a great way to grow your business. But like everything else in business, it can be challenging, especially in management.


But, by taking advantage of the software listed in this post, you are likely to have a much more positive experience in working with remote freelancers, making it faster and easier to achieve your goals.


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