Workpuls is a time tracking and employee monitoring software suitable for both remote offices as well as remote individuals. On this page you can read all about how to set the app

properly for teleworkers, telecommuters and other types of freelancers and remote teams, so bookmark it as manual!

We recommend that you set this up as soon as you start the onboarding process, but you can do it later as well, or change the settings anytime.

Time and Attendance in Different Time Zones

Workpuls captures time from employees’ computers, meaning that if your people are working in different time zones, our software shows their clock in/clock out time as it is where they work from (in their time zone). You can easily and accurately access the information regarding the off-days, or see what was happening on a particular date.

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Time and attendance view for different employees

Proof of Work

You can use Workpuls to make sure you are paying for the correct number of hours, or that remote workers are on the task. You can also enable your employees the access to their own profiles to see how much money they earned, or how much time they have been working on your project. Its the simplest remote employee time tracking software.

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Time and attendance view for a single employee

Start/Stop Workpuls

Remote workers can turn Workpuls on when they start, or turn it off when they finish or pause working. This way you can be certain that you are paying for the correct number of hours, and employees can have a solid proof of their work.

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Turning WorkPuls on/off on employee’s computer

Workpuls is by default set not to be turned off by employees. To enable turning it on and off, go toSettings > Groups > Settings (for desired group – in this case, group “Remote Employees”).

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In “Tracking” section check “Start/Stop WorkPuls” and your remote employees will have the option to start or stop the tracking on each of their computers.

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Timeline

Timeline shows the list of events and activities that occurred during one day.

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A graph of all activities performed by one employee for the selected day

Blue color represents Computer Activities (a person was actively working on computer in either Productive, Unproductive or Neutral Apps and Websites; this is filled automatically from the data WorkPuls collected and cannot be deleted). White gaps represent Idle time (There was no computer usage recorded during this period). Grey parts are Other activities, which were additionally manually added (Phone calls, Meetings, Brainstormings etc.).

Manually adding activities should be done by clicking “Add other activity” button in the upper right corner above the timeline chart. This opens a window:

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Adding other (non-computer) activity

This allows adding activities such as meetings, brainstormings or phone calls. You can choose to add them yourself, or you can enable employees to do that. If computer was used during a meeting, manually added explanations will not affect the blue parts in timeline, they will just fill in the white gaps.

Screenshots

This feature is also optional and in order to get it, you have to first enable it in Settings > Groups > Group Settings. That’s where you can also set the number of random screenshots that will be taken in one hour.

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Screenshot frequency settings


You can access screenshots on every person’s individual page, along with all the other data (Time and Attendance, Productivity etc.). It looks like this:

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Screenshots preview

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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
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Knowledge base
Video tutorials
Integrations comming soon
API
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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
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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
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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
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