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
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Integrations coming soon
API
On-premise hosting

There are only so many hours in a day, so it is kind of expected that we strive to do as much as possible in a day. Most people have most likely spent years building their work habits, both good and bad ones, and they will not immediately change.

The good news is that we all can achieve more in our day. However, it will take a lot of time and it will not be easy but it can be done. If you strive to help your employees think of productivity as an iterative process and ensure that everyone continually makes small changes to the way they work, those small changes will lead to bigger ones, which will then turn into habits.

With that in mind, here are 5 strategies you can introduce in your company that will help you and your employees achieve more in less time and be more productive.

1. Do Your Biggest Tasks When You Are Most Alert 


Mark Twain once said: “If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.” and this can be applied to your to-do list as well. 


Take a look at your task list and find the one task you cannot bear to do and that you will most likely procrastinate on and do it right away. Once you complete that task, you will feel a sense of accomplishment and that momentum that will help you finish the day easily.


2. The Two-Minute Rule 


The idea behind the two-minute rule is simple: Make the most of the small window of time you have at work. If you see a task that you know you can finish in two minutes or less, do it immediately.


According to many people that follow the Two-Minute Rule, if you were to complete that task right away instead of later, it will take you less time now than if you were to go back to it later.


3. Invest in an Employee Productivity App


If you run a company, you know how difficult it can be to sustain productivity among your workers. No company can perform at peak levels if not everyone is committed to improving their productivity. Some business owners simply forget to monitor the performance of their employees. This can have a direct impact on the success of your company. 


However, it is possible to see how productive each of your employees are without looking over their shoulder. And with the right employee productivity app, the productivity of your employees can even be better.


With an employee productivity app, you will be able to see exactly what your employees are up to each minute of the day. The data you get will help you better optimize everyone's workload so that everything gets done on time while at the same time no one burns out. 


Plus, you get to see if your employees are implementing the strategies from this blog post. 😊


4. Peak Hours and Deep Work


Not all people are the same. Some of us are morning people, while others love working at night. You must figure out what your peak hours are. Try to find at least 2 hours every day to dive into harder work and leave the rest of the time for meetings and less urgent tasks.


This will also help you figure out the best times for you to engage in "deep work". Deep work is a concept from professor Cal Newport, which states that some work like emails or instant messaging can be done without much focus, while other work like coming up with new strategies may need more of your focused time, which he coined "deep work."


5. Always Keep the Vision in Mind 


Make sure you ask yourself how does what you are doing fit into the overall mission and vision of the company. Sometimes, it is easy to get caught up in all the daily tasks and forget to think about how what you are doing fits in the big picture of your organization. 


By understanding how your work supports your company's mission and vision, you can get a sense of engagement, motivation, inspiration, and satisfaction as you complete your tasks. It can also help you feel more connected to your company.


Conclusion


While it sometimes may seem that high productivity is the result of some magic, it usually comes down to figuring out how to overcome workplace challenges. Most tasks can be completed - whether by doing the biggest task first, the smallest tasks as soon as they appear, by investing in an productivity tracker, doing deep work at peak hours, or using any of the other productivity tactics not mentioned here. 


Whatever you do, make sure you always start small and continually make changes to the way you work. Only then will you be able to be more productive no matter what you are doing.


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