Clockify vs Timely

An alternative to Clockify’s manual timers and Big Brother mindset

“I liked Clockify but found I would forget to start timers or forget to end them. I also didn't have as much detail about what I did during that time as I get from Timely.”

Helena via Typeform
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What makes Timely the best Clockify alternative?

Offering AI and automation, Timely is quite a step up from Clockify’s heavily manual functionality. It completely flips the time tracking burden: instead of taking time out of your day to tell Timely what you worked on, Timely tells you with complete objectivity. Crucially, it actually protects employee privacy and is 100% free of dystopian spying features. Here are a few reasons why Clockify users upgrade to Timely.

Timely is accurate, flexible, enjoyable time tracking.

An alternative to Clockify’s manual timers and Big Brother mindset

Feel Helena’s pain? You’re not alone. Almost every time tracking app currently on the market shares Clockify’s essential design flaw: manual timer input.

Constantly starting and stopping timers is an unnatural and inefficient way to track time — particularly if you regularly hop between projects or responsibilities. The reliance on human input also produces bad data – studies show that even when logged daily, manual timesheets are only ever 67% accurate.

Clockify is also notorious for its flagrant violation of employee privacy . It gives managers the ability to take screenshots of employee screens to see what they’re working on—adopting a time tracking model built around employee distrust.

In this context, Clockify’s broad feature set and free plan matter relatively little. Ultimately, a robust time tracking solution should satisfy a very basic purpose: capturing hours accurately without destroying team trust and culture.

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