Deputy vs Timely

An alternative to Deputy’s basic manual timers

“I always forget to start or stop timers. Manual timer apps also don’t give me any detail about what I did during that time.”

Helena via Typeform
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What makes Timely the best Deputy alternative?

Offering detail-rich automatic time tracking, Timely is quite a step up from Deputy’s basic time reporting. Alongside accurately capturing all employee work hours, Timely helps teams understand how they actually use their time — and translate time data into accurate invoices for billing. Here are a few reasons why Deputy users switch to Timely.

Timely is accurate, flexible, enjoyable time tracking.

An alternative to Deputy’s basic manual timers

Feel Helena’s pain? You’re not alone. Almost every time tracking app currently on the market shares Deputy’s essential design error: 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. You only log the activities you remember working on, leading to incomplete timesheets . This subjectivity itself breeds extreme inaccuracy — even if you remember to log your hours every day, studies show that timesheets that rely on manual input are only ever 67% accurate.

Deputy is actually designed to be a digital version of a traditional time clock, not fully-fledged time tracking software. As such, you can only track the time you spend at work and on breaks — not the content of those hours. This may be sufficient if you are only looking for a basic employee payroll app, but is inadequate for managing projects and billing clients, which both require a detailed, precise breakdown of how time was spent.

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