What makes Timely the best Hubstaff alternative?
Offering automatic time tracking, Timely is quite a step up from Hubstaff’s heavily manual functionality. Instead of making you plug in everything you work on, Timely captures time on every task, precise to the second. Crucially, it actually protects employee privacy and is 100% free of dystopian spying features. Here are a few reasons why Hubstaff users switch to Timely.
An alternative to Hubstaff’s manual timers and Big Brother mindset
Share Mark’s pain? You’re not alone. Almost every time tracking app currently on the market shares Hubstaff’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. It also leaves you extremely vulnerable to expensive inaccuracies . Even if you remember to log your hours every day, studies show that timesheets that rely on manual input are only ever 67% accurate.
Hubstaff is also notorious for its flagrant violation of employee privacy — boasting a range of underhand “activity tracking” functionality. This includes the ability to take interval-based screenshots of employee screens, track the websites and apps people visit, and review employee mouse and keyboard movement throughout the day to “prove” they are working.
In this context, Hubstaff’s broad feature set and free plan matter relatively little. Ultimately, a robust time tracking solution should satisfy a very basic purpose: capturing hours as accurately and easily without destroying team trust and culture.