About Harvest

Harvest is an online time and expense tracking tool for teams and projects of all sizes. Harvest harnesses the power of time tracking to help users answer critical questions about their team's time, project progress, and the health of the business. Plus, it turns billable time into invoices that make it easy to get paid online. Businesses can use Harvest to carry out time tracking, expense tracking, project management, billable hours tracking, task assignment, invoicing, scheduling, and more.

One of the biggest challenges with tracking time is getting team members to do it. The Harvest app - available for Mac, Windows, iPhone, and Android - makes time tracking easy for teams by letting them track time in the way that's easiest for them. Users can track time as they work - by starting a timer from their desktop, phone, or browser - or enter hours all at once, after they're done. Harvest even integrates with third party tools including Asana, Basecamp, and Trello - so that team members can track time from applications they already use.

Harvest also helps businesses put that timesheet data to work by turning it into intuitive, visual graphs that provide insight into teams and projects. Managers can see what each team member has worked on and what's taking up the most time. See project cost, how much time has been tracked to each project, how much budget is left, and how many billable hours have been worked. And when it's time to invoice clients, Harvest allows users to create an invoice right from the tracked time within the application. Email this data to each client and get paid online with the help of PayPal and Stripe integrations.

A monthly subscription to Harvest costs $12 USD/person/month (billed monthly) or $10.80 USD/person/month (billed annually). A free plan is available for single users. Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

Pricing starting from:

US$12.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Harvest

  • Time tracking - Log hours into a timesheet or start a timer from your desktop, phone, or browser.

  • Integrations - Connect Harvest to dozens of tools, including Asana, Basecamp, Jira, PayPal, QuickBooks, Trello, and Xero.

  • Expense tracking - Take pictures of receipts and save expenses to specific projects.

  • Powerful reports - Visual reporting gives you essential information about your team and your projects based on timesheet data.

  • Invoice clients - Create invoices based on your tracked time, email them to clients, and get paid online through PayPal or Stripe.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Countries available

    Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China and 19 others

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$12.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Harvest Software - Harvest makes it easy for your team to capture their time with native apps across devices. Also, Harvest integrates with the tools your team knows and loves — so your team can capture time the way they already work.
    Harvest Software - Harvest is an intuitive, lightweight time tracking experience that’s easy to adopt and use every day.  Create automated reminders to help your team track time regularly and accurately.
    Harvest Software - Harvest provides visibility into the key aspects of your projects—budget, team capacity, and costs—enabling you to keep everything on time and on budget.
    Harvest Software - Time tracking software is only useful if it’s actually used. That’s why we designed Harvest to be easy to adopt, integrated with your favorite apps, and flexible enough for all types of teams.
    Harvest Software - Turn your team’s tracked time and expenses into invoices and collect payment quickly with integrated online payments.
    Harvest Software - From Slack and Basecamp to Trello and GitHub, Harvest integrates with the tools your team knows and loves. Capture time the way your team already works.
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    Harvest Software - Harvest makes it easy for your team to capture their time with native apps across devices. Also, Harvest integrates with the tools your team knows and loves — so your team can capture time the way they already work.
    Harvest Software - Harvest is an intuitive, lightweight time tracking experience that’s easy to adopt and use every day.  Create automated reminders to help your team track time regularly and accurately.
    Harvest Software - Harvest provides visibility into the key aspects of your projects—budget, team capacity, and costs—enabling you to keep everything on time and on budget.
    Harvest Software - Time tracking software is only useful if it’s actually used. That’s why we designed Harvest to be easy to adopt, integrated with your favorite apps, and flexible enough for all types of teams.
    Harvest Software - Turn your team’s tracked time and expenses into invoices and collect payment quickly with integrated online payments.
    Harvest Software - From Slack and Basecamp to Trello and GitHub, Harvest integrates with the tools your team knows and loves. Capture time the way your team already works.

    Features

    Total features of Harvest: 41

    • API
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
    • Billable Items Tracking
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Customisable Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Expense Tracking
    • For Small Businesses
    • Invoice Management
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Multiple Billing Rates
    • Offline Time Tracking
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Management
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Projections
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reporting/Project Tracking
    • Resource Management
    • Task Management
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Time Tracking
    • Time Tracking by Client
    • Time Tracking by Project
    • Timer
    • Timesheet Management
    • Web-based Deployment

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (582)
    Value for Money
    4.2/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support
    4.4/5

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    Eileen
    Eileen
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    • Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Time tracking tool, with great potential

    Reviewed on 11/04/2023

    Harvest provides a set of capabilities that facilitate time management, balancing the workload...

    Harvest provides a set of capabilities that facilitate time management, balancing the workload among our employees and boosting business performance.

    Pros

    This is a very intuitive tool that allows you to track time from any device, without any complications. I like that it provides automatic reminders that keeps our work team alert. It is very useful to verify the workload of each employee and reorganize the operational capacity. It facilitates the planning of all activities with excellent filters that help optimize our organization.

    Cons

    This time tracking solution has worked very well, I just wish it incorporated more customization options.

    Kurt
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Harvest is a Perfect Solution for Time Tracking and Billing

    Reviewed on 22/06/2022

    Everyone in the agency from me, the owner, to all of our team members love using Harvest. It's so...

    Everyone in the agency from me, the owner, to all of our team members love using Harvest. It's so easy to use, between the desktop version to the mobile app. It's been a lifesaver to make keeping track of time and budgets for our marketing agency.

    Pros

    I started my marketing agency in 1999. I used manual, paper solutions for time tracking for the first few years. After much research we found Workamajig in 2004 to switch to an online solution. It served its purpose for many years but everyone struggled with it and found it not user friendly at all. After many attempts we found Harvest in 2018. I played with it for a few days at the end of a month then ripped the bandaid and switched to it on the 1st of a month. It was SO user-friendly everyone loved it out the gate and we have never looked back. It's so great for time tracking and quick insight into projects and budget status at the client, project and task level. I love it!

    Cons

    It's very hard to complain about Harvest. I really love it. I do wish it had the ability to set budgets for staff by clients/projects so we can see how booked up our team is and better manage their time allocation. There is a second-party project Harvest syncs with to try to do this, but it does not work the way we needed it to so we dropped it after a brief trial.

    Ruth
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Easy to track time spent working on a client

    Reviewed on 26/05/2017

    Efficient time tracking that doesn't take much time out of your day and clear visibility on where...

    Efficient time tracking that doesn't take much time out of your day and clear visibility on where you are spending your time.

    Pros

    The chrome extension makes this really easy to track the time you spend working on a particular client. With the click of a button you can select the client you are working on via a dropdown menu and you just hit 'start timer'. When you stop the timer you can also add in some extra details that are great when you're trying to report back on where your time has been spent.

    When you log into the desktop version you can view week by week and day by day. You also have access to a dashboard which visually represents where you spent your time.

    Cons

    Sometimes you leave the timer running - it's really easy to forget that it's running in the background. You don't get a notification until the next morning and so I often have to log back in to correct my time logged.

    Will
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    • Industry: Graphic Design
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Timetracking and Invoicing Made Easy

    Reviewed on 23/08/2021

    In general, I have been very happy with this product. When we originally were researching time...

    In general, I have been very happy with this product. When we originally were researching time tracking and invoicing software this one rose to the surface and it has remained one of the leaders in this space. Having said that, it's not cheap, particularly if you need multiple people on it, so there are definitely options out there that cost less and or are free if that is what you are looking for. It does also provide some integration with Quickbooks that others likely don't have.

    Pros

    Working in a creative field, I am a person who detests tracking time and invoicing. It takes me out of flow and into a space that doesn't really foster creative ideas or spark the imagination. Harvest makes the process about as painless as possible (let's be real, tracking time will never be entirely painless) and frees me up to focus on what I do and how I best deliver value to my clients and team. For clients that prefer to pay by credit card, it allows you to deliver the invoice via a web portal with the ability to pay via PayPal with your cc.

    Cons

    I still feel that the project setup scenarios could be simplified and / or streamlined. I've used Harvest for over 10 years and they have consistently added features and addressed certain gray areas that the software couldn't really account for, but I do think that if they were rebuilding the platform knowing what they know now, they would make it even more straightforward and simple from that standpoint.

    Alternatives Considered

    QuickBooks Online

    Reasons for Switching to Harvest

    Harvest was simply the best and cleanest designed and most intuitive and user friendly of all of the options that we researched with all the necessary features but not a lot of unnecessary bells and whistles that would be meaningless to most individuals.
    Mathew
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The gold standard for timekeeping

    Reviewed on 21/04/2020

    We've used harvest in the past and moved away to other products in the name of trying to fine one...

    We've used harvest in the past and moved away to other products in the name of trying to fine one software suite that does it all: timekeeping, project management, chat, resource management, etc. Inevitably, we end up coming back to Harvest (alongside basecamp and slack) because it keeps things simple and does its job extremely well.

    Pros

    Exceptionally easy to use. Intuitive interface design that's obviously been user tested and refined. Every button and feature is exactly where you'd expect it to be.

    Cons

    This software does one thing really well – timekeeping. We've tried using solutions that try to do more and have gone back to Harvest because there's nothing we don't like about it.

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    Harvest FAQs

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    Harvest offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$12.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Harvest costs $12 USD/person/month (billed monthly) or $10.80 USD/person/month (billed annually) for unlimited access to all of Harvest's features. A free plan is also available for single users with limited needs. Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

    Harvest has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Harvest supports the following languages:

    English

    Harvest supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

    Harvest integrates with the following applications:

    Akita, Alfred, Apollo, Apollo, Asana, Basecamp, Beanstalk, Bidsketch, Breeze, Chrometa, ClickUp, Databox, Domo, Flow, Formstack Forms, Freshservice, Fundbox, GitHub, Glip, Google Calendar, Google Workspace, Grapple Task Management Software, Grow, Hygger, IFTTT, InvoiceSherpa, Jira, Jitbit Helpdesk, Klipfolio, Lawcus, Mailform, Make, MeisterTask, Microsoft Outlook, OneSaas, Pastel, PayPal, Plecto, Proposify, QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Rindle, Salesmate, Slack, Smartsheet, Stripe, Teambook, Teamwork.com, Trello, Xero, Zapier, Zendesk Sell, Zendesk Suite

    Harvest offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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