Clockodo is a time tracking solution intended for small businesses and freelancers. The user can access a stylish dashboard that displays current work by projects and services. The user can also view total tracked time and billable time. Clockodo generates reports to assist the user with budgeting. Diagram options allow the user to review information as a pie chart or bar graph along with five different time period options. Time sheets can be printed. Project reports provide more detail for individual projects along with a services overview that shows individual services and how much tracked time they required. Time entries can be grouped by day or task. Team members who are not given access to all timesheets and reports are given a view of their personal hours. Additional features include overview calendars and a desktop and smart phone app.
Clockodo was created to provide small businesses and individual professionals with an effective way to monitor their time spent on tasks and projects. The application has received some positive attention, primarily for its user friendly interface and clean design. However it has been dinged a few times for a lack of innovation. The application has proven itself to be a valuable asset for users who want something that will get the job done, provided they aren’t searching for anything original or cutting edge.
Clockodo offers many features, however most of these are features that are found in many other applications. There isn’t anything new or original packaged with Clockodo. It does include a full spectrum of tools that might make it more appealing compared to a watered down time tracking tool. The user can view report data that could help them improve the way they spend their time when working on projects. Clockodo also includes desktop and mobile versions, which will give it a leg up on less flexible competitors.
Clockodo has a very rich, warm personality that shows through its clean design. The user is treated to a beautiful interface that is logically organized yet still looks professional. Hints of color are found throughout, adding dimension to the application’s personality and style. Users can quickly master navigation, which makes transitioning to Clockodo from other applications far easier even for a novice computer user. The application combines practical features with an attractive, user friendly interface to give professionals an environment that nurtures productivity.
A new user can begin a free trial of Clockodo by clicking the green “Try it for Free” button or the white “Free Trial” link on the homepage. The following page presents the user with the registration form which requires a first and last name, company name and email address. The following page advises a user that an email with more information has been sent, but they can continue to their new account right away.
The free trial version of Clockodo lasts for 40 days. After that, the user must purchase a paid subscription to continue accessing the service. The user can purchase a subscription for $8 per month and includes access to all current basic features. The use can then add employees at $5 per employee per month. The user is only charged for employees who were active during the month. If an employee does not access their Clockodo account for a month, then their subscription fee is not billed the following month.
Clockodo is a valuable tool for small businesses, startups and freelancers. The application includes a number of practical tools that can help the user monitor their time as well as their employee’s time. The billing system is also ideal for a smaller organization. The subscription fees are low and the user is only billed for employees who have actually logged in during a month long period. This allows the user to keep former employees on their account so the data remains in reports.