How Harvest helps software developers

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Accurate time tracking

Harvest's simple time tracking software lets you track time spent on each project so you can accurately bill clients for your team's hard work. 

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Visual capacity pulse checks

With detailed visual reports, Harvest helps you realize your team’s utilization so you can plan and assign tasks accordingly.


Improved time management

Harvest reports provide unique insights into previous projects, so you can optimize your time and produce the best results.

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Time tracking that boosts efficiency and accuracy

Harvest's time tracker keeps tabs on work hours down to the minute for each task, so you can not only bill clients appropriately but also increase efficiency by understanding where your time is being spent.

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“We like the fact that Harvest provides a level of transparency for our clients. We know the time tracking is accurate, so we can bill our clients confidently.”

Adam Lowe, Project Manager at Hashrocket


Actionable insights for even better results

Wish you had more time to do the work you love? Harvest’s detailed reports provide insights to help you learn where your time is going, improve task management, and give the creativity room to breathe. 

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Effortless, all-inclusive invoicing

Your hard work deserves swift payment — and Harvest makes it easy to get paid. Our tool  automatically transforms time entries, hourly rates and any project expenses like servers or domains into invoices your customers can pay online.



Helping developers thrive since 2006

We needed something that worked, something super simple, because we don’t want to have to teach people how to use it as part of onboarding.
Nick Frandsen
Co-founder of Dovetail
Harvest is incredibly easy to use and beautiful, and it gives our employees a low impact way to deal with a menial task. Harvest works well for us, and people actually use it, because the barrier to entry is so low to enter time.
Sam Gaddis
CMO of Mutual Mobile
We have 170+ team members globally in multiple offices and remote locations, so tracking time and expenses efficiently required getting the important features right, a killer user experience, 100% cloud, and mobile apps… Harvest nailed that and more.
Brian Manning
President, Centric Digital
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  • Integrations that simplify complex workflows
  • Powerful visual reporting across all projects
  • Customizable permissions for robust teams
  • Automatic insights into budgets, team capacity, forecasting

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Time management is a critical factor of boosting productivity in software development projects, and using time tracking software is a great way to save time and optimize business practices. Harvest offers employee time tracking software that allows you to track time, gain insights from past projects, and get paid for your work — all in one convenient place.
    Harvest is more than a time card app. Not only does it improve time management by tracking hours spent on a project, but it also provides visual reports that show how much time was spent on previous projects so you can analyze the results and plan for better time management for future jobs.
    If you'd like to try Harvest for free, we recommend signing up for a free 30-day trial to unlock all of the great features and see for yourself the value of signing up for a Pro account.
  • As a development agency working to optimize your team practices, using project management software and a good time tracking tool to track employee hours and billing rates instead of relying on manual time tracking is a good idea. There are several time clock and expense tracking apps and other project management tools to choose from online, but it's important to choose one that works best for your needs.
    Harvest is a great time tracking tool for teams of all sizes because it has everything your team needs to keep track of hours and projects in real-time. For starters, it provides intuitive time tracking software that's easy to adopt and flexible enough for all types of teams. It also measures project profitability and provides detailed reports in real-time so you can better plan for future jobs.
    Employees can use it across all types of mobile apps, making it easy to capture their time and submit timesheet approval from wherever they work. Since it's integrated with the popular tools your team already knows and loves, there's no issue getting started. Plus, you can create automated reminders to help them build smart habits and capture powerful insights.
    Speaking of insights, Harvest takes your time tracking data and turns it into a wide selection of visual reports. These help keep projects running smoothly and your team supported by providing insights into time and billing hours. This means if you're worried about your job costing too much, you can use the insights to make changes before an issue arises. See for yourself and get started with a free trial — no credit card required.

  • Harvest's employee time tracking software is affordable for teams of all sizes. For just $10.80 a month per user, you can track time across unlimited projects for an unlimited number of team members. For less than $11, you'll receive more than just time tracking:
    Time tracking: Team members can start and stop timers with one click across all devices.
    Reminders: Your team will never have to worry about forgetting to track time or losing hours worked, because you can create custom reminders to help them build smart habits.
    • Invoicing: Your tracked time and expenses are automatically transformed into accurate invoices.
    • Online Payments: Harvest's integrations with Stripe and PayPal allow you to accept payments from your customers online.
    • Reporting: Harvest creates detailed reports with insights into your budgets, time spent, team capacity, expenses, and more.
    • Integrations: Your team will have no issue getting started with Harvest because we integrate with the popular apps they already know and use in their regular workday.
    • Budgets: Track your budgets along with your time, and if a project is in danger of running off track, Harvest will alert you.
    • Cost Tracking: Drill down into the details and see how much every project costs to complete.
    • Expenses: You can add project expenses in just a few clicks, and even attach photos of receipts with ease. 
    Harvest also provides a free plan for smaller teams and lighter project loads.
  • Time tracking software is an online tool that advertising and marketing teams of all sizes use to measure how much time is spent on projects and tasks. Harvest works in the background without interrupting the work of your team, allowing them to focus on producing great marketing campaigns. You can either start and stop the timer as you work, or fill in the timesheets at the end of each day or week.
    You can also use time tracking software to accurately invoice and bill software development clients. You can also generate reports to gain time management insights and allocate resources. Regardless of the need, time tracking apps are used to:

    • Measure project time
    • Boost productivity
    • Keep projects running smoothly and accurately

    For a better look into how a time tracking tool like Harvest works, get started with a free trial today and see for yourself — no credit card required