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:

$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

    Markets

    United Arab Emirates, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada , Switzerland, China, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, Ireland, Israel, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Sweden, Singapore, United States, South Africa

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    $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: 40

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

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
    (514)
    Value for Money
    4.2/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.6/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.4/5

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

    Truly Simple and Intuitive to Use Effectively

    Reviewed on 15/10/2021

    From day one it was intuitive and easy to use. It's a time tracking tool, so it really doesn't need...

    From day one it was intuitive and easy to use. It's a time tracking tool, so it really doesn't need to be complicated. The creators have managed to perfectly combine functionality and a straightforward interface with enough features to also make it versatile for various types of businesses and projects.

    Pros

    This software is part of my everyday use, and it just works 100% of the time. When you are managing various clients and tasks, the interface makes it dead simple to task-switch and start logging hours in a different or for a different client. And when it's time to assess how many hours are left to spend on a client, the analytics reporting is easy to understand and offers several great ways to manipulate the data.

    Cons

    There are features I don't use—mainly the expenses feature—so I cannot speak to how that works. Everything else, however, just works.

    Jessica
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support Software
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Harvest tracks project hours assigned and used

    Reviewed on 14/06/2022

    Daily and weekly resource allocation may be made much easier with the use of forecasting. Easy to...

    Daily and weekly resource allocation may be made much easier with the use of forecasting. Easy to use and easy to maintain. A daily or weekly timetable is available to everyone working on the project. Simple to use and simple to keep up to date.

    Pros

    It's simple to keep track of harvest time. Multiple projects and tasks can be created and assigned to various members of your team. It is possible to keep track of the time spent by each individual and compare it to the total number of hours allotted for the project.

    Cons

    An outdated and unfriendly user interface. That would be a great and eye-catching interface to view, in my opinion. As a result, it would be the same as receiving a service or conducting research!

    Arshad
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Harvest/ GoFetch

    Reviewed on 17/11/2022

    Great software, never had a problem over rhe last 8 years I've used it. I have referred many...

    Great software, never had a problem over rhe last 8 years I've used it. I have referred many clients to try it.

    Pros

    Invoicing and estimates are easy and very functional. User experience is good and integrates easily with many other platforms

    Cons

    Setting up projects , expenses etc. Was not easy to figure out

    Alternatives Considered

    FreshBooks

    Reasons for Switching to Harvest

    There is a free version, is flexible and user friendly
    jamie
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for Free Trial
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

    App was ok but really hard to get into the habit of using it

    Reviewed on 08/11/2022

    I think in theory I would love this app. It was me who maybe wasn't ready and disciplined to add it...

    I think in theory I would love this app. It was me who maybe wasn't ready and disciplined to add it in. I wish there was an automatic tracker you could voice memo into and say working on X client right now and then say stopped working on X client and it went to the phone like Siri. Stopping and opening a website was too distracting for my actual work.

    Pros

    I liked the ease and set up of the app and to be able to add all of my employees. Also the idea of being able to generate reports of where time was spent seemed valuable.

    Cons

    It was me that I disliked most about the app! It was hard for me to get into the habit of tracking time. It was too easy to ignore the reminder emails and to stop and track.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Public Relations & Communications
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Harvest is a Freelancer's more affordable time-tracking and invoicing option

    Reviewed on 26/08/2022

    Harvest has been a game changer for me. When I started my business I was easily able to track...

    Harvest has been a game changer for me. When I started my business I was easily able to track hours, expenses, and bill clients without paying outrageous fees for software that had more than I actually needed (and was challenging to learn).

    Pros

    The best part about this software--the price. There is a free option for new freelancers, and for my first year, I strictly used that. Even the free version is highly robust. However, I quickly realized I needed something a bit more custom, and I've upgraded to the paid version, but even that is very reasonable.

    Cons

    I don't really like that you can't send contracts. I feel like if the program includes estimates, it should also have a contract-sending option. I understand it integrates with other contract platforms, but those were so very expensive-—or just didn't appeal to me.

    Alternatives Considered

    PayPal Invoicing, Wave Accounting, and Toggl Track

    Reasons for Switching to Harvest

    It was affordable and easy to use, and I never heard any customer complaints! It met all my needs.
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    Harvest FAQs

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    Harvest offers the following pricing plans:

    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 Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Rindle, Salesmate, Slack, Smartsheet, Stripe, Teambook, Teamwork, Trello, Xero, Zapier, Zendesk Sell, Zendesk Suite

    Harvest offers the following support options:

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

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