DeskTime vs Time Doctor Comparison 2024

Updated on January 8th, 2024

A wide range of Employee time tracking software products is launched by the SaaS companies post-pandemic considering the business needs as the workforce is shifting from conventional mode to hybrid or work from home model. It is quite challenging or overwhelming to narrow down to a better product that suits all your business needs so let us find out the differences and advantages of Desklog alternatives that are available in the market.

Desklog is an ideal employee time tracking software that is integrated with exclusive time tracking features and a project management tool to manage your employees effectively and thus enhance your overall business productivity. You would also like to know more about Desklog alternatives- Desktime and Time Doctor.

In this article let us look into the comparison of the most popular alternatives of Desklog. Desktime Vs Time Doctor would help you to know which is best for employee time tracking.

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Analyze the basic parameters of both the employee time tracking software like Basic Information, Features, Pricing, Review/Rating, Supported Platforms, etc to select the required one.

Before analyzing the parameters let us have a look at the brief intro about the two Desklog alternatives.

Brief Introduction

Basic Information DeskTime Time Doctor
Owner Draugiem Group Time Doctor, LLC
Year of Establishment 2011 2012
Location United States United States
Email [email protected] [email protected]
Help Link Not available on the website Not available on the website

Product Information: Pricing Model & Product Features

Let us look into the pricing model and the product features of both DeskTime & Time Doctor.

Pricing Model DeskTime Time Doctor
Pricing Monthly Payment PRO- 7$/user/mo
Annual Payment PRO- 6.42$/user/mo
Additional discounts are eligible for teams.
Monthly Payment Basic- 7$/user/mo

Product Features DeskTime Time Doctor
Automatic Start /Stop & Time Capture
Mouse & Keyboard activity
Document Title Tracking
URL Tracking
Automatic Screenshots
Data Import/ Export
Private Time
Timesheet Management
Calendar Management
Offline Mode
Productivity & Efficiency Analysis
Real-Time Monitoring
Dividing Employee Departments
Work History
GPS/Location Tracking
Private Time
API Availability
Idle Time Tracking
Shift Scheduling
Third-Party Integrations

Number Of Third Party Integrations

Time Doctor is integrated with 32 third party applications whereas Desktime is integrated with 8 third party applications. Visit the websites to know about the various integrations supported by both the employee tracking tools.

Language Supported

English is the main language supported by both the employee time tracking tools.

Platform Support

The different platforms supported by both Desktime & Time Doctor are as follows:

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Mac
  • Web-based

Trainings Supported

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Trainings DeskTime Time Doctor
Live Online
In-Person NA

Review and Rating

After surfing various review sites and websites of these employee time tracking tools, the ratings and the number of reviews provided for Desktime and Time Doctors are given below.

The review/ rating provided across various review sites are given below

Review and Rating DeskTime Time Doctor
Capterra Review It is 4.5 with currently 135 reviews It is 4.5 with currently 325 reviews
G2 It is 4.4 with currently 173 reviews It is 4.6 with currently 15 reviews
Software Advice It is 4.3 with currently 135 reviews It is 4.5 with currently 328 reviews
Trustpilot It is 3.6 with currently 3 reviews It is 4.1 with currently 198 reviews
Software Suggest It is 4.6 with currently 5 reviews It is 4.9 with currently 7 reviews
GetApp It is 4.5 with currently 135 reviews It is 4.5 with currently 328 reviews

Which Is The Best Employee Time Tracker?

If You Want

To track employee behavior and overall business productivity levels.

Select: DeskTime

DeskTime offers a wide range of business productivity levels as it includes a variety of features like employee time tracking, effective project management, and tracking real-time productivity. You can make use of DeskTime to track each milestone or any specific requirements in managing your project. It assists in effectively collecting real-time project-related or work-related data like the most unproductive employees, most offline logged employees, or the unproductive apps accessed by the employees. Data is made available in the form of .csv reports to the company admin if needed for more data analysis.

Even with the Time Doctor, you can track employee work patterns. However, it is provided with fewer customized options. If you are required to do the above and also analyze productivity levels in detail, then go ahead with DeskTime.

If You Want:

To exactly track the freelancer with auto payment options for the worked hours.

Select: Time Doctor

Time Doctor is integrated with an auto payout option which enables the employer to track the work done and pay accordingly with this automated payout feature. It helps to calculate the pay as per time spent at work which enhances the transparency at work and enables seamless operation for managing remote workers.

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Though DeskTime is good at tracking projects, it is not having a wide option to track task completion with respect to the payroll system. For this specific reason, you can make use of Time doctor.

If You Want

To capture absentees and idle time away from the system.

Select: DeskTime

If your team members are frequently held up with business trips, phone calls, meetings, then make use of DeskTime to understand the team’s whereabouts at any specific time. It helps to record away time by indicating whether they are on vacation or on some business trip or any meeting etc. It makes it a great option for the team members.

By allowing to log the away time with Absence Calendar, it becomes easy for the lead to know the whereabouts of the team members and track the work accordingly.

If You Want

Effective task management.

Select: Time Doctor

Time Doctor provides significance on task management by providing options to complete the tasks based on priority and mark them as completed one or even set the task as a permanent task that cannot be marked as completed.

Both the employee time tracking tools are integrated with other task management tools like Basecamp, Asana. However, Time Doctor enables us to analyze the integrated project with more customized options. Here the productivity level is not tracked only based on the productive apps accessed by the employees but also based on how many tasks and how quickly tasks are completed based on priority.

Whereas with Desktime the productivity levels are tracked based on the time spent on the project and the productivity levels do not contribute to the project completion and not based on the task priority.

If You Want

To promote healthy work competition and transparency.

Select: DeskTime

DeskTime is open to provide the tracked time data to both employee and employer. It also emphasizes the work pattern followed and provides a clear picture of how the employee works on a daily basis.

Employees are enabled to look at the tracked time data as well as the colleagues can view who arrived late and who is not at the desk or whether they are accessing productive or no productive apps.

The company-wide rating helps to promote healthy work competition and business transparency. If you require transparency in tracking your time, you can make use of DeskTime.

Time Management Vs Project Management

Time Management


In DeskTime, time tracking begins when you start using your computer and stops when you stop. It automatically evaluates productivity by analyzing the websites and apps used while working. DeskTime gathers data about the work time spent by employees away from their computers. When employees return to their system, a pop-up prompts them to fill in what they have been doing. This time can be labeled as productive, unproductive, or neutral. With time tracking software, employees may have concerns about their privacy. In Desktime employees can use the private time feature to disable their tracking.

Time Doctor

Time Doctor primarily uses a manual time tracker. The time tracking and activity monitoring process only starts when the employees manually set the timer. This gives them complete control over when they are being tracked. This removes the need for the private time option. Employees also have the option to choose automatic time tracking so that they are tracked as soon as they turn on their computers. The offline time tracking function of Time Doctor records time, even when there is no internet connectivity.

Project Management


DeskTime’s project management feature lets you monitor the time taken for every project. This data can be used to determine billable hours and charge clients with proof. This feature can also be used to allocate tasks and projects to teams or employees, create reports, and integrate with popular project management tools. DeskTime’s project dashboard displays information related to the project such as expenses, tasks, etc…

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Time Doctor

Time Doctor lets you track the time consumed by each project or task easily. You can create new projects and new tasks within projects, assign employees or teams to a project and integrate with various task and project management apps like Jira, Trello, Asana, etc…


The comparison between the two employee time tracking software -Desktime and Time Doctor will help you to choose any one of the software as per your business requirements and all the features offered depending upon the pricing model. Though the review and rating depend upon individual perception, the number of reviews will help you to select the best out of the two with respect to your demands.

Meet The Author
Abdul Majid

Co-founder and DevOps Manager at Desklog

Abdul Majid is a serial entrepreneur popular for co-founding "Desklog" - An automated time tracking software. He works efficiently on self-motivated and compelling projects typically involving new open-source technologies that demand collaboration between three or more team members and groups across different geographies. The author widely engages in workplace research that can improve the workflow of teams. Additionally, he regularly blogs on productivity and software innovations which are top-ranked and popular for their compelling grasp and wisdom.

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