About Harvest

Harvest is a cloud-based time tracking tool designed for businesses of all sizes. The solution provides timesheet and invoicing features for small businesses and freelancers. Key features include time and expense management, team management, project management, scheduling and invoicing. Harvest offers one-click time entry for timesheets. The solution allows users to track time using different devices, such as desktop widget, mobile device, Mac and PC. It enables users to approve timesheets and the system sends automated reminders to employees to submit their individual timesheets. The product offers integration with different solutions, such as Asana, JIRA, Basecamp, GitHub and Quickbooks. A monthly subscription to Harvest costs $12/user/month. A free plan is available for single users.
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.
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. - thumbnail
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. - thumbnail
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. - thumbnail
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. - thumbnail
Harvest Software - Turn your team’s tracked time and expenses into invoices and collect payment quickly with integrated online payments. - thumbnail
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. - thumbnail

Harvest pricing

Harvest has a free version and offers a free trial. Harvest paid version starts at US$12.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$12.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Harvest Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.2
Functionality
4.3
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 582 View all reviews
Shannon
Shannon
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 15/10/2021

Truly Simple and Intuitive to Use Effectively

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
Jessica
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 14/06/2022

Harvest tracks project hours assigned and used

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!

Karyn
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
3
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 11/06/2021

Tracks Time, Dimishes Trust with Employees

I personally did not solve any business problems using Harvest, nor did I see any benefit to me as an employee. The only benefit I could see to the employer was being able to play Big Brother by using Harvest to monitor every second of my day. This software contributes to a corporate culture of distrust.

Pros

The only thing good I can say that I like about Harvest is that it is pretty easy to use. You simply search the client or project name, indicate whether it is a billable or non-billable task and then set the timer. There is also a space to elaborate on the specific details of the task being done.

Cons

What I like the least about this software is that the tracking is too granular. Employees that are subject to using it feel like Big Brother is watching and that the employer doesn't trust them. It also doesn't allow for any explanation of extenuating circumstances. For example, if an employee is tracking within Harvest and is expected to track in real time, there is no way to explain a computer glitch or if a system crashes in the middle of a task and the employee has to re-do the task from the beginning. In addition, if you are a billable employee, you are literally tethered to your computer all day, as you must "Harvest" every minute of your day if the employer wants an accurate read of activity. It is tedious and demeaning.

Bishal
Bishal
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 03/01/2024

Easy and efficient time tracking tool

Pros

The initial setup and training were very easy and fast. Its simple UI for creating projects and setting and tracking it was the best part of this software.

Cons

There was a slight issue in the reporting section. It didn't provide all the sorting options I needed.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Public Relations & Communications
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
3
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 26/08/2022

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

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 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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