If you’re a remote worker, freelancer, or travel a lot for business then I bet you’re sick of having to log your time and expenses the whole time. Fear not, because there are a whole bunch of cloud-based expenses and time tracking apps for Android that can make your life a whole lot easier.
Today on AppStorm I’m going to round up seven of the best Android time tracking and expense applications. Through these applications users can ensure that themselves or their employees are paid for the work they do and the process of creating timesheets is made an awful lot easier. These expenses and time tracking apps are subscription-based, though most come with free trials so you can figure out which one is right for you.
Read on the find out how you can use your Android device to help manage time and expenses on the go!
FreshBooks brings all the tools that business owners expect from their financial management and accounting platforms into the cloud, making it possible for executives, managers and freelancers to track time, create invoices, and check balances from any place at any time.
The FreshBooks app for Android not only allows you to invoice clients, but it has some handy tools for logging time and expenses, too. This Android expenses and time tracking app gives you the ability to snap a photo of your expense receipts and store it in the cloud for your records or attach these to your invoices.
In terms of time tracking, FreshBooks for Android is a robust solution, including a timer that you can turn on while you’re working for a client. You can compare billable time against project budgets, and filter time by staff. Team timesheets allow you to ease the process of collaboration between workers within your small business.
Pricing: From $9.95 per month.
Xpenditure, as its name implies, takes the pain out of expense tracking for freelancers. Perhaps the coolest feature of this app? Digitizing receipts. That means no more tucking paper receipts into an old cigar box. Xpenditure keeps up with your receipts and it even exports to your accounting app of choice for full-scale financial reporting with ease.
Xpenditure digitizes receipts using the mobile application through using your camera to scan receipts and VAT stubs. The scanner recognizes the relevant information and stores it in cloud, creating reports simultaneously. The app also includes Time Tracking and Mileage Tracking as part of its wide range of features.
Pricing: Pricing starts at $5/month.
Aside from its simple, intuitive interface that makes time tracking simpler and invoicing even more speedy, Harvest adds a wide range of integrations with third-party apps including Xero, PayPal, QuickBooks Online, and a whole lot more.
The Harvest application is split into four categories: Time, Expenses, Invoices and Team Status. This simple structure accompanied with a great UI makes tracking easy. The app works well with Android devices by using a notification system, reminding you to fill out timesheets, letting you know when an invoice has been paid and much more.
Pricing: Pricing starts at $12/month.
Zoho People lets you manage your employee attendance, time-offs and timesheets from a central location, with IP restrictions in place. You can check-in, apply for leave and track your time directly from your mobile devices as well. Alternatively, if a biometric device is used, all the data will be automatically imported into Zoho People. Log time, create timesheets and simply associate them with your clients in Zoho CRM.
Zoho People is primarily a HR solution, but it works perfectly as a way to track time. Through the application, users can check in and out of work, this is all then recorded on a time tracking calendar showing your working hours over a set period of time and breaking down your days into tasks. As a HR solution you can also request time off and search through your colleagues.
Pricing: Pricing starts at $39/month.
If you’re looking for a simple, dedicated app to manage expenses on your Android, this Zoho app is well worth a look. The cloud-based Zoho Expense aims to take the hassle out of the expense recording and reporting process.
One of the best Android expenses apps out there, Zoho Expense is designed to dramatically cut down the time you spend recording receipts, preparing expense reports, and then getting them approved. It does this by allowing you to store receipts digitally, tracking and logging mileage automatically via GPS, importing credit card statements, and, of course, letting you enter expenses manually.
Zoho Expense for Android allows you to batch expenses together in order to create expenses reports, and then submit them for approval via email. You could also print out your expenses reports using Google cloud print.
Pricing: From $15 per month.
TriNet is another app that offers that all important project-based time tracking, which extends to its Android, iPhone, iPad, and Blackberry apps from where you can also scan and import receipts to keep on top of those mounting expenses. This app also features some useful integrations, first with accounting solutions such as NetSuite, QuickBooks, and Intacct, but also with mobile apps such as TripIt.
The TriNet Expense application uses six main buttons to help you track your time and expenses: New Expense, Add Mileage, Add Receipt, Log Time, New Report and Settings. These simple workflows make it easy to minimize the time it normally takes to complete these arduous tasks. This data can then be turned into Excel spreadsheets.
Pricing: Starting from $10/month.
Dovico is a timesheet, time tracking and project time management solution designed for use by mid-sized businesses to large enterprises. The largely integrable software enables you to keep track of employees and project progress in real-time. Expenses and timesheets can be tracked against a project to ensure that you always recover all your costs. Data is displayed clearly in Gantt charts.
Through the application you can achieve everything you can on web-based counterpart, being able to enter time, create expense sheets and even set daily reminders letting you know when to leave the office.
Pricing: From $12 per month per user.
Now you’ve seen some of my choices of the best time tracking and expenses applications for Android, visit our sister site GetApp where you can search and compare more top time and expense tracking applications. Let us know the apps you prefer to use for recording your billable hours and logging expenses.