May 16, 2024

3 Ways to Track Time in

Katja Mosina

Product Marketer

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Why time tracking?

Tracking time is crucial for every company juggling many clients, projects, and tasks. Let’s say you need to send an invoice to the customer who pays you based on hours worked. How can you be sure that the invoice is accurate if you didn’t record the time spent on a project precisely? Guesswork leads to overestimates, (hello, unhappy customers) or undercharging (bye-bye, profits). Any case is a loss-loss situation.

Or let’s say you have to manage many different projects and they all require different time input. How do you know how to distribute time correctly and forecast the right amount of time for the project in the future? Without accurate data on time logs, it is not possible.

And if you aren't convinced yet, these are just some examples, time tracking also brings benefits in improving employee well-being, allows you to manage your own time better, and keeps logs of your work for audits.

What are the time tracking options in

So you are convinced that time tracking is the right thing for you, and you are already using for project management. You now want to know what your options are. Let’s walk through them.

1. native time tracking solution offers its own time-tracking solution. To use it you have to go to the board where you want to use it and add a Time Tracking column. Lets see how it works:

As you can see, native time tracking solution allows you to add the Time Tracking Column on your board and start the timer against a task for which you want to track time. You then have to stop a timer when you want the timer to log the hours you have spent on a task. You can also see a log history of people who were logging time for this task and export this data to Excel. monday time tracking solution however doesn’t offer the possibility of multiple people tracking time against one task or sub-task simultaneously.

You can also visualize your data  with a time tracking widget. The Time Tracking Widget shows the total time spent on items across multiple boards—both on an individual level (for the people assigned) and for the entire team. Or you can make use of formulas to count how much time in total was spent on a certain project. Check how to do it here.

When to use time tracking solution:

  • when you need a very simple and straightforward way to track time
  • when you want to see for yourself how much time you spend on tasks, or you have a very small team

2. Marketplace apps for time tracking

If you haven’t heard about it yet, has a marketplace full of different apps that expand the capabilities of the platform and fit the unique needs of your business’s workflows, processes, and projects. 

Just as with other solutions, you can find time tracking there. One of the most popular apps in the time tracking category is Tracket, which is frequently recognized as an Editor’s Choice with high install numbers and positive reviews. 

Let's dive into what makes Tracket so great:

Easy Time Tracking: Tracket integrates directly into your setup, making it super easy to track time on tasks and sub-tasks. Unlike the basic time tracker, it lets multiple users track time on the same item simultaneously. Plus, it includes an automatic timer and a user-friendly interface with grid and list views to help you manage your week.

Timesheet Management: With Tracket you can easily manage timesheets of your team members. You can approve, reject, or comment on them, and send reminders to your team to keep everyone on track. Tracket also helps you see everyone’s available time, adjusted for holidays and days off.

Granular Reporting: Tracket helps you generate comprehensive reports with filters and export options. Tracket’s widgets transform your data into easy-to-understand graphs, giving you the actionable insights you need to manage your team’s time effectively.

Permissions and Customization: For larger organizations, Tracket allows you to assign roles and permissions and customize fields to match your team’s specific needs. This helps in creating accurate reports and quickly addressing any issues.

When to use apps like Tracket

  • when you need a more advanced time tracking solution that easily integrates with
  • when you require granular insights into your project resources for better decision-making
  • when you work with billable hours
  • when you have bigger teams
  • when multiple team members log time on the same (sub)task

3. Third-party integrations for time tracking

Sometimes, you are already committed to a particular time-tracking tool before adopting In this case, integrating the existing tool with can be more practical than switching to a new one, unless you are unhappy with it. This is where integration platforms like Zapier and Make come in handy. Make and Zapier are automation platforms that allow you to connect different apps and services to automate workflows and tasks without coding.

Both Zapier and Make can help you connect your time-tracking tool with Zapier is easy to use, letting you quickly link with your chosen time-tracking software with a simpler setup process. Make has a visual, flowchart-style approach, perfect for creating more complex automations. 

Though Make has fewer integrations (1500+) than Zapier (6000+), it includes the most popular time-tracking software and is often more budget-friendly for handling large workloads. Both platforms allow smooth data sync between your time-tracking tool and, so you can choose based on your budget and your team's technical skills.

When to use integrations:

  • when you already have a third-party time-tracking software and it ticks all the boxes
  • when you don’t care about integration hassle and extra time it might cause you, because you love the software you use


Picking the best time tracking tool really comes down to what your project demands, how many people are in your team, and how complex your processes are. You might go for the easy-to-use built-in features of, explore powerful apps like Tracket from the marketplace, or keep things consistent with third-party integrations. Getting this choice right can significantly enhance how your business keeps track of time, helping your team operate more effectively and make smarter decisions.

Start your free trial or schedule a demo! Do you want to learn more about Tracket? Start your 14-day free trial to take control over your time and resources or join a weekly demo and ask your questions live!

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