App Giveaway: HoursTracker for iPhone and iPad

HoursTracker is an app for keeping track of your time and earnings at your hourly job or as an independent contractor. You can clock-in and out to as many jobs as you need, and HoursTracker will do all the work and even calculate your earnings, including overtime, and view them by day, week, month, or job.

I must say, the iPhone version looks quite beautiful.

Keep track of your time and earnings at your hourly job, or track time as an independent contractor. HoursTracker makes it simple and easy. Jump in and start a timer with two taps of the finger. Or, track your time by entering in your punch times manually. View your earnings (even overtime!) in the app, or export via e-mail in text or CSV format and work with it however you need to.

  • Tracks your time while you use other apps (or power off your phone!) without running in the background. No extra drain on your battery just because you are clocked in to your job in HoursTracker.
  • Add as many jobs as you need to track, there’s no limit.
  • Assign a pay rate and HoursTracker will calculate your earnings, even taking overtime into account.
  • Supports daily and weekly overtime with two thresholds and rates for each. So if you get paid time and a half over 8 hours and double-time over 12 hours or by the week (or both!), HoursTracker has you covered.
  • Track your time in real-time by clocking in/out while you work. Watch as time and earnings accumulate in real-time.
  • Already working but forgot to clock in? No problem, use “Start Clock At...” and start counting time from when you started work.
  • Clock in to any number of jobs at a time, or set it up to have only one timer running at a time automatically.
  • Enter time manually -- just choose a start date/time and an end date/time or duration. Add comments, change the hourly rate for that time, and easily subtract breaks.
  • Flexible rounding options to automatically round your time worked can be configured per-job.
  • Set up pay period details and view your time by weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly pay period on the Pay Periods tab.
  • View your time and earnings by day, or by calendar week or month, or by job, on the Entries tab.
  • Date formats and currency symbols respect your device’s international settings.
  • Export data via e-mail in text or CSV formats in the message body or attachment. Export all jobs, or any selection of jobs, for all-time or between any two dates. Combine all entries into one daily summary, or export each one including the clock in / out times.
  • Full edit and delete of jobs and hours worked. Easily copy a job if a new job will have similar settings.
  • Basic cloud data backup/restore included free with the app. Enhanced Backup services also available, including automatic backups and moving data between your iOS devices. iTunes File Sharing is enabled, so you can keep your data entirely under your control if you prefer.


Developer Carlos Ribas kindly gave us promo codes to give away to 5 lucky readers! For a chance to win, just leave comment below telling us which version you want, iPhone or iPad, and about how many hours a week you expect to track with HoursTracker.

HoursTracker is available on the iPhone and iPad for $2.99 each.

[iPhone App Store link] [iPad - App Store link]

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Chander says:

I would love to get it! I work for over 57 hours each week
Will love the iPad version please!

Joshua4578 says:

I will track 5-20 hours a week depending on what moonlighting I am doing. This would be great and help me streamline my hour tracking!

big9erfan says:

I'd like to use this on my iPhone. I already use my phone for music when I start my contracting work, using it to keep track of my hours would make things a LOT easier! I'd easily be tracking 15-20 hours ( on top of my 8-5 salary job ) every week.

techmom#IM says:

I'd need iPhone version. Hopefully I'll be tracking 40 hrs/week on my next contract. If not, I'll be tracking my job hunt to keep me on track.

Nivram Dier says:

i would like the iphone version and will be loggin 37.5 hours per week

Blacksmp says:

iPhone version, 40+ hours

boazarad says:

Oh, the iPhone version is just great!
I'm using the free sampler, and would love an upgrade :)

123 says:

I got the iPad app for free and the iPhone app when it was on sale. I love these apps a lot. I am a contractor and I use them every day.

Joshua says:

This app seems pretty awesome I will like it for the iPhone and I will be using about 35 hrs a week

Jacob Halkjaer says:

I would use the iPhone version. Clocking in approx. 20 hours a week.

Miller P says:

I would love to try the iPad version. I plan to log 60 hours/week between three different employers.

Kaknab says:

I want to try the iPhone Version.. I'll be trackink my whole day (between 48 and 60 hours per week).

Cuilo says:

iPad - 60+ hours/week.

Pär Björkenrud says:

iPhone version - 40+ hours/week

ckillam3 says:

My manager is asking us to track our work time since the new acquisition. This app would be a great tool.

uscder says:

Many - iPhone version please.

Tidskriv says:

I work as an EMT, would clock in at about 30 hours, the iPhone version looks pretty nifty.

AUtgrfanJD says:

Iphone version...I'm an independent contractor and would easily use this for tracking my 50+ hour work weeks...

Winweeks says:

Something that as a web developer I could really use.

Rick Boza says:

I own a small consulting firm, and if a copy of this proved useful, it just might entice me to purchase it for all of my engineers to use on their iPhones!

xialo says:

iphone atleast 40 hours

Smmiami says:

This would be great for me. Computer contractor

Jeff Edsell says:

iPhone please. I'm a front-end developer and I've been picking up more and more freelance work on the side recently. But kids and dog and other distractions make it hard to keep a good count of how much time I'm spending, plus I'm actually at the point where I can have more than one side project going on at a time. This app would really help.

HawaiiGuy01 says:

Would love for my iPad, particularly since I'm battling cancer and work gave me permission to work from home if I track time worked from home. So, this would be an ideal app for me! Aloha!

Stephanie smith says:

i just am crazy about the iPad 3 that will come out but more interested in the i[ad 2 with wifi and 36 with 32 gb


i am just cccrrrraaaazzzzyyy about the IPHONE 4 S

Chef4ice says:

Would love to find out how I track my 8 days in a week jobs! Between my small business and my teaching profession, I always wondered which I spend mor time on?

Freeman4523 says:

I am self employed and work multiple jobs per day. This would be a great addition to the phone

patels83 says:

its nice app.i'll take iPhone version

Bernie says:

This sounds like a great app and so natural to be on your iPhone when your working with a client. It makes it do easy to be accurate with the hours your working when you are a freelance consultant.

Nhartenbaum says:

This would be great for my iPad. Consultant with multiple clients, sometimes to 50 hours per week. Tracking by writing down times is a bit tedious.

chiandymp says:

iPad version. I work on multiple projects and have to track the hours to charge to clients. Excellent application!

JGltno says:

Ive had this app since it first came out, and let me tell you... I LOVE IT!!
The developer always responds to his emails when you have a problem and he listens to suggestions to make his app better.
Always great updates that enhances the app that much further!!
Try the trial. It's just as good but with the ads. If you like it. Get it!! It has a feature to subtract your taxes and misc wages at the end of the week!

Jorge says:

Hey, sounds great! I could use a copy! I'm independent and track anywhere from 20 to 50 or so hours a week with multiple clients (1 to 5)

Rowanova says:

I could use this for my small business when I am on service calls, consultations, or design appointments.
My 40 to 60 hours per week could probably be tracked, recorded, and organized in ways that wold likely have billing more hours per week. Gotta like that. :-)

Brandon Bianchi says:

Id love the iPhone version! I do some consulting on the side and could really use a useful app for this, and this seems to be a great option. I would probably track 20 or so hours a week.

coskier says:

IPad verion, 45 hour work week doing consulting types of things.

AppsLuver says:

its an execellent app... luv to own it!!!!

Manish Bhatia says:

I would love the iPad version as it would help me keep track of all hours I am spending on multiple projects daily

Tedev says:

I'd like the iPhone version to track my 45 hours a week.

Kevin Sesock says:

iPhone, and I'll track work, so about 40 (although on some rough weeks, moreso... :()

Lirabk says:

Ipadversion is looking good, 40+ hrs per week

twild says:

ipad version - I'd guess in the range of 10 - 30 hours per week for iOS development!

David D Dick says:

I would love the iPhone version. I have to keep track of my hours and tasks. I then have to Email my boss the info. This would be such a great help. I have my iPhone with me all the time,

Alan Grant says:

Late to the party but I would love to have this app. I would track how much time I invest writing and working on 3 small, growing websites plus blogging - when I'm not working for someone else outside the house. I imagine I spend 40+ hours weekly and have made pseudo attempts to track my time on a spreadsheet. Fail. The iPhone version would be a great way to get this under control. Yes?!

David D Dick says:

this would be great for work