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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App Giveaway: HoursTracker for iPhone and iPad


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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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!

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.

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!

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?

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.

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.

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

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!

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)

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. :-)

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.

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,

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?!