Time Tracking

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Time Tracking charts for Trello

This is one of the most well covered reporting areas for Trello. Some of these tools integrate with an external time tracking solution while others work entirely within Trello. The latter may well be a cleaner solution if you don’t already use something for time tracking. However, if you already use a tool for time tracking and it has a Trello Power-Up that will likely be the better option for you. Those which integrate with an external solution tend to be more fully featured in terms of generating timesheets and invoices etc.

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Planyway

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Time Tracking on the back of the Card in Trello with Planyway

While Planyway lead on their Gantt charts they also have solid time tracking built right into Trello. See the write up on Planyway in the Gantt Charts section for more details on their Gantt charts. Time tracking in Planyway requires a paid subscription and adds time tracking right into Trello using either manually added time or starting/stopping timers. Logged time can then be seen on the back of each Card or in the Planyway List and Calendar views. You can also add time estimates for every task.

Planyway showing time tracking

Planyway has no ability to produce timesheets, probably because the time tracking here is really meant to integrate with their Gantt charts and project planning features. Since this requires a paid subscription to get the time tracking features you might be better looking elsewhere if that is all you want. However, if you are looking for Gantt charts and the time tracking fits your needs Planyway could be the best solution. But do check out our Gantt Charts for Trello section for some other options.

Pricing for Planyway starts at $4/user

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Deadlines by Elegantt

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Deadlines power-up inside Trello

This is the only Power-Up in this section focussed on visualising cards based on due date, rather than showing time elapsed. Deadlines by Elegantt adds a really nice chart showing your Trello cards based on their due dates. You can complete cards directly from the chart (this sets the ‘due complete’ flag on the card). If you are a heavy user of due dates and want to add a nice simple free view to see the state of your cards and highlight those most overdue or closest to their due date then definitely check it out.

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Time in List

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Trello Time in List Open Cards Chart

Time in List is a pretty simple Power-Up showing reports of how long cards have been in their current list and how long they spent in all lists they touched. This power-up is unusual in that it isn't trying to do timesheet type reporting. It is more suited to teams tracking cycle/lead time or SLAs for their Cards. This power-up also gets a mention in the Board Utilities section as it shows this time in list data on the front, and a timeline on the back of each Card. If that is the main thing you want from your time tracking this may be the power-up for you!

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Harvest

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Harvest time tracker for Trello

The Harvest Power-up requires a Harvest account to work but once you do that you get access to the full tracking, reporting and invoicing capabilities of Harvest. You can track time on the Cards directly in Trello as well as view how much time each member of your team has spent on each card. Time can be entered manually, or you can start and stop a timer as you work on tasks.

Outside Trello you can access the full power of Harvest. Reports can be generated showing project process or keet tabs on team capacity. You can turn your time reports into invoices, their Stripe and Paypal integrations help get you paid with minimum fuss. If you are looking for a fully featured time tracking/reporting/invoicing solution and are happy tracking time in Trello and accessing the other capabilities elsewhere Harvest could be a good option.

Harvest is free for 1 user (other restrictions apply) then $12/user after that.

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Time Tracker by TimeCamp

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Time Tracker by TimeCamp Trello Power-Up

Similar to Harvest, this is another fully functional 3rd party time tracking tool which integrates into Trello. All time tracking is done manually on the back of Cards. Again you can add time manually or start and stop a timer when you work.

TimeCamp has everything you would expect from a full time tracking solution. You can generate invoices and reports, manage billing rates and timesheet approvals. In Trello you get access to the ability to track the time on cards, for the rest of the functionality you need to head to their website. TimeCamp is another good option when you want more complete capabilities and don't mind accessing those outside of Trello.

Pricing starts at Free with very limited capabilities, up to $10/month for their Pro tier.

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Time Tracker - Chronos

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Time Tracker - Chronos Trello Power-Up

Chronos is the first option here which operates solely within Trello. It is a fairly robust time tracking tool allowing you to start/stop a timer or log work manually after the fact. You can view some basic reports showing work logs but it is missing most of the features like timesheets and etc. of Harvest and TimeCamp. However, Chronos is free so you can’t really complain!