Our guiding principles
Built for transparency and efficiency
Employee privacy and empowerment are important to us. With every new feature, we work to ensure team members stay in control, that they understand how the software works, when it's running, and that they have access to all of their data.
You’re in control
Hubstaff works like a traditional time clock system that’s installed on a desktop or mobile device. You decide when to start the timer, and can easily stop it whenever you need to do something else.
The app only captures proof of work (screenshots, app and URL tracking, and activity rates) if your organization has these features turned on and you’re actively tracking time.
How it works
- Choose your appYou choose which app or web timer to use, based on what makes the most sense for your role.
- Set permissionsDepending on the device, you’ll likely be asked to allow permissions so that you know what's being tracked.
- Clock in and outYou decide when to start and stop the timer. That means that proof of work features including time tracking, activity rates, and app and URL tracking are only active when you’re actively working.
What each app tracks
See how the Hubstaff apps differ in what they capture and keep track of while you’re working.
|App/Client||Time tracking||Screenshots||App and URL tracking||Activity rates||Idle time detection||Start timer reminder||Location tracking|
Windows desktop app
Mac desktop app
Linux desktop app
iOS mobile app
Android mobile app
Access to all your own information
You have access to your own data and can see exactly what management sees. Further, Hubstaff’s default settings allow you to delete your time and the information attached to it if you choose. Your data will never be sold to third parties.
Many distributed teams have to submit progress reports so that everyone else knows what was worked on. Hubstaff takes care of that.
Screenshots can show work in progress so instead of pausing to hop on a call or share sketches, you can keep working. Managers can check the Hubstaff dashboard instead of interrupting their team’s workflow.
to punch in?
Then we have good news. You can create geofences around job sites that tell the Hubstaff mobile app to automatically start and stop the timer when you arrive and leave. You won’t have to fill out time cards at the end of the day or week — it’s already done for you. And you didn’t have to spend a minute thinking about it.
Some workplaces pay their teams through Hubstaff and require timesheet approvals. If that’s the case, you’ll need to submit a timesheet when prompted. Then, payments can be automatically sent to you. Using Hubstaff timesheets to get paid can help avoid any disputes or questions about what was worked on.
We believe — just like Hubstaff — that talent is everywhere and people should be able to work any time, anywhere, even in their pajamas. As a company, we believe in the same future of work as Hubstaff, which is great because our values align.
Knowing how long workers are taking to move from one job to another or exactly where your workers are at all times is vital in construction.
Hubstaff solved our pain point the moment we started using it. Compared to other tools we’d tested, Hubstaff is simple, easy, and synchronizes with the other applications we use.
Once we implemented Hubstaff I was amazed to see that some of the projects I thought were going to be profitable, we were blowing through hours that I wasn't aware of.