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 app
Choose your preferred app. Hubstaff is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. For web-based tracking, try the Chrome extension.
- Set permissions
Hubstaff's guiding principles are transparency, access, and control. Depending on the device, you'll likely be asked to allow permissions so that you know what's being tracked.
- Clock in and out
You decide when to start and stop the timer. That means features like time tracking, activity rates, and app and URL tracking are only active when you’re working.
Know what’s being tracked
Hubstaff isn’t designed to run without your knowledge. The apps are intentionally transparent about what they’re doing. Notifications tell you when screenshots are taken and when you start and stop the timer. So there’s no question about when and how Hubstaff is working.
Customizable for each person
Hubstaff can be set up with preferences for each individual. While we’re showcasing all functionality, your organization might choose to turn off or customize certain features.
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.
With the information Hubstaff provides, employees and managers can make smarter decisions and focus more time on their most critical work. Your dashboard gives you a clear overview of your day and workweek.
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.
Boost productivity, safeguard employee privacy
We’re strictly interested in productivity — not personal data. Hubstaff offers the option to blur Apps, URLs, screenshots, and more to help teams reach peak efficiency without compromising privacy. That also means:
No keystroke logging
No email monitoring
No access to cameras, webcams, video recording, etc.
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.
Frequently asked questions
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