5 Employee Time Tracking Apps for Android and iPhone (In-Depth Look)

5 Employee Time Tracking Apps for Android and iPhone (In-Depth Look)

There are 2 key benefits to using a time clock app for iPhone and Android:

1. Increase employee accountability.

For example, at Buddy Punch, we offer features that can restrict punches to a certain:

  • Location: Within 500 feet of 123 Main Street, for example.
  • IP address: Only when a phone is connected to your business’s Wi-Fi network, for example.
  • And more as we’ll discuss in this article.

2. Save time on payroll.

For example, our timesheet iPhone and Android app offers features such as:

  • Payroll Reports on Demand: Employee hours, time off, and overtime are calculated for you and available to export via Excel.
  • Payroll Provider Integrations: Easily transfer employee hours to your payroll provider in just a couple of clicks rather than going through an arduous, manual process.
  • And more as we’ll discuss in this article.

In this post, we’ll expand on the above features — among others — and make the case for why Buddy Punch is a great time card app for iPhone and Android. Then, we’ll list 4 other options on the market.  

Note: After reading this article, if you find that Buddy Punch is the right fit for your business, you can sign up for a free trial here or request a 1-on-1 demo call.

Best Employee Time Tracking Apps for Android & iPhone

  1. Buddy Punch
  2. Connecteam
  3. QuickBooks Time
  4. Hubstaff
  5. OnTheClock

1. Buddy Punch

Brief Overview of How Our Time Clock App for iPhone and Android Works

Prior to discussing Buddy Punch’s features in depth, here’s a high-level overview of how it works:

1. Employees can punch in through their mobile app on iPhone or Android. They also have the option to punch in from a computer or tablet.

Buddy Punch works on mobile, laptop, and tablets.

2. Employee hours (as well as time off, overtime, and more) are calculated for you and available to export via Excel. This makes payroll a breeze.

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Increase Employee Accountability via Geofencing, IP Address Locking, Photos on Punch, and More

Buddy Punch offers various features to prevent time theft and increase your business’s profitability.

Geofencing

Geofencing in Buddy Punch

Geofencing lets you restrict employee punches to a specific location.

For example, you could set it so employees are only able to punch in/out when their phone is within 500 feet of your business address (e.g., 123 Main Street).

Click here for more information on the Geofencing feature.

IP Address Locking

IP Address Lock in Buddy Punch

This feature lets you restrict employee punches to a specific IP address.

For example, you could set it so employees are only able to punch in/out when their phone is connected to your business’s Wi-Fi network.

Click here for more information on the IP Address Locking feature.

Photos on Punch

Employees can easily take a photo of themselves for the photos on punch feature.

With this feature, employees take a photo on their iPhone or Android each time they submit a punch.

The photos are then available for easy review via a central administrator dashboard:

Buddy Punch's photos on punch are all saved in one place.

Click here for more information on the Photos on Punch feature.

Additional Accountability Features

Buddy Punch offers several other accountability-related features, including Facial Recognition Punching, GPS Tracking, and so on.

Sign up for a free trial here or request a 1-on-1 demo call to learn more.

Save Time on Payroll via Payroll Reports on Demand, Time Off Tracking, and More

Buddy Punch makes payroll a breeze and saves you a significant amount of time and money.

Payroll Reports on Demand

Export payroll reports on demand with Buddy Punch.

Employee hours — as well as time off, overtime, and more — are calculated for you and available to export via Excel as a CSV file.

Click here for more information on our payroll exporting features.

Payroll Provider Integrations

Payroll Integrations with Buddy Punch

Instead of going through an arduous, manual process, transfer employee hours to your payroll provider in just a couple of clicks.

Click here for more information on our payroll provider integrations.  

Time Off Tracking

Buddy Punch's PTO Summary

The Buddy Punch app can handle all of your time off tracking needs. Just to name a few:

  • Employees can request time off within the app, subject to an administrator’s approval.
  • Time off balance is automatically calculated. In just a couple of clicks, you (and your employees) can access reports that show how much paid and unpaid time off is remaining.

Click here to explore Buddy Punch’s additional time off tracking functionality.  

Accruals

Buddy Punch's Time Off Accrual Rules

Buddy Punch makes accruals a breeze. If this feature is applicable to your business, learn more via this video or our help doc articles.

Buddy Punch’s Additional Features

So far, we’ve listed just a few of Buddy Punch’s key features. For the full list, visit our features page. It covers much more, including:

  • Scheduling
  • Overtime Tracking
  • Time Card Approvals
  • Job Codes/Project Tracking

Reviews Highlighting Buddy Punch’s Ease-of-Use and Stellar Customer Service

At the time of writing, Buddy Punch has 648 reviews and 4.8 stars on Capterra.

We’re thankful that many reviewers have taken notice of Buddy Punch’s ease of use and customer support. Here are a few examples of what our clients have to say:

Buddy Punch review: Absolutely stellar customer support, works exactly as advertised.
Buddy Punch review: Simple and Easy to Use Time Tracking Product
Buddy Punch review: Good product
Buddy Punch review: They thought of everything!

Click here to see all of our Buddy Punch reviews on Capterra.

2. Connecteam

Connecteam’s features include but are not limited to:

They offer a great time card app for Android and iPhone, and at the time of writing, Connecteam has 4.8 out of 5 stars and 133 reviews on Capterra.

Connecteam review: Great app and customer service

Click here to see all of Connecteam’s Capterra reviews.

3. QuickBooks Time

QuickBooks Time (formerly TSheets) has features that include but are not limited to:

It’s a great timesheet app for Android and iPhone, and at the time of writing, QuickBooks Time has 4.7 out of 5 stars and 5,515 reviews on Capterra.

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Click here to see all of Quickbooks Time’s Capterra reviews.

4. Hubstaff

Hubstaff has features that include but are not limited to:

It’s a great employee time tracking app for iPhone and Android, and at the time of writing, Hubstaff has 4.6 out of 5 stars and 1203 reviews on Capterra. 

Hubstaff review: Excellent tracking for remote teams

Click here to see all of Hubstaff’s Capterra reviews.

5. OnTheClock

OnTheClock has features that include but are not limited to:

It’s a great timekeeping app for Android and iPhone, and at the time of writing, OnTheClock has 4.7 out of 5 stars and 494 reviews on Capterra.

OnTheClock review: Very effective for our team!

Click here to see all of OnTheClock’s Capterra reviews.

Interested in Trying Out Buddy Punch?

If you find that Buddy Punch is the right fit for your business, you can watch our pre-recorded demo above, sign up for a free trial, or request a 1-on-1 demo call.

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