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13 Time Tracking App Success Stories [2023]

13 Time Tracking App Success Stories [2023]
Start A Time Tracking App

A time tracking app is a tool used allows its user to clock in/out via an internet-connected device or to use a stopwatch to record the start and end of tasks. The time tracker apps also have analytics and reporting features that consolidate the data so that users can gain insights into time spent on different tasks, projects, and clients.

The growing need among managers and enterprises to improve employee productivity and adopt a remote work culture contribute to the high demand for time-tracking apps.

Therefore, if you are looking for the best App-based business, you may consider developing a time tracker application. Here is a high-level overview of some steps to get you started working on your business idea of the time tracker App

  • Define the project scope
  • Choose a software development methodology
  • Formulate the approach for your development project
  • Create a project team
  • Develop the project plan with timelines
  • Test the prototypes
  • Find suitable API solutions
  • Publish the Apps

Here are some real life success stories of starting a time tracking app:

1. Labor Sync ($2.22M/year)

Dean A. Logan (from New Jersey, USA) started Labor Sync almost 14 years ago.

$185K / month
3 founders / 12 employees
New Jersey, USA

Case Study

My name is Dean Logan, the co-founder, and CEO of Labor Sync. Labor Sync was founded in 2009 along with my father and CFO Al Logan and CTO Joe Burger.

The amazing thing about Labor Sync is our expansive global presence for such a small company, only 12 employees! Our product is available in over 17 languages and used in over 100 countries.


2. Klokki ($4.2K/year)

Stas Moor (from Dresden, Saxony, Germany) started Klokki over 5 years ago.

$350 / month
2 founders / 0 employees
Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Case Study

Hello fellow makers! My name is Stas Moor and I am the founder of Klokki — an automatic time-tracking Mac app for freelancers and us — makers.

We sell Klokki through our website as a one-time purchase. That includes 1-year of updates and can be used forever. Besides that, we also offer a Slim version of the Mac App Store for free, but without the automatic time-tracking and an In-App-Purchase. The combined income of both apps is around $350/month. In that sense, we still have ways to go but are very grateful to our awesome customers who already believed in us.


Learn more about starting a time tracking app:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a time tracking app?
-> Pros and cons of a time tracking app

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established time tracking app
-> Marketing ideas for a time tracking app
-> Time tracking app slogans
-> Time tracking app names

Other resources

-> Time tracking app tips

4. HoursLogger ($10.2K/year)

Drew Haines (from San Diego) started HoursLogger almost 9 years ago.

$850 / month
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hey there! My name is Drew Haines and I am the founder of HoursLogger. My brother and I started our business over 6 years ago and set out to build a simple time tracking and invoicing app that we loved for our own consulting business.

If I were, to sum up, my experience in one phrase, it would be “slowly but surely”. HoursLogger has always been a side project that’s slowly moving in the right direction. We made ~$9k in passive income last year, are currently closing in on $1k MRR and the app is in a great position to grow.


5. TIMEFLIP ($600K/year)

Pavel Cheshev (from Poznań, Польша) started TIMEFLIP over 6 years ago.

$50K / month
2 founders / 5 employees
Poznań, Польша

Case Study

Hi! My name is Pavel Cheshev and I’m running a startup called TimeFlip that we co-founded with my partner Dmitry in the Summer of 2016.

We’ve sold over 5000 units to the date. About half of our global sales happen in North America, where we are found on Amazon and with the plans agreed for Walmart, Best Buy and Home Depot in the nearest future.


6. SmartTask ($48K/year)

Shyamal Parikh (from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India) started SmartTask over 6 years ago.

$4K / month
1 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

Hello, I am Shyamal Parikh and I am the founder of SmartTask. SmartTask is a project management tool that aims to make people 3x more productive by helping them prioritize their tasks, distributing work amongst team members, and tracking sales using CRM.

We currently are at $4K MRR and received $300K in seed funding this year in April.


7. Truein ($480K/year)

Ankit Tanna (from Pune, Maharashtra, India) started Truein about 6 years ago.

$40K / month
2 founders / 20 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Ankit Tanna, the founder at Truein. Truein is a Face recognition-based attendance solution.


8. Agiled ($120K/year)

Asad Ali (from Abbottabad, Pakistan) started Agiled about 4 years ago.

$10K / month
1 founders / 15 employees

Case Study

Greetings! I am Asad Ali founder and CEO of Agiled, an all-in-one business management software where you can manage everything related to your business like Clients, Finances, Projects, Appointments, Support, Proposals, Contracts, and much more in one place.

Our software is making $10k/month and serving 5000+ companies. We launched in early 2020 and we are so proud to have come this far within two years.


9. Monapp Calabs ltd ($300K/year)

Andrei (from Larnaca, Cyprus) started Monapp Calabs ltd about 10 years ago.

$25K / month
1 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

The business started as a side project while I was employed. After realizing it has potential (people were interested), I started about 2014 to work full time.

At some point I was able to get around 2000 downloads per day - that was probably the top.


10. Hubstaff ($6M/year)

Jared Brown (from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) started Hubstaff almost 10 years ago.

$500K / month
2 founders / 54 employees
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Case Study

Hi, my name is Jared Brown and I am a co-founder of Hubstaff. We started the company eight years ago to build a time tracking tool that included “proof of work”. The initial goal was to solve the issue of non-developer owners and managers not knowing how long development tasks should take and feeling helpless when they suspected the freelancers they hired were billing them for more hours than they were actually working.

We started charging for our product in August of 2013 and we were recently named one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. for the second year in a row. We are about to hit 10,000 paying customers and $6,000,000 in annual recurring revenue.


11. Rize ($300K/year)

Will co-founded Rize, a productivity tool that tracks your time. In October, they made +$11k in sales, while still being a two-person bootstrapped team.

Macgill Davis (from ) started Rize ago.

$25K / month

Case Study

Will co-founded Rize, a productivity tool that tracks your time. In October, they made +$11k in sales, while still being a two-person bootstrapped team.

12. Planndu ($8.4K/year)

Yarik Skov (from Lisbon, Portugal) started Planndu 12 months ago.

$700 / month
2 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

Hello! We are Yarik and Kate, a Software Engineer and a Product Designer. Together we started Planndu, an app that helps everyone be more focused and get more things done.

We see a constant increase in signups and subscriptions every month. Last month 851 new users joined, 65% from organic search. Our revenue from subscriptions has grown by a 24% MoM, and we believe that within a year from now, it will increase even further to the point that it will allow us fully sustain our lives. We are just at the beginning of our journey, and we still have many more things we would like to accomplish!


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