Time Doctor is one of those tools that you don’t know how much you need, until you actually to use it.
Putting together this Time Doctor review came at good time, I was slowly getting my Brainy Marketer business back up and running.
If you read that post, you know I am all about time management now with running Brainy Marketer, and Time Doctor has and will be a big part of that.
Let’s jump right into my review since I have a good amount to share.
Quick Facts: How Time Doctor will help you and or your team:
- Track your time spent on “Work”
- Helps you avoid distractions
- Stay updated on website or app
- Screen shot ability
- Payroll option
- Flexible configurations for you or your team
- Make the most of their time spent working while on the computer
Is Time Doctor Easy To Use?
As you have heard me say before, for me to use a tool a tool has to be EASY to use.
Time Doctor fits that nicely, even though you can take some time to get it setup and use all the features, but if you just want to get in and start tracking your time, you can be doing that in less than 1o min.
From sign up to installation, the process was fast. Downloading, installing and start tracking took me about 9 min.
Once you have Time Doctor running it is very simple to use.
You basically just enter a task and click the ‘GO’ button and you are tracking. When you’re need to take a break just click the ‘Break’ button and your tracking will pause.
When actively tracking a progress bar runs in the background. This bar tells you the task you are currently working on and includes a timer of how long you’ve spent on the task as well as how long you’ve been “working” for that day.
Time Doctor Features
Here are a few of the Time Doctor features that stand out most to me:
Tracking your time is the core of what Time Doctor is all about. You add a “task” that you are about to work on and click the GO button and they will keep track of the time you worked on that task.
Smart Time Tracking
If you are working on a task and you get a phone call or leave for lunch and forget to click the BREAK button and you computer stays inactive for 3 minutes, Time Doctor will pop up a notification saying…
“It seems kind of quiet, are you working on?”
If you don’t click to confirm, time Time Doctor will log you out of your session and remove 3 minutes from your work time.
This is the ultimate “watch dog” feature for bosses, managers.
You can enable screenshot recording for any member of your team and it will take screenshots of their screen every few minutes while they’re working.
You can then later review screenshots for any period of time for any team member evaluate their performance.
Your employees can also review and delete their own screenshots giving them the opportunity to watch their own performance.
Know how your work time is being used, Time Doctor offers detailed reports of activity for any member of your team.
Poor time use reports:
See a list of potential non work related activities.
Absent or late time reports:
You can see if team members have been late or absent.
Web and app usage reports:
You can see which web sites were visited and apps used.
Time Doctor monitors applications and websites that you use during your work session. If it detects excessive use of “offenders” like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and displays a pop-up notification…
“Are you working on…”
If this activity is work related you can click “Yes” and it won’t bug you.
The pop-up notifications can be enabled/disabled in your Time Doctor control panel, but I would leave them on, since it’s a great way to get you refocused on your task.
Time Doctor iPhone App
Time Doctor does have an iPhone app, now I don’t have an iPhone, but I wanted to mention it in the review since I know many of my readers to have iPhones.
The app and desktop software work together easily, it will sync with desktop software, so that time spent working while “away” from the office will be included in my overall time log.
Time Doctor offers 30 days free trial, you get access to the full version with no restrictions. If you choose to stay with Time Doctor, here is how pricing works:
$5/month – 1 user
$9.99/month for 2 users
The Wrap Up
How many time have you got online to do something and next thing you know 3 hours have passed and you didn’t finish what you came online to do, instead you spent the time on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram?
I know, I been there lol
Think of how much more work you would get dome if you used a tool like Time Doctor to keep you on track and helping you get refocused.
I know for me, I get distracted easily so Time Doctor has been a big help for me and getting my “WORK” organized. As annoying as the pop-ups are, they have been very good at getting me off of Twitter and back to work.
So for me, if you an at home entrepreneur or you have a team, Time Doctor is well worth the cost and time to setup and use every day.
Full Disclosure: Time Doctor paid me to write a review for their service. But before I said yes, I told them I would need to use the service for a few week before I made a decision on writing the review. This review came from me personally using the site and seeing how well it works. If they sucked, this review would not of happened, money or not.