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App of the Week - HoursTracker







 

By the end of a busy workday, it’s easy to feel so tired that you forget to some of the most simple yet important tasks, such as logging your work hours for the day. If you’re the type of person who prefers to focus on actual work when you’re sitting at your desk, and not meticulously counting every moment, HoursTracker could be your new favorite app.

The app allows you to track and export your hours at one or more of your jobs, taking the pressure off of you to remember each day.

You’ll be able to choose whether you manually clock in and out through the app, or, let the app do the work for you automatically by enabling your phone’s location and utilizing its geofencing capabilities.

If you have multiple jobs, HoursTracker gives you the ability to generate categories for each one, as well as various tags to distinguish between them. These flexibility and customization capabilities help set the app apart from similar entries in the increasingly crowded field of time management apps.

During the work day, you can program in your app when you take your breaks or lunch. If you accidentally clock in on the app, HoursTracker allows you to edit your work shifts. You also will be able to set notifications to help remind yourself of the start or end of your workday.

HoursTracker even makes it easy to save and export your work hours at the end of a pay period. You’ll be able to email your chosen range of hours in text format, or save and send a CSV spreadsheet layout with one or more people.

Ready to take the hassle out of pay periods?The app is available for free download in the Google Play store for Android users or the App Store for Apple users.

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