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Smart Time Tracking App

Published 07/05/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

Paydirt is a time-tracking application that freelancers can use to make sure that their time spent on specific projects is tracked and billed accurately and easily. Paydirt offers a built-in time tracker where a user could start timing on a project for a client with just a single click. While tracking time is a difficult task for many freelancers- Paydirt makes it easy. Also, Paydirt has a Chrome and Firefox extension so users could track their time on projects even when they forget to hit "start." The browser extensions will remember a project even when the user does not. Finally, invoicing on Paydirt is very simple. Users can bill for their hours worked, send the bill via email and track who has paid them and who has not. Paydirt offers users a free trial of the app for 14 days. All in all, users can track their work on multiple projects, with multiple clients and provide their customers professional invoicing.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The Paydirt operation is based out of Melbourne, Australia. They launched in 2011. The app is considered "for freelancers, by freelancers."

What are the differences to other apps?

Paydirt is unique in that it has the browser extensions which can make it so that if the user forgets to start the timer on a project, the extension can still track their time on a project. Additionally, the app is focused simply on the time tracking of freelance projects and not payroll or hourly employees for other fields.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Paydirt is very well designed, simple to use and easy to incorporate into one's freelance business. Since it is designed by freelancers, they have added the elements that are critical and most useful to such a contractor and such projects. The app was fast and responsive. There were no bugs or errors encountered at any point of this review. Overall, Paydirt functions quite nicely!

How does the registration process work?

To register for the application, users can click on the Sign Up hyperlink located on the Paydirt homepage. Paydirt requests the following information from users in order to establish a new account: first name, email address, password, client's business name, and per hour charge. From there users are taken to their Paydirt dashboard and they can start creating new projects or clients and using the Paydirt app.

What does it cost to use the application?

Paydirt is free for 14 days. After that, the app costs $10 per user, per month. Paydirt offers a Solo plan ($10), a Duo plan ($20) and a Trio plan ($30).

Who would you recommend the application to?

Freelancers could benefit the most from an application like Paydirt. For anyone who bills their clients by hour and has to track multiple projects and multiple clients, Paydirt could be a great asset for them. It is simple to use, runs in the background and professional-looking and accurate.

  • Built in time tracker offers one-click, easy tracking of hours spent on projects
  • Chrome or Firefox extensions to ensure all time worked is tracked
  • Sleek and simple invoicing
  • Free 14 day trial

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Cheapest plan (per month) : $10.00
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Most expensive plan (per month) : $30.00
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