Everhour’s schtick is integrating with other popular project management and productivity apps. Here are a few you might recognize:
Even more important is that it integrates into three of the most popular accounting software as well: Xero, QuickBooks, and FreshBooks. That means you can automatically import invoices and hours to your bookkeeping software with minimal headache and without messy CSVs or the like.
Everhour comes with a browser extension that seamlessly integrates the time tracking ability into the dashboards of other tools, allowing you to start the timer while you’re in Asana or check your hours logged as you browse Trello cards.
But how is the timekeeping function? It’s quite excellent, but not as simple as just punching in and out. After signing up, Everhour will prompt you to create a profile and fill in some information about your operation, including current projects, rates, and clients. Only once that info is in there can you actually hit the start button on a timer.
While Everhour is designed primarily for tracking billable hours, project or milestone-based payments are recordable. A nifty feature is that it still tracks the time recorded during these assignments. The resulting report lets you know what your “hourly rate” was, your profitability per employee, and other useful stats.
While it might be a bit annoying to set up, you’ll be glad you did when you see the level of detail included in the reports. It may be an impediment if you often take projects with very short turnarounds – you can’t just fill in the project details later, it has to be fully entered before you can start the clock.
Who Everhour is best for
Freelancers will find Everhour particularly enticing. The integration with other productivity apps like Asana and Zapier makes it very attractive, as well as the option to send invoices based on milestones or billable hours.
There are a few weird quirks to Everhour’s pricing which makes it somewhat unappealing. The first is that it can only be paid yearly, not monthly (although the prices shown are what you would pay per month). Second is that, for the Team plan, you have to pay for a minimum of 5 members.
- Solo – $7/month, all features included
- Team – $25/month ($5 per person, minimum of 5), all features included
Everhour customer support
Like most of its competitors, Everhour offers both email and online chat support. There is no premium, on-demand support, but they tend to be pretty responsive during business hours.
There’s no telephone number to call for Everhour support.
- Integrates with most popular productivity, project management, and accounting apps.
- Has a public API available for you to create your own integrations!
- A very handy Chrome extension makes integrations easy and immediate.
- No mobile app.
- No phone support.
- Un-integrating may require help from the support team.