Time Tracking

If you charge by the day or hour, you really need to know how long you’re spending on projects. Paymo makes time tracking easy by recording time spent on projects, and on tasks within these projects

Paymo web timer for time tracking

Use the Paymo web timer
When you sign in to your account, just use the web timer – you’ll find it in the bottom left corner of your browser, always at reach. It’s easy to record your time against specific projects or tasks. Simply start typing and the projects and tasks will autocomplete if you have matching data set up in your account. Whenever you start working on a tasks, just select it and start the stopwatch. All time entries are saved with start and end times for super accurate time reports.

Time tracking with desktop app

Or try the desktop app
No need to log in to Paymo, just start the app and begin recording. It works in the same way as the web timer but has other cool features. It’s available for Windows & OS X. With the desktop timer you can easily track your time directly on the desktop and you can edit your time entries right in the app. Have a quick task to add? No need to login to the web interface, you can do it straight from the app. You can also set up idle time detection to avoid tracking away time by mistake.

Automatic Time Tracking – PaymoPlus

For automatic time tracking, try PaymoPlus. This desktop app monitors what you’re doing on your computer − effortlessly. At the end of the day just allocate the time to your projects.

You don’t have to remember to start and stop a timer each time you switch tasks during your work. You can monitor time you spend online, in apps, documents & email or on specific websites like YouTube or Facebook. Throughout the day you can see at a glance what you’ve been working on.  If you use certain applications, websites and even specific files regularly, you can use the powerful rule filtering system to automatically link time spent to the right projects.

Paymo plus automatically records time spent on different tasks

Manage time with Timesheets
Just click on ‘Timesheets’ on the Paymo dashboard for a snapshot of time recorded that day, week or month.


Forgot to start the timer? Working away from your computer and phone? No problem. Paymo’s ‘Add Bulk Time’ feature makes it easy to add time spent on any project.

You can manually add time to your timesheets