Yaware.TimeTracker vs Tick

What Is Tick?

Tick is a software, designed to track time against a budget. It can be used by freelancers, as well as by employees of a big company. Tick makes time tracking more of a streamlined communication tool between employees and managers.

What Is Yaware.TimeTracker?

Yaware.TimeTracker is a web-based software, which allows to monitor online and offline activities in a real time. It is perfectly suitable for all kinds of computer workers from freelancers up to office and remote employees.

How Does Tick Work?

To use Tick’s timecard you need to follow three steps: (1) select a project (organized by client), (2) select your task, and (3) enter time spent. Once you have entered time, it is possible to enter notes, get budget feedback or work further for the projects.

How Does Yaware.TimeTracker Work?

Once you have installed Yaware.TimeTracker (takes less than 15 minutes), the tool starts to track time automatically. There is no need to turn it on or off all the time. However, if you need to suspend monitoring, you can do that by clicking on ‘suspend monitoring` on the icon in the system tray.

Tracking Time Spent On Applications and Websites

Unlike Tick, Yaware.TimeTracker records visited websites and used application along with the time spent on each of them. Furthermore, there are more than 15k resources in tool’s database. If needed, you can also add new sites and apps to the database and define their productivity status.

All resources are divided into three groups with the following productivity status:

  • Productive (e.g. Microsoft Publisher)
  • Neutral (e.g. news and unknown resources)
  • Unproductive (e.g. social networks, online games)

Individual Settings

Yaware.TimeTracker allows to set individual settings for a separate employee or the whole group. It helps to make the monitoring more objective, as various departments need different resources to accomplish their tasks. Tick does not have this option.

Tracking Time Spent Offline

Yaware.TimeTracker records the time, when you are from the computer. After return, you receive a message with a request to describe the activity. So, you can easily find out, how long the meetings, phone calls, etc. take. Tick requires turning on timer, which is not always comfortable.

Reporting to Simplify Management

Tick provides its users with reports built around actionable data. They can be created and then updated. In contrast Yaware.TimeTracker generates reports based on collected data automatically, and employees cannot edit them. So, managers do not need to bother themselves with additional entries. They simply get data on employees’ productivity and can set realistic goals for future.

Is accurate data important for business?

As Yaware.TimeTracker gathers information automatically about online and offline activities, and does not allow editing, the generated data is very accurate. It allows to define the most and least productive employee fairly, run payroll calculations efficiently and save a lot of valuable time.


Unlike Tick, Yaware.TimeTracker provides its users with an opportunity to take screenshots. So, if you need a quick overview of employee monitor in pictures, simply enable this option in settings.

Webcam Snapshots

Yaware.TimeTracker in contrast to Tick also allows to take snapshots. It is very helpful option to monitor remote employees or freelancers, as it allows to see the workplace at any time you need.