Reviewed on 20/12/2015
Time tracking app you'll love
Comments: The problem with most time tracking apps is that you need to turn explicitly the timer on and then off and write a comment on what you've been doing. That experience is typically poorly designed and executed, and that's a pain. LetsFreckle sets up the plank for time tracking software; it's made by the guys who've been doing consulting work for other people doing consulting work and freelancing. It's design is clear, experience using it is just fantastic.
Pros: Great design and experience. Easy to use. Has chrome / safari extension for easy turning on /off and writing your todos down. Has an iOS and mac apps. Has built in invoicing.
Cons: Might seem expensive at first, but it's totally worth it.
Reviewed on 13/05/2019
Solid solution for time-tracking needs
Comments: Overall, Freckle/Noko is a solid time tracking tool. It provides effective tracking and reporting for project-based organizations (internal or external) and the reporting is easy to use. The entire platform is pretty intuitive and doesn't take much training at all to get up and running.
Pros: One thing about Freckle/Noko that's great is the ability to split out time tracking very granularly (project level) but still have it level up to a parent project or client. That is a solution that I haven't seen worked very effectively in other tools I've tried but Freckle/Noko does it well which allows for much better reporting (especially when you have to track and report to Finance).
Cons: Our instance became very unwieldy because all users were able to create individual projects that didn't tie back to client accounts which made reporting and tracking at a client and specific project level pretty challenging. This may have been an issue in the way our org was setup but it appeared to be the default where every user could create their own projects despite the fact they were really collaborating on the same project as others on the team. I'd use this as a warning to future admins to be thoughtful in the initial setup and only allow specific users permissions to create and edit projects, client accounts and tags.
Reviewed on 19/11/2019
Intuitive, easy-to-use software
Comments: Tracking time outside of your main system's workflows isn't always ideal, since you have to step outside of the task at hand and work this additional step into your process. But Freckle makes it about as simple as possible once you've worked it into your routine, and once that data is entered, you don't have to think about it again.
Pros: Tracking time on every aspect of a project is easy to do, with reporting that is reliable and easy to use. The site is simple to navigate regardless of one's role or department.
Cons: Because you have many members of the company inputting information, the potential for error/overlap can be high, such as when typing in client names -- a simple typo can then result in multiple entries for what was intended to be a single client.
Reviewed on 17/02/2020
Pros: it tracked time and added it up. it was fast and easy to use
Cons: It allowed for a lot of mayhem from people who have poor organizational skills. This tool was in place without very good internal processes to support and peopel were logging and tracking time and projects in any willy nilly way they saw fit
Reviewed on 14/11/2018
Makes time tracking easy
Comments: Overall I had a good experience with Freckle. As an advertising agency, we had multiple team members working with various clients on various tasks at any given time. Freckle helped keep all of this organized. Pulling reports based on team member or client was easy, which helped us stay on track with our budgets and hour projects.
Pros: As someone new to tracking billable project hours, I found Freckle easy to use. It wasn't difficult to learn and the timer was useful. I was able to easily keep track of my various clients and projects, and could easily pull reports at the end of the month to submit to our project managers. The way completed hours are displayed are really visual and easy to read.
Cons: No specific cons with this project. I haven't used many other time tracking softwares to compare this one too, but it seemed to have all of the features we needed. The members of my team who have more experience with the software were all pleased with it.
Reviewed on 18/11/2019
Comments: It was a great experience and helped make it seamless for our organization to track and report on time spent on our client accounts. Saved us many hours of work and dev time if we had tried to do this ourselves!
Pros: Easy to use and provided accurate reporting on how much time we were spending on each account.
Cons: It always takes time to adjust to new software and processes but other than that, I can't think of anything.
Reviewed on 9/10/2018
Not for Secondary Educators
Pros: I loved the opportunity for this product to automatically adjust the reading level for students based on diagnostic tests to help better accommodate students at their own reading levels. I also loved the different options for testing and assigning different articles and giving vocabulary and reading assignments from the ease of one place.
Cons: The worst thing about this is the fact that Freckle does not allow for much use at the high school level. I was really excited about the product when we went to a training only to be disappointed to find out that it doesn't have a diagnostic test or acknowledge reading levels above 8th grade. Doesn't make it very effective to better high school students and their reading levels.
Reviewed on 18/11/2019
An easy way to stay organized
Comments: I've tried a lot of time tracking tools in my professional life, but none of them have really stuck. Freckle/Noko was created in such a way that that it was easy to use and kept things organized. I'm looking forward to continuing my use of this in the future.
Pros: I really enjoyed Freckle's ease of use in its design and functionality. The reporting feature has been a life-saver -- the data is easy to pull and share when needed. Additionally, having an app that syncs up with my account is so useful.
Cons: The pricing can be a bit much if your team's budget is small, but you have a lot of people you want to connect to the projects. However, the free demo is a good way to see if this is right for your organization.