Advanced Project Management Features: Unlike Toggl, Harvest offers more comprehensive project management capabilities. Users can assign different tasks within a project, track the progress, and monitor the time taken for completion which enhances overall project productivity and efficiency.
Expense Tracking: Harvest goes beyond time tracking (which Toggl specializes in) and incorporates expense tracking. This tool enables users to log in all the expenses related to a project, offering a more comprehensive project cost management alternative to Toggl.
Synopsis of Time and Budget: In contrast to Toggl, Harvest provides a feature for showing the outlined time and budget required for any given project. This summary helps in overseeing the overall project timeline and cost management more precisely.
Detailed Reporting: Harvest provides more extensive reporting capabilities compared to Toggl. Besides standard time tracking reports, it includes details like expenses, invoicing, and real-time access to project status, offering a more precise understanding of project landscape.
Integration Capabilities: While both Harvest and Toggl offer third-party integrations, Harvest has a more extensive and diverse selection. It can integrate with project management software, CRM tools, and also with marketing tools, offering greater flexibility than Toggl.
Harvest lacks a built-in pomodoro timer feature that Toggl has. This means users of Harvest need to make use of another app or service for this function, which can be inconvenient.
Harvest's interface is not as intuitive or user-friendly as Toggl's. This can be problematic for less tech-savvy users or those new to time tracking software, potentially impacting productivity.
Harvest does not offer real-time time tracking, a feature present in Toggl. This means that Harvest users cannot see how their time is being allocated as they are working, which could affect their project management.
Toggl offers a popular idle detection feature which automatically stops the timer if the user is inactive for a certain period of time. Harvest does not offer this feature, meaning it might continue tracking time even when a user is not actively working.
Unlike Toggl, Harvest does not have a timeline feature that tracks all your activities on your computer. This means that it is not as effective in logging your time if you forget to start or stop the timer.