Undeniably, the Timely platform is pricier than most competitors. Many other systems, like Clockify and Toggl, offer truly free plans that are actually practical. Meanwhile, even the most high-end subscriptions on adversary platforms are still lower-priced than Timely’s Unlimited plan. For example, both Toggl and Time Doctor max out at $20 monthly per user while offering premium features, like 24/7 priority support.
But, for its steep price, the time-tracking title indeed delivers some impressive perks. Most prominently, Timely records activity across a variety of software applications, rather than generically logging total time without any detailed breakdown. This means businesses can account for every minute with needle-like precision and narrowly hone in on time-hogging bottlenecks.
And unlike many lower-priced competitors, Timely incorporates project management features to complement its core time-tracking functions. This means you can use the platform to track business resources, monitor longer-term project progression, delegate tasks, and perform other high-level planning duties.
Since people usually rely on dedicated project management software, like Jira, to perform many of these responsibilities, this is an enormously valuable aspect of Timely.
These majorly valuable perks certainly help mitigate Timely's inflated costs. However, budget-conscious businesses strictly pursuing a low-dollar figure will remain priced out, regardless of value for the money.