If you're a consultant, freelancer, support tech, or field worker, take a look at this time tracking and expense app running on a tablet.
For about $200, you can track time and expenses on a tablet in the field. Pop off the keyboard and use the touch screen.
Or, if don't want to tote a tablet around, your Android or iPhone will work just as well. The smartphone time tracking apps are quite different. They are intentionally simpler, and don't actually show a full timesheet. But you can track time just as easily. Plus, they sync with the cloud or desktop. So actually, you could use your tablet and smartphone together. Just sync the android or iOS app with the tablet over Wi-Fi.
You'll see these tools on your tablet:
- All your clients and projects
- Task list for each project
- Expense templates
- A full timesheet
Coming up next on Standard Time® we’re talking freelancing, contractors, the field and tablets. Mike with Standard Time back with Ray White of Scoutwest the developers of Standard Time. Ray, we all know that Standard Time runs on a desktop. What about tablets?
Ray: OK. Let’s take a look and I’ll show you how it works. This little notebook is actually a tablet. You can buy a system like this for $200. I’m going to just pop this screen off so you can see that this is a two-in-one.
We’ve got Standard Time running on it right there. And when I turn it over I get a nice portrait view. I’ve got the desktop version of Standard Time running but I’m going to switch over now and look at the web edition. You have the same look there; you’ve got your timesheet, time logs, expenses, back to the windows edition. Yes, perfect little set up for freelancers, consultants out in the field, works great.
Let’s say I’m a Mac guy or an Android phone guy, can we do that?
Yeah, if you don’t want to take your notepad, laptop out into the field you just have your phone, your iPhone, iPad, Android. Yeah let’s take a look here and I can show you what they look like.
We’ve seen the tablet here; Standard Time runs nicely on that, Windows and web. If you have your phone out there you’ve got your time and expenses here on your phone. iOS and right there on your iPad. Any one of the systems Standard Time will run great you can take these out in the field do your consulting, client billing, and you’ll have it all right there, time and expenses.
That’s great. All you freelancers out there, all you contractors, you field workers, you have no excuse. You have Standard Time in the field now to take with you. We’re answering more of your questions next time with Standard Time. We’ll see you then.