Keep time with 1time

Keep time with 1time

Rafe Needleman Former Editor at Large
Rafe Needleman reviews mobile apps and products for fun, and picks startups apart when he gets bored. He has evaluated thousands of new companies, most of which have since gone out of business.
Rafe Needleman
Here's another in the continuing progression of clever, focused Web 2.0 business apps: 1time, a tool to help you keep track of billable time. Like invoicing, keeping track of hours is one of those necessary but dreary requirements of running a small services business.

1time is easy to understand, although a bit modal to use. By that I mean you have to make sure you're in the right section and logged in the right way to do what you want. For example, if you're in admin view, you can see a nice overview of your projects and clients, but you can't enter hours. You have to switch to employee view to do so. If you're a one-person shop, that's a needless distinction.

Also, timekeeping is one of those areas that can't really be isolated from other recordkeeping and accounting functions. Time-sheets generate invoices and also form the basis of payroll, and 1time--at least so far--does not integrate with either of these functions. The service is still young, though, so I'll look forward to partnerships with other companies, such as Blinksale [blog post], and for the developers to layer in additional features.

Found on: e-Hub

Category: Business
Developer: Jeebers
Stage: Open beta
Cost: Free for now