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Comparing Time Tracking Apps in Jira – Part 2 Free Options

Review the features and benefits of the top three free Jira time tracking apps to select the best option for your team.
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Jan 8, 2024

Comparing Free Jira Time Tracking Apps

In part one of our two-part series comparing Jira time tracking apps, we looked at the limitations of Jira’s built-in time tracking, and reviewed the top paid time tracking apps in the Atlassian Marketplace. If your team doesn’t have a budget for time tracking, the Marketplace also offers several free time tracking apps. Here we'll compare three free time tracking app s, each of which has over 1000 installs.

Need a Jira Time Tracking App for Your Small Team?  

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How Free Jira Time Tracking Apps Work

When looking for free Jira time tracking apps in the Atlassian marketplace, it’s important to note that they work in different ways. Some then were purpose-built for Jira. Others our integrations to standalone, web-based time tracking apps.


HeroCoders offers Clockwork for Jira Free, a limited version of Clockwork for Jira Pro. The Clockwork apps were developed specifically for Jira and do not require any external accounts. Clockwork allows you to use timers (manual or automatic) to capture worklogs, or to create worklogs manually. Timesheets in Clockwork can be broken down by a number of Jira fields.


Clockify is a free, web-based, time tracking application that can be integrated with Jira. You can start/stop timers or manually create worklogs from within Jira. Then you can view the corresponding timesheets and reports in Clockify. A separate (free) Clockify. account is required.

Harvest Time Tracking

Harvest offers time and cost tracking software and an app that integrates with Jira. You can start/stop timers from on Jira issues, submit timesheets for approval, and few logged time as a chart or graph. A separate Harvest account is required.

Compare Free Jira Time Tracking Apps

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Of the three options, Clockwork Free is the only one that is fully integrated in Jira. No external accounts are needed and you can log time, as well as view your timesheets, without ever leaving Jira. The other advantage is that, if your time tracking needs change as your team grows, you can easily migrate to Clockwork Pro.

Learn More About Jira Time Tracking Apps

See this article to learn more about Jira time tracking apps.

Jennifer Choban

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