December 15, 2014

Ding – Smarter Time Management

Freelancers and small teams have dozens of web applications to choose from when it comes to time tracking. However, Ding believes that its platform is the simplest and smartest option available. A time tracking application that works on smartphones, desktops, and tablets, Ding provides its users with a way to see exactly how many hours they’ve spent on any project, at any time.

Ding brings together time and money, providing independent professionals with the tools necessary to track both time and income. Create new clients and projects from within the platform, and then select a billable hourly rate. Click the “Log Time” button each time you start working on a project, and Ding will immediately begin tracking and saving the necessary data on your behalf. If you’re not working at a desktop computer, you can use Ding on your smartphone or tablet, as well. Ding allows users to quickly export the data they collect as PDF or CSV files, which is a useful feature for people who prefer storing their information outside the web-based platform.

In order to keep its platform as streamlined as possible, Ding has gotten rid of extraneous features like sub-tasks and client invoicing. The application does one thing, and it does it well. For freelancers and small teams that are looking for a time tracker they can use on multiple platforms, Ding is an ideal solution.

Practical Uses:

  • Track how much time you’ve spent working on a client’s project
  • Set a budget and hourly rate for each project you’re working on
  • See how many hours you’ve spent working this week
  • Export your time tracking information to store on your hard drive

Insider Tips:

  • Users can log projects from anywhere within the Ding app
  • Archive projects once they’re completed
  • View the Activity screen to see the projects you’ve recently worked on
  • Ding offers a native iPhone app

What we liked:

  • Ding makes it easy for people to track their working hours online
  • The application is easy to navigate
  • Users can easily track billable hours
  • Ding offers a free 45-day trial

What we didn’t like:

  • Ding doesn’t have many of the invoicing and business management features that competing time trackers offer


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Oslo, Norway
  • Founded by: Gjermund Rein Gustavsen and Anders Svendal
  • Web site:


  • Free trial
  • Solo plan is $10 per month
  • Team plan is $25 per month

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