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Started by Xero API -   in App Reviews |Time tracking

4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 144 user ratings
If you are a user of Xero and MinuteDock, tell us how you are getting on and your experience so far. Any tips?

About MinuteDock

MinuteDock is an online solution to help people who bill by the hour track and invoice their time. 14 day free trial (and then from $16/month), check out MinuteDock.


Remember if you have questions or need assistance with MinuteDock, this is not the best place to ask - this forum is for reviews and feedback only.

For general support, check out the MinuteDock frequently asked questions

Minute Dock is a terrific app on its own but the seamless connection to Xero makes it even more useful for this small business. I like to have good quality financials, but I don't have the staff. Between these two apps, I get what I need with ease. It also helps that my accountants are Xero Silver award winners (Hawkins & Co.)

Melinda Munro  

Minutedock works very well for my practice, highly recommended, links very well with Xero, have not had any issues with the link and have now been using for over 18 months now.

Nicola Harvey  

Fantastic software!

I absolutely love MinuteDock, once you figure out the way it works (and it's easy to figure out thanks to the short and easy to understand tutorials) It's so fast to use and easily exports to Xero. I recommend it to all my freelancer buddies. There are some things I'd like to see improved but the team is receptive to improvements. Keep up the good work and I look forward ot seeing new features implemented down the track.

Kieren Smith  

I use Minute Dock for my Bookkeeping Business. After trialling a number of similar apps I went with Minute Dock for it's user friendliness and simplicity. Plus it is fun to use, and well priced.

The start/stop nature of our business with the timer function is perfect. The transition from Time to Invoice to push through to Xero sales is easy. My contractor logs his time and I can set work for him to budget his time against too.

Nicola Edie  

I love MinuteDock but find it frustrating that it is limited to fixed time periods. I have a retainer client who insists on a rolling contract which can run into 6 week periods. Is there any way MinuteDock can make the period more flexible I wonder.

If it were not for this I would rate it a full 5 stars.

Stella Gooch  

We are an accountancy firm based in Northern Ireland and a Xero Gold partner. Minutedock is a great add on for Xero for those wanting to record their time & then take those bills across to Xero seamlessly. It is very easy to use and easy to navigate, keeps it simple too which is the best thing about using software.

Aidan Malone  

Minutedock has been brilliant for my business. It means I no longer have to rely on job descriptions scrawled in my calendar when creating invoices. I can enter the information in Minutedock while I am on a job straight to iPhone or Tablet. Then with a few clicks I can create my invoices in Xero. It saves me a lot of time and I am very happy indeed.

Stephen Vass  

This does what it says on the tin. Operation is straightforward, set up easy and the reporting is fun. There are a few tweaks that could improve it but it is definitely on the right track (hehe see what I did there?!). I have recommended it to others.

Emma Campbell  

Minutedock takes out all the stress of my time tracking activities! Allows me to focus more on work and less on admin. Loving it. Sign up for 12 months to save some $$.

John Attard  

MinuteDock fits perfectly into our mobile service. We are able to easily track billable hours from the mobile app whilst on the road seeing clients. Month end invoicing pushes all employee billable time into Xero for invoicing - all we do is check and send. It's really cut down on manual entry!
Jared & Nicole are great support. Super quick to reply and constantly looking at ways to improve the system. Highly recommend!

Josh Pontifex  

I'm surprised this fantastic app is still an independant business, I'd expect another big fish to want to acquire it by now?

Jared is always so helpful and responsive, highly recommend this app!

Bill Rafferty  

MinuteDock is a great web-based time tracking application that works well and is extremely simple to use which is the main reason we adopted it. I would highly recommend this application to anyone needing to track their time for any purpose.

Alex Hill  

I have been impressed with the ease of use of MinuteDock, and how it seamlessly works with Xero. As a former Freshbooks/Toggl user I can attest that it cut our invoicing time in half. Being able to call up the dock bar in any web page has proven to be very useful. I don't have any reservations about recommending it as a timekeeping/invoicing/accounting solution to anyone. While there is always room for improvement and features, they both have very useful products out of the gate. Oh, and both companies are great with customer support when you need them. Responsive and timely.

Paul Verberne  

We use it as an IT support company. This makes tracking time so much easier for everyone and makes generating invoices at the end of the month pretty easy. Awesome reporting interface for when I want to drill down into the data without needing to export stuff into csv too.

The guys at MD are awesome and pretty quick at replying to questions and product feature requests.

MinuteDock has been a core piece of our business now and I don't see that changing any time soon.

Jono Oh  

As an employee, I find MinuteDock easy to use - either on my computer or cellphone. The information flows seamlessly to Xero, and I can include a summary of the billable work I'm doing for a client. It's a great way to track spend or number of hours committed to a project to ensure I'm working effectively and efficiently. Creating invoices is also easy too.

I'd recommend MinuteDock to others.

Kim Payton  

our company has around 20 staff with the majority being part time, this app has saved us so much time. Minute doc support is prompt and efficient and our changeover has been painless.
Highly recommend this app , the staff love it!!

brett oreilly  

I love MinuteDock ! Have been using for about 6 months. I can record time very quickly on the fly or at the end of the day. Billing is smooth as is the connection to Xero. Support during the configuration stages was superb. Nice work.

Bryce Hoad  

As a busy freelance graphic designer my time-keeping prior to using Minutedock was haphazard at best. Mostly done from memory or scribbled on note pads, invoicing was a nightmare and took hours and hours... even days. I would put off invoicing I hated it so much. I'm sure I was under charging on many jobs simply because I really didn't know how many hours I'd actually spent on it. I tried a few desktop time keepers but they were clunky and didn't link with Xero which meant a ton of painful double entry.

Minutedoc's seamless integration with Xero makes invoicing so easy it's actually bordering on being enjoyable! Minutedoc makes tracking multiple jobs so simple it becomes something I do automatically, almost without thinking. That means come invoice time I can trust the system and fire through invoicing in no time, knowing I'm accounting for every minute spent on every job (I can even track the time I spend invoicing... which isn't much).

Richard Graham  

Minutedock has genuinely changed the way I work. I used to keep a note in my Outlook and record time in there. It was messy and required me to re input info when I was doing my invoicing in Xero.

Now I can simply walk onto a job and start the clock on my phone. When I leave the job I fill out which client it was for and a quick description of what I did. Then at the end of each week I can simply fire the time straight into Xero, tidy up the description and send it straight to the client. I am finding that I am billing more time as previously it was easy for me to forget etc.

Jared has personally helped me with a few small questions. The support from these guys is absolutely amazing. Highly recommend this product, so happy I found it.

James Lowden  

Hi Eleanor,

I'm the Founder & CEO of MinuteDock. Very sad to hear about your experiences with MinuteDock - our team strives to make sure that everyone has a great experience.

I've tried to find your account, but the closest match I believe may be an account in the name of a partner or husband? I've checked with our team & looked through all our customer support history and we can't find any correspondence with you or him, or any messages about any issues. Have you reached out to us about this? We'd love to learn about the specifics of what's happening so we can solve it for you, especially since we take the issues you're describing extremely seriously.

If the style and approach of the MinuteDock user interface isn't a good fit for you, we're also absolutely happy to recommend another product that you may suit better.

Please feel free to reach out to me directly: jared@minutedock.com

Jared Armstrong

Jared Armstrong  

We're moving off MinuteDock and I would appreciate some recommendations for alternatives.
MinuteDock frequently misses entries, gets the date wrong, or enters zero time (this should be a criminal offence!). We now have to keep a paper log, put the entries into MinuteDock, print a report, compare it with our paper log, identify and correct the erroneous entries in MinuteDock, print the report again..... Its about 4 x as much work.

Eleanor Hedley  

I must have tried all the time trackers that link with Xero, and none of them came close to Minutedock - so easy and intuitive to use, with great integration to Xero, with all the right options to customise how the invoice will look. When they add expenses to a future update, it will be perfect!

John Burgess  

One man band, works great

Tony Butcher  

Minutedock is a live saver for me: clean, accurate, flexible timekeeping. And export to/integration with Xero! There are a few areas which need to be tightened up, but I have found the Minutedock team amazingly responsive and helpful. I have high hopes for the next update & look forward to working with them in the years to come!

David Wooten  

I use minute dock everyday to track my hours as Head of Marketing at Konsus. The company also uses minute dock to manage 10 executives, 20 project managers and 50 freelancers. It’s amazing how organized we can right away as a startup using minute dock. As head of marketing, I love using the reports feature to keep track of hours spent within the team. I love using minute dock and would recommend it to large and small businesses alike.

Annie Brown  

Gotta love Minutedock, and most importantly the epic customer service that goes above and beyond. It really makes a difference if you are a small startup which lots of stuff to do. Keep it up guys!

Fredrik Thomassen  

Fast, simple, beautiful. How timesheets should work. And summarising into invoices (with the inevitable tweaks to entries) is easy, then they zip right into Xero.

Keep rocking!

Robert Coup  

We had searched for months and tried a myriad of different time recording options before we tried Minute Dock. It's fast and the interface is extremely intuitive. It just works the way it is supposed to with the minimum amount of steps.
We can't wait to see the mobile app!

Brad Curtis-Smith  

We used Minute Dock for a few months, and while we don't use it anymore (for other reasons) it worked quite well. You have to match the name 100% spot on, but, it was easy and frieldy to use. No issues, should be fully supported.

Burt Mascareigne  

We have been using Minute Dock for a few months now and it has transformed the way that we can track our teams hours and profitability across different jobs / clients. Help / service desk is timely and accurate. We would like there to be some changes made to the hourly rates applications across the system to (i.e. multiple different rates for users across different clients) but they are aware of this and are working on some solutions in the future. All in all, a great service that meets our current needs.

Claire Maloney  

I love that Minutedock and Xero integrates so well. Makes my job so much easier.

Ruben Van Der Merwe  

Finding a system that captured time and project detail the way we wanted as a small product design consultancy was frustrating, we nearly settled on another product after trying out about 6-8 others, then stumbled upon minutedock. Within 5 minutes we knew we had the product we needed. Really clever functionality, never onerous, very quick time tracking and passes over to xero simply, looking forward to when they start pulling other detail from xero such as preset sales items and rates etc

Nick Jones  

I love Minutedock. It does everything I could possibly need to track my time, budget for fixed price projects and gives the client the ability to check where I have spent time via a special link. The support is superb, response times are really quick, friendly and accurate. I recommend it to everyone I know who works in a similar way. I am just now learning Xero so will have to work my way around linking the two.

Kathy Soulsby  

The integration has streamlined my invoicing process significantly. Especially where the client needs transparency to allocate different line items in our invoices to different budget centres in their own accounts. I just set up the tasks in minute dock and it groups the time we spend on each in my invoices to the client. Automation is satisfying!

Kieron McGinity  

I absolutely LOVE minute dock! Time tracking and invoicing was a chore until I starting using this about 6 months ago. I don't know how I survived without it. Highly recommend it!

Kate Beresford  

Great product. Does everything I need to but in a simple, easy to understand way.
Integrates really well with Xero but still giving you control over what the invoice looks like.
Support is so easy. They have a great 'Chat' window within the software and I've never had to wait long for a reply.
Can't recommend highly enough.

Delaney Van Baalen  

Great visual meters for keeping an eye on actual time vs. time goals and budgets for projects!

Karen Brady  

Excellent product integrates well with Xero, love it!!

Heather Shaw  

An incredibly efficient and easy to use timekeeper! Perfect for keeping track of schedules.

Benjamen Judd  


James Robertson  

MinuteDock is a fast and easy-to-use timekeeper. It's integration with Xero is seamless and that make billing painless. I recommend it highly!

Mike Masin  

I love Minute Dock. I am a Xero Advisor and we are a consulting/bookkeeping firm with clients across different platforms. When my account manager introduced me to Minute Dock, it virtually made my use of Xero worthwhile. Can't endorse it enough. The support is top notch too. Well done guys.

Josephine Roberts  

I am a one man business charging my time so the less the effort spent on time recording/ invoicing/accounting the more time is available for getting the job done. The Minute Dock/Xero combination is a real winner and does everything I need on this front quickly and effectively. Highly recommended.

Dave Robb  

We recently started a new consulting company that bills by blocks of time so we needed to be able to determine how much time is left on the block of time and quickly evaluate the time spent during the last month, week, etc. MinuteDock's goals allow us to keep track of what is left of the time and the reporting feature allows us to quickly and easily update the clients on what is still available in their Block of Time. The ease of keeping time, entering new time projects and contacts and the use of the timers allows for fast and easy timekeeping. Love it with its ability to integrate into Xero and generate statements of time.

Sherri Kent  

Great tool, super responsive and lovely team. Makes invoicing a breeze

John Irving  

Brilliant piece of software, that allows users of Xero to realise the extensive hidden value of the product, particularly as it relates to accounting and charging for time.

The savings in time (that would otherwise be unaccounted for or forgotten) alone are worth the investment.

Another great feature is the way Minutedock automatically gathers and maintains the names of Xero customers by way of what appears to be a real time or near real time integration between the two platforms (without having to do anything other than the initial setup which is really easy).

Minutedock also provides very practical options by giving business the ability to account for time in specific projects and / or tasks.

Minutedock then delivers this time (even custom amounts of time) directly into a Xero invoice with amazing clarity.

What I then really like is the 'blue balls' marked 'Xero' which occurs as a result of actually converting time in Minutedock to that within a Xero invoice. That way the business administrator / owner can easily and visually see which time has actually been billed, at a glance when running reports or creating further invoices. This is a fantastic feature in of itself.

I used to account for time and materials with products such as Smart Trade or TSM which had elaborate server configurations and typical device sync errors. Whilst really good products themselves they are much more complicated and prone to device sync errors, and SQL database convergence issues.

I do not have this issue now as both the Xero database AND Minutedock are both located in the cloud to communication between both platforms had not been an issue at all in my experience to date, unlike those I mentioned above, which although good platforms, are far more costly both in terms of licensing, and also the equipment and time required to maintain them.

What I also like about Minutedock is the charging scale in terms of the number of users, as its not fair a small company (which is the lifeblood of many independent successful families) have to pay the same as a large, and Minutedock make this concession.

Small business needs every advantage it can have in an increasingly global market. Thank you Minutedock.

The only two things I would like to see now from both Xero and Minutedock is a quality mobile app for the Apple iPad. (Xero currently has a basic app, Minutedock does not) and being able to add materials (xero items) as well as time.

Brook Papworth  

I'm so SO thankful for this software, and specifically how it talks to Xero - it's made this part of my business so efficient.

Rajesh Ayyadurai  

MinuteDock makes the otherwise painful process of capturing actuals tolerable. Some of my team love this product and actively enjoy using it.

I run JFDI Phoenix Ltd and we specialise in SharePoint development and consulting.

We use MinuteDock to capture time spent on software development and consultancy tasks for various projects we run for our clients. We use Excel and PowerQuery to automatically retrieve actuals and correlate them against tasks in our Scrum project management process. The spreadsheet pulls in MinuteDock api data, logs hours against different users tasks per sprint, which then updates our product backlog, sprint burndown charts, Kanban view, cumulative flow and Gantt chart. One Excel workbook per project, hosted in SharePoint Online. We grant our clients read-only access to this portal, and the client view in MinuteDock.

MinuteDock then generates invoices which require minimal review and editing before sending via Xero.

In terms of managing others' time, it lets me set goals for other users and view them as progress bars on both our dashboard pages.

Wish list:
* ODATA api!
* Better export to Excel with charts/reports.
* Integration with a Scrum/Agile project management solution with task management, Kanban, burndown, cumulative flow, etc - or even built in.

Joel Jeffery  

We launched our new consulting practice the first of the year and built all of our systems new from the ground up! Once we chose Xero for accounting, we started evaluating add-ons for timekeeping. I think we tried almost all of them, and REALLY loved the simplicity of Minute Dock. Interestingly enough, the Xero integration ended up being the least used functionality for our small business as most of our engagements are time purchased up front, then simply tracked until used up, rather than tracking time and then billing it, but four months into this, we are totally thrilled with Minute Dock and looking forward to some upcoming enhancements in the project area.

Having come from 20+ years in law firms where timekeeping is essential, followed by the past 15 years in consulting, this is a simple yet robust solution that we would totally recommend to anyone who just wants to track their time and be able to report and account for their projects.

I should also note that we are definitely NOT MD employees, just BIG FANS, and want to also state that their support is AWESOME! Happy to be on board.

Jeanne Holwerda  

I've been using MinuteDock in my business for a few months now, and it's been just perfect! It's so easy to keep track of the time I spend on different clients - and projects within those clients. Once it's time to send invoices, I have to spend very little time pulling together the details, and sending the info to Xero for finalization. And everything my clients may want included on an invoice is so easy to pull in automatically.

I did a lot of digging and reading on time tracking softwares, those that integrate with xero, etc and I really feel like the inherent value in this software is priceless...so it helps that the price si really reasonable :)

I'm so SO thankful for this software, and specifically how it talks to Xero - it's made this part of my business so efficient.

Tamara Shugart  

MinuteDock is an integral component of my bookkeeping business - it's simple, robust and I get what I need from it quickly and efficiently.

I use MinuteDock to not only track my time for direct billing (via Xero) of "hourly rate" clients, but also to determine my profitability on "fixed monthly fee" clients.

A great product, that I expect to be using well into the foreseeable future.

Geoff Trabant  

I find being able to track time in my browser really convenient and the dashlet to track time against goals are great too!

Eileen McNaughton  

Absolutely love using MinuteDock and it's intergration with Xero - this app saves me so much time each month when I go to do my billing - it is easy to use and the reports give me my WIP as well.

Lynda Fraser  

The MinuteDock - Xero integration works very smoothly. Perfect way to track and bill out consulting hours.

Mike Stankavich  

At HR Focus we use Minutedoc for our time tracking.

The time tracking functionality is completely painless and easy to use for our employees. Our staff can use Minutedoc on their iphone/ipad/Android device/Mac or PC - this is invaluable as we have 100% of our staff able to track their time - and it all syncs seamlessly.

From the first week of using Minutedoc, our billable hours and revenue increased as we didn’t have small chunks of time being ignored anymore. We were also able to compare billable hours against previous weeks.

MinuteDock is the best way to start tracking your time and getting paid for the work you are doing.

I would recommend this to any consultants who want a tool to help them track their time.

Belinda McLean  

MinuteDock has great integration with Xero, being able to seamlessly send invoices is a great improvement to my workflow and allows me to spend more time doing work for clients than doing admin.

Richard Standbrook  

I am relatively new to both Xero & MinuteDock (starting in January 2015). I've moved from a MYOB package that had inbuilt time billing so this was an absolute must to have as an ad on for Xero. Before subscribing to MinuteDock I tried several of the timebilling ad ons and have found this to be the simplest - by far - for a Xero novice (and technological novice!). Literally a couple of clicks and everything is logged, a couple more and everything is invoiced. Too easy and I would certainly recommend to others!

Jacqui Pryor  

I love MinuteDock. It is easy to use and actually makes logging time fun!
I run a bookkeeping and accounting business and I can imagine using this for up to 5 or 6 staff. The reporting is great and suits my needs at this stage.

Ally Wilson  

The beauty of MinuteDock (MD) is simple to use. I have tried Deputy and few others but MD is my choice.

Andy Roosvanto  

We provide IT Help-desk services and have used minute dock for the last couple of years, it has proven itself over and over and has significantly improved our bottom line.

The increase in revenue alone would be enough reason to recommend this product to anyone looking to keep track of either ad hoc time or for projects work, but it's so simple to use and easy to setup we are happy to recommend it.

A great product that ticks all the boxes...

Paladin Helpdesk  

I've been using Minutedock with Xero for a few months now and I have to say I love the ease with which you can create an invoice with all the time-sheeting information clients want. It's such a simple process and the integration is seamless.

Katja Forbes  

It is an AMAZING program to use!!!!!!!!!!!

Mendel Shapiro  

Hey folks,

Can any minutedock users tell me a bit more about how the integration works? We currently use Freshbooks for time tracking and the problem is that the invoices are synced to xero using only one account code, so every month we have to re-code all of those transactions. Does minutedock sned the invoice out from it's own system or is it pumped into xero and then sent out automatically?


Chad Thomas  

Our company doesn't have many clients for whom we bill hourly anymore since we've moved to fixed pricing. However, there are still a few clients who we need to track and I've found minute dock to be outstanding. Not only are there shortcuts for clients and projects when adding time, a clock timer and numerous reports to run for time, billing etc, but they also allow you to create a report for a client or job with dates and push the data into an invoice that flows right in to Xero without ANY challenges or manipulation. There is even a Minute Dock dock, that can stay on top of your screen as an interface instead of having the website open. It's absolutely a great product that we use here online and on the iPhone App. Kudos to them for making something normally so arduous to something that is simple and easy.

Marc Rayner  

We have been using Minute Dock for about three months now. Absolutely love the integration with Xero!. It is easy, allows for us to give detailed statements to our clients and helps us maximize our time.

What I like about it is not only tracking billable hours but also projects by time. We bill by project and this MD allows us to manage this well.

Finally, great service to help us get up and running and then with any needs or questions we have had--Jared has been great!

Jeff Putthoff  

I've used a number of timesheet systems in the past but I would have to say that MinuteDock is by far the most intuitive and flexible system I have used. My favourite feature is being able to run reports specific to projects so that I can assess if I costed a job correctly and learn from it for the next similar job. I would highly recommend to anyone looking into it.

Melanie Helmy  

I am trialling MinuteDock. Can you trial the interface with Xero to see what it can really do? Is this in the Demo company?

Mel Mason  

For small BAS agents this is perfect, easy to track time and the biling process is literally two clicks of a button,

ok software look forward to see whats next,

Its not perfect but i think this is a winner,

Ben Caruso  

I operate an accounting practice and value MinuteDock for making our time sheet tracking easy. It is user friendly, integrates well with Xero, tracks billable and non billable time and reports are great.

I would highly recommend trying this software as it is definitely value for money!

Antoinette Palmer  

I spent a few days trawling Google and Xero add-ons for all possible time-keeping apps with an aim to find the simplest one to use. I couldn't believe how in-depth all the others were... and perhaps that's fine for other people but I just wanted to track time and send to Xero as an invoice; that's all!

Thank you Minute Dock for being uber simple to use and working flawlessly with Xero. The UI is perfectly nice to look at and intuitive to use (not sure what David finds "awful looking" in his review above). In fact, Minute Dock was the most modern and aesthetically intuitive of all time-keeping apps that I explored. I haven't had the timer disappear on me, although I do often forget that it's on and receive a nice reminder email to go back and turn it off. I have asked three questions to support and each time I get a very swift, thorough and friendly reply.

...And no, I'm not a "MinuteDock employee". Just a happy customer from Sydney, Australia who had to change from FreshBooks to Xero a few months back and needed a timer that FB already integrates but Xero does not.

Definitely 5 stars. I'm very happy. :)

Thank you!

Shona Creative  

I know I'm going against the grain here, but I am not sure this add-on deserves as much praise as it has been getting.

The good stuff: Support staff is very responsive. I've only had one time in two years where it wasn't working/online, and that was brief.

The "huh" stuff: Integrating with Xero is easy but it's not without issues. For example, dates are clumped into the description field, and the tasks could be more integrated to the actual tasks or categories in Xero with very little trouble.

The bad stuff: NO MOBILE APP. The forked web version is useless, not allowing you to do much of anything beyond just recording time, which is clunky in and of itself, many times I've thought I've made an entry and it doesn't show up. I've asked and asked, and they have promised that a true app is coming, but that has been over a year.

BAD UI: This website UI is awful looking, and not intuitive. Having to jump around is a pain in the rear, and it just isn't very well designed. Plus it's really ugly to look at.

Disappearing Time: More than once I've had time disappear on me. This is about the worst part of this review as it has cost me money.

I'm going to be leaving MinuteDock end of year after two years of use. I would like more functionality, better design, and MOBILE, a truly MOBILE, useful app. Till then, two stars. Sorry to be the contrarian here, but I suspect a LOT of these reviews are from MinuteDock employees.

David Rossi  

I use Minutedock for working with several different clients. It is really important to have accurate timings. Also useful that it links into XERO. I couldn't do without it and it was so simple to set up!

NSL Limited  

I think everyone else has really said it. I've used Harvest, I've used TeamworkPM, I've used custom-grown apps - nothing matches the user experience of MinuteDock. The interface needs an update, but from a UX standpoint MinuteDock is just fantastic to use. With its' seamless integration with Xero, I know my billables are properly invoiced!

Jody LeBlanc  

This is the first time I've worked for a company that uses online time tracking; it's great! It's incredibly easy to log all of my time and track how much work I'm putting in on which projects. I don't know how MinuteDock compares to other online time tracking, but I can't think of a single way it could be better. It's even fun to use.

Kirk Garner  

MinuteDock is simple, quick and easy to use. I'm not that computer-savy and it's a breeze to use. And I actually always smile a little when I see the comments it posts if I don't log work for a while :)

Anna Cherry  

When I started up my consultancy business I decided to invest in tools that would make my life easier and fit with my strategy of going 100% cloud based. I decided to use Xero as my accounts package as a starting point, and wanted a time recording system that integrated with Xero seamlessly to track time and generate invoices. I tried a number of the packages suggested by Xero, but after the free trail of MinuteDock I decided to go with them. I had tried a couple of US based packages which I found cluncky and which didn't calculate GST as part of the programme, but MinuteDock did this. Once I had worked out how to use MinuteDock I fell in love with its simplicity and functionality and the integration with Xero is seamless. I also had reason to need some support in getting going (user error nothing to do with the package) and Jared and the team in Wellington provided personalised and rapid support - resolving all my queries. I would certainly recommend MinuteDock as a good value tool to increase productivity and reduce stress.

Marc Slade  

I love the time Minute Doc saves me, especially the time clock feature. It's not easy when working on multiple clients to track time accurately, but this software does the best job and it summarizes all the entries with great report options.

Michelle Egan  

Prior to using Minute Doc I would manually keep my time in an excel spreadsheet and then enter into another software. MD saves me a ton of time and I know my time is being tracked accurately. I've tried out a lot of time clock software and none has worked as well as MD.

Catherine Fogarty  

We use Minute Doc internally for our cloud-based accounting company. It is a great tool for us and makes setting up client projects real easy. It allows my boss and I to be in tune when it comes to client billing too, and we do any hourly billing directly out of Minute Doc, which syncs to Xero, then syncs to Bill.com where the client will be charged automatically after receiving a copy of their invoice. It is a great system that takes us all of 15 minutes to bill our clients twice a month. When I am talking to accounting client prospects who need time tracking capabilities for billing or project tracking I highly recommend Minute Doc with an integration to Xero in planning a streamlined accounting system for them.

Matt Nyman  

I use Minutedock for both myself and my casual staff member to track time spent on both client work and internal admin (so social media updates, updating policies, etc). That way I quickly and easily know how long was spent on each task, and whether or not my staff member is getting the required work done each week and meeting her productivity targets. I match my employees minutedock hours with her timesheet submitted in Xero. I create my invoices in Minutedock and stream them straight to Xero - and the feedback I have had from clients (especially new clients) is that they love the detail on the invoices as I now list the time taken for each portion of work - rather than lumping it all together. This way they actually see the value. Couldn't be happier and I am now charging more of my time than ever before. Any questions I have had (which have been minimal as it is very easy to use) have been responded to quickly and accurately. Very happy customer.

Stacey Price  

We use MinuteDock internally for all of our time tracking in our cloud accounting practice. We love the speed of entry, which makes it much more likely that employees will track all of their .1 and .2 billable hours. The bookmarklet is a really nice touch--makes it easy to enter time from any web page, even if you're not on the MinuteDock site. The Xero integration works great.

Blake Oliver  

I started using MinuteDock when I converted to Xero for my new business venture in July 2014. I trialled about 3 different time billing add-on products and MinuteDock was by far the most user friendly and enabled me to track what I needed to.
The customer service both during the trial period and on-going is excellent. Great reports and graphs which show clearly what and who I have billed and not billed.
Totally recommend it to anyone who needs a time billing add-on for Xero.

Delwyn Robertson  

I really enjoy using Minute Dock. I even tried (after a month) to NOT use it - lasted me a week and then I had NO idea what I needed to bill - so I was back on it in a heartbeat!

I love that (as I work from home), I CAN forget it sometimes - and it sends me an email (that I check on my phone or iPad) and I can stop the timer from there and then adjust when I get back to my desk (and I'm probably sure I could adjust there and then - I'm generally too tired and not awake enough to put that much thought into it though!)

Helps keep a real look on the time that I'm billing.

Loving it! What a great app - and so easy to integrate into some great invoices in Xero!

Recommend it again and again and again! :)

Trish Reeve  

I love using MinuteDock, it's just so easy, which is nice for productivity these days. :)
Personally I use it with LastPass so I can login from anywhere, have a strong password and not need to worry about remembering it.

The customers I work with love it as well. I'm often asked queries about time, what I was working on, particular projects and so on. I just pull them up in real time on my reports page and go through the query with the customer there and then.

Totally recommended.

Edward Peel  

We're really happy with Minutedock as a time-recording tool in our law practice.

It's elegantly designed, easy to use, has great reporting, responsive customer service by people who know what they're doing (the developers themselves). We give clients access to the real-time view of the work done on their files, which helps to build the client bond.

We can use it out of the office on our laptops and smartphones and it's about 1000% better than the clunky office-bound database which was our previous solution.

It's so easy to record time that we're capturing more of it and it pays for itself several times over.

gareth davies  

Keeping track of time used to be a nightmare with our company. We have four main clients with at least 2 or 3 projects at a time and one client requires every task to be in a sub category and listed on the invoice. I had to create an incredibly complicated excel spreadsheet which I was constantly hassling the staff to fill out but it would always fall back to me to chase up everyone for their hours.

Now everyone has minutedock on their laptops and phones and I can just watch the hours getting logged throughout the day. Come the end of the month I just press create invoice, it gets sent to xero, and im done.

I cant imagine not having it now.

Scott Sambell  

The time tracking has been most useful in managing hrs spent on clients accounts across all team members. It has ensured we commit to the time we are paid for and bill for additional hours. The graphical presentation of the data is also very useful and provides some valuable insights

Kiran Mehta  

minutedock is my new best friend. I bill based on the time spent working with clients, and split it according to projects I am working on for them - minutedock enables me to do this with ease, and enables me to very easily work to a budget, and know at any given time where I am at with the budget.

I also love that I can track all of my non-billable time, based on activity, which means I can easily review where I am spending my non-billable time and work on improving productivity accordingly. I have set myself goals for non-billable time and these sit on my dashboard as well, so I know whether I have spent enough time on business development, or too much time on admin etc. The inner nerd in me loves this functionality!

Invoicing with minutedock is a breeze as well; with a few clicks I have my time exported to Xero where I send my invoices from - so there is a record in both Xero and minutedock that matches. If you bill based on your time and/or projects, then this is the tool for you, can't recommend it highly enough.

Leonie Green  

Excellent time management tool, easy to use for myself and my staff especially the intuitive keyboard shortcuts. If you know how to use twitter, you can use Minutedock. Price is excellent too, highly recommended app.

Dan Mandich  

I'm a virtual assistant so I bill my clients by the minute. MinuteDock enables me to track the time I spend on each task brilliantly and come the end of the month when it's time to send the invoice to the client, I can seamlessly send it over to Xero. The goal setting function is brilliant as my clients on a retainer package pre-pay. I can put a goal in and I can track the unbillable time and send it to my client at the end of the month as usual so that they know exactly what I've spent the time working on. I would absolutely recommend it.

Jayne Connell  

I've been using Minutedock for that last 2 months and I have to say it's great. The time entry is so quick and easy. I used to hate filling in time sheets but they have made it as painless as possible. The goal setting is really helping to keep on track as well. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Brent Dickens  

I'm super impressed with MinuteDock. From the easy way you can record time, through to the smart generation of invoices in Xero. There is a clear integration line so there is nothing unclear happening between the two systems - they work very well together. I highly recommend!

David Archer  

MinuteDock is working really well for us. So much more than a way to track time and bill for that time....MintueDock is a productivity tool. We enjoy using this to track our time; the reports are useful; goal-setting is a wonderful plus. Invoicing for time-based projects is so easy and integrates with Xero seamlessly. Highly recommend.

Dianne Shelbrack  

Great app. I was doing some independent consulting and MinuteDock provided a seamless way to track my time from any device and then invoice direct via Xero. Love your work MinuteDock team.

Ryan Castle  

I use Minutedock to track my billable and unbillable time for my interior design business. The first to facilitate accurate and detailed billing on hourly rate based projects and the latter to help me better understand my productivity and use for future fixed fee proposals. I'm sure even the very process of logging my time has made me better at making every minute count!

Frances Fraser  

We have been using MinuteDock for a few months now, it is a great application for logging time on the go against our different projects. The nature of our business means we have multiple interactions with different clients and their projects daily, the toolbar function has simplified our billable time tracking in an effective way. We believe we have become more time aware and more efficient with time as a result and are stoked to be generating sales on all billable time as opposed to estimated time, thanks heaps MinuteDock!


Todd Dunick  

MinuteDock is a flexible and friendly application to which my team have readily taken. The easy integration with Xero, friendly and sometimes humorous reminders, and intuitive interface have made time recording and billing easier and more worthwhile.

David Connor  

Minutedock is brilliant. So easy to use that it was zero effort to integrate it with what we do, and our staff were happy to adopt it.

Reece Howe  

I am a great bookkeeper, but was never great at sending invoices to my clients. I have been using MinuteDock for a couple of months now and I am sending out invoices on a regular basis and receiving payment which is nice. Dont have to sit down with the diary once a month (or in my case, once every few months and go thru each client and bill them, can now just create invoice in MinuteDock and pick it up in xero, make any changes I want and out it goes to my clients.

Debbie Garchow  

MinuteDock has worked great in our transition from Freshbooks to Xero. Their staff has been very helpful and responsive also.

Brian Wilson  

We've been using Minutedock for a few months now to manage a small professional services IT consulting team. The interface is very easy to use and the price is great. As the business owner, I no longer fear we aren't recording all of our billable hours. The reporting interface gives me what I need to check on employee billable performance throughout the week and the invoicing is simple.

The only downside so far is that I didn't find this sooner!

Nathan S  

@Danielle it’s great to hear that you’re getting set-up with Xero and MinuteDock!

Any specific questions about integrating this Add-on with Xero are best directed to the Community page: Using Add-Ons - as this thread is for the review of Add-On Partners.

You might also want to have a look at the MinuteDock’s FAQ section of their website the answer to your question appears to be here: How can I change the default hourly rate for a Contact?

Brittany H (Community Manager)  

I am new to both Xero and Minutedock and I am trying to integrate Minutedock with Xero - can any one help please. I also want to change the hourly rate to £20.00 within Minutedock, but I am having some difficulty - any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Danielle Millar  

MinuteDock and Xero are a great combination for freelance workers like me. Definitely the best option I've found.

Ben Allfree  

After trying a variety of alternatives, I found minutedock to be by far the best option for simple time tracking. It's realistically priced, unobtrusive, no learning curve, and "just works".

Levi Wheatcroft  

MinuteDock is great. It does everything we need. I just use it in a Fluid app so it's like a native app. One of these days they'll make a native app with menubar start/stop and it will be time tracking nirvana.

Jason Garber  

MD is easy to use and has allowed me to get a better understanding of how I am allocating my time.
As well as customer tasks I also log my internal admin, travel, promotional activities etc.
This has meant that i can better track all my un-billable activities.
It is also great for tracking those tiny 5-10 minute tasks that you do for clients but may not remember to bill. Great product.

Hugh Bowman  

Minutedock has made a great difference to our business. We get all our timesheets lodged quicker, which means invoices get sent sooner, which means we get paid faster and nothing is forgotten. Now we also use it to track coffee intake!

Tony Miller  

Minutedock used to drive me crazy because I have to log all my time with my clients timetracking system, and I had to manually copy and paste over the entries into Minutedock every month. Then I discovered their awesome, easy to use and very powerful API. Now I have a tiny script that I run each month and it autopopulates minutedock. Really awesome tool and a great team. Definitely worth trying it out.

Ben Nolan  

I have used minute dock for almost 2 years - makes time recording simple and quick.
Links with Xero smoothly and when I have had the occasional question or suggestion I have always had a prompt response

Peter McLean  

Use this product everyday, has enabled me and my staff to more accurately bill our customers.

We would be lost without it.

Nathan Dunn  

We (Novo Group) are a professional services consulting firm and have been using MinuteDock for over a year and find it great. Its simple and intuitive for staff to use and makes accurate and detailed recording of time incredibly easy.
The responsiveness and support by the MinuteDock team is also fantastic, with quick responses to any questions big or small and suggestions on feedback.
There's some room for improvement with customising views and sorting of contacts/projects and standardising or simplifying invoicing before it gets to Xero, but this will inevitably happen over time and certainly shouldn't put you off getting on board!

Jeremy Phillips  

As a bookkeeper with a number of clients, MinuteDock is a great time, project, and task time-recording system. It is simple to use, and the invoicing integrates perfectly with Xero. Clear interface with just the essentials on the screen. Easy to setup too. Prompt responses to any queries, and support are very helpful.

There will be suggestions, and I'm sure it will develop more over time - but provides me with everything I need to track time for clients.

Diane Chisholm  

I used to spend half an hour entering time into Xero invoices on the previous time-tracking tool. With MinuteDock, I only need 5 minutes.

The best part is being able to use natural language to enter time.

Su Yin Khoo  

I love MinuteDock's integration with Xero. Creating an invoice is quick and simple and takes Xero's next invoice number. I wish some other tools I use that integrate with Xero had the same level of sophistication in their integration. Well done guys.

Joseph Hanna  

Didn't have to think twice about recommending MinuteDock! Have seen it work in all sorts of different businesses (we are bookkeepers) and it is exceptional - simple to dock, easy to report and invoice from, and the support team are efficient and comical. Homegrown goodness right there! :)

Katie Le Roux  

It's great! I love the smart parsing of your time entries, e.g. "@client worked on X, Y and Z for an hour and a half"

Nick Malcolm  

We've used Minutedock for about 3 years now. Very solid app and the UI makes actually docking time just work. It's not a swiss army knife but ultimately you need everyone able to record what they're doing and we've found it excellent at capturing that. Minutedock ftw

Josh Forde  

I do the book keeping for our business and the Minutedock/Xero partnership is perfect for us. The invoicing system for clients is quick and simple, the reconciling of accounts through the automatic bank feed system is SO handy, the help centre is easy to navigate (and very helpful) if we ever hit a wall so there is minimal time spent trying to understand the software, and when tax time comes around everything is organised for you with a few clicks! Any business will find this system easy to adopt and so economical. 5 stars :)

Godel Accountant  

Awesome app, simply the best.

Geoff Hunter  

Finally, an easy to use Time Tracking system! Great reports as well.

Nigel Fish  

nuff said.

Agustin Musi  

Minutedock is excellent. Contacts, projects, tasks, budgets. Different ways to slice up your time, report on it, and invoice.

Entries are a breeze too - use a form if you prefer, or get to know the shortcuts, and enter everthing in one go into a twitter-like interface. Or just use twitter itself!

The only downside comes from Xero, rather than minutedock. You cannot force a contact to be a customer in Xero, and a contact won't sync to minutedock until they are a customer. So you have to step through a silly workaround of creating and deleting an invoice in Xero just to convert a contact to a a customer so it ends up in minutedock.

Paul Murphy  

Minute Dock is a powerful yet simple to use program that provides us and our customers some great reporting on many levels. I love its intuitive use short cuts like time, tasks and projects.

Its integration with Xero is faultless and makes weekly billing of clients a breeze. This program truly deserves 5 stars.

Graham Miles  

We use MinuteDock for all our time tracking at elucidcode. It provides an easy way to record and report on time spent on a project. Integration with Xero is brilliant and has saved so much time creating invoices. We are able to provide our clients with a read-only link so they can view how much time has been spent on a project. No more time-sheets!

Awesome product, highly recommended!

Tim Ross  

We're architects so we basically sell time (spent on all the esoteric design stuff but time nonetheless). Minutedock is a great way to track that time and we can easily log job, stage, client etc... to as much detail as we can handle. Cost is good - simply because we use it so much. It's part of how we work now - highly recommended

John Durkin  

I've been working as a contractor for the past two years and have been using MinuteDock to track my time and create my monthly invoices.

I also use it to prepare a client's monthly invoices which can be complicated, but MinuteDock takes all of the stress out.

It's a simple but powerful tool and I love how my invoices magically appear in Xero - it's super quick and super easy to use.

It is a pleasure to use so nice work MinuteDock guys :)

Ange Travers-Jones  

What a breeze to use. Natural language and style for time entry, and use online anywhere - makes it easy for staff. Along with the good price, it's a painless investment to cover time logging. End of month billing is incredibly easy - shift all time across to the invoice then edit as necessary.

Mark Blackham  

I've used MinuteDock for the past four months. It is very easy to set up and use, can be used from anywhere, and the support is excellent. End of month billing is quick and easy.

Andrew Burnet  

I've been using MinuteDock with Xero since I started working for myself over 2 years ago. It's excellent for someone like myself because it's very easy to use, and invoicing is a dream. End of month billing is an absolute breeze.

I also manage a company using Harvest and Xero, and I always dread billing time with that setup, but with MinuteDock I'm in and out in 10 minutes.

Robin Marshall  

I use MinuteDock for my one man software consulting business and it is a life saver. I used to do this complicated Excel spreedsheet for tracking time and it took more time to fill out than it was worth.

Switched to minutedock and never looked back.

Xero is so good about being fast to enter data and being very keyboard focused. MinuteDock follows the same approach and this is a big selling point me.

Time entry needs to be quick and out of the way. That is exactly what Minute dock is. At the end of the week pushing invoices to Xero couldn't be easier.

If you working on an hourly rate basis or need to track project time on an hourly basis you can't get much better than this combination of MinuteDock and Xero. Well worth the money.

Brad Cunningham  

Perfect Combination of systems. Makes tracking time, logging and more importantly converting this time in to a Xero invoice a breeze. If you provide time billed services and use Xero, MinuteDock is the most value you can add to your business for $120 NZD a year!

Laurie Barker  

Minutedock has saved me hours a month. I am a sole trader providing mobile computer support services. I charge for my time & ancillary parts etc.

Invoicing used to be my most hated time of the month. Now with Minutedock - as long as I faithfully record stuff AS I DO IT, it is a breeze.

So much easier than trying to create a keep invoices open, or cutting and pasting data from my calendar.

Love it!

Bob Southwell  

I've used MinuteDock for several years now, I'm a sole trader but work with Associates as well. I love the integration between MinuteDock and Xero and the ease of using the system.

It's rare I have any issues I need to speak to the guys at MinuteDock about but when I do they are friendly and helpful.

I'd be more than happy to recommend them and their service.

Helen Stothard  

This is a great app. The short cuts require a small investment of time and patience in the initial hours of docking your time but the payback is outrageously good.

Once you get used to the very very well thought out interface all other time logging software will seem like its from the 80's.

Great app by some smart people.

Stop your search for a time logging tool and get going with Minutedock.

Patrick O'Connor  

Love Minute Dock! It's a very simple and effective way to track your time and, essentially, where and how your money is being made (or not).

I recommend it.

Hannah Iranon  

Time is money and money is made using MinuteDock.

It allows us to easily track our time across the team, per project, per task, however we want to breakdown our reporting and QUICKLY output invoices through to Xero.

MinuteDock is superb, it just makes our lives so simple!

Priceless and highly recommend.

Reid Design Accounts  

Memia has been using Minutedock since 2010 and we put all our internal and customer-billable time tracking through it. End-of-month billing goes straight through to Xero and is now a streamlined process that now only takes 30 mins, if that! Nice.

The real-time reporting is great, the time tracking painless and easy to learn and it's been reliable too - I've only ever noticed a couple of minor downtime moments in over 3 years.

The transparency of realtime customer-viewable timesheets is also a differentiator for us and helps us build 360 degree trust with customers on what they are paying for.

Absolutely recommended.

Ben Reid  

We use minutedock to track all our time - its great, simple and intuitive. It enables us to quickly record time on projects specific to task codes, and save lots of data entry. we export draft invoices to Xero and edit when required. Enabling us to track the difference between all time spent and what we were able to invoice so know if on track re: budgets etc. And of course the regular use of reports as the month progresses helps lots.

But best of all we LOVE the daily encouraging notes on the lighter side of life - bringing a smile.

have been using it for over 2 years now.

Tracy Ogden-Cork  

We use MinuteDock every day and find it excellent. Its interface with Xero is seamless and allows our invoices to be created on Xero without fuss or complication. Our clients often complement the narrative we add to their invoices using MinuteDock. Since using it we have never had a customer question the time we spend on their assignments.

Max Whitehead  

Best Time Tracking Software I have used as I like simple and it paid for it self in the first week with recording lost time that I may not have normally recorded.

2 year user and would not change it.

Great Export to xlsx, and I love the goals as it reminds my to record lost time.

Integration with Xero is great (8/10), but needs improving as I would like to add:
Product Code and Tracking ID into the Minutedock to Xero upload, so I can better analysis my time in Xero.


Tim Brown  

We have been using MinuteDock for 3 years now and it is fantastic! It is super easy to use - which means our whole team remains diligent about logging our time. The project and task tags gives us the granularity we need for our business and our customers. The goals and reporting functionality makes it simple to keen a handle on things. We also give some customers direct access - which is great for transparency.

Integration with Xero is the pièce de résistance - invoicing time is a dream. The combination of MinuteDock and Xero makes our time recording and invoicing incredibly efficient.

We rely on MinuteDock and it has never let us down - I totally endorse this service!

Carl Penwarden  

MinuteDock is great. Being able to generate invoices directly from MinuteDock to Xero is a huge time saver.

Richard Bourne  

Brilliant time tracking tool, so easy to navigate and use. Logging time used to be a tedious chore, now it's simple, easy and quick. My clients have been thrilled that my invoices show exactly what I have been doing and the time spent on each task. Thank you MinuetDock and Xero.

Adrienne Booth  

Minutedock is simple to use, works exactly as advertised and is value for money. I use it to keep track of time for multiple clients every day without any issues.

Scott Muller  

Have used for one year & would not give it up. The amount of value it has added to my business is far in excess of its monthly cost.

Jonathan Brewer  

Does exactly what it says on the box. Pricing model is fair. Reporting is quite straightforward.

Cal Wilson  

MD is simple and extremely effective. There is no messy interface or learning curve involved, and the fact that it is mobile is awesome. Great data breakdowns too.

Well recommended.

Blair Aickin  

I've been using Minute Dock for 2+ years and it's an integral part of my day. I track everything I do so I can review how I spend my time and make sure I'm capturing all the billable hours. Then at the end of the month it's a simple process to generate invoices and get them into Xero.

As my company grows we are planning to stick with Minute Doc.

Aaron Morton  

We would be lost without this now - it's so simple and efficient.

As we provide book keeping and administrative support to other businesses, we perform a lot of different tasks for different customers throughout the day. Using Minute Dock means we don't have to waste time figuring out what we did for who.

We can easily itemise our charges, showing clients how much time we spent on different tasks which they love, as they know exactly how we're spending our time to assist them.

Definitely recommend this one!

Abby Porter  

What can I say, MinuteDock enables me to track time so easily that I don't even think of it as a chore any more.

Customers like the breakdowns I can give them along with the details etc.

The ability to start and stop the timer whilst on the move is such a boon as I never have to try and remember how long was I at X's

Michael Tott  

We use MinuteDock at Southgate Labs for all our time tracking. It's the perfect tool for a high performance team.

The time-tracking functionality is completely painless and streamlined for our team. Because they don't have to fight with some horrible interface we know we're not having billable hours slip through the cracks.

The reporting and invoicing functionality is incredibly powerful too, our finance team can slice and dice the data as required and generate everything they need.

MinuteDock is the perfect balance of ease of use and power, we recommend it to everyone.

Michael Koziarski