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HourGuard Time Sheet Plus

By NCH Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 14, 2011

Keeping track of the time spent on different projects can be the bane of the freelancer's existence. HourGuard Time Sheet is a great option for writers, designers, attorneys, consultants, and other people who bill by the hour to both track their time and create invoices.

The program's interface is plain and intuitive. A few buttons across the top give you access to the program's major features. A pane on the left displays a list of tasks that you have created. To track your time, simply click the task you're about to start on and then click the button to start timing. You can easily stop and start the timer for each task as many times as you need to. We liked that HourGuard Time Sheet lets you create base tasks and subtasks, making it easy to record what you're working on in detail. The program even has an intelligent tracking feature that stops the timer when it detects that you're no longer working, ensuring that you don't waste time making corrections after realizing that you've left the meter running. It's also easy to create a professional-looking time sheet and then print, save, or e-mail it. We found HourGuard Time Sheet quite easy to use, but it comes with an HTML Help file that does a thorough job of explaining the program's features. Overall, we think that HourGuard is among the better time-tracking programs that we've seen.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.53

Version 1.53 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.


Release February 6, 2020
Date Added October 17, 2018
Version 1.53

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

HourGuard is an easy timesheet and time recording software. Simply click start and stop accordingly, breaking your projects down into sub-tasks as needed, with HourGuard running quietly in the background as you work. Later create full timesheet reports including a break down of what projects you worked on, or just as easily create invoices to bill customers and clients for your time, making Hourguard time logging software ideal for freelancers and other professionals who bill by the hour.

Time Sheet Features: Start and stop timing with the push of a button. Optionally start timing automatically when your computer becomes active. Create your own easy to follow task structures of projects and sub-tasks. Make manual timesheet entries for times you work away from your computer. Generate easy to read activity reports. Save, print or email time sheet reports. Create invoices to bill for your time. Easy-to-use interface.

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