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Portable vs. Computer time tracking software


The streamlined development of IT technologies has made it possible for employees and managers to use both portable devices and desktop computers almost equivalently to plan and track working time. Today you can see examples of desktop computer software in many offices in which however some employees may use alternative solutions based on and compatible with portable devices (portable time tracking software). The tendency of IT technologies provides many perspectives for portable PC time tracking solutions, so more and more people become interested in using smart phones, pocket PCs and mobile phones for managing and tracking time. Does this tendency mean that desktop software is no more the most popular and effective solution for time management? To answer this question, let’s try to review the pros and cons of both desktop PC time tracking software and portable sharewrae.

Here are major advantages of portable time tracking software:

  • Quick access to tasks and schedules by using a portable device like Blackberry or iPhone.
  • Possibility to integrate contacts and phone numbers with portable software (for example, Windows based solutions allow using phone numbers and schedules for setting reminding SMS messages).
  • It's in fashion today to use time tracking software for Blackberry or other mobile device.

Here’re key disadvantages of tools for iPhone, Blackberry or any other portable device:

  • High risk of data loss – in case your portable device is stolen or lost, all information recorded in your time tracking software for Android (Blackberry, iPhone etc.) can be read and reviewed by others.
  • Poorer usability of potable devices comparing to desktop computers.
  • Slower performance of potable devices comparing to desktop computers.
  • Dependence on battery capacity.

Here are major advantages of desktop computer time tracking software:

  • A great variety of desktop solutions for time management and tracking makes it easier for you to choose the best software that meets your specific needs and requirements.
  • Besides computer time tracking software, you can use a great variety of other solutions (for example, MS Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.).
  • Possibility to make your workplace more efficient through using desktop computers connected to LAN and Internet.

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Portable time tracking software vs. Computer time tracking software

Perhaps time tracking software for ipad, iPhone or Blackberry becomes really useful when you are in a car, airplane or in other places where you have no access to desktop computers. At the same computers like laptops and nettops can help access your tasks and schedules. Laptops and nettops are small form factor computers that are more powerful than any portable and mobile device.


VIP Task manager is a great example of computer time tracking software that can be installed and used on both desktop computers and portable computers (laptops and nettops). VIP Task Manager features time planning and management tools that help you make your workday efficient and organize your daily tasks and duties. VIP Task Manager allows using schedules, to-do lists and tasks to plan working time and track time usage.



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