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Know Where the Time Goes With Harvest App

By Deanne Katz, Esq. | Last updated on

Most attorneys use hourly billing so you're probably used to dividing your time into 6-minute segments so you can bill the appropriate tenth of an hour to clients.

You can of course pay big money for software that will help keep track of your hours. But Harvest's app will let you do that at a much lower cost and do a lot more. The app isn't just a time keeper. It can also keep track of expenses for different clients.

For lawyers who are often on the go, it's easy to miss out on billable time when you're away from your desk. But with this app that's no longer a problem.

The app keeps track of your clients and the time you spend working on their cases. It's always in your pocket or your briefcase on your phone or tablet and it can work both on and offline.

Have a receipt you need to add to a client's bill? Take a picture of it and Harvest will add it to that client's file.

You can also make invoices to send out when the billing is done. It creates them based on billed time so you just have to hit send.

For offices with more than one attorney, the software allows supervisors to approve timesheets submitted through Harvest. You can also send team members reminders to submit their time.

The downside? Well, it's not a free service although the app for mobile and tablet are free. If you're not sure you need a timekeeper, you can try it free for 30 days.

Once that time is up, take a look at how much extra you've billed in that month. Chances are good the 10-minute phone calls and 20-minute office conferences will add up quickly.

The app is available for iPhone and Android and the software is cross-platform so you can put it on any computer. If you're hooked the company offers different packages based on the size of your firm.

If it doesn't help maximize your billing the app isn't worth it. But if you find you're actually getting paid for all the time you spend, it will practically pay for itself.

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