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Product Review – Bonsai Time Tracking

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Bonsai Time Tracking is an amazing tool that can make your project management a game of clicks. With a simple interface and powerful algorithms, the application can make your business activities flawless and smooth. The application allows tyoWith the application, you can draft a proposal, create a contract, track its time and send invoice, all in one place. Designed for freelancers, this application makes things easy when professionals are busy and are quickly switching between projects.

Editions and Pricing

Bonsai Time track offers a 14-day free trial to all its users. Other pricing plans are as under:

Moonlighter Free
Freelancer $29 per month
Studio $99 per month

Capabilities and Supporting Set of Features

The Dashboard: This is the first place the application takes you as soon as you sign up for the application. The dashboard gives direct access to all the features offered by the application. Here you can draft a proposal, create a contract, track time, and send an invoice. The dashboard also displays a timeline for the past one month with projects and revenue details. Here you can also have a look at the recent activity and get started with other things as well.

Project Management Tool - ToolowlWorking with Projects:  The projects option from the left panel takes you to the projects section. The project feature displays all the projects you have been working on with details such as- Project title, Client, Start Date, Due Amount, and Paid Amount. You can also add a new project by clicking on the “New project” button on the top right corner of the screen. Bonsai Time Tracking also lets you filter projects on the basis of their state- Active, Completed, or Archived.

Project Management Tool - ToolowlDrafting Proposals: Create a proposal right from the dashboard and get started immediately on your projects. For this, click on the “Draft a Proposal” option from the dashboard. This will open a window where you can select your client and type in a “New project Name”. Once this is done, the application lets you fill in more details and attach files and add details about the fee summary. The proposal then can be sent right away. The proposals tab from the left panel then displays a list of all the proposals that you created with details such as,

  • Title
  • Sent
  • Accepted
  • Client, and
  • Total worth

Contracts: Creating and working on contracts is easy. For this, click on the contracts option from the left panel of the screen. This will direct you to the contracts section where you can entre terms of your contracts. The same place lets you enter details such as review and e-sign and send options for your contracts. If new to creating a contract, this place also lets you see a sample to get you familiar with the details. Creating contracts is a process that goes through 4 steps where you draft, sign, send and accept it.

Easy Invoicing: Bonsai Time Tracking makes it easy for you to create and manage your invoices. The feature is present along with the project management capabilities of the application. Here you can send and receive invoices, make and accept payments, and better manage your projects. Once an invoice is created, it is listed in the invoice section. The tab also lets you filter invoices and add new invoices as well.

External Integrations

The application does not integrate with any other external platforms currently. But instead integrates with the existing products from Bonsai. These are the Bonsai freelancer management platforms for companies and invoicing software.

Mobile Accessibility

Bonsai Time Track is currently unavailable on mobile platforms and devices.


  • Online live chat
  • Data Export
  • Weekly Reminders
  • FAQ section
  • Email Support

Pros and Cons


  • Extremely simple to set up and use.
  • Intelligent algorithms designed for freelancers saves a lot of productive time.


  • The application is sometimes slow to load.
  • A comment section or description details is missing that can contain detailed information about the projects.

Key Differentiators

  • It automatically fills in the timesheets and logs hours for freelancers based on the projects they were working on.
  • Advanced features such as – auto reminders, read- receipt notification, data export, weekly reminders, etc.

For more details, please visit the Bonsai Time Tracking website.

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