Jibble Review

Jibble is an affordable, customizable time tracking app. Its basic version provides the necessities for attendance tracking, and its upgraded packages allow you to choose from a suite of advanced time management features.

Quick Hits

What We Like

  • Ability to customize added features with an upgrade
  • Integration with Slack and Microsoft Teams to make clocking in easy
  • Below-average price tags, even for some upgraded packages

Could Be Better

  • No way for employees to request time off
  • Scheduling considered an advanced feature, even though it's standard in many other tools
  • No direct integrations with payroll solutions

The Blueprint Score

Determined and ranked by our resident expert based on firsthand knowledge and unbiased research.

Ease of Use 9/10
Support 8/10
Pricing 9/10
Features 7/10
8.4 out of 10
Updated December 16, 2019

Jibble is a time tracking and attendance app that helps companies stay on top of their teams' activities.

With customizable "power-ups" that give you access to advanced features at an affordable price, Jibble is a powerful, affordable time clock software for companies of any size.

Overview

Who is Jibble for?

Jibble is for organizations that want to keep better track of employee time. With basic and upgraded versions of the tool with below-average price tags, Jibble is an affordable option for large and small teams.

With upgraded packages, Jibble also offers users the chance to pick and choose their advanced features, making it highly customizable for companies who might have non-traditional time tracking needs.

Features

Jibble’s features

Jibble's basic packages offers time and attendance tracking, access to mobile apps, and the ability to export time data.

Their upgraded packages offer a customizable suite of tools that allow companies to track time more granularly or manage company work policies more closely. I'll discuss Jibble's basic and upgrade features in more detail below.

Scheduling

Schedule-building tools are considered a "power-up" in Jibble and aren't available in a basic package. However, with an upgrade, you can build multiple work schedules based on fixed daily hours, fixed daily times, and flexible weekly hours.

Jibble scheduling widget with options to schedule weekdays, hours, and individuals.

Create and assign different schedules for different teams in Jibble.

You can also create overtime and break rules to go along with each schedule and assign employees to different schedules as needed.

While upgrading to a scheduling power-up gives you the ability to schedule employees, it doesn't seem to offer employees the option to request time off. You can upload and customize a list of national holidays into your schedules.

However, personal time and sick days are not requestable or trackable through the app. Managers and supervisors will just be able to see that an employee has or hasn't clocked in.

Accountability

Clocking in and out in Jibble can be done through its web app, a mobile app, a time clock kiosk, or an integration with Slack or Microsoft Teams. With a power-up, you can also enable location-based time tracking.

If you have team members who consistently forget to clock in or out, you can set reminders that will notify them to log their hours.

Once employees have tracked time, you can view their timesheet in a daily, weekly, or monthly report

Jibble timesheet showing a selected period of time and how many hours dedicated to different projects.

See who worked on what and for how long with the employee timesheet view.

With a power-up, you can also allow employees to track time by activity or by client to get a better idea of how their work hours are spent.

Budgeting

All Jibble plans include the ability to export time data to any payroll solution. However, Jibble doesn't currently offer any direct integrations with a payroll solution.

Jibble screen showing a team's weekly timesheet detailing hours worked per employee.

Export employee time data to any payroll solution.

Teamwork and collaboration

With Jibble's mobile app, employees can track time and access their timesheets from anywhere. And by powering up, you can allow employees to log time by activity so you can track project progress.

Ease of use

Jibble’s ease of use

Setting up Jibble is as easy as adding your teammates to the system. However, to make the process even more painless, Jibble also has a helpful setup wizard you can follow through the system. Employees can clock in and out with the click of a button, and managers can also log employee time from the time clock.

Jibble widget allowing workers to clock in and out at specific times.

Clock in and out of Jibble with the touch of a button.

You can turn power-ups off and on at any time. Whenever you enable a power-up, the setup wizard returns to direct you to its new home in the system. It also references articles from its knowledge base if you need more information to get started.

Pricing

Jibble’s pricing

Jibble charges by number of users and features accessed. Its basic package — which includes time and attendance tracking, mobile apps, and the ability to export time entries — starts at $1.50 per user, per month (with an annual subscription).

Jibble pricing tiers start at $1.50 per user/month and increases when adding more advanced features.

Jibble plans start at $1.50 per user, per month.

If you need access to more advanced features (power-ups), such as scheduling tools or the ability to create custom paid time off (PTO) policies, you'll have to upgrade to a "Power Lite" or "Power Pro" package.

However, even Jibble's "lite" upgrade comes in at a lower-than-average cost for similar time clock tools.

Plus, Jibble only charges per number of active users, meaning you're only charged for the number of team members who log time in a given month. So if your team size fluctuates regularly, Jibble could still be an affordable option for tracking work hours.

Support

Jibble’s support

Jibble offers support via an online help desk or over the phone if you're having trouble operating the system. Agents are also available through live chat, and they typically respond within 20 minutes.

If you're more of a DIY-er, Jibble has an extensive knowledge base full of articles that will guide you through using various parts of the tool.

And as mentioned in the "ease of use" section, Jibble's help wizard walks you through system setup to help familiarize you with different parts of the system.

Benefits

Benefits of Jibble

Jibble offers employees multiple ways to clock in, including integration with popular collaboration tools such as Slack and Microsoft Teams.

That means it'll play well with tools you're already using and remain a convenient tool for employees to use. Its affordable price tag also makes it a low-risk option for your organization.

Its convenient setup and ability to customize the tool with various power-ups makes Jibble a heavy-duty tool that still feels lightweight and tailored to your company's needs.

Try Jibble for yourself

Jibble is an affordable, customizable time tracking app. If you think Jibble could help your business track your employees' time, then consider signing up for a free trial to see if its features will work for you and your team.

FAQ

Jibble Frequently Asked Questions

How do power-ups work in Jibble?

Power-ups are basically add-on features that you can pick and choose depending on your Jibble plan. "Power Lite" users have access to any three power-ups, and "Power Pro" users can choose eight power-ups (from nine total options).

Power-ups include clocking in with facial recognition, scheduling tools, and geolocation capabilities, among others.

How does Jibble's integration with Slack and Microsoft Teams work?

Once you integrate Jibble with Slack or Microsoft Teams, Jibble becomes a communication channel in your collaboration tool. Users can then use specific commands to clock in or out, list activities to track time against, or join different teams.

Does activity tracking in Jibble also include the ability to track activity on employees' computers?

Activity tracking only refers to the ability to track time against certain tasks. However, with the help of another Jibble power-up, you can enable Jibble to track desktop activity with screenshots and app usage.

How Jibble Compares

Product Schedule Building Clocking In and Out Availability and Time Off Management Payroll Integration or Exporting
Jibble Yes Yes Yes
Homebase Yes Yes Yes Yes
When I Work Yes Yes Yes Yes
TimeCamp Yes Yes
ClickTime Yes Yes

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