Mobile app: Overview
Our mobile app for iPhone and Android is designed primarily for tracking time and expenses on the go. It also has some additional limited functionality, like managing invoices and viewing some reports.
For full Harvest functionality, including updating your account’s settings and subscription, please sign in to your account from a web browser.
Installing and signing in
You can download the app from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play store (Android), sign up for an account, and sign in either with your email address and password or using Google sign-in. Our article on signing in has more details.
If you don’t remember your password, go to https://id.getharvest.com in a web browser and click Forgot your password? to request a password reset email.
Our article on tracking time has information about navigating your timesheet, entering and editing time, submitting your timesheet for approval, and (on iPhone) using Siri Shortcuts.
To make time tracking easier, you can use the favorites feature to quickly select your most frequently used project/task pairs or pull in calendar entries from Google or Outlook.com.
The mobile app is ideal for tracking expenses, since you can take a picture of a receipt with your phone and directly attach it to an expense entry. Find out more about this in our article on tracking expenses.
Managing invoices and payments
Although you can’t create or edit invoices in the mobile app, you can view them, send them to your clients, record payments, and take a number of other actions. Our article on managing invoices has step-by-step instructions.
The invoice features available to you depend on your permission level in the account.
The app can give you some insight into your own time and, if you’re an Administrator, your teammates’ time, as explained in our article on reports.
You can enable dark mode on your mobile app from the Account section. You can choose to have dark mode match the settings on your device or turn it on or off independent of your device settings.
Troubleshooting unsynced entries and other issues
If you don’t have internet access or the connection is unstable, you might see some unsynced entries in the app. You can learn more about how to handle those in the unsynced entries article.
We also have a general troubleshooting article with first steps to address any other issues you might experience.
Other account settings and features
Additional functionality is available in the web app, accessed via a web browser. There, you can view additional reports, create invoices, change account settings, update your subscription, and more.