Harvest (software)

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Developer(s) Iridesco, LLC
Operating system Web-based
Available in English
Type Time tracking software
License Proprietary
Website www.getharvest.com

Harvest is a web-based time tracking tool developed and launched by Iridesco LLC in 2006.


Harvest offers time tracking, invoicing, expense tracking, and time-based reporting. Users can send automated payment reminders from the software in case clients haven't paid an invoice on time. This is a "less stressful option for managers who hate dunning their customers." [1]

Early Adoption of Web Technology[edit]

Harvest was one of the first software as a service applications to be built on the Ruby on Rails framework, and is listed as one of the most prolific by its creators.[2] It was also one of the first businesses to integrate with Twitter, enabling its users to track time via tweets.[3]


Iridesco LLC began as a web design studio. The founders Danny Wen and Shawn Liu created Harvest out of their own need to track time and invoice clients. Today, over 122,000,000 hours have been tracked with Harvest in over 100 countries.[4] According to The New York Times, its founders are "fascinated with the concept of time." This has led to ventures like the World Clock Project, where nearly every minute is displayed with an image of a physical clock.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Battle Against Slow Payers". The Wall Street Journal. 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Real applications live in the wild". Ruby on Rails. Archived from the original on 2012-04-30. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Harvest on Twitter - A Future Twitter Business Model?". Read Write Web. 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Who We Are". Iridesco LLC. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Got a Minute?". The New York Times. 2009-03-11. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 

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