All About TimePilot Tap

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  • Fits in a pocket or toolbox, or for real-time data, keep it cabled to your PC.
  • Internal battery lasts 1 year before recharge is needed.
  • Handles up to 2,000 employees.
  • Works with TimePilot's Cloud-Based systems and On-Premise systems
  • Integrates with other TimePilot time and attendance products.

The details

TimePilot Tap goes where other portable timeclocks are afraid to go.

The durable, battery-powered Tap is small enough and light enough to slip into a pocket or fit in a toolbox. It's also perfectly comfortable as a desktop time clock.

But like its older brothers from TimePilot (Extreme Blue and Vetro), it frees you from the time-consuming and error-prone task of calculating employee hours from timecards each week. And because timecards are a thing of the past, TimePilot Tap also prevents their alteration, as well as discouraging "buddy-punching."

How it works:

  1. Each employee is assigned an iButton, a small device that fits on a keychain. (The Tap Starter Kit comes with 10; each clock can handle up to 2,000.) When the employee taps his or her iButton to the “In” or “Out” probe on the clock, the employee is identified and the time of the clock-in or clock-out is recorded.
  2. At the end of the pay period, just use the included USB cable to connect the Tap to your Windows PC running the TimePilot software (also included in the starter kit). The clock-ins and clock-outs are transferred from the Tap to the software automatically.

The Tap Starter Kit comes with TimePilot On-Premise Edition software; if you wish to upgrade to TimePilot Cloud-Based Edition software, please contact us at or 630-879-6400. To learn more about both versions of the software, click here.

In the password-protected software, supervisors can edit or insert clock-ins and clock-outs, create reports by employee, department or location, or export the data to a spreadsheet or to a payroll service or software package like QuickBooks.

The sealed, rechargeable battery inside Tap is designed to not need a recharge for a year. However, whenever you use the USB cable to attach the Tap to the PC and download your data, the battery charges. Data is stored in non-volatile memory, which means that even if the battery was fully discharged no data would be lost.

We’ve designed the Tap system to be amazingly flexible. For instance, you can:

  • Use more than one Tap+ at a time. You can run as many Tap clocks as you want and have all of them feed their data into the same TimePilot software installation. Employees can clock in or out at any of the clocks. A three-pack of Tap clocks is just $459. (Remember, you’ll need a Starter Kit first, because it contains the software!) Click here to purchase more Tap clocks.
  • Leave the Tap+ cabled to your computer to make it the perfect desktop time clock. All clock-ins and clock-outs are instantly sent to the software so you can see the data in real time.
  • Use the Tap with other TimePilot time clocks. The TimePilot software treats clock-ins and clock-outs collected by any TimePilot clock the same, so you can, for instance, use Tap clocks on the road, Extreme Blue weatherproof clocks at job sites and Vetro wall-mounted clocks at your office. Employees can clock in or out at any of the clocks.

More info

Want more information? See the links at right. Questions? Give us a call at 1.630.879.6400 or e-mail us at

Order a starter kit today!

A Tap Starter Kit consists of:

  • 1 Tap time clock.
  • USB cable.
  • 10 iButtons.
  • Instructions on how to download your software.

Important information

Payment Options: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card, as well as PayPal and Amazon Pay. To order our products COD, we require a certified check and a $12 fee. Please contact us for details.

Privacy: We take your privacy seriously. We will never sell or share any of the information you provide to us, and we use secure servers to handle our online purchases.

Return policy: If you are dissatisfied for any reason during the first 30 days after you purchase a TimePilot hardware product (TimePilot Tap, Extreme Blue and Vetro, iButtons, iButton Receptor, etc.) from TimePilot Corporation, we will refund the purchase price if you return the product to us, freight prepaid and insured for the value of the product. If you choose this option, we hope that you will take a few minutes to help us understand why. Please be sure to call us for an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number before returning the product. We can be reached at (630) 879-6400.

TimePilot Tap+ is the ultimate portable timeclock.

TimePilot Tap Starter Kit:
Timeclock, 10 iButtons, USB cable,
software download and Quick Start Guide.

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Just $379!

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TimePilot Tap Starter Kit
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Additional Tap Clocks:
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The Basics
TimePilot Tap's Features
How Does Tap Work?
Video Introduction (via YouTube)
Specifications and PC requirements
Software Choices
Software Screenshot
How Much Can I Save?
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The Details
Sample Reports
Other Ways to Use Tap Clocks (from our newsletter)
All About the iButton
Exports to Payroll Software & Services
Job Costing with TimePilot (PDF)
Our White Paper: Tips on
Choosing a Timeclock System
How to Clock In/Clock Out (PDF)
Tap Sales Brochure (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions