All About TimePilot Tap

The pocket-sized, battery-powered TimePilot Tap is the perfect choice if you're on the move and want employees to clock in and out with iButtons. You have two choices of software: With our Cloud Edition, the data is transmitted from your PC or server to your database in the Cloud; with our On-Premise Edition, the data is stored in a database on your server or PC.

Tap clock highlights

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

Cloud Edition customers also get:

  • Apps that allow employees to clock in with their smartphones or at their PCs.
  • The ability to access their data from anywhere there's an internet connection.
  • Free tech support for as long as they use the product.

Tap clock 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 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, use the included USB cable to connect the Tap to your Windows PC running TimePilot software. The clock-ins and clock-outs are transferred from the Tap automatically. If you're using the Cloud Edition, the data will be sent to your TimePilot database in the Cloud; if you're using the On-Premise Edition, the data will be sent to your TimePilot database on your server or PC.

The Tap Starter Kit comes with your choice of TimePilot Cloud-Based Edition or On-Premise Edition software. To learn more about both versions of the software, click here.

In the TimePilot 5 management 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 database. Employees can clock in or out at any of the 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 database 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. If you have the Cloud Edition, your employees can also clock in or out on their smartphones with the TimePilot Mobile app or at their desks with TimePilot PC.

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.
  • For Cloud-Edition purchasers only: Instructions on how to download and use the TimePilot smartphone apps and TimePilot PC

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.

Free ground shipping within the U.S. for all versions!

TimePilot Tap Starter Kit:
Cloud Edition

Includes Tap clock, 10 iButtons (enough for 10 employees; more are available at checkout), and USB cable.

When you click the "Buy Now" button below, you'll add an annual subscription for your Cloud-based database licenses (1 per employee) and TimePilot 5 software. The subscription includes: TimePilot 5 management software, Cloud-based database; TimePilot Mobile, our employee smartphone app; TimePilot Blue Sky, our smartphone app for supervisors to collect data from the clocks; TimePilot PC, our app that allows employees to clock in at their PCs; and complimentary tech support.

Just $248
(plus employee licenses, which are chosen after clicking "Buy Now")!

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TimePilot Tap Starter Kit:
On-Premise Edition

Tap clock, 10 iButtons, USB cable and On-Premise software download instructions.

Just $379!

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Additional Tap Clocks:
Add more Tap clocks to your system.

Free ground shipping within the U.S.!

$189 for 1, with discounts for 3-packs and 5-packs.

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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
Request more information
Buy Now
The Details
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)
Cloud Edition Sales Brochure (PDF)
On-Premise Edition Sales Brochure (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions