Toggl Software


 

Toggl is a cloud-based project management solution that specializes in time tracking.

With Toggl, users can track time in real time. Users switch Toggl on, and a timer begins to run. This timer tracks billable hours. Time can be tagged by project or any other filter. If users forget to switch Toggl on, they can manually enter time later.

Toggl allows users to start out with simple time tracking and later set up user rights and project setup. Users can track time logged by all of their team members. Reports can be generated that show how long team members spent on different projects, how much total time each team member spent working and progress toward team goals.

In Toggl, users can export timesheets and email reports to customers or bosses. Offline support is offered, so users can log time when not connected to the Internet, and then upload that time to the cloud once they’re connected again.

Toggl is priced per user, and users can be billed either monthly or annually. It is integrable with Trello, Asana and other productivity tools. Mobile apps are available for Android and iOS.

 

Toggl - Timer in-progress
 
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    Timer in-progress
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  • Toggl - Reporting feature
    Reporting feature
  • Toggl - Desktop app
    Desktop app
  • Toggl - Android app
    Android app
  • Toggl - iOS app
    iOS app
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Lisa from LMK Web Design & Consulting
Specialty: Web Design / Development
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2016

October 2016

Excellent for time tracking

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I've been using Toggl for several years and consistently recommend it to those who need a simple, easy-to-use but feature-rich time tracker. The combination of website, mobile, and desktop app trackers make it portable and highly functional in any environment. They have a slew of features and integrations that can help automate repeated tasks, and I make thorough use of the reporting feature to keep an eye on productivity and project status.

Pros

Toggl is just easier to use than anything else I've tried before. It can work offline, from your phone, or from the website itself. It integrates with my billing software (Freshbooks) so I don't need to enter in client information and project information more than once. Some of the great features include notifying me if the tracker has been running too long or sat idle, displaying billable and non-billable hours in a clear graph format, customizing rates per project or task, and email reports.

Cons

My issues with Toggl are fairly superficial: I wish there were more colors for clients/projects, and I wish the desktop app would work faster when it starts to autofill project information.

Advice to Others

I recommend Toggl without reservation, particularly to those needing to track time for multiple projects.

 
 

Lindsey from LeaseLabs
Specialty: Marketing

March 2016

March 2016

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Toggl is very simple to use. I've had team members use it so I can see what they spend the most time on to improve their efficiency. It's as simple as adding or selecting a previous task and starting the timer. Once you are done, stop the timer and switch to your next task. The best thing about the product is it's ease-of-use.

You can also track time offline. This is a great tool for if you are needing to track your time traveling or in meetings without internet access.

Likes Least

If you forget to stop the timer from running, the software will not warn you. For example, if you need to step away from your computer for a while and your computer goes to sleep, the timer will continue to track. You can update the time once you come back, but you'll just need to remember when it was that you stepped away originally.

Recommendations

There are a lot of time tracking softwares out there. Most of them have different features so it really depends on what your reason is to track time. A lot of billing softwares already have time tracking built in.

 
 
 
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Lisa from Barking Dog Web

August 2017

August 2017

Keeping me on track

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-- The fact that it doesn't just start and stop, recording the time passed. It includes the start time and stop time, so I can adjust it after the fact. (This is especially helpful if I start the timer and forget to stop it.)
-- The Project and Client are easy to keep track of.
-- The tags. Because of tags, I can easily keep track of which hours I have billed for already and which hours are unbillable.
-- The reports. Because of the tags mentioned above, I can easily generate a report of untagged hours so I know what to bill for.

Cons

I've got no complaints. Sometimes I'm annoyed by the notifications that pop up onscreen, but that is nitpicky and a tiny price to pay for something I'm still using at the free level.

Source: Capterra
 

Andre from ALBD Consulting
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2017

August 2017

A excellent time tracker system

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Simple track system to charge your clients.

Pros

Toggl offers the most features and tools to help you develop and track your working hours. Also helps you the charge you clients with the billing forms.

Cons

The system to organize the clients and the tasks is a little confuse. Need to be more simplify the task.

Source: Capterra
 

Joe from Innovah LLC
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Toggl is by far the easiest time tracker I've tried. Been using it for a few years now.

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It is my one and only time tracking software.

Pros

Once your projects are setup it's a breeze to track everything. And the reports are really eye opening to how I spend my time.

Cons

I'm currently using the free version because the paid versions do not offer any features that would benefit me personally. Paid versions are mostly features for larger teams.

Source: Capterra
 

Jacqui from ASHP
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Best time tracking app and so easy to use

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So easy to track my time. Lists out all my clients and easy to navigate

Pros

So easy to log in and use. Stores all my client account codes, which makes it a breeze to track my time per project.

Cons

The reports can be listed easier, but it's really not a big deal to sort them out and see how each project time is listed.

Source: Capterra
 

Tom from Checkmate.Digital
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Falls short for an Agency Usecase

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I know what we don't like. We prioritized the ability to have a dedicated desktop app, and be on every other platform. I wish I kept with Harvest, it was way better.

Pros

+ It hooks up to zapier so you can automate some time tracking which is nice.
+ its available on all the platforms & has a dedicated desktop app that can track idle time.

Cons

Its expensive in comparison to other time tracking tools that also do other functions
The reports & analytics are not intuitive or fast.

The biggest problem is that you can start a timer on your desktop & then start a different one on your mobile device... then when you want to stop the timer, it is device specific. That is VERY annoying. If you switch the device that you are using to track the time, then you're definitely going to need to edit the times manually.

The iOS app is also one of the worst UXs I've ever seen from an app. Biggest reason is because the auto-complete for the tasks requires the description added to the Tasks. Is rather confusing to explain over text... but there are way better ways to have achieved time tracking ... a list view of every project & task is not the best way to go.

Source: Capterra
 

Elizabeth from MWFBI
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Works really well for my purposes of tracking daily tasks and creating a weekly summary

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Ability to track time spent on daily tasks for reporting to my management team.

Pros

I really like how easy it is to add tasks during the day. There is no requirement to have tasks or projects predefined. I also like the "plug-in" that shows up in the our project tracking application that allows me to start the timer directly from the task I am working on. The ability to sync from my desktop the web is a also a plus as I often work from 2 different work stations.

Cons

I often would like to add a note to a time entry, but currently there is no way to add a notes to a task that has been tracked inside of Toggl.

Source: Capterra
 

Evan from Your Local Studio
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Easy to use and perfect for tracking all of your tasks!

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Accurate numbers and figures on time spent on projects.

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I love the ability to tag entries with multiple tags. I try to be as hyper-organized as possible with time tracking, because I inevitably get asked about total hours spent on particular projects. Having Toggl is great, as I can just easily run a quick report and instantly get the correct figure.

Cons

I wish it had built in Quickbooks integration. We log all of our time entries into Quickbooks, but it would be great if Toggl did it automatically. Or even integrations with other software.

Source: Capterra
 

D'Ana from Stratsmark
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

June 2017

June 2017

Time Tagging with Toggl is Terrific

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I love how extremely simple it is to track my time, categorize it by client or project and then get quick, simple reports. It helps me make sure my billing and invoicing is extremely accurate.

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I love how extremely simple it is to track my time, categorize it by client or project and then get quick, simple reports.

Source: Capterra
 

Kristi from Help Scout
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Total game changer for my work productivity

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Helped me figure out how I'm spending my time so I can prioritize and focus better.

Pros

This tool is super simple and straightforward, but provides so much value. It gave me a very clear picture of how I was spending my time and helped me learn to switch tasks WAY less frequently. This has allowed me to work deeply, with focus, and accomplish more in less time. I was all over the place before, switching tasks 30-50 times per day, and now I've got it down to 5-15 task switches in a day. I also love that the timer continues even if I accidentally close the browser tab, which I often do. It's also nice you can go back and edit times if you forget to turn the timer off.

Source: Capterra
 

patrick from Mountain Goat Trail Alliance

April 2017

April 2017

Great tool for my needs

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I use toggl to track the different tasks under my job description. It not only does that, but is very user-friendly as well, with features that enable the user to continue the same task easily and autofiill functions for the same purpose. I also find the reports very helpful.

Source: Capterra
 

Cody from Patey Designs
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

March 2017

I'd Probably Be Lost Without It

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I use Toggl to track everything I do for my side business Patey Designs and I honestly don't think I'd be profitable without it.

Toggl makes it extremely easy to track the amount of time I've worked on a project, produce detailed reports for clients, and report accurate billable amounts for invoicing. Not to mention it's great at showing you where/when you might be slacking.

Gladly paid for the entire year subscription and haven't looked back.

Pros

Ease of use, accuracy, not so many bells and whistles that it's confusing while still having everything I need.

Cons

Haven't stumbled upon any yet.

Advice to Others

Get it.

Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from Redtail Aviation
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Excellent design

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Been using this for months now and it keeps track of time worked on each project which is incredibly important when you're billing customers per hour. Simple to use and lots of cool features

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It's so easy to keep track of time spent on a project. Exports are awesome and everything is easy to find and share when needed

Cons

Just haven't found them yet

Advice to Others

The price isn't unreasonable for what you're getting

Source: Capterra
 

Amanda from Sun Country Highway
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Simple, easy time tracking

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I've used Toggl for the past few years as a quick and inexpensive way to track my time between multiple projects and report the ratio of time spent between them. The software boasts plenty of features for the base/free version (which is the version I use) along with basic reporting. The design is attractive and minimal while the time-tracking pages are easy to use and view. I would recommend this product to others looking for a basic time tracking software.

Pros

I love the minimal, user-friendly design of this software. Daily time-tracking is easy to complete and view in list-view. I am currently using the free version and really appreciate the reporting tools they provide, even for base users.

Cons

There are a few bugs here and there with Toggl when switching between workspaces, but they haven't deterred me from using the product. When trying to view a report for a workspace it seems that you need to have it set as your primary workspace, there is no way to switch between different workspaces in the reporting tab.

Advice to Others

If you are looking for simple time tracking and reporting, Toggl is a great product to try. It seems to work best with more basic projects, but you can't be the pricing for the number of features provided, especially if you are working with different clients and need to keep reporting and time tracking very separated.

Source: Capterra
 

Rod from My Computer Guy or MCG
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2017

February 2017

Toggl App Review

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I use Toggl App to record my time when I'm on a service call. I used to try and track my time on a pad of paper but I would forget to write it down the time I started and when I left; then try to estimate when I got to the next call. This is a great tool for me in my business.

Pros

Easy to use
Tracking my time
The weekly reports
Export to Excel

Cons

None I can think of

Advice to Others

I use Toggl App to record my time when I'm on a service call. I used to try and track my time on a pad of paper but I would forget to write it down the time I started and when I left; then try to estimate when I got to the next call. This is a great tool for me in my business.

Source: Capterra
 

Joshua from META Solutions
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

My Favorite App (Yes, I said FAVORITE!)

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I love good apps. Well-design apps that show attention to the customer experience. Toggl, while addressing a task that nobody loves (time sheets and time tracking), is honestly one of my favorite apps. It makes a tedious task tolerable, and it does it with such finesse. I've been using Toggl since it's infancy, and it only gets better and better. The company sincerely cares about the quality of the product and the customers that use it. I couldn't recommend this more highly. I have an entire department on it, I use it for freelance, I recommend it to friends for personal life, and I recommend it to clients often. Great, great, great!

Pros

Simple. Elegant. Soooooo well thought out. Designed down to the pixel!

Cons

Pricey. Requires expensive subscriptions for the features you really crave.

Advice to Others

This software does everything you could want and dream. I can't imagine any other 'advice' other than to go into it with a 'frugal mindset.' Decide what features you REALLY need, or you'll end up paying a premium for all of the ones you THINK you "need."

Source: Capterra
 

Debbie from EyeCarePro
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great Software

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I use Toggle daily to track my hours and various activities at work. Working from home this is the ideal way to keep track of hours. It is free and has everything you need. Reports are very easy to use so at the end of the month I just click on the report and send my hours off to accounting. Highly recommend.

Pros

start/stop button, reporting

Cons

nothing. No problems with it

Source: Capterra
 

Patti from HealthEconomics.Com
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Simple and Useful, Just What You Need

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I really like Toggl. I tried several, and I wanted something with no learning curve, that was extremely quick to activate, gave me the basic information on how I spend my time, and sends me weekly reports. That's Toggl

Pros

Simple and easy to install, learn, and use. No unnecessary frills. Sends weekly reports.

Cons

There isn't really anything I don't like. It's an excellent option for a freelancer that just needs to keep track of time, by project, with project numbers/clients. Maybe if you had a large team, it wouldn't work, but I am not really sure.

Advice to Others

Not really. I find its simplicity to be its biggest advantage, for me. I really wanted something I didn't have to learn and the platform is extremely intuitive. Price is right.

Source: Capterra
 

Stephen from Intrinsitech Corporation

February 2017

February 2017

Toggl does time tracking, and does it very well

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We've used toggl for years. We use the Mac version of Toggl Desktop and appreciate the reminders to track time as well as the notification with clear and easy choices for how to handle when we've been away from the computer for a while (very useful when I forget to stop the clock or a two-minute phone call turns into 20).

The pricing has gone up a decent amount since we first started using it. At this point, I'll need to re-evaluate the other alternatives. In the past, however, when I've tried other choices I found them ugly, lacking in functionality, or less-than-simple to use or report on. Toggl has been top-notch in these areas. Except for concerns about the current price levels, I highly recommend the service.

Source: Capterra
 

Szymon from AGH University
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

January 2017

January 2017

What gets measured, gets managed

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As an academic, I juggle many different projects: from teaching courses and mentoring students to organizing conferences and doing the research itself. I've been using Toggl for about two years to help me know where my time goes and whether I'm putting enough effort into the activities that give me the most benefit. Toggl also helps me prepare quarterly reports for research projects. I've been recommending it to my colleagues and I'm happy to provide a positive review.

Pros

Great value for money, easy to work with, does its job well

Cons

Actually, there's not much room for improvement.

Source: Capterra
 

Niel from Ouch
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Toggl, a nifty tool.

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A very helpful tool for decentralization. Working from home? Toggl is the perfect tool to send feedback of your resources spent.

Pros

Works cross platform.

Cons

Sometimes, very seldom, I experience out of sync problems with multiple devices.

Advice to Others

Keep it simple, the moment you over complicate things on Toggl, you tend to stop using it.

Source: Capterra