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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  • Toggl - Reporting feature
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  • 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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Monica from Randstad
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Ease of Track in every window

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Would be amazing if there was a way to consolidate the items tracked in a ticket item to automatically calculate in Toggl.

Pros

There is definitely a pro to having a toggle icon in everything you do. Easy to press start and get tracking.

Cons

Sometimes stopping and restarting gets a bit tangled with you have a lot of task happening co-currently. Not a great multi-tasking tracker. But great at the basic task tracking as needed.

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Nathon from Insite Software
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Toggl for Small Projects

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Toggl works great for us right now with the size of our business and the complexity of our projects. It is definitely good for small businesses with smaller projects.

Pros

Toggl is a very easy tool to use and the UI feels pretty modern which I like. You also get a pretty good value for you money.

Cons

It does lack some features that I feel could make it way better. The main pain point we have is on the reporting side. It would be great if we could easily run a detailed report for all the time entries on a project. You can do this, however, you have to manually select the dates and in order to do that you have to know exactly when the project started and ended. It would be better if you could simply just select all time or something like that.

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Beela from Also Agency
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Good because of its diverse features

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Ability to create buckets of time, has a Chrome plugin to time things automatically, has detailed reports, good visual interface, color coding, overall I like it.

Cons

I wish the Chrome button allowed a dropdown with specific projects or most often used/most recently used so I don't always have to get back into the desktop and adjust the hours.

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Shealyn from Best Life Feng Shui
Specialty: Interior Design
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2018

February 2018

Toggl makes time tracking an absolute breeze!

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I love that there's an app so if I'm on a computer without Toggl already installed I can start it on the app and it integrates with all my projects. It's been a lifesaver in keeping track of my hours for clients, it's very easy to use.

Cons

The only complaint I have is the projects and clients options always seemed a little redundant to me. I only ever used one option because it was a little confusing to implement the other. Also, on the app it doesn't necessarily let you select which client or project to bill the time to, you have to go back and manually change it.

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Steve from You Can Endure
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Toggl is an Easy-to-Use Free Time-Tracking Resource For Freelancers.

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Ideal for those looking for straight time-tracking.

Pros

Easy-to-use. Fast set up and flexible array options related to time-tracking. Offers four tiers of service.

Cons

Has a free pay tier but priced tiers are pricey. Strictly for time-tracking; no related features offered.

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Alexa from Allonsy Creative
Specialty: Advertising & PR
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

January 2018

January 2018

Time Tracking Made Easy

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Toggl is an amazing program for time tracking. As a freelancer, I often need to track my time on individual tasks and projects. Toggl was a great choice for me personally. I love the ability to add multiple projects (clients) as well as subtasks to track. Using Toggl has made it so much easier to have an accurate representation of how much time it actually takes for each project.

Cons

Like any time-tracking device, it is easy to forget to turn off the timer when you've finished a task. With the desktop app, I've found it easier to monitor when the app is tracking as opposed to using the browser version.

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Jamie from Autoscribe
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Easy time tracking software

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Pros

Easy to set up multiple projects
Integrates well with desktop and phone
Works quickly without lag
Can start a timer or manually enter times

Cons

Reports aren't always the best; pdf reports come out useful and clean, but hard to use that data to import into other systems. CSV file is less complete.

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Joseph from puzzle warehouse
Specialty: Advertising & PR
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Great Time Management Software

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Pros

It's super easy to use and can be mastered within a couple hours. Great for tracking a teams project workload and task completion.

Cons

The only downside to it being so simple to use, navigate and master is the fact that it seriously limits what all your allowed to do on it. To improve this, it needs alot more functionality.

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Stacy from Champ Software
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

I use Toggl to keep track of my work hours

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It's fairly easy to use and keep track of several projects I work on during the day. Also the reports are nice.

Cons

Sometimes parts of the screen are hard to see and it seems a bit flaky or buggy. I sometimes need to click a few times to get my entry to take.

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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

Easy to Use Time Tracker

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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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Matthew from DentalROI
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Simple and Easy

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Time card capabilities

Pros

It is extremely easy to use, you can stay clocked in and switch tasks easily. This is nice because if employees have to clock in and clock out they lose pay which can be frustrating. This can also just be used for time budgeting not only time cards.

Cons

Nothing to be honest. I am not sure what else I would use this for. If we had the upgraded version we would prevent edits on signing In and out but Toggl offers that feature so I cannot say that it Is something that is a con.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

We started to track with Toggl moving from project based pricing

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Toggl supports more productive work when clients are charged on perhour basis.

Pros

It is easy and intuitive to use. Every change has resistance and when we moved to billing our client per/hour basis, we needed software to support this (sometimes painful) change. Before that our employees haven't tracked their time at all. Toggl helped us to establish new procedures.

Cons

Frankly, we haven't tested other software solutions from other vendors, so I can't compare features. May be pricing could be a bit lower.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Super Easy to Use Time Tracking!

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I don't have to remember to set a timer or write my time on papers that I easily lose. The time tracking is easy, simple, and just works great.

Pros

The ability to set a timer and trust that it's going to continue, regardless of whether my phone or computer restarts. It just works! Additionally, the ability to connect with Zapier, amazing.

Cons

The ease to assign time to a project or individual. It does work, but it's a little cumbersome on the phone app.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nikki from Nikki Stephens

April 2018

April 2018

Perfect for tracking client work

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I can categorize all activities by client, project and tags. If I wanted to upgrade I could also log my rates next to the activities, but I've found a workaround for that by tagging projects based on rates and then sorting the view by tags. It's not ideal, but it works for me!

Cons

The sorting functionality isn't customizable. I invoice on Fridays for the previous Friday-Thursday's work. But I can only sort my activities by weeks and not specific date ranges.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rebecca from University of Tokyo

April 2018

April 2018

Has enabled me to turn time tracking into a habit!

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Has really allowed me to get an objective grasp on how my time (both work and leisure) is split up and helps me work out how to spend my time better. Really recommend!

Pros

-This just makes time-tracking so easy! I had always thought time-tracking was a good idea, but was never able to make a habit out of it. However, this app just makes it really simple to have different timers for different tasks, and the charts and analysis of your time use is really great.
- Love that there is an unpaid version and a paid version (paid version gives me peace of mind that the business model is sustainable and so the software will be around for a good while)

Cons

- I think it's a bit difficult for users to understand the utility of this software before they use it. For example, I initially thought 'well, why do I need a devoted app for this? I can just set a timer for each task and jot the times down in a notebook'. I think there needs to be more emphasis on why doing things this way isn't good (it involves much more cognitive fricture and makes it much harder for time-tracking to become a habit), rather than just emphasis on the positive features.
- The name seems to be difficult for some people, as the spelling is somewhat unusual. Fine if you're writing it down for someone, but a friend suggested it to me in conversation and it took me a while to find it because I was searching for 'toggle'.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jean-Rene from VuduMobile

April 2018

April 2018

Great time tracker

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This software allows us to be compliant when we get audited for government grants.

Pros

We've integrated this into our workflow by using it to generate the timesheets for payroll, as well as for client invoice (we bill by the hour). The reporting aspects of the Pro edition are worth it.

Cons

The Pro edition is pretty much a requirement for any serious company and we feel it's a little pricy. We did experiment quite a bit with the API, but had limitations (may have been corrected since).

Review Source: Capterra
 

Petr from Artz

April 2018

April 2018

Measuring time of work on projects, basic things are free of charge.

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Good service for measuring time of work.

Pros

Very intuitive and easy to use web ui and android app.
Android app is available, so you can check your time on the go.

Cons

It showing weekly work in default, so i need to change view of time to month every time, because it doesn't remember.
Price of paid plan.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Megan from Marketing and Advertising

April 2018

April 2018

Best Way to Track Time!

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Easy Spot to Record Time spent on projects

Pros

This software is awesome to use. When you start working on a project, you hit start and add details about what you are working on, then stop when your done. You can run multiple reports on time you spent. You can break down your time to different projects as well. It makes for easy billing to clients.

Cons

I wish it had a screen record; if there was any discrepancies between yourself and your client for the billed time, you could bring up a video of what you actually did and how long it took.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kris from Priebe Security Services, Inc.

April 2018

April 2018

Looked to be a fairly straightforward tracker, but it wasn't

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Nice interface and reporting. Good add ins with windows and other software to make recording work easier.

Cons

Navigating through the menu to setup recurring categories and then choosing those categories to use had a bit of a learning curve. The navigation at times was also a little tricky.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

As a freelancer sometimes its difficult to keep track of the hours you put in; Toggle helps.

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Great for freelancers of all kind. Very useful in helping you tally up your hours.

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I love how you can track your hours by adding specific projects. Sometimes I like to work on other things in between so Toggl definitely helps with keeping track of all the miscellaneous as well as the real hours I put into projects.

Cons

I found the interface to be a little confusing at first. It wasn't really clear to me as to how to add projects and how to start new ones. But once I learned all that it was very easy.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Toggl is a solid time-tracking app

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I love that Toggl has a desktop timer, so you don't need to be logged in on your browser to track your time. It's a simple interface and is overall very easy to use.

Cons

The way the time entries is organized does not make sense for the way my firm works. I wish there were more options for organizing entries and tasks. The overview was also a bit stiff.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nathan from HMB Professional Engineers, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Super simple clean time tracking software, though recent changes make it less useful

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It's the best cloud based time tracking option out there, period.

Pros

I love that Toggl is quick to set up new projects and get to work. It shouldn't be a big deal to start tracking your time, because it's such a minimalistic task, but a lot of time trackers make it a big thing to start a project. I also like that it's cloud based, so no matter which office I'm working from, it's not a big deal. I like that it takes time entries in various formats (like I can type in 1h, or 60:00, or 1:00 and it understands them all), and I like that it's painless to switch projects (which I do every time a co-worker comes to ask me a question).

Cons

I don't like the recent changes that don't let you see your history without generating a report. I also wish it integrated with Google Calendar/Outlook and would automatically import meetings/scheduled events and tag them with the correct project (or ask me if they ought to be tagged). I also don't like that it runs until you turn it off, without reminders or updates - like it'll run 8 hours and send me a reminder, but if I ignore that single note, it stops. I would like it to send multiple updates, or have the ability to cut off, and to send me a notification/alert to start it again the next morning, because sometimes I'll forget and come back two days later to find 48 hours tracked to a single project.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kaitlyn from University of Iowa Health Care
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

April 2018

April 2018

Toggl provided our entire department with an accurate snapshot of how we spend our time.

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Utilizing Toggl as a whole department was like a positive audit for our time management as a whole, and individually. It held us accountable, yes, but it did more than that. It allowed us to analyze and assess how better we can spend our time and resources as various units and increased our efficiency by an immeasurable amount.

Pros

Toggl allowed us to begin the journey of proper time management, but also proper project management. We saw first hand evidence of tasks and projects that were causing an imbalance of priority that is meant to be spread out amongst several service lines. It told us the truth of our minute to minute actions at work, and helped increase productivity greatly.

Cons

The interface was at times a bit cumbersome regarding backlogging information on particular days in the past. It felt like it took one click and key stroke too many...

Review Source: Capterra
 

Krzysztof from HelloHere
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Simplest time tracking solution that has it all

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Simplicity in tracking time used for different tasks over different projects.

Pros

Toggl is focused around simplicity - you can literally start tracking with a single click. I've been using this tool for a few years now to track my consulting hours - it allows to quickly add new tasks, accounts and projects and export them to PDF summaries, just what I need and expect from a time tracking software.

Cons

Pricing would be a blocker here to have a whole organization switch to toggl, so I've always limited this for my own use.
Also I'm missing a more robust integration with JIRA.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andrew from Juicy Cupcake
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

The free version of Toggl is great for time tracking work for smaller teams

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The desktop app is easy to use, and pomodoro timer features remind me when I should take a break or if I've been spending too much time on one task.

Cons

It'd be good to have a multi-select option for deleting time entries when required to do so. The pomodoro notice doesn't automatically close on desktop if you start a new timer after the notice.

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Keep up with time when working from home or out of office locations

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What a great app for Keeping up with time when working from home or an out of office location. Makes clocking in and out easy and you can allocate the time per project.

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You have to be careful when logging in or you'll end up with numerous log ins. Deleting these are touchy and can be a problem.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Rob from Weave Together

March 2018

March 2018

Balances simplicity in time recording with in depth reporting

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Accurate recording of time spent on activities across the team.
Tracking against project time and value targets.

Pros

Its simplicity for users. It is no problem getting users started recording their time.
Toggl integrates with loads of websites - install the chrome extension and just hit the red timer button on many websites to start recording time. You can even right click a phrase and use it as the title for the time.

Cons

It gets expensive quickly.
API integrations are lacking, we have to double handle many figures. We haven't found a simple means of turning records in to invoices.
We haven't found a way of linking a task management system with Toggl that pulls projects, value etc across.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ralph from HandyTrain
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Convenient and User Friendly

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Minute-by-minute tracking of Tasks across Projects and Clients makes it super useful. Ease of use helped accelerate the deployment within the company. The floating time ticker widget on the desktop app is a bonus!
The free version should meet most of your time tracking requirements. Idle time tracking is great to have.

Cons

The license fee is sky high, should one choose to migrate from the free plan to a paid one. Apart from this, there aren't any glaring 'misses', even in the free version.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Ahmet Burak from Kopturoglu Mermer & Mosaic

March 2018

March 2018

Tracking of your time for achievement is easy with Toggl !

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we are more relax and get rid of stress thanks to Toggl. It has many different futures with its beauty.

Pros

It is really easy to use first of all, thanks to Toggl we can generate great reports with time usage graphs. we can have an certain measure of how long each tasks take time to complete them I think this is the best side of software. in addition many futures provides us to reach our goals fast and safe.

Cons

Toggl has also mobile version and it is not working properly as much as web version. except for this issue, I do not have any complains about Toggl it is really working and helping us with perfect way.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Zack from Tinkerbot Games

March 2018

March 2018

The simplest way to track actual hours of tasks completed

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It integrates with the tools we use to track our scrum, which means we can have an accurate measure of how long each task take as we complete them.

Cons

There's not a lot to dislike here, the only thing that could make it easier would be if it integrated with my brain directly so I wouldn't have to remember to start and stop the timers, but you get into the habit soon enough.

Review Source: Capterra