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.

 

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    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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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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John from Help Them HOPE
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Definitely the best time tracker out there

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- Helps me to time box my work this helps me to focus.
- Saves a lot of time from noting on paper etc
- Give me a record of my work as reports are easy to access and are calculated automatically.

Pros

- Easy to get set up and tracking
- Many different options to track, to split jobs and costs
- Nice user interface
- Easy to add users
- Easy to view reports.

Cons

- Pricey, when you move to the Starter package.
- Sometimes a time slot starts without realizing and your interface can get somewhat messy.

Source: Capterra
 

Alexander from Freelancer
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2017

September 2017

The best time tracker ever!

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Toggl is the best and the most powerful time tracker I ever used! Love its interface, everything is on it's place and available in just a few clicks.

Cons

Despite of awesome design and functionality, some parts of interface need some improvements because for some new users it's hard to understand a purpose of some features. Maybe some kind of learning process would be useful. Another problem is that from time to time some basic features (like automatically calculated price of the done work) stop being available for free plans and go to paid plans. That's sad because previously it was available for everyone. It's not a good deed, Toggl.

Source: Capterra
 

John from Freelance

September 2017

September 2017

Great tool for a freelancer

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So simple to use and the team seems to have a great and diverse culture.

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I have an hard time focusing by time-boxing and Toggl motivates me to organize my tasks and think of their cost. It also is a huge help for billing.

Source: Capterra
 

Elliot from Bluefrog Media

September 2017

September 2017

Easy to use timesheet software suitable for businesses & individuals

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- Simple/easy to use
- Small piece of software means it doesn't interfere with other processes on PC

Cons

- Sometimes glitchy
- Timings can sometimes change by themselves and can lead to confusion when correcting

Source: Capterra
 

Tom from BlueFrog Media

September 2017

September 2017

Very easy to use time tracking application.

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The ability to track time in a single click is fantastic but sometimes I forgot to stop my current timer and start fresh when starting a new task, having the ability to change the time whenever needs be is really helpful. Adding certain time blocks to projects that you can set up is also a nice touch.

Cons

We have had a few issues with Toggl not syncing properly and users having some minor log in issues, but nothing serious and these were issues that were resolved very quickly.

Source: Capterra
 

Carol from Shoot East
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

One of a kind time tracker

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Saved time
Being more efficient
More collaboration between team members

Pros

Toggl is very intuitive, easy to use and manage. It allows for a seamless way to track time, without the extra headaches that other software creates. It integrates with other apps easily

Cons

It misses one feature we are looking for which is to estimate individual's available time based on the workload assigned to them / time they have put into a project already.

Source: Capterra
 

Lien from Sentiance
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Toggl's free tier is a great tool to help you keep track of your time.

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It has helped me manage my time spent on large projects so much better.

Pros

Toggl is incredibly simple in use. It has exactly the features you need: logging tasks, that can be assigned to projects, that can be linked to clients.
It has a web app, mobile app AND desktop app (although I always felt like the last added the least value), so you never have to miss an entry.
Pretty plots are generated weekly or monthly that give you insight into when you were most productive or what takes the most of your time.
It shows a nice timer in the top bar of your browser to remind you that you are still tracking your time.

Cons

Toggl won't stop tracking if you don't explicitly tell it to (which admittedly, I often forget).
It only allows so much space to define your current "task", which I usually solve by adding a link to a JIRA, Trello, ... ticket.

Source: Capterra
 

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.

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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