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
 
  • Toggl - Timer in-progress
    Timer in-progress
  • Toggl - Timer off
    Timer off
  • 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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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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It's super easy to use and can be mastered within a couple hours. Great for tracking a teams project workload and task completion.

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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.

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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.

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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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Krista from Canadian Tire

November 2017

November 2017

Simple and easy time tracking

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quick and easy time tracking with reasonable reporting features.

Pros

There is no large learning curve, you can jump straight in and use it without having to spend excessive time figuring out the use interface. Allows you to quickly and easily enter manual time if you forget to hit the stop button.

Cons

The reports are locked down on the free version and see a little clunky. The exported CSV data wasn't as easy to manipulate as I would have liked.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2017

November 2017

Nice and simple

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It's very easy to use, and sits in the background while you work. You can turn desktop reminders on or off that help you stay on task or remember to stop your timer. The mobile app seems to work pretty good as well, although we primarily used the desktop version.

Cons

The reporting is simple, but it's difficult to fine-tune your reports. We also use Asana for project management, and ended up switching because Hourstack integrates with Asana. We're able to set goals and track time on specific tasks created in Asana, and generate reports accordingly (sorry Toggl). We're in no way affiliated with either company, that's just our experience. If you're looking for a simple time tracker, Toggl is a fantastic choice!

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2017

November 2017

Best time tracking app for small team

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Very easy time tracking app with cloud sync and product managing. It has crossplatform support, so i used in on my phone very often.

Cons

It does not support screen capture feature, but that is not a big issue, more like the app is not made for big team where it is hard to manage everyones work and avoid hours abusing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tyler from Thrust Social
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Simplistic, easy, and well designed!

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Allowed us to easily manage working hours for our staff. Easier for clients, staff and management.

Pros

- Easy to use.
- Great looking, sleek UI.
- Apps are well equipped.
- Desktop app also available (which is a nice addition).

Cons

The only downside to Toggl, in my opinion, is that it lacks some features that would definitely be nice to have.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lea from SAG

November 2017

November 2017

Great Online Time Tracker

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This is a great program. The only reason we transitioned away from it was our accounting software offered a built-in time tracker, which made our invoicing much easier.

Pros

Toggl is an easy-to-use time tracker. It was simple to set up and utilize for our per-hour billable projects.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tim from MaidSuite

October 2017

October 2017

Toggle is the best time tracking software I've used.

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As a contractor, tracking is easier than every with Toggl.

Pros

Toggl has a great user interface. It also has plenty of integrations that make tracking time simple. It has the reports I need to create invoices for the work I do.

Cons

It can be a little challenging to figure out how to output reports exactly how I want them. Some of the emails are excessive that I am sent from the software.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gabriela from Valatam
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Toggl, great for freelancers

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Great for time tracking when you are a freelancer and have multiple projects.

Pros

Has a great layout, very easy to get started with a new account, also creating the project and start tracking time is easy to do.Has a great layout, very easy to get started with a new account, also creating the project and start tracking time is easy to do.

Cons

The price, it is the most expensive Time Tracking Software that I have seen so far. Specially when most of them offer the same thing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brandon from Self-employed at Zellous Design

October 2017

October 2017

Full featured and easy to use.

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Toggl makes it extremely easy for me to track time spent on various tasks/projects/clients. After trying Toggl for myself, I finally understand why they're so popular.

Pros

In comparing several time-tracking tools, Toggl ended up being the clear winner.

Toggl has an interface that looks nice and is user friendly.

When trying to track the time I spend working on a project, it is imperative that the process of the logging the time is as frictionless as possible. Toggl did a great job.

Hours was a close tie in terms of the web app experience. Hours looked a little nicer, but was a little too minimalistic. Toggl provided the tools I actually needed. But the Mac app is what really sealed the deal for Toggl. There are times when I forget to stop the timer, and the Mac app allows Toggl to detect idle time and ask me if I want to keep it or discard it. This is absolutely a must-have feature.

I should also mention: The chronological view of when and for how long I've worked on projects/clients in a given day: This was also a feature I wanted to have, and luckily Toggle includes in the "Timeline" view.

Cons

There's an awesome feature called Timeline which shows you a graph of what programs your using as you work on different projects... at least I think that's what it does. So far it hasn't populated with any data. It's supposed to pull data from the Mac app if you have "Record Timeline" checked, but it's not.

Toggl sent out a nice "Need any help" type email and I took advantage of this to ask about the Timeline issue. However, I haven't received any reply. Hopefully they'll reply eventually...

One minor con: In the chronological view (Timeline) you can't click on the timeline to manually input some time. This is nice and easy in Hours.

Hours also makes it so easy to know when "now" is. In toggl, the current time isn't indicated. Unfortunate, but not a deal breaker.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Maciej from visio | architects and consultants
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

With this software I regained the control of time.

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I got rid of procrastination and gained control over time.

Pros

Thanks to Toggle I could finally forget about timesheets. It does all the calculations for you. Now I don't start any task without hitting "start" with Toggl. It also helps me to control workload of the entire team.
The speed and ease of use it true. The app is very light and the interface is very minimalist, does not distract and allows you to quickly set the proper parameters.
It improves overall productivity, a lot, and kill procrastination.

Cons

There were several bugs during software development but now it's ok. At the beginning it takes much time to set up everything (projects, clients, etc.), but later it pays off. The reporting could be more automate (like summary+details) and generate more precise file names. I get lost a sometimes when I try to collect monthly reports from the whole team.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Filip from Enrian Partners
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Time tracking done well

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Toggl is super easy to use and for freelancers or small teams is just perfect. Nice is a bunch of integrations so any modern todolist or CRM could be quickly used as a list of tasks to track.

Cons

The mobile application is not so well done and to manage and organize for a bigger team it is really clumsy.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Valerie from Robinson Web Development

October 2017

October 2017

Great time tracking software

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It saves me lots of time and makes it easy to keep projects, clients, and time spent straight. I keep it open in a tab in my browser at all times. I've tested lots of offerings in the time tracking space and this was by far my favorite.

Pros

The UI is great. It's easy to run monthly reports for billing. The way you set up projects lets me easily segment by client and project. Ongoing refinements and updates. They're really on top of this service and show a great commitment to making it better.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kelly from Dowco Enterprises Inc

October 2017

October 2017

Toggl helps me track my time and accurately bill my clients

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I love the free reports feature because it allows me to see where I spent my time and then bill my clients accordingly. I can also show the clients that analysis. I don't pay for the paid version, but the free seems to be enough!

Cons

The only real complaint that I have is that the Mac version of the desktop is not as intuitive as the Microsoft version. I switch back and forth from both, and it's weird how different they are. If they could help the Mac Desktop version be more user friendly and look just like the MS version I'd be happy!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Richard from BlueFrog Media Ltd
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Great piece of software that does what I need it to do, Is pricier then I feel it should be though.

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It is the single most used product by me at work and without it, our company would have a horrible time trying to work out what we need to bill clients

Pros

Very simple to both use and teach how to use. Because of how simple it is, I can teach new member of staff how to use it the way I need them to use it in less then 5 minutes.

Cons

It really needs a way to clear the saved entries for all team members as when I need to tweak how our time is recorded, occasionally team members will enter an entry with the old format by accident due to a saved entry.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dave from Bristol Strategy, Inc.

October 2017

October 2017

Great time tracking tool for small businesses

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simple time tracking.

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I use this software to track my time when supporting a handful of my clients. It does the job, is not over complicated and provides me with the reports I need.

Cons

Basic tool, but that is good enough for me. If you need an enterprise time tracking tool, then you should look at other alternatives.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chai from Chai Landau
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

October 2017

October 2017

I liked Toggl until I outgrew its free features

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It introduced me to a world of time keeping that I did not realize existed.

Pros

I really enjoyed the ease of use and aesthetic qualities of Toggl. I also enjoyed the free desktop app - it was very helpful in tracking time and seeing when the timer was running.

Cons

Toggl offers a free tier and that is what I used. It was fine, but as a freelance designer with a growing client base, I needed to be able to see my hour without manually going back and looking at each client. Toggl did not offer this feature for free, and I cannot afford a monthly payment right now. I was forced to switch to a software that offered these features for free.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Joanne from Les petites grosses productions / Joanne Geha

October 2017

October 2017

Using Toggl daily to keep track of my hours worked for future invoices to clients

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Easy to use, interface clean and precise, mobile, desktop and browser friendly - the app lets you track your time in any device possible and stop it on another without any problem.

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The desktop application crashes sometimes and/or prevent your computer to properly shut down. Sometimes, I have to force quit Toggl in order to shut my computer down.

Review Source: Capterra
 

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.

Review 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.

Review 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.

Pros

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.

Review 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

Review Source: Capterra