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Toggl mention · February 15, 2019

How to Use Trello for Time Tracking

You can use Trello to organize just about everything, but it doesn't offer any out-of-the-box tools for tracking your time. That doesn't mean you can't use Trello for time tracking, though. There are a bunch of simple time tracking applications that integrate with Trello, as Trello outlined...read more
Toggl mention · September 27, 2018

The 25 Best Productivity Apps for iPhone in 2018

The best productivity apps for iPhone make possible something that would otherwise be impossible, or they make something you need to do simpler and faster. Imagine being asked, unexpectedly, for a copy of a tax form from last year as proof of address during an important appointment that you traveled...read more
Toggl mention · September 20, 2018

The 25 Best Productivity Apps in 2018

The flywheel effect is an amazing thing. You know how when you ride a bicycle, the first few pumps of the pedal are always the hardest? Then it gets easier, as your inertia builds up and the energy from your previous hard work combines to let you casually pedal around...read more
Toggl mention · September 17, 2018

The 10 Best Time Tracker Apps in 2018

People who track time spent working often do so because they need to create invoices for clients and get paid. Others track their time to have an accounting of how long different tasks take or to make sure that a flat-rate project doesn't cost more money to complete than...read more
Toggl mention · September 1, 2018

The 20 Best Productivity Apps for Android in 2018

The best productivity apps for Android keep your life running smoothly and efficiently. They allow you to get information you need and communicate with others without feeling limited by a small screen. Whether you need to get in touch with colleagues to update them on your work progress or sign...read more
Toggl mention · May 10, 2018

Our Favorite Zaps: Automate Your Slack Status Updates

Zapier is a fully remote company that uses Slack heavily to communicate. The first week or two after I joined the team, I found myself updating my Slack status way too often. When I was generally free, I set the icon to the Romanian flag and typed my time zone...read more
Toggl mention · May 18, 2017

25+ Fully Remote Companies That Let You Work From Anywhere

High-speed internet and powerful apps make it possible for just about anyone with a desk job to work from home. Yet today most companies still insist that employees endure the sometimes soul-crushing commute to an office. We get it. Face time is important: great for team-building, collaboration, and navigating the...read more
Toggl mention · January 24, 2017

How 5 Teams Use MeisterTask and Zapier to Boost Productivity

Teams all over the world have quickly adopted MeisterTask, a Kanban-style project management tool that launched in 2015. (In fact, it was named as one of Zapier's fastest-growing new integrations in 2016). At its core, MeisterTask gives teams an easy way to create and assign small tasks that are...read more
Matthew Guay
Written by Matthew Guay · Last updated March 30, 2018
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When you're working on the clock and spending every minute focused on a project that's billed by the hour, you'll eventually forget to track your time. And if you manage a team of people who bill by the hour, don't even think about trying to organize everyone's timeslips at the end of the month. It's a stressful and error-prone endeavor. Thankfully Toggl makes it easy.

Toggl is one of the best time tracking apps for freelancers and teams. It aims to fix problems related to tracking time spent on task by making it as simple as possible.

Toggl allows you to create projects, clients, teams, and tags so that when you track your time, it's logged and categorized appropriately. Launch its web app, and Toggl asks what you're working on. Type in your current task, and if you've done the same task before, autofill suggestions appear. Press enter or click the Start button, and a timer begins recording your time. When you start the timer, you can add a description to your current task or associate it with a project, or you can fill in more details later.

No matter where you work, Toggl has an option for you to log your time. There are apps for Mac, Windows, and Linux, as well as mobile apps for iOS and Android, which means you can log time spent working even in meetings or while traveling. A smart Chrome extension adds a Toggl button and timer to dozens of web apps you might already use for work, such as Trello, GitHub, Google Docs, and others. Seeing the Toggl button appear in your everyday productivity apps can become an excellent and simple reminder to record your time.

When you forget to launch a timer at the start of a task or neglect to turn it off after you finish, it's no problem. With Toggl, you can manually enter time spent working in the past, import time logs from a spreadsheet, and edit entries you've already recorded.

Toggl also makes it easy to generate invoices and run reports at the close of a month or a project. You can organize timesheets by project, sub-project, and whether the hours are billable or non-billable, complete with color-coding to make the information easy to recognize at a glance. Dashboards show you graphs of where you or your team's time went, the grand total of your billable hours, as well as which team member was most productive this week. It can even export timesheets into reports, which you can share with your team or clients, giving them total visibility into who worked on what and for how long.

The mark of a great time-tracking app is that it creates a record of where you and your team spend your working hours, without taking up any more of your time. Toggl certainly succeeds at that.

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