Toggl

Cloud-based time tracking software

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Toggl Overview

What is Toggl?

Toggl Track is a cloud-based time tracking software designed to help businesses manage and record employees’ working hours spent on specific tasks or projects using timesheets. Managers can utilize the Toggl Plan module to gain a visual overview of business operations, track deadlines, and monitor task progress on a unified interface.

The application facilitates integration with calendar applications, enabling employees to directly convert various events into time entries. With Toggl Hire, HR teams can hire new candidates by automatically scanning resumes and organizing online screening tests. It allows teams to manually add or update work hours after the completion of the task. It also provides a data synchronization capability, which lets employees automatically update data across all devices including smartphones, tablets, and desktops in real-time.

Toggl Track offers an API, which lets businesses integrate the system with several third-party platforms such as Basecamp, Drupal, Pivotal Tracker, Trello, and more. The application also provides a reporting module for businesses to generate daily, weekly or monthly reports and gain insights into employees’ activities.

Toggl Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$9,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Toggl is available across 4 pricing tiers: Basic, Pro, Pro Plus, and Business. Pricing starts at $9/user/month and scales with each tier, outlined below:

Toggl Basic is free for up to 5 users.

Toggl Pro - $9 per user per month (paid annually), or $10 per user per month (paid monthly)

Toggl Pro Plus - $18 per user per month (annually), or $20 per user per month (monthly)

Toggl Business - $49 per user per month (annually), or $59 per user per month (monthly)


Toggl Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
English

Media

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Toggl web app homepage - timer off
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Toggl Reviews

Toggl Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
757

Very good
312

Average
41

Poor
5

Terrible
6

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,4
95% recommended this app
Nathan B.

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

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


Lisandro R.

Toggl is the best time tracking software

We've been using Toggl in our business for over a year. It's key to track the time it takes to do certain tasks. We didn't know that when we started and we weren't tracking anything. When we found that out, we started tracking our times manually (writing the time of start and the time we ended in Evernote) This activity itself took too much time. But when we discovered Toggl it was productivity-changing! It's essential for our daily activities now. We considered many options like RescueTime and others I don't remember but found Toggl to be the most straightforward/easy to use


Brian S.

Since 2015, Toggl has been my only time-tracking app

The basic time-tracking aspect cannot be understated, it's dead simple to use out of the box. I have used other time-tracking apps that turned out to be bundled together with invoicing and I simply don't need that. I bill fixed retainers and only record hours for internal purposes so that I can course correct if I am ahead or behind on work and fix time-sucks. Other tools like Harvest wanted to integrate it all and it was heavy.

I can't remember how I found Toggl but it was perfect. I had a hard time understanding the difference between Clients & Projects, at first. It was easy to pick up but I think I got confused with a UI change years ago. No problems since.


Janen G.

A Great Standalone Time-Tracker

Toggl is a simple software for simple needs – top level project management and time-tracking. And that's perfectly fine as long as you don't need anything else. If you are a freelancer who bills by the hour and just needs to track the billable and non-billable hours of the project then this is it. Toggl lets you do just that. When your needs get more complicated and you get tired of using 15 different apps to manage your projects then you naturally start looking for other alternatives.


Verified Reviewer

We have been tracking our time for many years

We started using toggl more than five years ago as task tracking, timesheet generation and reporting. The data has provided insight into how much time is spent on random things and how productive one's team actually is. And helps project managers to plan and achieve realistic timeframes. I haven't made use of the premium features. However the features available include multiple workspace (I have one for my personal projects), manual & live time tracking, calender view, a game-like achievements , coloured clients, projects, tags and export & reporting tools. I have and will recommend Toggl


Nathan B.
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 51-200 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/04/04
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Lisandro R.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Toggl is the best time tracking software

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/10/14
Review Source: Capterra

We've been using Toggl in our business for over a year. It's key to track the time it takes to do certain tasks. We didn't know that when we started and we weren't tracking anything. When we found that out, we started tracking our times manually (writing the time of start and the time we ended in Evernote) This activity itself took too much time. But when we discovered Toggl it was productivity-changing! It's essential for our daily activities now. We considered many options like RescueTime and others I don't remember but found Toggl to be the most straightforward/easy to use

Pros

How EASY it is to use the features. I love that it remembers past entries so you don't need to retype any frequent activities. Also, the reports are really detailed. And I really appreciate it when I get an email from Toggl because I forgot to stop the timer; really useful!

Cons

The fact that it has not a mobile version of their site. The Toggl app was a total mess since the day I installed even though they tried to fix the issues updating the app several times (and even making a NEW app) but with no results. So when using my phone, I rely on their website to access my Toggl timer and reports but it looks terrible on phones. Also, their reports are not directly accessed via the Toggl desktop program but it opens the website (so when I have no internet access I cannot see it; it would be cool if I could).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Brian S.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

Since 2015, Toggl has been my only time-tracking app

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/07
Review Source: Capterra

The basic time-tracking aspect cannot be understated, it's dead simple to use out of the box. I have used other time-tracking apps that turned out to be bundled together with invoicing and I simply don't need that. I bill fixed retainers and only record hours for internal purposes so that I can course correct if I am ahead or behind on work and fix time-sucks. Other tools like Harvest wanted to integrate it all and it was heavy.

I can't remember how I found Toggl but it was perfect. I had a hard time understanding the difference between Clients & Projects, at first. It was easy to pick up but I think I got confused with a UI change years ago. No problems since.

Pros

Out of the box, simple to use.
Simple pricing and a free tier.
The reporting is really simple but has 4 default views. This makes analysis really easy, knowing that I can see my work for an individual client over the course of a week, month, or year with just a couple clicks.

Cons

I have found the latest UI update has made clicking the Start button in the web UI to be pretty slow, I end up having to click it twice a lot and that is annoying.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Janen G.
Industry: Accounting
Company size: Self Employed

A Great Standalone Time-Tracker

Used Other for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/28
Review Source: Capterra

Toggl is a simple software for simple needs – top level project management and time-tracking. And that's perfectly fine as long as you don't need anything else. If you are a freelancer who bills by the hour and just needs to track the billable and non-billable hours of the project then this is it. Toggl lets you do just that. When your needs get more complicated and you get tired of using 15 different apps to manage your projects then you naturally start looking for other alternatives.

Pros

I started using Toggl as I needed a good project and task management tool with a native time tracker. I put a major emphasis on the time tracking part and Toggl has a free plan, which makes it an obvious first choice. Toggl does have some definite pros – its time tracking is extremely simple and practical. Toggl has a good mobile app with calendar features. If you are a freelancer or work in a small team and your project management needs do not require too many features – or it's not a problem to use other software to satisfy any additional needs – than Toggl just may be the most practical choice. Its simplicity as a time tracker is its greatest strenght.

Cons

Toggl's simplicity is a major downside when there are layers of complexity that you really need from your project management system. Though this may have changed depending when you are reading this review. Toggl has (as of September 2020) 2 more apps aside traditional time tracking: Toggl Plan for simple project management (Kanban and timeline features) and Toggl Hire for recruiting. These are new features launched in 2020 and it seems that the company is going to crank out new features regularly – so stay tuned. But it seems that the company's chosen customer base are those who enjoy simple software experiences that require a pretty low learning curve. If that's for you then great, but if you enjoy a sandbox that allows you to build almost whatever you want from scratch then Toggl likely isn't going to satisfy you for very long.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: 2-10 Employees

We have been tracking our time for many years

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/09
Review Source: Capterra

We started using toggl more than five years ago as task tracking, timesheet generation and reporting. The data has provided insight into how much time is spent on random things and how productive one's team actually is. And helps project managers to plan and achieve realistic timeframes. I haven't made use of the premium features. However the features available include multiple workspace (I have one for my personal projects), manual & live time tracking, calender view, a game-like achievements , coloured clients, projects, tags and export & reporting tools. I have and will recommend Toggl

Pros

The app and most functions are free for teams less than 5 members. This is great as we are a minute company. The desktop app is great to use to track your time, task switching and can setup hour intervals with a notice popping up to remind you to track your time..

Cons

The recent colour change to pink/purple is a bit weird on the user interface. But that's just my subjective opinion

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,9/10
Based on 1 121 user ratings
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Toggl Pricing

Toggl Pricing

Starting from
US$9,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Toggl is available across 4 pricing tiers: Basic, Pro, Pro Plus, and Business. Pricing starts at $9/user/month and scales with each tier, outlined below:

Toggl Basic is free for up to 5 users.

Toggl Pro - $9 per user per month (paid annually), or $10 per user per month (paid monthly)

Toggl Pro Plus - $18 per user per month (annually), or $20 per user per month (monthly)

Toggl Business - $49 per user per month (annually), or $59 per user per month (monthly)

Toggl is available across 4 pricing tiers: Basic, Pro, Pro Plus, and Business. Pricing starts at $9/user/month and scales with each tier, outlined below:

Toggl Basic is free for up to 5 users.

Toggl Pro - $9 per user per month (paid annually), or $10 per user per month (paid monthly)

Toggl Pro Plus - $18 per user per month (annually), or $20 per user per month (monthly)

Toggl Business - $49 per user per month (annually), or $59 per user per month (monthly)

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 1 121 user ratings
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Toggl Features

Toggl Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Toggl

Additional information for Toggl

Key features of Toggl

  • Archiving projects
  • Billable rates
  • Bulk edit
  • Dashboard
  • Deactivating users
  • Exporting reports to Excel (XLS)
  • Import from Basecamp, Freshbooks, Teamweek, Asana, Github (+
  • Offline mode
  • Project colors
  • Reporting
  • Rounding and decimals in Reports
  • Tasks (sub-projects)
  • Toggl Button Chrome Extension
  • Toggl on your Desktop
  • Toggl on your Mobile (iOS & Android)
  • Tracking Time
  • Unlimited projects and clients
  • Unlimited team size
  • User groups
  • Using different levels of team’s access rights

Toggl FAQs

Toggl FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Toggl.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Toggl offer?

Toggl offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$9,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Toggl is available across 4 pricing tiers: Basic, Pro, Pro Plus, and Business. Pricing starts at $9/user/month and scales with each tier, outlined below: Toggl Basic is free for up to 5 users. Toggl Pro - $9 per user per month (paid annually), or $10 per user per month (paid monthly) Toggl Pro Plus - $18 per user per month (annually), or $20 per user per month (monthly) Toggl Business - $49 per user per month (annually), or $59 per user per month (monthly)

Q. What are the main features of Toggl?

Toggl offers the following features:

  • Archiving projects
  • Billable rates
  • Bulk edit
  • Dashboard
  • Deactivating users
  • Exporting reports to Excel (XLS)
  • Import from Basecamp, Freshbooks, Teamweek, Asana, Github (+
  • Offline mode
  • Project colors
  • Reporting
  • Rounding and decimals in Reports
  • Tasks (sub-projects)
  • Toggl Button Chrome Extension
  • Toggl on your Desktop
  • Toggl on your Mobile (iOS & Android)
  • Tracking Time
  • Unlimited projects and clients
  • Unlimited team size
  • User groups
  • Using different levels of team’s access rights

Q. Who are the typical users of Toggl?

Toggl has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Toggl support?

Toggl supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Toggl offer?

Toggl has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Toggl support mobile devices?

Toggl supports the following devices:

iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Toggl integrate with?

Toggl integrates with the following applications:

Bitium, Domo, FreshBooks, LiveChat, Producteev, ProjectManager.com, Slemma, Todoist, Toggl Plan, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Toggl offer?

Toggl offers the following support options:

FAQs, Online Support