The beauty of Toggl is in its simplicity. There are no bells and whistles because frankly, you don’t need them. Many complain that the downloadable programme is the same as the Web interface. Well, I’m here to tell you that’s great, no distractions necessary, start the timer, get on with what you’re doing, and stop the timer when you’re done.
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With Toggl, you can:
- Track your time and see cool visual reports
- See an analysis of the time you spend on tasks on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
- Gain better insight into the way you work
From logging in your studying hours, tracking time spent on work projects, or even your Facebook time, Toggl timer will help you.
What you’ll love
If you forget to start the timer, simply go back and add the approximate start time. You can colour code your ‘projects’ (tasks) to help visualise where your time is spent. For example:
- Red for household duties
- Blue for work
- Green for your studies and so on
This nifty little timer will work offline and sync to your account the moment you’re back online. For a free tool, you can’t complain, as for no extra cost you have the choice to export your tracked time to Excel or PDF. Convenient if you have to hand in a time sheet!
What you won’t like
You could end up spending so much time setting up your projects with the colour coding system and even the tagging system you end up in a pickle. So don’t! If you’re a multi-tasker, you may find it irritating having to stop and start the time. Hint: You need Toggl.
Pros & Cons
- Free reports
- Add time later if you forget
- Colour codes
- Tagging could slow you down
Is this something you that could help keep track of your day? Tweet me your thoughts on Toggl and let me know how you keep track of your tasks.