Such a good little tool!
Updated April 10, 2021
Such a good little tool!
Score 9 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Toggl
As an independent contractor, I am the sole Toggl user. It's a great timekeeping tool for the work performed for my clients, since I don't use timesheets.
- Can be categorized by description
- Can be categorized by tags
- Can be categorized by projects
- I appreciate being reminded when I haven't been active on my laptop, but sometimes that gets annoying.
- When reviewing an entry with multiple sub-segments, the main segment with the totals for all its sub-segments appears like its parts, except it has a total time and how many sub-segments there are. When it clicks open, it operates a dropdown list of each time segment, but can be confusing since they all appear similar. I have the free version, so maybe in a paid plan there are appearance enhancements.
- It runs in the background.
- I can set it to remind me a specified amount of time for when I haven't been active (can also set hours and days). It is intuitive to ask me if I want to track time when I don't have it turned on.
- It gives me weekly reports alerted by email.
- It has an autotracker that can be used with active apps, suggested keywords, and projects.
- My timetracking needs are simple, so this is a great tool for me. Start the timer, stop the timer as client work is performed, whether that is uninterrupted time or not.
- It is very easy to review work time invested for each of my clients, making it easy for me to track my daily time and review monthly hours for preparing invoices.
- Daily time is automatically aggregated.
- Each time entry can be tagged with work activity, or projects can be segmented and time assigned to the segments with start and stop times.
I don't recall using something so simply automated like Toggl in the past, although I have used more complicated automated timesheets years ago. I chose it when it was recommended by some online tech review, and thought I'd give it a shot. It works really well as a laptop app.
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- Great little timekeeper when a timesheet isn't necessary.
- I wouldn't use it in place of a designated or contract-required timesheet needing assorted accumulated data (maybe that's available in paid plans, but since I don't need to do, I haven't looked into that.).
- If working past midnight, the time will aggregate as a single entry rather than intuitively divide into two separate entries.