Toggl product overview
Toggl, also known as Toggl Track, is an online time tracking tool for freelancers, consultants, and remote teams. It allows users to track the time spent on projects and analyze productivity.
Toggl is a cloud-based software built to help businesses manage and record employees’ hours spent on specific tasks or projects using timesheets. It is specifically designed to keep tabs on hourly inputs and monitor where billable hours go.
The application facilitates integration with calendar applications, enabling employees to directly convert various events into time entries. Toggl also provides a data synchronization capability, which lets employees automatically update data across all devices.
Toggl provides users with a comprehensive view of the sites they spend most of their time visiting to give important insights about how working hours are being spent. It aims to help users better schedule and allocate their time on future projects. Toggl works online in a browser, but can also be installed on computers or smartphones as an application.
Pros of Toggl
- Toggl has a simple and straightforward interface that can be used out of the box without any training necessary.
- The software is accessible on web app, desktop app, and mobile app. Toggl data auto syncs and works offline, too.
- The application has an idle detection capability.
Cons of Toggl
- Toggl has no built in invoicing and scheduling features.
- The software offers limited tag options for classifying time entries.
Breakdown of core features
Toggl comes with features to track work progress, time online, and offline activities.
Toggl tracks time via their web app, desktop app, mobile app, or browser extension with one click. All time entries sync automatically. The software auto-tracks every application or website that a user visits for more than 10 seconds, then turns that data into time entries. Toggl can be set up to trigger time-entry suggestions based on the software currently used.
Toggl has summary, detailed, and weekly reports that reveal actionable insights. Users can select the level of detail they want to see, filter and sort data, and create simple, client-ready visuals and reports via CSV or PDF. Teams can set up preferred reports with specified filters and date ranges and share saved report links with clients to be viewed online. Users can schedule favorite reports to regularly arrive in their inbox without the need to log into Toggl.
Project and revenue tracking
The software has a project dashboard where users can forecast timelines, budgets, and track progress. Teams can spot problems early and fight off scope creep with visual data. Businesses can assign billable rates by workspace, team member, project, or project member to clearly see what activities are generating revenue. Toggl also sends an alert as a project approaches its estimated end. Businesses can assign labor costs by team member and compare payroll to billables to see which projects and clients are profitable at a glance.
Team scheduling and management
Toggl’s team dashboard lets managers check in on their team to see who is over capacity and who might be able to lend a hand. Email reminders can be automated to gently nudge team members who haven’t tracked their target number of hours. Team managers can find time entries that have not been assigned to a project or task, or that seem too short or too long.
(Last updated on 03/23/2021 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)