Toggl is a time tracking application. One of the features that makes it different from many others is the number of ways you can use it. You can use Toggl on its own website, which includes a small timer on the top left of the screen. You can use the desktop timer for Linux, Windows or Mac. You can use it on your Google home page or you can embed the Toggl code on virtually any website. Wherever you put it, all your data is collected and fed back to your online account.
It’s easy to get started with Toggl. When you first start using it, there is a sample task in your account. Just edit the description and the project name and indicate whether it’s billable to start timing your first task. To switch tasks, just add a new task by clicking on the link provided. With the desktop client, this did not always work seamlessly. Though the task was timed, it didn’t feed into the account.
One of the great features of Toggl is the wealth of stats provided, which you can filter by client, project, task and more. All reports can be exported to PDF or CSV, making your data portable. Toggl works well for both freelancers and those managing large teams. Extended features are available to those subscribing to paid versions of the service. Overall, Toggl is a useful tool and its portability makes it a good entrant into the time tracking sphere.
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