Toggl: Time Tracker (iOS Version 1.21.1)

Synopsis of the App: Toggl is a simple time tracker for work.

Price and Platform: Free. Apple, Android, Web.

RDN Score: 4/5

Pros

  • User-friendly, simple design from tracking to reports and dashboard viewing.
  • Easily start tracking time with a single screen tap or voice command.
  • Break down time entries, hours by project, client or task.
  • Create project folders and categorize tracked time to stay organized.
  • Split projects and tasks by what is billable by the week, month or year.
  • Review time reports detailing work and export as a PDF or other file type.
  • Seamlessly add calendar events as automatic time entries.
  • Toggl automatically generates and saves summary reports complete with easy-to-review pie charts.
  • Includes integration with calendars, alerts for estimates, tasks, project dashboards and billable rates and project time estimates.
  • Set preferences for a 24- or 12-hour clock, first day of the week and date format.
  • Syncs across iOS, Android and Windows devices from the tablet, laptop and phone.
  • Option to use manual mode to add data manually versus doing it in real time.
  • Enable smart alerts for reminders to stop tracking during idle times.
  • Includes a generous free plan, plus a 30-day free trial for the premium version.

Cons

  • Doesn’t include an invoicing feature, which may force users to default to a more comprehensive tracker.
  • No provisions for tracking leisure time.
  • Toggl offers different features from the mobile to web apps, which can be a limitation for some users.

Bottom Line: Ideal for freelancers or to use with a team, Toggl shines in its simplicity and ability to be everywhere.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.