These days, the modern workplace is anywhere you can get a decent bit of Wi-Fi signal. You might pick up where you left off at work any old place. But keeping track of the work that you’re tackling while you’re away from the office might be tricky—especially if you bill your clients by the hour. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution for those looking to keep track of their hours no matter where they happen to be: Toggl.
Toggl is a handy little app that’s available for all desktop and mobile platforms, not to mention easily accessible in your web browser, and syncable with your Google account. The premise is simple: Toggle will keep track of the time you spend on a particular task. You can break your tasks down by project and by client, giving you a clear understanding of where your time has gone by the end of the day.
A great little feature in Toggl is the ability to enter hours in manually, so if you forget to hit the start or stop button on the timer, you can simply tap in what hours you worked in a cinch. Toggl also provides clear reports of what projects got what hours, and it can generate reports for the week, the month, the year—whatever you need to figure out where your time is going.
Toggl also offers more features for a fee—a somewhat pricey $5 a month. But with that subscription, Toggl lets users track time in bigger teams, set billable amounts for each project or client, set up more detailed project time tracking, and a few more bells and whistles. But even without these features, the free version of Toggl could quickly prove itself an indispensable tool for those who work around—and away—from the clock.
- Downloadable app works on all platforms, and can run offline, syncing up with the browser-version when you get back online.
- Log in with your Google account and track hours with a timer or enter them manually to ensure that you never miss a minute.
- Detailed reports can be customized to show hours by time period, client, and project, and help ensure accurate invoices.