Christian Decker has created a nice iGoogle gadget for Toggl Timer. Check this out:
We released a new version of Toggl today. It features a completely new approach to tracking your time. You can open it by clicking on a link shown in this picture.
What’s new in Toggl 0.14:
- We have split up the administrating pages and the time tracking tool.
- Projects now have messageboards to keep notes and exchange info.
- Clients, workspace properties and team have their own tabs.
- It is easier to add new members to a workspace.
- You can add notes to clients.
- More space for data in the reports.
- Thanks to a lot of optimizing it’s much faster than “old” Toggl.
The differences in Toggl Timer are familiar to those of you who use Toggl Desktop:
- No need to mark your tasks completed anymoreClosing tasks is not necessary anymore, this is taken care of when a new day begins.
- Easier handling of recurring tasksToggl Timer remembers the tasks you worked on during the last seven days and shows you these names as quick links to start tracking time on the task. The task will automatically track time with the current date.
Enjoy and please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think :)
Today we’ll talk a bit about the basics of using Toggl Desktop.
Log in with your Toggl username and password, set the first day of the week and let’s get started.
To start tracking time you have 2 options:
- Click on the task name below – Toggl continues tracking for this task.
- Click on the project name below – Toggl creates a new task for the project. You can enter the description of the task in the box as usual.
Now, if you want to change task details, you can click on the Edit link in the running task box. This will open up the editing view, where you can change everything about the task (similar to Toggl web).
After editing the task, click on Save.
Enjoy, and please don’t hesitate to give us feedback!
Next in the series we have the ending of a project. Once all work on a project is done, the only thing left to do is archiving it. This way you can clear up your screen for new important things.
Let’s get to it then. For example, let’s close the Application design project for Small client.
To do that, you must first click on the project name. This will open up the Edit project view.
Here click on the Close project button which will pop up a confirmation question.
And you’re done! The project is closed and hidden from view.
Now if you wish to see your closed projects, click on the Show inactive projects link and there you have it.
From the Edit project view you can reopen the project, too, if necessary. And that’s all there is to it :)
Here is the direct link to the installer: Toggler Installer
Please note that it’s an experimental development, and you may run into bugs. Toggl ‘official’ desktop client is in the works and will be published soon.
Completing tasks is the next big questionmark for many Toggl users after manual time entry, so this is what our next tutorial is about.
Marking a task as completed is useful to keep the Tasks for today bar uncluttered. This way you can clear away the tasks you won’t need to track time on anymore this day.
To begin, you have to have at least one task.
Step one is very simple. Just click somewhere on the task to expand the view. You will then see the links for completing or deleting the task or changing its date.
Now click on the Task completed link.
In step two click on the Yes in the confirmation popup if you’re sure. This will mark the the task completed and hide it from the Tasks for today column.
Done! The completed task is now removed from the Tasks for today column and you have a link to the reports section (if the task had today’s date).
We recommend to close the tasks daily and make new ones the next day. This way you can always get aggregated information from the reports.
There are some ideas to make the task-handling more seamless in upcoming releases but more of that later on.
One of the most frequent questions we get is about changing time of Open Task. So here is a step-by-step tutorial about the issue.
Step one – you need an open task. It doesn’t matter if it’s running or not.
Step two, click on the time (either running or stopped). This is what you should see. Click on the Stop the time link and let’s continue.
Step three. Enter the new time for the task. Easiest is to use 23 for 23 minutes, or 1,5 for 1:30 hours. You can enter time in many ways – more formats are described in the FAQ.
Final step – Press Enter or click anywhere on the screen to save the entry. That’s it!