Toggl Desktop is now smarter than ever!

October 13, 2008

We’re happy to announce that Toggl Desktop version 0.9.3 has a new and intriguing feature. It now has the ability to learn.

What do you mean by “learn”?

It works like this:

  1. Toggl Desktop memorizes the titles of the windows you use and connects these words in the title with the projects you track.

  2. After a short learning period it can give you suggestions on the project to track.

Can you give me an example?

Of course! For example, if you are tracking a task in project A and open a window that you used when tracking a different project, let’s say B, then Toggl Desktop will show you a little popup suggesting you to track project B. You can ignore the popup or agree with the suggestion and Toggl Desktop will automatically start tracking on project B.

How can I try it?

If you noticed, then you see the new autopilot bar at the bottom of Toggl Desktop main window:

Autopilot off

It is turned off by default so you have to turn it on by clicking on the black triangle or the text “Autopilot off” itself.

After turning it on, it starts memorizing the titles of the windows you use when working on your project. You will also see study progress while Toggl Desktop is learning.

Autopilot on

After some time, when enough information has been gathered, Toggl Desktop can start suggesting which project to track. If you see this “Studying complete” status message, then you know that Toggl Desktop is ready to start helping you.

Study complete

So, how does Toggl Desktop contribute to my projecttracking?

If Toggl Desktop thinks (based on the information memorized) that you should be tracking a different project from the current project, then a small popup window emerges. It asks if you want to start tracking the project it suggests. If you ignore the window, it will go away automatically after a few seconds but if you click “Yes” then Toggl Desktop will start tracking the project suggested.

As you see in the picture, Toggl Desktop is offering you to start tracking an existing task:

Existing task suggestion

If you have not tracked a task under this project in the current session then Toggl Desktop will suggest you to start a new task:

New task suggestion

I don’t want to use this new feature, how can I make it disappear?

Of course, if you are not interested in this feature then simply turn it off if it is on (default is off) and you can hide the autopilot bar from the settings:

Settings

Can anybody see the memorized data?

If you are worried about your privacy then don’t be because no information that is collected will be sent to our server or anywhere for that matter. All the data will stay in your computer under your user account.

Try it out and see how it works for you ! :)

P.S. We would very much appreciate any feedback on how our new feature is functioning! Thanks!

P.S.S. Oh, and did I mention that the new version also has many bugfixes?


iGoogle gadget

July 2, 2008

Christian Decker has created a nice iGoogle gadget for Toggl Timer. Check this out:

http://www.google.com/ig/directory?url=decker.christian.googlepages.com/toggl-timer.xml


Server upgrade

July 1, 2008

We’re beefing up the processing power of Toggl backend tomorrow. It may happen that there will be some downtime – we’re trying to make it as short as possible.

UPDATE: The upgrade was successful. All systems should be operational. Please let us know if you have any problems.


Classic Toggl available again

May 26, 2008

We just put the classic Toggl version back up again. When logged in, just click on the ‘Old version’ link in the upper part of Toggl screen.

Right now you have to click on this link every time you log in. After a few days we’ll have an updated version which will persist the setting, so you don’t have to select it every time.


We will fix our mistake

May 26, 2008

We have had an overwhelming feedback requesting to keep using the ‘old’ version of Toggl.

Vox populi – vox dei, as the Romans used to say. We’ll put the old version back live later today (it takes time as there are some compatibility issues that need to be resolved). And both versions of timetracking will be available.

We promise not to make any more such harsh switches in user interfaces in the future. And we’ll keep the ‘old’ way of timetracking up until there is a widely accepted new version that works for both ways.


New release today

May 22, 2008

A new version went live today. Major thing that changed is the ability to track start/end times for the task.

Also, the old version (without the Toggl Timer) is discontinued as of today.

Get detailed information at:

http://getsatisfaction.com/toggl/topics/toggl_announcements


Toggl Forum now available

May 21, 2008

Hi there, we’re having loads of feedback coming in from Toggl users. It’s getting harder and harder to answer all the questions in time, so we’re launching a public forum to make the information flow a bit smoother.

Please check:

www.getsatisfacion.com/toggl