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?

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New Toggl Timer is here!

February 20, 2008

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.

Link to Toggl Timer

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.

Toggl Timer:

Toggl Timer at work

Enjoy and please don’t hesitate to let us know what you think :)


Official Toggl Desktop released!

September 17, 2007

We’re glad to announce the first release of Toggl Desktop, our little timetracking device for your desktop. It is available for download at Toggl main page.

Toggl Desktop login screen

We have taken our one year experience with Toggl and your very helpful feedback and came up with quite radical changes:

  • No need to mark your tasks completed anymore
    Closing tasks is not necessary anymore, Toggl Desktop takes care of it when a new day begins.
  • Easier handling of recurring tasks
    Toggl Desktop 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.
  • Better overview of time spent on a task
    You can see time spent on a task or project during this week by simply hovering your mouse over its name.

Toggl Desktop at work:

Toggl Desktop at work

Even though Toggl Desktop is still in beta, it is fully functional for tracking time without logging on to the web page.

Current version is usable in Windows only and needs .NET framework 2.0 to be installed. Get your Toggl Desktop now!

Enjoy the new Toggling experience and tell us what you think of it!


Toggl goes Desktop!

August 23, 2007

Ian Turgeon from rev-in.com has done some remarkable job on Toggl API. Yesterday he published a Toggl Desktop widget for Windows and Mac, developed with Adobe AIR.

Widget shot

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.


Toggl goes Premium!

August 9, 2007

We’re very glad to announce that as of version 0.12.0 Toggl supports Premium functionality. In addition to all the basic features you’ve all grown to love, you can now upgrade your workspace to enjoy new cool stuff:

  • Adding hourly rates to workspace, clients, projects and project members
  • Reports show calculated billable amounts
  • Exporting and printing out professional looking reports
  • Uploading your own logo that will show instead of Toggl logo
  • A good feeling from supporting Toggl

You can upgrade your workspace for only $5 per month! This offer stands until 1st of September this year, after which the subscription fee will be $19 per month for one workspace. Upgrading cost doesn’t change based on the number of projects or users (meaning that you can have 5, 10 or 50 people on your team and still pay only $19). Premium functionality is accessible to all members of the workspace.

All features that have been free so far, will remain so forever…

Try it out and let us know, what you think!


Weekly reports fixed

July 2, 2007

For quite a while Toggl had an issue with showing tasks on the wrong day in the weekly reports. We’re glad to say that it’s finally something you don’t have to worry about. As of version 0.11.27 the bug has been fixed – all users can see their tasks on the correct date regardless of the timezone they’re in.

Cheers!


Reporting improvements

June 14, 2007

Hey, guys! It’s been a while since we’ve had anything big to write about, but that has changed. As of the last update, Toggl has quite many new cool features:

  • all tasks regardless of completion status are now shown in the reports
  • there are more time formats to choose from under My settings
  • you can see the name of the running task in the page title
  • it is possible to change the project on a task – just click on it in the report and pick the correct project from the drop-down

We have also updated our FAQ section and made some smaller improvements in visuals and usability. So without further ado, we’re proud to present to you Toggl version 0.11.25!

Have fun Toggling,

Kristel