Toggl Track

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Toggl Track
Developer(s)Toggl OÜ
PlatformWeb, Windows 7 and later, macOS 10.11 and later, Linux (Flatpak), iOS, Android, watchOS
TypeTime tracking software
LicenseProprietary server and website, open source desktop and mobile client apps[1][2]
Websitetoggl.com

Toggl Track (formerly Toggl) is a time tracking software developed by Toggl OÜ which is headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia,[3] The company offers online time tracking and reporting services through their website along with mobile and desktop applications.

Toggl Track tracks time blocks, optionally labeled with a task, a project, and tags. Time can be tracked through a start/stop button,[4] manual entry, or dragging and resizing time blocks in a calendar view.[5] With the browser extension, Toggl Track has time tracking integrations with over 100 websites.[6]

Details[edit]

Toggl was created in 2006 by Alari Aho and Krister Haav in Tallinn, Estonia.[7][8] The service was initially developed for internal use. The co-founders were software developers and struggled to work out how much time they had spent on each of their clients.[9] The founders then realized their clients loved it as well and so expanded the software to work for small groups, developers, and independent consultants. It is designed for several operating systems including iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac , and Linux.[10][11] Toggl employs more than 80 employees.[12]

Time entries and active timers are synchronized in real time via a cloud service to the website and various applications. Reporting features allow users to track the time spent on various projects and analyze productivity.[13][14]

According to Alari Aho, Toggl's CEO and founder, the application has been fully self-funded from the start. The name was created using a random name generator.[3]

In 2014, the company made the transition from a company based in Tallinn to an entirely remote business.[8]

As of August 2016, Toggl had more than 1.6 million registered users.[8]

The product is sold as software as a service, based on a per-seat license, with monthly and annual plans.[15]

Besides the official mobile apps, client apps by third-party developers have also been created using the public Toggl API, such as Timery for iOS.[16][17]

On 7 September 2020, Toggl rebranded to Toggl Track, as the Toggl company merged with Teamwork (now Toggl Plan) and Hundred5 (now Toggl Hire).[18]

Technology[edit]

From the beginning, Toggl was based on Ruby on Rails. Starting in 2013, Toggl's began to operate on Google's programming language Go on the back-end. The frontend works on JavaScript (Backbone.js, Coffeescript). It also uses some HTML5 features (offline storage) and websockets to synchronize separate devices in real-time. The database operates on PostgreSQL and Redis.[3] Phonegap is used for mobile devices, and Chromium for desktop.[needs update]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Do you have an API available?".
  2. ^ "Toggl - GitHub". GitHub.
  3. ^ a b c Tambur, Silver (2013-08-12). "Start-up Spotlight: Toggl". Estonian World. Retrieved 2019-09-26.
  4. ^ Pot, Justin (October 19, 2011). "Toggl Helps You Discover Where Your Time Goes". MakeUseOf. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tracking time in Toggl Track Calendar". support.toggl.com. Retrieved 2020-08-29.
  6. ^ "Toggl - Features". toggl.com. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  7. ^ Leung, Iris. "This Tech Company Uses Remote Work To Win The War For Talent". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  8. ^ a b c "Toggl Press Kit: Original Data, Infographics and Press Releases". toggl.com. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  9. ^ "Toggl: On a Mission to Help Teams Work Better from Anywhere".
  10. ^ "Instant Productivity Boosts". toggl.com. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  11. ^ DeMuro, Jonas. "Best time management solution in 2019: apps and software for time tracking". TechRadar. Retrieved 2019-10-17.
  12. ^ "Meet the team". toggl.com. Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  13. ^ Waddilove, Roland (July 13, 2013). "How to use Toggl: a simple online time tracking tool". PC Advisor. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  14. ^ "Toggl Time Tracker App". theappzine.
  15. ^ The product's pricing page
  16. ^ "Timery for Toggl: The MacStories Review". Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  17. ^ "Review: Timery Improves Toggl Time Tracking in Every Way". 512 Pixels. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  18. ^ "Toggl Is Getting a New Look and Rebranding as Toggl Track". toggl.com. Retrieved 2020-08-29.

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