Blog, Web Pick — March 22, 2012 17:50 — 0 Comments
You’ll flip when you Toggl
As a small company with staff in three locations across the UK and Ireland, keeping on top of what each person is doing and how much time they are spending on client work can be a bit of a chore. But one tool has changed our time-management completely.
While there are plenty of other time tracking tools on offer, few match Toggl for its simplicity and convenience. Whether you’re at your desk or on the move, Toggl provides a flavour of its service which will work on Android, iOS or any other browser-friendly web-connected device.
Even Toggl’s free service provides enough value that very small businesses may not feel the need to go Pro. That said, the paid version adds extra personalisation bells and whistles including allowing the branding of time sheets and being able to specify billable hourly rates per client. This all makes it an invaluable tool if you charge customers based on time spent.
You can also allow others in your company to be part of the same account so it’s easy to see who was working on which project and when. This makes it very easy to see what the total time allocation of all staff on a particular job came to. The free service allows you to add up to five staff in this way.
But perhaps the best aspect of all is Toggl’s simplicity. You literally sign up (or login using an existing Google/Google Apps account) and you can be tracking your time instantly. It’s even less effort than keeping time logs in a spreadsheet.
Toggl is a classic case of the Freemium model done right. It’s free service is so good that, should the need ever arise, paying for the Pro extras would be a pleasure…
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