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Needing a way to manage and track your time? Try Toggl

Toggl LogoI am trying to bring balance to the force.  Well technically to bring balance to my own work life.  Like everybody else in the working world, I am trying to juggle tasks and priorities in an every changing business world.

However, I wanted to go beyond a basic Outlook calendar.  Yes, I can block out time.  But within that block of time; what did I really accomplish?

Also, I continuously to find productive time to keep on top of my professional career development.

I am a huge fan of Trello (http://www.trello.com) to manage tasks and status of tasks.  But I want to way to manage where my time goes during the day.

My good friend, Michael Czarnecki, mentioned awhile back that he uses Toggl.com (Yes, the “E” is dropped at the end.)

Here is Toggl’s website.  http://www.toggl.com

Michael Czarnecki’s twitter address:  @jerzakie

I have been experimenting with it this month.  (May/2014)

I have to say, this tool was exactly what I needed.

Pro’s

  • You create tasks and associate it with a project.
  • A stop and start clock.  Love it!  Especially when I get interrupted during the course of a day. I don’t mind to help.  But I do want to see concise time my given tasks.
  • Reports – Yes, yes, yes!  To see how I managed my time to tasks.  A great, simple built-in light weight business intelligence tool set where you can drill down in the data.
  • Integrates with your Google account.  (You have to love OAuth!)

Con’s

  • Currently, no integration with Trello.  I have to rebuild projects and tasks.  But it quick to create.
  • The free version is good, but the paid version is tempting with the advance features and mobile apps.

Overall, Toggl is meeting my expectation as a precise time tracking to task tool set that I need to go beyond just scheduling blocks/chunks of time slots to work on tasks.

Here is Toggl’s website.  http://www.toggl.com

I recommend it and wanted to share my thoughts.  As always, I welcome any feedback.

~ Tony Maddin ~