This simple task-tracking app syncs between platforms and provides insights into your productivity
Developer: Toggl OÜ
Price: Free (+optional subscription)
Size: 65.8 MB
Platform: iPhone & iPad
Toggl is a recently released iOS app that is designed to make task-tracking easier than ever. But simplicity isn’t necessarily the name of the game here, because Toggl also lets users analyze their tasks and productivity, ordering them in a functional way. There is an optional subscription available, but Toggl can be downloaded and used free of charge.
For starters, the interface in the app is good: it’s minimalist, with a uniform white background, and it fits in well with iOS. When you launch Toggl, the first thing you see are your ongoing tasks. You can begin to track individual tasks by tapping a play button alongside them. Alternatively, you can add in a new task using a green icon at the bottom of the screen.
Tasks added in Toggl can be assigned a project (using the @ symbol) or they can be tagged (with #). This definitely makes it easier to organize your tasks, including historic ones, although in our testing it wasn’t possible to archive old tasks. This could be due to a bug in the current release (1.1). New tasks can also be assigned start dates and durations, and this usefully adds an additional layer of detail to your entries in Toggl.
Toggl also includes an analysis interface, where your tasks are displayed graphically. This is really handy in allowing users to get at-a-glance information on their weekly, monthly, or yearly work.
As mentioned, Toggl syncs between devices. You can also access the service on desktop and your tracked time will synchronize automatically. Although the basic functions here are free, there’s also the option of subscribing for additional features. This includes the ability to add extra workspaces to your account in order to separate tasks and projects from others, and new features for teams. The price is $9/£9 per user, per month. However, individual users should have no problem using one single workspace on Toggl.
The bottom line is that Toggl is a useful task-tracking app. You can track multiple tasks, assign projects, and even tag tasks for free. Despite some minor bugs, this is a decent app and we look forward to it getting even better with time.
- Track multiple tasks
- Assign projects and tags
- Gain graphical insights
- Some bugs remain