1. Create a daily plan. Take the first 30 minutes of every day to plan your day. Don’t start your day until you complete your time plan. The most important time of your day is the time you schedule to schedule time.
2. Prioritize your tasks. Time-consuming but relatively unimportant tasks can consume a lot of your day. Prioritizing tasks will ensure that you spend your time and energy on tasks that are truly important to you.
3. Set a time limit to each task. Be clear that you need to finish X task by 11 AM, Y task by 2 PM, and Z item by 4:30 PM. This prevents your work from dragging on and eating into time reserved for other activities.
Great news! We have created a Chrome Extension called “Toggl Button” for easy one-click time tracking. You can now add Toggl extension to your Chrome and start the online timer within the popular web tools TeamWeek (project planning) and Pivotal Tracker (project management).
Toggl Button (Chrome Extension) in TeamWeek
We are happy to announce that our new Toggl Web is progressing nicely and the first of the pages, Web Timer is ready for beta testing. Would you like to help us iron out the bugs and contribute to a cooler Toggl online timer? We assume ‘yes’ so here’s what you need to know:
Teamweek is a project planning tool from the Toggl team. We’re currently in the middle of a total makeover of Teamweek’s user interface. The new interface will be released to early beta testers within a few weeks.
In this blog post I will talk about what technologies our new user interface is using and why.
The new Teamweek user interface
Taking the leap
According to Cisco Visual Networking Index and various other sources, global mobile traffic increased roughly 70% in 2012. Teamweek though, doesn’t run too well on mobile devices. This will have to change if we want to keep up with the world. Read More
We welcome Joggler - a tool to integrate Toggl with JIRA, developed by Comerge AG!
Comerge AG, a Switzerland-based software development company, and also big fans and users of Toggl online timer, promise that: Read More
According to Wikipedia only 10% of Computer Science degrees in the United States were awarded to women in 2010. It’s 3 times less than 30 years ago. Why is that, given the fact that teenage girls are using Internet at least on the same rate with guys?
We believe that it’s instrumental having at least some female developers in your startup team. The reasons are:
1. Diversity drives innovation. Too homogenous teams tend to have weaker performance in creativity and decision making.
2. Better understanding of your customers. This is important especially for consumer-oriented startups, where most probably at least 50% of your users are women. You can understand their needs a lot better if you have some women on board. Read More
Three weeks ago I took a break from all the hard work at Toggl. For this time out I had a very precise plan. As a true engineer I believe in the words of the Big Bill that engineers work best when they have big goals and little time. With great power comes great responsibility, with great focus comes great productivity.
The plan was to go ahead with my Master’s Thesis and write it from start to finish in three weeks. The theme for my Thesis was developing multi-platform mobile applications from a single codebase. For proving the concept I had to create some kind of prototype application to describe what should be done when porting applications from one platform to another. Read More
Lately, there’s been lots of controversy regarding working from home. It’s a known fact that Yahoo remote workers were let go.
At Toggl, we rely on hard facts only. Is working from out of the office less productive? For a week, we decided to try and find out.
Basically it boils down to the simple fact that it’s impossible to innovate in the office. Read More
I think we’ve all been in one of these situations at least once. Yes, we are admitting it without guilt! Time management is tricky and here are some situations we all probably recognize.
I should be working, but…
Here at Toggl we have always encouraged our people to take on daring side projects. Side projects are a really good way of stepping out of the box and boosting creativity. Today, after being separated from the Toggl family for three long weeks, I returned to my rightful place at the office. Before once again starting my online timer I noticed that one such side project had been successfully completed while I was away.
A workspace every Pink Panther dreams about
I was told that the project was a real team effort with a strict time frame and fast execution. Also there might have been some laughs and giggling involved. Read More