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Desktop 4.0 – Welcome!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We no longer support Toggl Desktop versions older than version 7. Click here to download the latest stable release of Toggl Desktop.


Toggl Desktop 4.0 is now officially the only stable version of this handy desktop widget. It’s prettier, it’s faster, it’s more stable. Enjoy!

Desktop 4.0

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    1. Daniel Neri
      January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      Stable is the last word I would use to describe this release, unfortunately :(

    2. January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      Oh no :S Could you tell us what’s gone wrong for you, perhaps we can find a solution?

    3. Doron Neumann
      January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      You really need to invest more time in making your Android application worth using.
      A desktop application is simply not needed.

    4. Øyvind Eide
      January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      Thanks. The application works great for me, no problems so far. :)

    5. Alex Vykhodtsev
      January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      Can you add retina support for Mac Desktop version?

    6. Cameron
      January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      Yeah, after the update on my Mac (10.8.2) it crashed and wouldn’t open again. I reinstalled it and it worked fine though.

    7. January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      @Alex, retina support is coming soon, we’re currently working on it.

    8. January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      Like which version is it? It would be helpful if you told us. The version of 4 that I have now on my machine is 4.75.(blah,blah). Maybe you can add the version number to the download name … ex. toggledesktopv4.75.(blah blah).

    9. January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      The latest are 4.86.1 for Linux and Mac OSX, and 4.85.1 for Windows

    10. January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      Although toggle web interface is excellent, the Toggle desktop utility still doesn’t match up to many other desktop utilities such as Funario
      Please add the following features:
      1. An option of a minimized screen that will stay on top of other windows
      2. An option of reminders that will pop up every period of time (with an option to determine that period) that will remind the user to start tracking time or to check that we are still working on the same project (when working on multiple projects, our users often forget to start tracking or to change the project)
      3. An option to start a new project while pausing the previous one and multiple tracking

    11. Eric
      January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      Thanks for the updates.

      I am always amazed at the ignorant comments users post. Like the one indicating there is no need for desktop application. I could make the same statement regarding android, as I have no use for an android app. Think before you write, as you are not the only user.

    12. Joel
      January 16, 2013 | Permalink

      @Eric: Amen!

      @Doron: Maybe YOU don’t need a desktop application, but to say it is “simply not needed” is short-sighted and certainly out of touch.

    13. January 17, 2013 | Permalink

      Aren’t we on 4.86 now?

      I agree, when 4.0 first came out it was a mess. It works perfectly now though! :) thanks!

    14. Erik
      January 17, 2013 | Permalink

      The new mobile/offline toogle interface is too heavy. Too complicated to render on my phone, even my desktop has now a hard time to load the interface. This is not an improvement.

    15. Victor Wihlborg
      January 17, 2013 | Permalink

      It looked very strange on my computer. Win7. I could not move the window as I could not get hold of the top bar. Resize worked.
      Later I restarted and it worked as expekted.
      screens at

    16. Duane
      January 17, 2013 | Permalink

      On windows (Win7) the version when opening the “Preferences” the panel that shows the preferences dialog covers up the “close” button
      image at

    17. January 17, 2013 | Permalink

      I like the interface a lot better and glad it’s not making me log in every time I restart my computer anymore.

    18. January 17, 2013 | Permalink

      So, I’ve had v4 since it was beta. If I don’t have the latest it should have prompted an update right?

    19. January 18, 2013 | Permalink

      Multiple item tracking would be a great feature to have. Being able to pause and start a new, and being able to switch back and forth easily would be great also.

    20. January 18, 2013 | Permalink

      I’m confused as well.. I have v4.86.1… is 4.0 newer than v4.86? or did you somehow do 86 minor releases in two days and auto update me?

    21. Mike Kramer
      January 18, 2013 | Permalink

      Nice job. Thanks!

    22. JonnyB9000
      January 18, 2013 | Permalink

      Past version would not allow me to log in. This one is working great. Thank you.

    23. Gustavo Garcia
      January 18, 2013 | Permalink

      The .msi file for the Windows 7 doesn’t seem to function. “The installation package could not open”. Some of us definitely “simply need” a windows application since this is where we work. Is there another location to download the .msi file?

    24. January 18, 2013 | Permalink

      Adding new clients from the Desktop app doesn’t work right for me. After the modal window closes, I have to go back one screen then come back to see the new client in the dropdown list. This used to work, but not since 4.0.

    25. tony petruzzi
      January 19, 2013 | Permalink

      having problems with the new version and seeing if anyone else is experiencing this.

      seems that when you continue with an entry, it will create an entire new entry.

      to reproduce do the following:

      start and entry and let it run for a couple of seconds, then click stop. now click on that entry and click the continue button. let that run for a couple of seconds and then click stop. you will see an entire new entire has been created.

      this is really causing problems when i have to stop and start entries to properly track the time between breaks.

      note that this also occurs if you click the green arrow next to an entry to continue.

    26. January 21, 2013 | Permalink

      I know there is a workaround, but it’s really annoying that Linux versions are packaged only in deb. At least rpm should be available, and a tar.gz would be perfect.

    27. Darren
      January 21, 2013 | Permalink

      While I have’t used all the features of the desktop app yet (like adding new clients/projects) it does seem to work OK on my Retina MBP. One small annoyance is that if you happen to hit ‘enter’ after typing a comment in the “What are you working on?” field it stops the timer.

      Also, “prettier” must be in the eye of the beholder – I still miss the old desktop app with the big, round, red button to start/stop timers…..

    28. Allen
      January 21, 2013 | Permalink

      win7 64bit, cant move the window at all. All the buttons and interface looks very grainy as well.

    29. January 21, 2013 | Permalink

      Hey everyone, really sorry for the delayed reaction, here comes an epic reply –

      * Thanks for the ideas and suggestions, we’ve made note :)

      * Thanks for the support, great to hear it is working properly for some users also :)

      * If you’re having specific issues, bugs and the like, please email them to support-at-toggl-dot-com so we could tackle them on a case-by-case basis.

      * For Windows: We’ll be working on the Preferences window, sorry it’s such a mess. With regard to the missing boarders or not being able to move the window, an exit and restart will solve this. Again, apologies for the bug!

      * Autoupdates should now be working as well, if you exit and restart and don’t get prompted to update, you most likely have the latest version. Right click on the tray icon and choose ‘About TogglDesktop’ to check the version you have if you’re not sure.

      * If you’re having trouble with the installation file, close the wizard, delete all the installation files you have on your computer, and then download again. If that doesn’t help, pls email support.

      @Olivier about adding clients – thanks, we’ll check this bug out.

      @Tony: check out the ‘continue’ button setting:

    30. January 22, 2013 | Permalink

      I’m a big fan of Toggl. I use the web, Linux desktop and the Android versions quite often though not as much as I should. :)

      I do wish there were two different versions of the Desktop app like a Light version (which currently exists) and a more full fledged version like the web version. Right now the Desktop version is basically as useful as the Android version and that is disappointing.

      Desktop and Android versions are great for quick usage and basic tracking but they are both crap when it comes to management. I can understand why the Android version is like that…I wouldn’t want to manage it from a phone or tablet anyway but Why the heck is the Desktop version dumbed down?

    31. Aaron
      January 22, 2013 | Permalink

      Works great!! Sounds like everyone needs better computers. Toggl is great.

    32. January 22, 2013 | Permalink

      Another note is that it is absolutely stupid that the Desktop version is dumbed down when all it is is just a prepackaged webpage inside of a chromium shell.

      WTF?!? Why can’t you put the full web version inside of the chromium shell? It simply doesn’t make sense.

      Though I would want a light version like you have made…I am not saying remove it…I am saying there should be both.

    33. Rudy
      February 6, 2013 | Permalink

      I can’t move this application around the desktop because it doesn’t have a bar at the top.

    34. Joe
      March 4, 2013 | Permalink

      Thanks for the updates! This is working great for me and does everything I need for a desktop version; no fluff.. if I need more, I can just log into the online version right? :)

    35. May 24, 2013 | Permalink

      Keep up the good work.

    36. June 6, 2013 | Permalink

      @Victor Wihlborg: Same thing happened to me on my Windows 8 system – the Toggl application was missing a top bar (with close, maximize, minimize, etc.) when I initially ran the app. But after closing and restarting, it worked fine.

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      August 3, 2013 | Permalink

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    38. Jan
      September 18, 2013 | Permalink

      Latest version (6.18 on OS X) is good, but it does not show time in the upper menu area as it did in the older version – so I had to roll back to older version.

      See (4:31 h in front of Toggl icon at the screenshot)

      Any plans to add elapsed time just it was in the old Toggl desktop?

      (I’m talking about OS X version)

      Thank you!

    39. Tim Major
      September 22, 2013 | Permalink

      I just downloaded the new Toggl desktop app and notice it seems to track all activity on my computer automatically. I can’t find any documentation on this. Can this be shut-off?

    40. Grethel Gahler
      September 24, 2013 | Permalink

      Hey Tim!

      Here is all the information about the Timeline feature (how to enable/disable) –

    41. xavi
      October 2, 2013 | Permalink

      Downloaded the last version. Not working for me. It crashes continuously .

      Here the crash report:

      Process: TogglDesktop [48118]
      Path: /Applications/
      Identifier: TogglDesktop
      Version: ??? (???)
      Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
      Parent Process: TogglDesktop [48039]

      Date/Time: 2013-10-02 16:14:39.944 +0200
      OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63)
      Report Version: 9

      Interval Since Last Report: 14835451 sec
      Crashes Since Last Report: 842
      Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 702
      Anonymous UUID: F9376DAF-0DDE-4D04-BBB7-1C6681BB1868

      Crashed Thread: Unknown

      Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
      Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000000

      Backtrace not available

      Unknown thread crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
      rax: 0x000000140003000e rbx: 0x0000000000000000 rcx: 0x0000000000000000 rdx: 0x0000000000000000
      rdi: 0x0000000000000000 rsi: 0x0000000000000000 rbp: 0x5fc0102800000000 rsp: 0x0000000000000000
      r8: 0x0000000000000000 r9: 0x0000005500000000 r10: 0x0000000000000000 r11: 0x0000000000000000
      r12: 0x0000000000000000 r13: 0x0000000000000000 r14: 0x0000000e00000000 r15: 0x0000000000000000
      rip: 0x00007fff5fc01028 rfl: 0x0000000000010202 cr2: 0x0000000000000000
      Logical CPU: 0

      Binary images description not available

      External Modification Summary:
      Calls made by other processes targeting this process:
      task_for_pid: 0
      thread_create: 0
      thread_set_state: 0
      Calls made by this process:
      task_for_pid: 0
      thread_create: 0
      thread_set_state: 0
      Calls made by all processes on this machine:
      task_for_pid: 9139112
      thread_create: 2
      thread_set_state: 0

      Model: iMac12,2, BootROM IM121.0047.B1F, 4 processors, Intel Core i5, 2.7 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.72f2
      Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6770M, AMD Radeon HD 6770M, PCIe, 512 MB
      Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D34373142353637334648302D4348392020
      Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x80CE, 0x4D34373142353637334648302D4348392020
      Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM1, 2 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54333235533642465238432D48392020
      Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 2 GB, DDR3, 1333 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54333235533642465238432D48392020
      AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x168C, 0x9A), Atheros 9380:
      Bluetooth: Version 4.0.8f17, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
      Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
      Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1
      Serial ATA Device: ST31000528AS, 1 TB
      Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-STDVDRW GA32N
      USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000 / 3
      USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 4
      USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8215, 0xfa111000 / 7
      USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in), apple_vendor_id, 0x850b, 0xfa200000 / 2
      USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424 (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000 / 2
      USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, apple_vendor_id, 0x8403, 0xfd110000 / 4
      USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0xfd120000 / 3

      • Annika Helendi
        October 7, 2013 | Permalink

        Hi Xavi,
        Please address the bug report to support(at)

    42. Roland
      October 9, 2013 | Permalink

      Hi Toggl,

      I just downloaded the latest version of Toggl for Mac and noticed two things:
      1: The resolution of the dock icon is super low if you compare it to the other icons. I have attached an image for your reference:
      2: The new version isn’t displaying the time next to the icon in the menu bar. Is that a setting?

      Is it possible to download an earlier version that fixes/has the above so I can downgrade?

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