As you know, the new version of Toggl is progressing nicely and this means our current version is put into maintenance mode. There will be no improvements, only major bugs and possible security issues will be fixed. But there has been a lot going on with Toggl so here’s a brief summary what we have been up to and what will happen next.
For starters, we have released the Dashboard. This is only a first version of a feature we believe will provide teams (and managers) a quick look into what everyone is up to, as well as giving time-trackers (you, the people) a quick overview of the work done. Expect more refinements and even more cool features. Oh, and the data on the page can be fetched via API so I can’t wait to see the pictures of all those cool dashboards springing to life all over the world (hint-hint)!
The Bookmarked Reports have gotten an overhaul, making them faster, prettier and smarter. It is now possible to define “rolling” bookmarks, so that “Last month billable designer work” stays exactly that with no messing around with date filters anymore.
There’s now a useful Workspaces view for these people who constantly juggle their time between workspaces (can you say “moonlighting”?). You can see which workspaces you belong to, which is the default (the one where all the time entries without projects will go) and create new ones. And all your iCal links are there up for grabs as well.
The only serious complaint we’ve heard about Toggl recently (besides all the praise) is the way its design seems to waste space on screen. To help with this we’ve introduced “Compact mode” for timer page to make things, well, more compact. Expect to see this rolled out into other pages as well in the future. And we might not stop there, but – hush – 🙂
The work on multilingual Toggl will start in March. As there have been a lot of changes to the UI we’ll need to re-start the translation effort. We’ll be sending out the information to all the translators after we have dealt with the technical bits. There is no clear ETA for that yet so stay tuned!
We will be working on optimizing the internals of Toggl to accommodate large amounts of data as well. There’s a notable slowdown in case you have a huge number of projects and we’ll be looking into improving this situation. There is no major deadline but expect to see faster Toggl near you soon.
And to finish off on a high note I take the pleasure to announce new beta (and we mean it) version of Toggl Desktop for Mac. You can download the beta here – feedback most welcome! (There’s Android app in the pipeline as well but no-no-no, we’re not talking about it just yet…)
As always, please leave your questions and comments below and we’ll try to answer them.