Mart Virkus

Mart has a background in anthropology - a discipline which has turned people-watching into a science. He most enjoys working on projects that make you go from “that’s stupid” to “hmmm”.

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Update on Current Connectivity Issues

We’re experiencing server-side issues that are stopping users from accessing the app. We’re working on getting things back to normal, our deepest apologies for the inconvenience.
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Toggl Now Integrates with 1,000+ Tools

That’s one thousand, with three zeroes, baby! So how can you get them?
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Updates on Current Connectivity Issues

Dear users – we’ve resolved the connectivity issues and Toggl is running fine again.
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What Traditional Jobs Would Look Like if Everybody Worked from Home [Comic]

Ah, working from home – smells like Millennials in their underwear typing up ad copy on their Macbooks. But what would the world look like if everybody got to work from home? We gave it our best guess:
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The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work [Infographic]

More and more companies are shifting to remote work. This infographic explains why that’s happening, and what you need to know if you want to go remote.
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Major Maintenance This Saturday

UPDATE: Toggl is back online! Be aware that some timeouts and slowdown might happen within the next few hours. Thank you for your patience! We’ll be doing some major maintenance on Toggl this Saturday, June 10th, starting at 6:30UTC.  The maintenance should take about 8 hours to complete.
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How to Kill the Dragon with 9 Programming Languages

How hard is it to slay a dragon? Well, if you’re a programmer then it’s very, very hard indeed.
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The Seven Circles of Developer Hell [Infographic]

Software development is a special kind of a nightmare. The kind that you wish you could wake up from, but can’t, because code is money and money is life.
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6 Valuable Things You’ll Get from Working in the Toggl Marketing Team

  It’s a sad misconception that millennial employees expect nothing but booze, nerf gun fights and anarchy from their workplaces.
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Routine Maintenance on Tuesday, February 21st

Hey all – just a heads up that we’ll be doing some routine maintenance on our servers tomorrow, February 21st at 6am UTC.
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New Ways for Connecting Your Favourite Apps with Toggl and Zapier

Zapier now lets you add tasks and tags to the Toggl time entries you create from other apps, and use templates when automatically creating your projects.
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Anatomy of a Toggl Job #2 – The Mobile App Marketer

Toggl needs a mobile app marketer with ASO skills. Take our job test here to see if you’re a fit!
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Anatomy of a Toggl Job #1 – The Backend Developer

Toggl is looking for backend developers. Take our job test here to apply.  
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IT Jobs Explained With A Broken Lightbulb

Are you a developer? Do you know what “frontend” really does? Or “ops”? How about “leadgen”? Well, this lightbulb developer comic should clear things up. It’s totally accurate, too:
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5 Important Things You Need to Know About the New Toggl

The old Toggl will be completely phased out before the end of this year. The updated webapp, based on years of feedback from the community, is designed to make time tracking simpler than ever before. But with every change comes a bit of confusion – so here are answers to the top 5 questions people have been asking:
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Auto-starting Toggl Time Entries with Zapier

Great news for our Zapier users – you can now create Zaps to automatically find, start and stop your Toggl time entries from other apps!
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Major Update – The New Toggl Is Here!

Please give a very warm welcome to Project Snowball – a completely revamped Toggl webapp!
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3 Cool Gadgets That Let You Bring Toggl to Life

Ever wanted to know what it would feel like to push start on your Toggl timer? Ever wanted to smash “stop” at the end of a very annoying project? Well, with these devices you can.
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LETO – Location Based Time Tracking for Toggl

This is an older article about a 3rd party app that is no longer supported by its creators.  Toggl also has a new Toggl iPhone app out – check it out in app store!   Toggl users are known for hooking our API to create all sorts of amazing tools. LETO is an agency focused on helping businesses deliver innovative tech solutions and to show off their skill, they’ve created a location based time tracker for Toggl.  
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Watch People React to Ridiculous Requests Designers Have to Deal With [Video]

“Our budget’s kinda tight right now, so how about we just give you tons of exposure?” Did reading that just make you incredibly mad? Then read on.
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5 Awesome Things Toggl Button Can Do To Improve Your Workflow

We recently updated the Toggl Button again – here’s five reasons why you need it in your life.
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What Can You Expect from Working at Toggl?

As your team grows, you inevitably have to start thinking about scaling your culture. We recently sat down to think hard about what makes working at Toggl special.
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Introducing Toggl Pro Plus

Update: As of February 2017, the Pro Plus is known as Toggl Premium. Have a look here to compare our existing pricing plans!   Toggl Pro Plus is a brand new subscription plan that lets you pick one Toggl Business feature on top of the Pro feature set!
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Toggl Button Developer Challenge Winners!

The Toggl Button contest is over and we have our winners.
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Toggl & Zapier, Sitting In a Tree…

…Z-A-P-P-I-N-G. Oh hey – are you looking for ways to connect Toggl to your other apps on a deeper, more intimate level? Meet the new Zapier multi step Zaps.
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Last Chance to Enter Our Toggl Button iPad Contest!

Our Toggl Button developer challenge is coming to an end on February 14th. Which means this is your last chance to score a sweet prize for some minor coding.
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Put Toggl Button inside a website, win an iPad

It’s contest time! We’re giving away one iPad and two Raspberry Pi’s for new integrations with our open source Toggl Button project.
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The Two Key Steps to Getting Your Team to Track Their Hours

“How do I convince my team to use Toggl?” is a question many of you are struggling with. We spoke with Paul Weinstein from Wheelhouse Search on how he managed to tackle the issue.
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6 (Honest) Tricks to Finish Your Workday Early [Infographic]

How would you like to wrap up your work day two hours earlier every day? Well, you can – you just have to work smarter, not harder.
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A Time Tracking App That Works Inside Salesforce? Yup, You’ve Found It.

  Closing in 2 hours is not the same as closing in 20 hours. Not taking time into consideration when measuring sales success can be a fatal mistake. Because time, as the old saying would have it, is money.
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Are You Ready for Your Project Management Tool? [Infographic]

The project management software market is a busy pond – rightly so, as the number of first-time buyers of project management software is up by 14% from 2014.
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This Girl Is Faking Her Timesheets (and It’s Not Her Fault)

Meet Katya. The name has been changed, because she is guilty of the most heinous crime imaginable – faking her timesheets.
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What It’s Like Working for Toggl (and How You Can Join Us)

We have a lot of different people working at Toggl, doing so in a lot of different ways. So we thought we’d shed some light into what their days look like – and kindly invite you along for the ride.
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Scheduled Maintenance on September 22

Our service provider will be doing some maintenance on September 22nd, between 0:30 AM and 6:30 AM CDT.
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Pro Airport Hacks to Make Flying Suck Less [Infographic]

Ah, the airport – a veritable hell of long lines, frisky officers, expensive meals and bad coffee. But to get to where we want to go, we must overcome. We want to share some helpful airport hacks and tips on how to make flying suck less.
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Toggl Button Now Lets You Edit Time Entry Descriptions

Yes, we made it even simpler to track your tasks.
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We Wanted to See How Much Time We’re Wasting, and the Results Are Shocking [Experiment]

Do you know what you’re really spending your working hours on? We decided to find out, and the results are pretty shocking.
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We Need More Backend Developers!

Thank god you’re here! Quick, take our job test and see if you can join the ranks of Toggl and Teamweek engineers.
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Who Likes Timesheets? (Not You).

A few weeks ago we ran a little survey (as you may have noticed). This time around, we mostly did it with marketing in mind, but we did find a few things that we thought it’d be interesting to share with you as well.
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When You Go Remote, Staying Connected is Everything

We love hearing how other Toggl users manage their businesses, and we love sharing their stories. This time, Christian Ángel Rennella shares his company’s experience in transitioning from a physical office into a virtual team.
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6 Spirit Animals of Bad Managers [Infographic]

Managers sometimes get a bad rep – so much so that some are beginning to question if we need them at all? And while there’s a few bad apples in every basket, all is not lost for the bosses.
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New Pro Feature – Custom Rates for Team Members!

Update: As of February 2017, the Toggl Pro is known as the Toggl Starter plan. Have a look here to compare our existing pricing plans!   If you’ve got a Toggl Pro subscription, you can now add custom billable rates for your team members!
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How Much Should You Work During Vacation?

“Oh c**p, am I not supposed to be resting?” Oh no no no, sit back down! What I meant was – if you were to do work, then how much?
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This is How Americans Use Their Time [Infographic]

This just in – remote work is growing in America, men cook more and TV still rules the nation.
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Avoid Working During Vacation (with Scorched Earth Tactics)

“Oh man, time sure moves slowly when you’re on vacation – maybe I’ll just check my e-mail for a second?” And down the bloody rabbit hole, you go. …
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The Summer of Toggl Mobile

Brrrrring! We’ve been adding some cool stuff to our Toggl mobile time tracking apps. Here’s a quick overview of what has changed.
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If You Don’t Feel Anxiety, You’re Not Trying Hard Enough

We hear so much about the negative effects of stress that we actually forget about why stress exists in the first place.
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5 Simple Tricks We Use to Make Meetings Suck Less

Runaway meetings are huge day killers. The worst of them end up morphing into these weird social gatherings in an awkward work-obligation kind of way. Yuck.
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IMPORTANT – Server Maintenance This Sunday

Dear all – Toggl will be inaccessible for maintenance from 07 AM to 8 AM UTC on this coming Sunday.
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How Does Music Affect Work? [Infographic]

It’s incredible how big of an effect music has on how we experience things around us.
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The Power of a Handshake – Why Remote Teams Still Need an Office

As remote work gets more and more popular, we have to ask what is the glue that holds companies together?
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5 Tips on Surviving Work During Summer

At Toggl, we know it’s summer when our office suddenly has more floors than people.
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Time Tracking Lessons from Toggl Users

Throughout the years of working on Toggl, we’ve found that people use time tracking for all sorts of stuff. It’d be a shame to let all that experience go to waste. And we’d love it if you could help us.
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Are You Killing Your Startup Before It’s Even Born? [Interview]

Are you finding it difficult to launch your startup? The good news is that you’re not alone. The even better news – there’s a cure.
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Three Lessons on Keeping Your Clients Happy [Interview]

We talked to Josh and Ami from 360Partners online marketing agency about how they manage their client relationships. Here’s three big lessons we learned.
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Server Reboot in Response to Rackspace VENOM Bug Fix

We are currently doing an emergency reboot of all our servers in response to a potential threat from a virtual machine bug.
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One Million Togglers!

Well, there it is – one of you is the 1,000,000th Toggler. Congratulations, anonymous winner!
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How We Fake Tested a Fake Video (and Learned a Real Lesson)

At Toggl, we’re big on reading Kissmetrics, Hubspot and other marketing blogs, but at the end of the day, conversion success can come from the most random of places.
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How to Save Time by Managing Client Expectations [interview]

Chantal Pittman is the COO of Unique Influence, an Austin based digital advertising agency. We asked her about how she uses time tracking to divide her staff’s time between her different clients.
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11 Types of Employees You Meet at a Tech Company [Infographic]:

Ever wanted to know what it’s like working at a tech company? Consider this a beginner’s guide to tech employee stereotypes.
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Holy Smokes – It’s a New Blog!

After wading through a seemingly endless sea of unforeseeable technical difficulties, it’s finally here – the new Toggl blog!
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How Minecraft Teaches Kids Time Management

It’s never too soon to start working on a good habit. Teaching your kids time management early on can help them tremendously in the future. I also think learning should be fun. How would you react if I said Minecraft is the perfect time management learning tool?
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5 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Job

I’ve had the chance to play both sides of the field – I’ve been the new guy at the office, but I’ve also had to oversee plenty people learn their way into a new job. But the mistakes are always the same.
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Would You Like to Work for Toggl?

Hey you. Yes you. Come join the Toggl family. Doesn’t matter if you can code or not – we’ve got open positions for both programmers and customer support specialists. Also, you can work from anywhere.
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Information on Current Log In Issues

[13:07 PM EDT] – Toggl Desktop has been enabled, but there might be delays in it going online. Stay tuned. GENERAL UPDATE [10:45 AM EST] – Log in’s work at the moment, Toggl Desktop sync is partially restored. Unsynced Toggl Desktop time will sync later. Seems like current issues are continuation of yesterday’s issues of log in/session servers getting flooded. Currently we’re continuing our work on upgrading the servers.
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Why Timesheets Don’t Work

Look, keeping track of where your work time really goes is important – be it for analysing your productivity, billing clients or tracking big projects. But I think we can all agree that paper timesheets suck for doing that.
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Minor Server Maintenance on March 5th

Just a quick heads-up – Toggl might experience minor hiccups on March 5th, between 3am-5am EST (8am-10am UTC). Hopefully these will not last for more than a few minutes. The reason for this i…
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And the iPad For #TogglBreak Goes to…

A few weeks ago we started a small Twitter #TogglBreak campaign, asking you to send in pictures of clever ways of spending a work break. Well, we got many great pictures. In fact, we went to war over deciding who wins the grand prix.
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Why the Brain Sucks at Time Management [comic]

Our brains aren’t super great when it comes to tracking time. Depending on what we’re doing, time can seem as passing slower or quicker.
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Updates on Current Server Maintenance

The server maintenance round will start in couple of minutes and until 6am EST (11:00 UTC) Toggl will be unavailable. We’ll be adding information about the process here so please check back. Please note that Toggl Desktop and Mobile apps are fu…
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How to Catch Yourself Multitasking (and How to Stop Doing It)?

It starts sneakily enough. I see a chat notification pop up and without a second thought, I open it. It’s a request from a co-worker, and I courteously respond. …
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The Four Circles of Creative Hell [comic]

Even the notoriously uninhibited creatives can benefit from time tracking – be it for billing their clients or for improving their time management skills. But they have to be careful not to mix up time and results.
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Toggl for Mobile Development Roadmap

We kicked this year off with the much-anticipated “Reports” update for our Android and iOS apps. We’ll be pushing ahead with mobile development through 2015. This is a short overview of what we have planned for the next three months.
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Use This Simple Thing to Keep Work Away from Private Time

Recently I suggested in one of our blog posts that office hours need to die, and it might be wiser to distribute work in a different, more flexible manner. A small debate ensued and one of our followers raised an important concern – flexibility in where you do your work might lead to a situation wherein employers start cutting into your private time.
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Why You Should Walk More

“Oh, sweet!” was my first thought when I learned that I can take the bus literally from my house to the office doorstep. Given this, and the fact that the commute itself is only 12 minutes, I was pretty happy. But this blessing turned out to be a clever disguise for laziness.
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We Want to Meet You!

Every year our people travel around the world meeting other Togglers. Here’s why we do it (and how you can set up a meeting).
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Tips for Working from Home

Working from home might seem like a tempting concept, but its pitfalls are many. If you don't draw a clear line between your work and domestic routines, this arrangement can turn from a dream job into a productivity nightmare.

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We Want You To Push Our Buttons!

In case you didn’t know, Toggl has a Google Chrome browser extension called the Toggl Button. Another thing you might not know, is that the button is integrated into a lot of other apps and tools. What even fewer people know, is that it’s all open source (most of Toggl is, for that matter).
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Mobile Reports Are Here!

We can’t hide it any longer – the long awaited Toggl mobile reports update for iPhone and Android has finished rolling out – the formerly passive grey “report” icon has gone live. Mobile reports are here to stay.
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Why 9-to-5 Has to Die (and How to Build Smarter Work Hours)

The objective of work is not to be at work - it's to get work done.

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5 Reasons to Sign Up for Toggl Pro

As this is the last week of our special holiday offer which ends on January 11th, we’ve put together a small list of reasons for upgrading your Toggl workspace. While the free version of Toggl has plenty to offer in itself, the Pro tracker packs a few game changers. Here’s five things Toggl Pro helps you do:
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Never Step Off the Morning Train

I never let my mornings go to waste. I’m always more productive around the time the sun comes up and I make sure I use that morning boost to work on something important or particularly challenging. I was to follow that exact same plan last Friday, and all would have been well had I not allowed myself one fateful distraction.
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Quit Smoking with the Smoke Break Timer

There are never too many reasons to stop smoking. Your health and well-being should be your primary concern, but smoking is not just killing you – it’s also killing your time.
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Toggl Can Only Take Your Productivity So Far

Every now and then we get a request for a feature that lets a user add time on behalf of other users. Not too often, but still. The request isn’t entirely unreasonable – there are situations where you’d need to add time when your team member has forgotten to do so. But is this something that can be fixed with a feature or will it have to be fixed from within?
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5 Day No Morning Internet Challenge

Mornings are awesome for productivity. Guess what else is awesome? Cat pictures.
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New Pro Feature: Better Reports with Project Dashboard

Update: As of February 2017, the Toggl Pro is known as the Toggl Starter plan. Have a look here to compare our existing pricing plans!   We believe reports are made to save time, not waste it. The Project Dashboard is a Pro feature, designed to give you a quick and easy-to-understand breakdown of where your projects are at. To access it, go to any project and click the colourful little pie chart next to the cogwheel.
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5 Apps to Help You Grow Your Business

Not taking advantage of new technologies when starting your business is almost criminal. Whether you’re looking for time tracking apps, team management software or cloud storage – there’s an app for everything. You just have to find the right ones. We’ve listed a few to get you started:
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Winter is Coming (and How You Can Keep on Working)

Many of you living and working way south of the arctic circle do so in what we’re assuming is a perpetually festive mood. While we recognize that hot climate is not necessarily easier to cope with, living in the upper regions of the northern hemispher…
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Toggl

I recently started a “career” as a freelance cartoon artist (i.e. some dude is paying me to draw simple faces). I felt I was good enough at it and people other than my parents liked my drawings (thanks granny!). Upon securing my first deal, I suddenly found myself facing a problem amateur artists rarely face – deadlines.