Old Classic timer will be dropped as of July 1st

The new Classic timer is ready, only a few small details need to be tweaked. Related to this, we are going to drop the old one. The old Classic has served us for quite a long time but now it’s time to replace it with a more responsive and aesthetically pleasing timer.

As of July 1st, the old Classic will be gone and replaced by the new Classic. For everybody who use the old Classic, the switch to the new one will be automatic.

Try the new one out! Go to “My settings” and select “Timer Classic Nova” as your timer. If you use Toggl Desktop, then right-click on the system tray icon and select “Timer Classic Nova”. Let us know if there is something missing or wrong in the new Classic.

Old vs new Classic

Toggl Team

By On June 3, 2010

  1. Another request for Calculate functionality in the new timer before pulling the plug on the old one. I use that feature frequently. Sounds like I’m not the only one.

  2. The new timer looks great, but here are a few usability points I found I was missing from the old classic timer after using the new timer for a while:

    1. In the old timer it puts the tasks I have worked on today at the top of the list. This really helps since I have to switch from task to task quite a lot during the day. In the new timer I always have to scroll or search.

    2. Since I have to use the search so much, I am missing a button to clear the search text input field. Now I have to manually clear the text from previous search every time I make a new search.

    These are reasons enough that I am still using the old timer and I would really like to see these features in the new timer before the old is dropped. Issue number one is the most important for me, in the old timer I can switch between task with one click. In the new timer I have to scroll (whcich I usually don’t bother to do since I have so many projects) or search, which means typing and it’s slow.

  3. I am also hoping for “Calculate” functionality to be included in the new version. It happened so many times I had to manually enter the task and it was just GREAT that the program calculated (If I wanted) the elapsed time.

  4. Looks pretty good!
    Will we be able to calculate amount of time after entering in specific start and end times for a task?

    Also, is it missing the feature to only show “Today’s Tasks”? or am I missing a setting somewhere?


  5. Right now on classic timer you are showing just the first tag and for us that has been sufficient.

    Another tag related issue is that when I continue working on a task from previous days the tags do not get re-applied.

    Other than that – looking pretty sweet!


  6. Thanks for the support, guys!

    @C – IE support will improve in the next couple of weeks. Scrollbars that are in the wrong place will be gone.

    @Alex M – We are probably not going to change that in the near future. It might get too crowded if we wanted to show all the applied tags.

    @den317 – There is a an option “Start tasks automatically in the timer” that you can use (under “My settings”). That is off by default. If you turn it on then you can continue to use the timer with one click.

  7. New Classic Timer looks very nice and Toggl generally very good program for a time tracking! Thank you very much for your work!

    And one small point:

    In the Old Classical Timer I could switch between tasks in one click (via “Start task/Repeat task”) and I really enjoyed it.
    Here I must select a task and then click on the Big Red Button (BRB) – ie 2 clicks! Or I something overlooked? 🙂

    This is not a very serious moment, but I would really like to be able to switch between tasks in one click.

    Thank you for your program, it is very good!

  8. This looks nice. I like the fact that I can see the applied tag right after applying it on the current story in the old classic timer. Any chance to support that in the nova?


  9. Hmm, the nova looks really bad on my computer, with lots of window resizing bars everywhere. I’m using IE 8 on windows XP professional.