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Toggl Button Statistics and Pomodoro Timer!

In this post we’ll give you some insight to the usage statistics of different Toggl Button integrations and we’ll reveal our latest addition – Pomodoro timer for Toggl Button.

Toggl Button is a Chrome extension that always seems to be surprising us. When the project first started, it was meant to be an experiment to see if users need a way to track time without specifically opening any Toggl products. The success of this tool was almost instant and the numbers have been rapidly growing ever since.

Today, Toggl Button is at the point where the extension has more than 63 000 users. We have also have broken the 50 integrations barrier – as of the latest release, Toggl Button has 51 integrations. The last two to join our family were Draftin and FogBugz. For these two integrations I would like to thank to0namiSB  and LarsDR for their contribution to the project.

Top Integrations

With all the users and integrations it is interesting to know what integrations are the most popular among our users. These are the top 5 integrations/features that have been used the most to start the Toggl timer:

  1. Trello
  2. dropdown timer
  3. Asana
  4. Jira
  5. Todoist

It’s not surprising to see Trello at the top of the chart. While Trello is great for making long time plans and dragging things from card to card, it is in need of a good time tracking solution. Luckily the Toggl Button and Trello get along really well and make a great team.

A surprise to us was number two in the chart – the dropdown menu option. This is actually not an integration with an external tool, but a simple link to start the timer. This means that a lot of users have found it comfortable to start the timer from the Toggl Button extension dropdown menu. I have to agree that this is one of the most convenient way to start tracking from any page you are currently viewing.

Introducing Pomodoro for Toggl

I’ve left the best news for last.

There has been a lot of feedback about Pomodoro and Toggl. Now it’s time to jump out of your trousers because Toggl Button is delighted to welcome the Pomodoro timer! All credit goes to Stvad for the great work on this feature.

With the Pomodoro timer you can set up notifications that will let you know that it’s time to take a break.

This is what it looks like:

Toggl Button Pomodoro timer settings

If time is up, a sound is played and a notification pops up to let you know you’ve done good and deserve to take a break.

Toggl Button Pomodoro timer notification

This is the first version of Pomodoro timer, so if you have any feedback or suggestions about improvements, you are welcome to write to us at support@toggl.com.

It’s good to see that more and more users have found their way to Toggl Button and find it useful in their daily workflow. There are still many cool improvements and features coming, so stay tuned and keep Toggl Button ready to track!

By On November 3, 2015

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  4. Hello,

    the Pomodoro mode is such a pleasant surprise! However, I think it’s missing just a couple of features to be perfect:

    – break timer
    – short and long breaks with automatic intervals
    – display timer as a countdown

    eg. each Pomodoro is followed by an x minute break, and there is a y minute long break every 4 Pomodoros. Also, it would be nice to see, how much time is left in a Pomodoro. At least this is how I’m using the Pomodoro technique with other Pomodoro apps.

    Really looking forward to future updates, I’m glad I returned to using Toggl after trying out different time tracking apps!

    • It’s a nice feature but without “break timer” and additional settings mentioned by Odrija it’s not really Pomodoro, it’s just timer. It would be great to get those in upcoming updates 🙂

    • Hi Odrija,

      Thank you for your feedback. Most of the things you mention are already in our plans. We will add progress indicator to show how much time is left and also add possibility to define break time. After break time end the user will be notified to start the time again.

  5. I second pre-populating the project data into the restart – would be really helpful.

    It would be even nicer if once toggl stopped the timer after 25m, the next restart notified you of 5m (or a set break time). I suppose turning off the time on that second stretch could be a hassle for some people, but just a ping saying break time is up would be great. There’s no visual on the actual timer, so it’s easy to go over your break time.

  6. @Renger: There are currently no certain plans about bringing Pomodoro to other Toggl apps, but if it’s popular in with Toggl Button we might just bring other Toggl apps on board. I can say that we have thought about it in the Desktop team.

  7. @John: We will add the functionality of restart starting the same entry that was running before in the next version of the extension. Thank you for your input.

  8. Hi
    Pomodore integration is great, but it is only if you log using the internet? No integration in the apps themselves?
    Cheers
    Renger