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Toggl Webapp Development Goals for Q1 2016

Toggl might look pretty cool as it is, but we have a lot of things planned for 2016. So let’s jump into Q1, shall we?

We’re constantly working on improving the Toggl webapp to bring the best user experience to our users without getting too complicated with extra features. There’s a lot of stuff on our table right now, but here are the more notable changes we have planned for Q1 2016:

1. Improved user experience for adding time entries manually

Have you ever gone to stop the timer after a meeting and discovered that you forgot to start the timer in the first place? Using the full manual mode in this situation can feel cumbersome if you’re used to the timer mode.

We’re going to improve this feature so you can seamlessly add a forgotten time entry without having to spend another time entry on figuring out how it works.

2. Undo for bulk edits (and other destructive user actions)

This feature was pushed back in the last quarter to make room for other priorities but don’t worry – it’s still at the top of our to-do list (or at least, near the top).

Repairing the damage done after accidentally deleting a project or bulk-editing time entries can be a painful procedure. Soon, however, you’ll be able to do that by just clicking ‘Undo’!

3. Design & UX improvements

We’re constantly working on making the user interface easier and more intuitive to use. We took a hard look at some of the user experience pitfalls that still exist in Toggl and we will be trying to remedy the situation in the near future.

4. Offline mode & sync improvements

This is more like a set of bug fixes but I felt it was important enough to include here.

We are aware that using Toggl while offline and syncing data between different devices can be buggy at times. Such bugs can incur data loss (however rarely) for our users and that is not something that we take lightly.

We are working hard at tracking down and fixing these bugs and synchronisation issues.

Cool beans – can I help?

If you find something that’s not working as it should be, please let us know at support@toggl.com! Any information that you can give us will help us squash the bugs faster.

Also, we have an increasingly popular Chrome extension called the Toggl Button which works inside nearly 40 different tools, including Google Calendar, Gmail, Asana, Trello, Todoist etc.

Most of these integrations come from our users, so if you want to get your hands on Toggl’s inner workings, check out out  the Toggl repos on Github!

By On January 21, 2016

  1. Adding time entries manually is very useful but, in a team use it can cause some problems after reports are edited.

    A good feature could be to access to a modification log for each entry.

  2. So, any plans to make actual physical button “extension” for Toggl? I work a lot away from computer and physical button to start-stop timer would be nice. Even it is just for one specific task or a project.

    If there are no plans for this, then I might take it on during this year myself.

    Yes, there is smartphone app, which I also use. But it is still cumbersome to unlock the screen etc. Hmm, but what about adding Pause button to the Android lockscreen app as well, currently there is just Stop. That would fix the “take a 5 minute break” problem of stopping and starting a task.

  3. LOVE Toggl so much, I’ve recommended it to almost everyone I work with. Has made my freelance life so much better. Thank you. And am I remembering correctly you are working on another app that’s for project management? Or was that wishful thinking?

    • Do you mean the daily/weekly bar on the timer page? It’s definitely still there. Check the cogwheel menu for the footer chart, might be hiding there 🙂

  4. About the lock screen pause – you can shoot a feature request at support(at)toggl.com, so we can discuss it on our end, for sure 🙂

    As for a physical button – no plans here, but we do really like this button: https://bt.tn/