In this article: download links, user interface, adding time lateradding projects & clients, continue buttonother user tips, exiting desktop, notes

Toggl Desktop is a small desktop application that will help you track time more conveniently. It sits quietly in your system tray and when you need it (to start/stop/edit your work), it’s quickly accessible. It does what it’s designed to do best – tracks time.

Download Links:

Mac OSX (Mountain Lion 10.8 and newer)
Windows (supported Win versions are 7, 8, 8.1)

Simple and intuitive user interface:

uusdesktop  uusdesktop2

Adding time later

As on the web, you can also add time manually in the mobile version:

1. Instead of ‘Start’, click on the ‘What are you working on?‘ field.
2. Enter all the time entry details as you would normally
3. Instead of ‘Start’, click on the ‘Back‘ button at the top left. Voila!


Adding new Projects and Clients…

Adding new ProjectsAdding new Projects2Adding new Projects3

…directly through the desktop. Click to add new time entry. On the ‘New time entry’ page, click on ‘Project (optional)’ (1). On the top right of that page, click on +Add (2). Enter the project name and add the rest of the necessary information to it. You can also add a new Client from here if you click on the Add Client button on the top right of the ‘Add project’ page (3):

Go directly to your web Reports:

Click on your username on top right of the window and you will see 5 options. Click on Reports and you will be taken straightly to your web Reports. By clicking on the Refresh button, you are able to refresh your app manually. This is needed to make sure that the app is in sync with the web all the time.

Other features:

* Automatic version update
* Timeline - the icon on the left side of your username shows that your Timeline is recording (see screenshot above)

Also useful to know:

Determine how your time entries are continued:

Continue button on Toggl Desktop

There’s a setting that controls whether ‘Continue’ creates a new time entry with the same details or continues an existing one. The setting is called ‘Continue Button’ and you can  change it under My Profile. In the Toggl Desktop, the continue button is the green right-arrow next to the time entry.

Find out which version of the desktop app you are using:

Right-click on the About button (the menu comes up if you click on your username) gives you the version of your app:
Mac users:
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Choose ‘About ‘ – you want the number displayed under the big ‘Toggl Desktop’ title in the window that opens.

If you are not sure whether you have the latest one, exit your desktop and restart it to prompt the upgrade searcher. If there’s a more recent version, it will be offered to you automatically.

Exiting Toggl Desktop:

Exiting means completely closing your Toggl Desktop. To do this, right-click on the tray icon and choose ‘Exit’ from – that closes the program completely. Closing your desktop from the cross at the top right of the application will simply store it in your tray, but will not close it altogether.

Notes for Linux

Toggl Desktop needs Glibc 2.14 to run, due to limitations of the framework (TideSDK) used.

On Ubuntu following packages are necessary:

  • libjpeg62
  • libxss1

Distribution support

Currently, Toggl Desktop is only tested on Ubuntu. Most probably all recent debian-based distributions will work, but they are untested. RH based distributions (RHEL, CentOS, Fedora) are unsupported by the TideSDK framework but they may work, provided the existence of recent enough glibc.

At the moment there is only 64bit binary package available. 32bit version is planned. There are no distribution-specific packages available. We are working on adding a generic .deb package which should be usable on all (recent) Debian based distributions.

Window Managers

Toggl Desktop has been tested with Unity, Gnome and KDE in general should be working. There are known issues with LXDE.

*Please note that starting from Ubuntu 13.04 there is no tray (notification area icon) support.