What is the value of time tracking?
Time tracking is extremely important if you wish to make the most out of each day, and to be able to look at where you are spending your time (really) and to figure out what you can do about it. Once you know where your time is spent, you can work out if you are spending too much time on one particular task, was your original prediction of time allotted for it correct, and also to see if at the end of each day, whether the tasks you have been doing are even effective in moving you closer towards your end goal.
Time tracking methods
What is the best way to track your time? You could simply write on a scrap of paper what time you started something and then what time you finished. You may then decide to move it forward into an spreadsheet and then if you have set it up correctly, you will have the added benefit of calculating the total time spent.
These are great ways at getting started, but definitely not the best, because they are easy to forget about, hard to find over time, unorganised and don’t have all the extra features of the tool we’re about to introduce to you.
The best time tracking tool you can use right now
Take a look at Toggle.
It is a simple web application, with different tiers of service (don’t worry, the free one is perfect for you right now) with specific applications for Android, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and also Linux, which can then be increased further by using their web browser extensions. We use the chrome extension and hook it up to multiple websites allowing easy time tracking from inside our key websites that we work with.
We can now start tracking time from the click on a button, and when we want to stop… it is just another click of a button. You can even start a timer, move away from your computer and interact with it on your mobile on the go.
We will go into further detail later about Toggl another time, but for now you can get started simply by signing up by clicking on the button below.
Can’t wait for a more in-depth look into Toggl?
We’re happy to help point you in the right direction. Send us a message and book in a 1 hour session with us and we can take you through the whole process and have you up and running very quickly.