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Native Time Tracking

I know this question has come up, but I just wanted to add some more fuel to the fire...

It's a bit of a pain to have to use 3 separate web services / applications to fully keep track of tasks and time management.

Toggl is cool ... and Zapier is somewhat useful, but not really. But what really needs to be happening here is Todoist (and Wedoist) needs native time tracking for tasks. And it should be at the task level, not tied to a project... simply because not all tasks are a part of a project.

Anyway, I really hope that this feature is in the pipeline.

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Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on May 21, 2014 - 05:27 UTC

Hi Devin,

When features are added, we make sure that it's not going to make the whole app more complex to use. A time tracking may be integrated in the tasks and if it's not done properly, it could disrupt the way you use the app. Like with most features, we can't disclose the features we're working on or when they'll be released but I can assure that if we have any news in this front, we will let you know.

Best Regards,

Clyde

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Tom
Replied on Jul 01, 2014 - 14:16 UTC

I support idea of time tracking. Something like in toggl would be cool. 'Just' a play and stop button and some 'simple' statistics.

Tom Klaber  premium
Replied on Jul 21, 2014 - 14:01 UTC

Time Tracking would be fabulous! I hate having to bounce between different apps for time tracking / project management.

I would love to have time tracking tied to either a project or a task. This could be toggled on or off so people who do not want / need the added functionality do not have to deal with the added complexity.

Simply adding a simple actionable icon next to project or tasks that will start a timer and log the data would be so useful.

Nickolay Kolev  premium
Replied on Jul 24, 2014 - 11:57 UTC

+1

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Gillis van den Broeke
Replied on Aug 05, 2014 - 13:06 UTC

agreed

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Aug 05, 2014 - 13:32 UTC

Hi,

Though this is not a "native" implementation, that is it was developed by Toggl and not us, you can now do time tracking for your tasks in Todoist. :-)

http://blog.toggl.com/2014/08/zendesk-xero-todoist-anydo-integration-toggl-button/


Regards,
Clyde

FR
Frederic Robinson
Replied on Aug 22, 2014 - 13:54 UTC

+1

Remko
Replied on Oct 19, 2014 - 14:54 UTC

I just signed up for Todoist and I must say it looks pretty usefull. However I'm not even going to bother trying it if time tracking is not coming :) Any news?

I don't use Chrome so the extension is useless for me.

Ben Coleman  premium
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 00:56 UTC

Definitely second (or ninth, tenth) the request for time tracking. Whilst the button extension for Toggl is a 3rd party step forward, I personally prefer the OSX app, and of course it doesn't register the button there.

Initial thoughts - Just a simple timer with a chess clock functionality would be great - small clock icon, one click to start, second click to stop. When task is completed, total time is displayed on hover over clock icon?

Great work to this point Todoist, thanks! (+1)

FR
Frederic Robinson
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 07:52 UTC

I was pretty excited for the toggl integration and switched from the osx app to the browser plugin to try it out. however, from what I experienced it just moves over task names to toggl. any of the really useful stuff (what project is the task in?, integration in the karma review section) would work better/only in the native environment.
looking forward to that, whenever it comes!
and yes, great work so far!

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Torbjørn
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 18:23 UTC

+1

Devin Columbus
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 18:29 UTC

Honestly, I've switched to a different application because of this. I keep getting emails from this topic, but clearly nothing is being done about it.

Pretty big mistake, in my opinion.

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Frederic Robinson
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 18:46 UTC

@ devin, you completely switched? to where?

Tom Klaber  premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 18:49 UTC

I started using Harvest for my time tracking and now I am OK with Todoist simply as my To Do List.

Tom Klaber  premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 18:50 UTC

Unless you are going to become a full fledged invoicing engine - now I am thinking it would be best to be left alone.

Brandon C Smith  premium
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 19:40 UTC

+1

Devin Columbus
Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 21:58 UTC

@Fredrick Robinson

I use Teamwork now. Amazing.

Wouter van Straalen  premium
Replied on Nov 16, 2014 - 22:50 UTC

+1

Judah Richardson  premium
Replied on Dec 05, 2014 - 16:37 UTC

+1. Need time tracking badly.

Mikołaj Magnuski
Replied on Dec 05, 2014 - 19:24 UTC

+ 1

Jose  premium
Replied on Dec 10, 2014 - 10:57 UTC

+1
Would be extremely useful to have just a very simple timer to do what the Toggl button does, but in the native apps.

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Max
Replied on Dec 10, 2014 - 23:11 UTC

so ... seems no time tracking ... really not good - I'm trialling the business/highest level plan to change over my team - but without proper timetracking integration (to client, project, etc for billing ... by task ONLY is close to useless) then I don't see how this could possibly be called a proper business app.
... so hopefully we either get direction and answer if it is coming ... or we get walking as it's not usable as a business app for service businesses who do ANY time billing
... which is probably the biggest market for todoist business ???

Miloš
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 22:23 UTC

I'd love to see time tracking here. I like the app very much, and I'm thinking about going premium. Making this feature available would definitely make up my mind.

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Alexander Chepurenkov  premium
Replied on Jan 06, 2015 - 08:58 UTC

We are all dream about this function!!!
Please make us happy in this year!!!

Peter Ziegler  premium
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 00:24 UTC

It´s kind of disappointing to realize the NO COMMENT AT ALL by Todoist since last August. :-(

-1
Dislike
#FAIL

Mikołaj Magnuski
Replied on Jan 09, 2015 - 01:40 UTC

I decided to do time-tracking on my own - I don't think time-tracking will ever be implemented in ToDois.
However - ToDoist has a nice API and there is a module for Python for using it. So I'm going to do time tracking on my own laptop in python and then sync it with ToDoist through task notes (or something similar). If that works fine I will consider creating something similar for Android.

RH
Ryan Hornby  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 06:58 UTC

Hi Mikołaj, that sounds really intriguing. If you make any progress I'd be happy to pay for an app like that!
Let me know how you get on.

BL
Ben Lewies  premium
Replied on Jan 30, 2015 - 13:26 UTC

Very dissapointing response (or lack thereof) !

(-1) :-(

Cyril Claire  premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2015 - 06:37 UTC

+1

MS
Martin Schießl  premium
Replied on Feb 02, 2015 - 19:03 UTC

+1

Brandon C Smith  premium
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 21:18 UTC

@ToDoist
I set up the Toggl Integration. Seems to work fine, but is there anyway to get my ToDoist Projects and Tags to flow through to Toggl or do I need to set those up in Toggl again? Thanks.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 09, 2015 - 21:43 UTC

Hello Brandon,

You'll have to set them up at Toggl. Their integration basically comes down to the time tracking itself, they don't share all project data, though.


Regards,
David

André  premium
Replied on Mar 07, 2015 - 22:06 UTC

+1

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seila191  premium
Replied on Apr 19, 2015 - 00:53 UTC

Any news about this? There's has been some time we have asked for this feature..

Meghanand N  premium
Replied on Apr 21, 2015 - 08:35 UTC

+1 for time tracking

MC
Micheal Cooper  premium
Replied on May 04, 2015 - 06:09 UTC

This is an old thread, a long-standing request from users.

TeamworkPM has nested todo's, Gantt charts, and built-in time tracking. I use it for some projects at work, but I have been using (and loving) Todoist for my own work.

I have been using Toggl for time-tracking, but I cannot keep my todo items in sync with the time tracked without a lot of extra effort, so unless Todoist gets some builtin time-tracking soon or at least an announcement of when it will be coming, this period will be the end of my paid subscription to Todoist.

MC
Micheal Cooper  premium
Replied on May 04, 2015 - 06:09 UTC

This is an old thread, a long-standing request from users.

TeamworkPM has nested todo's, Gantt charts, and built-in time tracking. I use it for some projects at work, but I have been using (and loving) Todoist for my own work.

I have been using Toggl for time-tracking, but I cannot keep my todo items in sync with the time tracked without a lot of extra effort, so unless Todoist gets some builtin time-tracking soon or at least an announcement of when it will be coming, this period will be the end of my paid subscription to Todoist.

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Ben Lewies  premium
Replied on May 04, 2015 - 10:05 UTC

I used this app extensively for managing my todo's, but as mentioned by Michael above, it adds a lot of overhead due to its lack of time tracking capabilities.

The lack of feedback and response on this long standing and much requested issue has now reached a point where I feel it is useless to hold out for a meaningful response from this company.

The extent of the lack of this feature is that I have now abandoned using this tool altogether.

I will also now exercise the option to vote with my wallet and cancel my subscription.

(-1) (-1)

JB
Jonathan Bello  premium
Replied on May 06, 2015 - 02:39 UTC

I would take time tracking over karma points any day. I don't see how those points track productivity. It's clear that time will track your productivity.

I really don't understand why it will be so difficult to add this highly requested feature.

I'm trying to decide whether to continue my free trial premium membership or not but the lack of feedback and unwillingness of the team is very discouraging. X-( (-1)

MC
Micheal Cooper  premium
Replied on May 06, 2015 - 05:11 UTC

I would like to add, however, that Todoist still tops my current list for Todo management. I like the way it helps me prioritize tasks. Also, since I am paid up until next February, I feel I should try to find the best way to use Toggl and Todoist together until February unless Todoist gets a good time tracker.

Basically, I want to track my time per project and per "type of work" - meaning dev, project management, content creation and management, multimedia, etc. I need the info to justify hiring an assistant to help with the menial input and update jobs.

So here is my new plan for testing:

With the Toggl Button for Chrome, you can start a Toggl time tracking session from inside Todoist, and though it will use the title of the Todoist task to title your tracking session, you have to choose Project and Tasks in Toggl.

The "type of work" dimension is not relevant to Todoist, so I don't have to sync those manually, but I do need to make sure that I have the same Projects in both Todoist and Toggl.

Please give Toggl with the Toggl Button in Chrome a try, until Todoist has a time tracker as nice as Toggl.

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Alex Nosov
Replied on May 22, 2015 - 17:12 UTC

I suppose time tracking feature can be done as add-on (like those in Trello). In this case only interested in it people will see it and the interface of the app would not be overloaded.

Thank you.

GM
Geoff Myers  premium
Replied on May 23, 2015 - 21:54 UTC

+1

OK
Ole Kristian Mørch-Storstein
Replied on May 23, 2015 - 23:39 UTC

TD is really all about tracking pending tasks, not time. I personally woul look elsewhere if thats a key requirement... Please do not bloat TD until it becomes atlassian jira

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Calvin Susanto Putra  premium
Replied on May 27, 2015 - 02:34 UTC

+1 for time tracking. Agree with Alex Nosov. Not everyone need time tracker, but some people like me do need it. So I would suggest it as an add on.

Adam Sornek  premium
Replied on May 28, 2015 - 10:59 UTC

+1 TIMETRACKING neededddddddd!!!

Scott Beaudry  premium
Replied on Jun 05, 2015 - 13:03 UTC

+1 Would be very helpful.

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blshka.xz  premium
Replied on Jun 25, 2015 - 15:46 UTC

+1

Greg Petithomme  premium
Replied on Jul 13, 2015 - 19:36 UTC

+1

Jonathan
Replied on Jul 27, 2015 - 23:03 UTC

+1

Rodrigo Lima de Oliveira
Replied on Aug 03, 2015 - 13:54 UTC

I'd love to see time tracking here.

Marc Akoley  premium
Replied on Aug 22, 2015 - 14:23 UTC

Just to add fuel on the dire, but todoist need a time tracking feature to ne the best one or need a better toggl integration notre just thé one with chrome. Don't want to usr chrome just for time tracking.
Thanks to todoist team for their jobs