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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,


Tom  premium
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


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


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


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. :-)



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


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)

Frederic Robinson  premium
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!

Replied on Nov 11, 2014 - 18:23 UTC


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.

Frederic Robinson  premium
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


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


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

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

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 ???

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.

Александр Чепуренков  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. :-(


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.

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.

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


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


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

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.


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


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