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Time Spent on Task.


When ticking a task complete maybe as a option allow us to set a time spent on task (minutes, hours, days).
A graph for this would also be good to see how much time we are spending on each project.

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Replied on Jul 26, 2012 - 03:29

Vote, void, vote! It is very necessary feature!

Ani Manjikian
Replied on Aug 09, 2012 - 10:32

I made a suggestion of integrating with a couple of online time tracking tools before I saw this.

Pasqual premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2012 - 10:58

Maybe also incorporate a clock start/stop timer to count on-line the time you dedicate to a specific project, ...

Very interesting for a freelancers who need to count the time they dedicate a specific projects.



Rick premium
Replied on Jan 25, 2013 - 15:41

Also useful when calculating and planning your day - being able to allocate the estimated time to complete each task would allow for better assignment of daily tasks - it is useless to have 15 hours of tasks fit into a 10 hour work day. In addition, it is more meaningful to know how much time is spent on a task(s) or a project rather than how many tasks you knocked out in a day.

James Tudor premium
Replied on Mar 07, 2013 - 09:59

Would love the ability to track time along with tasks like Toggl and SlimTimer. I currently use SlimTimer for this and track by overall project level there, but would be much better if directly integrated into Todoist and Wedoist.

Replied on Mar 29, 2013 - 07:14

Yes, I will start using todoist when a slimtimer-ish feature is included. Todoist is useless to me without it, but I'd happily pay for premium if I could track my time and then spit out graphs and tables of the discrepancies between time spent and time budgeted.

Replied on Apr 03, 2013 - 04:40

Agree. if tracker will be premium only feature it will be OK.

Dale Cruse
Replied on Apr 07, 2013 - 08:07

I'd like this a lot, yes.

Peng Zhou
Replied on Apr 08, 2013 - 21:08

There could also be an estimated time option

Berny premium
Replied on Apr 10, 2013 - 23:25

Great suggestion

Travis Noles premium
Replied on Apr 11, 2013 - 14:55

Very needed feature!

Richard Doel-Mackaway premium
Replied on Apr 26, 2013 - 08:54

Even a simple 'Difficulty level' or 'Points' for each task. As you complete a task you earn points and get a better picture of you ability to complete tasks. Similar to Karma but you set how it is calculated.

Li Xintao premium
Replied on May 03, 2013 - 09:01


Jennifer Walker premium
Replied on May 12, 2013 - 13:18

Yes, I agree that this is a very needed feature! I would love to be able to integrate my time management with Todoist, and especially to be able to see total time spent in different projects when visualizing my completed tasks - a pie chart of time spent on each project rather than number of tasks completed would be MUCH more useful.

Replied on May 13, 2013 - 14:25

This is a critical feature! I purchased the premium Todoist because I really enjoy the layout and ease of use. However, as a personal assistant I work on 5 different businesses for one employer. I need to be able to track how much time I've spent on each task in each project (business) so I can bill accordingly. A customizable report showing a breakdown of the data that I can export to XLS would also be very helpful so that I can see all the data and hours worked for each pay period.

Mike premium
Replied on May 22, 2013 - 22:17

I use slimtimer in conjunction with todist. As such I value the suggested change.

Judy Jang Jan premium
Replied on May 29, 2013 - 18:23

It would be a huge help to control overscheduling if we can allot anticipated time required to complete a task.

Jake Waksbaum premium
Replied on Jun 16, 2013 - 13:07

something like you can hit start for the task and stop and it will time you, and you can also allocate time, and it will tell you when you go over, how much you have, so you can really plan out your time.
like Klok 2 basically, but integrated.

Antonio Lopes premium
Replied on Jul 04, 2013 - 04:43

Great suggestion and very needed feature!

Rich Brooks premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2013 - 09:54

I would be able to convert my entire office of employees over to ToDoist with this feature!

Simon Watz premium
Replied on Jul 31, 2013 - 23:08

If you could utilise Zapier (www.zapier.com) and do this for Harvest (www.getharvest.com) it would be AWESOME!

Jirka Hronik
Replied on Aug 06, 2013 - 06:57

Isn't this essentially the same proposal as https://todoist.com/Vote/showProposal/259/ ?

David Trey staff
Replied on Aug 06, 2013 - 07:38

Hello Jirka,

We think these are separate proposals because one suggests the addition of an option that will allow you to track the actual time you spend on the task (like a stop-watch) while the other would allow you to set a timeframe for a task (in terms of - planning the time instead of tracking it).

We may of course consider both options in the future.

Best regards,

coromberg premium
Replied on Aug 07, 2013 - 04:46

This would be very useful. It could probably be integrated nicely with your awesome reporting system.

This would really be a killer feature.

Kelly Smith premium
Replied on Aug 09, 2013 - 14:45

This would be amazing. Also, the ability to exclude a project from the analysis would be helpful.

For example, I do batch processing of emails as a task under "task organization" and set reminders for that. To exclude that project would be great as since this is something I do everyday twice daily, can take up a bit of space in the chart and inflate the productivity trend.

Jaclyn Huntley
Replied on Aug 15, 2013 - 07:28

This would help so much when tracking projects where we bill by the hour...good idea

Oleg premium
Replied on Aug 15, 2013 - 21:53

Great suggestion

Vladimir Silchanka
Replied on Aug 17, 2013 - 01:57

Oh, that would be an awesome feature. I do need to know time I've spent on work tasks.

Michelle McGinnis
Replied on Aug 19, 2013 - 16:35

This would be amazing. Tracking to-do's and time spent on each task/project separately is painful. :) Would gladly pay for this as a premium feature.

Jouella Fabe premium
Replied on Aug 28, 2013 - 17:00

Please add a feature where I estimate the time I have put on the task

Yaco Roca
Replied on Sep 05, 2013 - 13:10

This is definitely the feature I am missing the most right now.

That said, I love the simplicity of use and interface right now, so it only adds value if it keeps true to that!

Christy premium
Replied on Sep 08, 2013 - 12:45

I would love to have my timer integrated with Todoist, but for now, I use Toggl. I love it because it's free and I can use it on both my laptop and iPhone (though it can get a bit confused if I start a timer on one and try to stop it on the other before refreshing). I also don't feel like I'm duplicating all my tasks into it because I can use a simpler name in Toggl that covers several tasks in Todoist. For example, I'm a law student and want to track how much time I spend on each class, but while Todoist has a task for ever day's reading, I just time it all in Toggle under "Class A Reading," "Class B Reading," etc.

Ruthie Hassan
Replied on Sep 12, 2013 - 12:28

I'm all for some toggl integration

Alyse Scott premium
Replied on Sep 21, 2013 - 23:48

I was just looking into whether or not the premium version of Todoist has time tracking on a task, project & day level. I'd love to see this added.

Sarah Huibregtse premium
Replied on Oct 30, 2013 - 22:05

I love the toggle integration suggestions. I'm now using both Todoist and Toggl so to have them integrated would be a dream come true!!

Justin premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2013 - 19:26

+1 to this feature. I cant justify spending money on this product until such a neccessary (and basic) feature is included!
This would make todoist a complete product.

Toggl is the perfect example of the features we need.

Lise premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2013 - 18:18

This is a really important feature for me, and will be a dealbreaker eventually if something like this is not implemented.

I for one would be fine with integrating it with toggl. No need for you guys to reinvent the wheel, and they've done a great job over there.

Jonathan Kapner premium
Replied on Dec 26, 2013 - 15:42

Yep, using both Toggl and Todoist. Having them both in Outlook in one addin would be amazing.

Muhammad Backer
Replied on Dec 29, 2013 - 21:57

+1 for toggl button on todoist.

Satrya premium
Replied on Jan 08, 2014 - 22:19

I need this one too

Replied on Jan 26, 2014 - 12:41

This will be very good feature

S.V.S.V.Maaruthi premium
Replied on Jan 27, 2014 - 07:53

Absolutely good idea. Needed in future update :)

April Croy premium
Replied on Jan 31, 2014 - 07:05

Oh yes, this would be a great feature! My current "pie chart" is not an accurate reflection of my work distribution, since each task is weighted evenly, though some tasks take hours and others take minutes.

Cliff Benoist premium
Replied on Feb 01, 2014 - 18:51

Yes Please!

Andrew Richardson premium
Replied on Feb 04, 2014 - 03:46

would love for this to be included as I am currently looking for something to track time spent on projects

Andrew Richardson premium
Replied on Feb 04, 2014 - 03:46

would love for this to be included as I am currently looking for something to track time spent on projects

James Grady premium
Replied on Feb 10, 2014 - 07:49

+1 I would love to see this added. This would be the #1 feature missing IMHO. Thanks for the great product.

Francois Scholtz premium
Replied on Feb 12, 2014 - 07:06

This would be an extremely nice feature. Adding value to an already good package

Paul Ader premium
Replied on Feb 23, 2014 - 05:09

If / when this functionality is added to ToDoist it would be helpful to include the ability to link tasks to tags on ManicTime (www.manictime.com) which sits in the background and records activities so that they can be assigned to projects at the end of the day / week rather than relying on manually starting and stopping the clock for each activity. Unfortunately it is apparently not (yet) possible to provide this software on IOS and Android phones and tablets.

Ross Rojek
Replied on Mar 06, 2014 - 00:17

This would be the feature that would get me to upgrade. Currently we use - MeTask, a chrome extension, but it isn't as flexible as we'd like the the developer isn't supporting it any more.

Vegard Strønen premium
Replied on Mar 07, 2014 - 07:11

That would be great! :-)

Replied on Mar 09, 2014 - 17:34

+ 1 vote.

celita972 premium
Replied on Mar 10, 2014 - 16:24


Dan premium
Replied on Mar 12, 2014 - 14:30

This would be an amazing feature. Boost the value and my productivity on ToDoIst.

Daniel Coakley premium
Replied on Mar 19, 2014 - 18:01

Agreed. this feature combined with a calendar would be extremely useful for tracking time spent on projects. I was just thinking how useful the productivity visualisations would be if I could get a more accurate breakdown of how long I spend on each project. This could be even better if there was two way-syncing with Gmail calendar so that any meetings can be tagged to specific projects, thus giving a more complete view of day-to-day activity and productivity.

Great job with the software though :-) - this is by far the best To-Do system I have used so far, and the first I can actually see myself sticking with given the multi-platform availability.

Miha G premium
Replied on Mar 20, 2014 - 13:13

David from todoist said:

"We think these are separate proposals because one suggests the addition of an option that will allow you to track the actual time you spend on the task (like a stop-watch) while the other would allow you to set a timeframe for a task (in terms of - planning the time instead of tracking it). We may of course consider both options in the future."

My question: I can understand what setting a timeframe for a task could mean.
However, I don't see how tracking the actual time you spend (in form of a stop-watch) could be helpful if the projects/tasks are not routinely repeated. Tasks/projects can be very different by nature. In many cases, some tasks may extend over a couple of days. For a project this is more or less a rule. What kind of information can I gain by knowing that I spent for my window repair one, two or three days (if this is a project I only carry out every 20 years and under very different circumstances). Or that my project "travel to Paris" took me 10 days while the project business trip to China took me 5 days? In short: I'd like to understand which are expected benefits of having such a feature (a stop-watch).

Ross Rojek
Replied on Mar 20, 2014 - 13:21

My use case for this would be for some tasks that need to be tracked. Not all do. So I may have a series of tasks for a client that need to be either billed by the time taken, or need to be tracked so we can estimate profitability of a particular contract.

Many tasks probably don't need to be time tracked. For me, maybe 1/3. But I'd rather use one tool to track both (todos and time on task) than two different tools like I do now.

So, set up client project with todo list. As each todo is being worked on, start tracking time when you start on the task, stop it when you're done. If you work on it over a series of periods, it just ads more time on the timer (or date and time stamp). Then when you need to see the time, there would be a report to show Task name and the time worked on it.

Miha G premium
Replied on Mar 20, 2014 - 13:37

Thanks for suggestion, Ross!

I can see the logic in the kind of todos you are describing. In my workflow (quite unpredictable by nature) there would probably be significantly less than 10% of such cases. Even so, I'll try to think about implementing your method on those couple of tasks/projects.
Thanks again.

Viktor Tamás premium
Replied on Mar 21, 2014 - 03:51

Very great idea. And please make it reportable. (+1) 10000 x thanks

Александр Чепуренков premium
Replied on Mar 21, 2014 - 07:14

TOTAL support it's really Dream!

Replied on Mar 26, 2014 - 19:13

Yes please. :-)

Pierre premium
Replied on Apr 02, 2014 - 05:00

+1 (estimated time for a task + time spent after completed)

German Bidzilja
Replied on Apr 03, 2014 - 05:47

Time tracking (like Toggl does for example) and task management (like Todoist does the best) is a perfect match. The less productivity tools a person have to use, the more productive he can manage her work.

Heather Nicholds premium
Replied on Apr 03, 2014 - 08:00

yes! I use toggl, but would love to fold that into todoist :)

PAD premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 06:54

Yess! It would be good !

Julie Shumaker premium
Replied on Apr 07, 2014 - 15:46

Tracking time for completion would be fab in an environment where you have to justify how much time each task took you.... Please consider for implementation.

Viktor Mašíček
Replied on Apr 11, 2014 - 02:44

(+1) YES