Toggl is billed as a super simple time tracker. But, in this Toggl review let’s see how it compares to our Time Doctor.
Although Toggl and Time Doctor both track time, they are not exactly competitors. Toggl is designed as a simple time tracker for individuals or teams. The way it works is that you enter your activity, select a project and client and then start timing. You can then easily edit the start and end time of any activity and you can use the reports for billing clients.
Time Doctor has a different focus. It’s more orientated to time management and productivity improvement for organizations. Although Time Doctor does have time tracking, it also has a number of other features designed to improve the productivity of an individual or a team.
Time Doctor is designed to provide very accurate time tracking data. For example, it is not possible to allocate that you are working on two different tasks at the same time. Most time tracking software (including Toggl) will allow the user to say that they were working on “Bookkeeping” from 1 to 2pm, and also a “Sales call” from 1 to 2pm, effectively double booking their time.
Time Doctor eliminates this and is very focused on the accuracy of time tracking data. There are also features to provide proof of time worked. These “proof of time worked” features are not required by all teams, but are a useful adjunct especially for teams that have not met or where individuals are working from home.
We simplified our Toggl review vs Time Doctor in this comparison table below.
|Real-time tracking of time worked||Yes||Yes|
|Integration with Basecamp||Yes||Yes|
|Integration with Freshbooks and activeCollab||Yes||No|
|Track applications and websites visited||Yes||Yes|
|Reminders when visiting potential non-work related sites||No||Yes|
|Proof of time worked||No||Yes|
|Single daily email of all activities worked by your team||No||Yes|
|Team dashboard showing who is online and working now||No||Yes|
|Integration with Jira||No||Yes|
|Attendance tracking (absent and late status)||No||Yes|
Toggl is a good option for people who need to bill out their time. Time Doctor is more of a fit for organizations that are focused on increasing productivity, or organizations with staff working from home.