Mart Virkus

Mart has a background in anthropology - a discipline which has turned people-watching into a science. He most enjoys working on projects that make you go from “that’s stupid” to “hmmm”.

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The Hidden Dangers of Refactoring [Comic]

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Every Video Call You’ve Ever Had [Comic]

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Comics

Little Red Riding Hood Teaches Programming [Comic]

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Track

Heroes and Villains of Software Development [Comic]

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10 Simple Changes To Keep Your Team On Their Toes [Comic]

Have you ever heard of the book “How To Win Friends and Influence People”? Well, this comic is the exact opposite of that.

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Comics

Career Tips From The Undead [Comic]

It might sound weird to take career tips from the undead, but they’ve been at it for a while. Elizabeth from War and Peas speaks to the dead (we think?), so we asked her top channel some hot tips from beyond the grave.

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Explaining Software Development Methods By Flying to Mars [Comic]

Truth be told, there’s no wrong way to manage a big software project (except “moving fast and breaking things” – that one has…

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Comics

How to Build a Car Like a Startup [Comic]

Building a startup is about hacking beautiful ideas into flaming wrecks and then putting people in them. It should never be used for making cars.

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Track

Toggl Now Integrates with 1,000+ Tools

That’s one thousand, with three zeroes, baby! So how can you get them?

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Comics

What Traditional Jobs Would Look Like if Everybody Worked from Home [Comic]

Ah, working from home – smells like Millennials in their underwear typing up ad copy on their Macbooks. But what would the world look like if everybody got to work from home?
We gave it our best guess:

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Comics

The Ultimate Guide to Remote Work [Infographic]

More and more companies are shifting to remote work. This infographic explains why that’s happening, and what you need to know if you want to go remote.

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Comics

How to Kill the Dragon with 9 Programming Languages

How hard is it to slay a dragon? Well, if you’re a programmer then it’s very, very hard indeed.

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Comics

The Seven Circles of Developer Hell [Infographic]

Software development is a special kind of a nightmare. The kind that you wish you could wake up from, but can’t, because code is money and money is life.

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6 Valuable Things You’ll Get from Working in the Toggl Marketing Team

 
It’s a sad misconception that millennial employees expect nothing but booze, nerf gun fights and anarchy from their workplaces.

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New Ways for Connecting Your Favourite Apps with Toggl and Zapier

Zapier now lets you add tasks and tags to the Toggl time entries you create from other apps, and use templates when automatically creating your projects.

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Anatomy of a Toggl Job #2 – The Mobile App Marketer

Toggl needs a mobile app marketer with ASO skills. Take our job test here to see if you’re a fit!

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Anatomy of a Toggl Job #1 – The Backend Developer

Toggl is looking for backend developers. Take our job test here to apply.
 

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Comics

IT Jobs Explained With A Broken Lightbulb

Are you a developer? Do you know what “frontend” really does? Or “ops”? How about “leadgen”?
Well, this lightbulb developer comic should clear things up. It’s totally accurate, too:

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5 Important Things You Need to Know About the New Toggl

The old Toggl will be completely phased out before the end of this year.
The updated webapp, based on years of feedback from the community, is designed to make time tracking simpler than ever before.
But with every change comes a bit of confusion – so here are answers to the top 5 questions people have been asking:

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Auto-starting Toggl Time Entries with Zapier

Great news for our Zapier users – you can now create Zaps to automatically find, start and stop your Toggl time entries from other apps!

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Major Update – The New Toggl Is Here!

Please give a very warm welcome to Project Snowball – a completely revamped Toggl webapp!

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3 Cool Gadgets That Let You Bring Toggl to Life

Ever wanted to know what it would feel like to push start on your Toggl timer? Ever wanted to smash “stop” at the end of a very annoying project? Well, with these devices you can.

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Design

Watch People React to Ridiculous Requests Designers Have to Deal With [Video]

“Our budget’s kinda tight right now, so how about we just give you tons of exposure?”
Did reading that just make you incredibly mad? Then read on.

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5 Awesome Things Toggl Button Can Do To Improve Your Workflow

We recently updated the Toggl Button again – here’s five reasons why you need it in your life.

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What Can You Expect from Working at Toggl?

As your team grows, you inevitably have to start thinking about scaling your culture. We recently sat down to think hard about what makes working at Toggl special.

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Time Management

The Two Key Steps to Getting Your Team to Track Their Hours

“How do I convince my team to use Toggl?” is a question many of you are struggling with. We spoke with Paul Weinstein from Wheelhouse Search on how he managed to tackle the issue.

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Time Management

6 (Honest) Tricks to Finish Your Workday Early [Infographic]

How would you like to wrap up your work day two hours earlier every day? Well, you can – you just have to work smarter, not harder.

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Are You Ready for Your Project Management Tool? [Infographic]

The project management software market is a busy pond – rightly so, as the number of first-time buyers of project management software is up by 14% from 2014.

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Time Management

This Girl Is Faking Her Timesheets (and It’s Not Her Fault)

Meet Katya. The name has been changed, because she is guilty of the most heinous crime imaginable – faking her timesheets.

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What It’s Like Working for Toggl (and How You Can Join Us)

We have a lot of different people working at Toggl, doing so in a lot of different ways. So we thought we’d shed some light into what their days look like – and kindly invite you along for the ride.

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Comics

Pro Airport Hacks to Make Flying Suck Less [Infographic]

Ah, the airport – a veritable hell of long lines, frisky officers, expensive meals and bad coffee. But to get to where we want to go, we must overcome. We want to share some helpful airport hacks and tips on how to make flying suck less.

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Toggl Button Now Lets You Edit Time Entry Descriptions

Yes, we made it even simpler to track your tasks.

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Experiments

We Wanted to See How Much Time We’re Wasting, and the Results Are Shocking [Experiment]

Do you know what you’re really spending your working hours on? We decided to find out, and the results are pretty shocking.

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Remote Work

When You Go Remote, Staying Connected is Everything

We love hearing how other Toggl users manage their businesses, and we love sharing their stories. This time, Christian Ángel Rennella shares his company’s experience in transitioning from a physical office into a virtual team.

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Comics

6 Spirit Animals of Bad Managers [Infographic]

Managers sometimes get a bad rep – so much so that some are beginning to question if we need them at all? And while there’s a few bad apples in every basket, all is not lost for the bosses.

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Modern Work

How Much Should You Work During Vacation?

“Oh c**p, am I not supposed to be resting?” Oh no no no, sit back down! What I meant was – if you were to do work, then how much?

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Time Management

This is How Americans Use Their Time [Infographic]

This just in – remote work is growing in America, men cook more and TV still rules the nation.

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Modern Work

Avoid Working During Vacation (with Scorched Earth Tactics)

“Oh man, time sure moves slowly when you’re on vacation – maybe I’ll just check my e-mail for a second?” And down the bloody rabbit hole, you go.

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Modern Work

If You Don’t Feel Anxiety, You’re Not Trying Hard Enough

We hear so much about the negative effects of stress that we actually forget about why stress exists in the first place.

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Track

5 Simple Tricks We Use to Make Meetings Suck Less

Runaway meetings are huge day killers. The worst of them end up morphing into these weird social gatherings in an awkward work-obligation kind of way. Yuck.

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Comics

How Does Music Affect Work? [Infographic]

It’s incredible how big of an effect music has on how we experience things around us.

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Remote Work

The Power of a Handshake – Why Remote Teams Still Need an Office

As remote work gets more and more popular, we have to ask what is the glue that holds companies together?

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Modern Work

5 Tips on Surviving Work During Summer

At Toggl, we know it’s summer when our office suddenly has more floors than people.

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Time Management

Time Tracking Lessons from Toggl Users

Throughout the years of working on Toggl, we’ve found that people use time tracking for all sorts of stuff. It’d be a shame to let all that experience go to waste. And we’d love it if you could help us.

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One Million Togglers!

Well, there it is – one of you is the 1,000,000th Toggler. Congratulations, anonymous winner!

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Comics

11 Types of Employees You Meet at a Tech Company [Infographic]:

Ever wanted to know what it’s like working at a tech company? Consider this a beginner’s guide to tech employee stereotypes.

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Time Management

How Minecraft Teaches Kids Time Management

It’s never too soon to start working on a good habit. Teaching your kids time management early on can help them tremendously in the future. I also think learning should be fun. How would you react if I said Minecraft is the perfect time management learning tool?

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Modern Work

5 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Job

I’ve had the chance to play both sides of the field – I’ve been the new guy at the office, but I’ve also had to oversee plenty people learn their way into a new job. But the mistakes are always the same.

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Time Management

Why Timesheets Don’t Work

Look, keeping track of where your work time really goes is important – be it for analysing your productivity, billing clients or tracking big projects. But I think we can all agree that paper timesheets suck for doing that.

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Comics

Why the Brain Sucks at Time Management [Comic]

Our brains aren’t super great when it comes to tracking time. Depending on what we’re doing, time can seem as passing slower or quicker.

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Time Management

How to Catch Yourself Multitasking (and How to Stop Doing It)?

It starts sneakily enough. I see a chat notification pop up, and without a second thought, I open it. It’s a request from a co-worker, and I courteously respond.

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The Four Circles of Creative Hell [comic]

Even the notoriously uninhibited creatives can benefit from time tracking – be it for billing their clients or for improving their time management skills. But they have to be careful not to mix up time and results.

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Time Management

Use This Simple Thing to Keep Work Away from Private Time

Recently I suggested in one of our blog posts that office hours need to die and that it might be wiser to distribute work in a different, more fle…

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Remote Work

Tips for Working from Home

Working from home might seem like a tempting concept, but its pitfalls are many. If you don’t draw a clear line between your work and domestic routines, this arrangement can turn from a dream job into a productivity nightmare.

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Modern Work

Why 9-to-5 Has to Die (and How to Build Smarter Work Hours)

The objective of work is not to be at work – it’s to get work done.

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Work / Life

Quit Smoking with the Smoke Break Timer

There are never too many reasons to stop smoking. Your health and well-being should be your primary concern, but smoking is not just killing you – it’s also killing your time.

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Experiments

5 Day No Morning Internet Challenge

Mornings are awesome for productivity. Guess what else is awesome? Cat pictures.

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5 Apps to Help You Grow Your Business

Not taking advantage of new technologies when starting your business is almost criminal. Whether you’re looking for time tracking apps, team management software or cloud storage – there’s an app for everything. You just have to find the right ones. We’ve listed a few to get you started:

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Work / Life

Winter is Coming (and How You Can Keep on Working)

Many of you living and working way south of the arctic circle do so in what we’re assuming is a perpetually festive mood. While we recognize that hot climate is not necessarily easier to cope with, living in the upper regions of the northern hemispher…

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Time Management

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Toggl

I recently started a “career” as a freelance cartoon artist (i.e. some dude is paying me to draw simple faces). I felt I was good enough at it and people other than my parents liked my drawings (thanks granny!). Upon securing my first deal, I suddenly found myself facing a problem amateur artists rarely face – deadlines.