Toggl Track: The Timely Alternative

Boost team efficiency with simple, accurate time tracking and in-depth time data analytics.

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Automated, timer-based, and manual time tracking without compromising privacy. Free for up to 5 users.

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Insightful analytics and customizable time reports for better project and resource decisions.

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145+ integrations to seamlessly connect your existing tools and systems.

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What's the main difference?

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Toggl Track

  • Flexible time tracking options: automatic, timer-based, and manual — effective for tracking digital tasks, non-desk, and manual tasks.
  • Comprehensive reports and custom analytics dashboards with project profitability insights.
  • Ideal if you need an easy-to-use, flexible time tracking tool for your whole team.
  • The free plan for freelancers and small team includes all the time tracking tools, reports, and analytics. Paid plans offer advanced team management features like report audits, team reminders, and more.
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Timely

  • Heavily automated time tracking with minimized manual time entry — effective for digital tasks and ideal if you love experimenting with new technologies.
  • Project dashboards with real-time progress indication with overtime or undertime reporting.
  • Ideal if you want personal time tracking automation.
  • Freelancers and small teams need a paid plan. Paid plans are limited by the number of users, so you'll have to opt for a more expensive plan for more seats.

Ready to switch from Timely to Toggl Track?
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in 3 easy steps!

Step 1

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Make an account

Make a free Toggl Track account. No credit card details required.

Step 2

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Export your Timely data

Export your Timely data into a .csv file.

Step 3

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Import into Toggl Track

Import the .csv data into Toggl Track. Our team is glad to answer any questions!

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Why choose Toggl Track over Timely

Choose flexible time tracking, extensive integrations, and powerful analytics for teams and individuals aiming for maximum efficiency.

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Automated time tracking
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Timer-based time tracking
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Manual time entry
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AI-powered time tracking
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Focus mode and Pomodoro timer
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Generate, edit, and export timesheet reports
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Timesheet hours rounding
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Timesheet approvals
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Project management and budget tracking
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Project profitability insights
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Invoicing
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Integrations
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Browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge
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Flexible Time Tracking

Every team member chooses how they want to track time

Timely supports AI-based automated time tracking, which works only after you install their apps. You don’t have the option to track time on their web app or add manual time entries.

Toggl Track offers three flexible ways to track time: automated time tracking, timer, and manually adding time entries.

Plus, you can track time wherever you want — on the web app, desktop, or mobile devices — and keep everything in sync.

With all these flexible options to choose from, time tracking with Toggl Track is a breeze for everyone on your team.

Different types of reporting with Toggl Track such as Reports and Insights showing project profitability

Advanced time-data Analytics

Get productivity and profitability insights from your team’s time logs

Timely offers powerful reporting features — useful to see what your team is up to. If you want deeper insights, you can manually export your team's time data into a third-party tool for analysis.

Toggl Track has three in-depth reporting tools:

  • Reports: Generate project and team timesheet reports to see how your team spends their billable and non-billable hours.
  • Insights: Make better business decisions by spotting trends. Identify bottlenecks by comparing estimated vs. actual efforts. Track project profitability with income vs. expense reports.
  • Analytics: Build custom charts and time reporting dashboards to analyze and present insights into your team’s tracked hours.
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Flexible and Affordable Pricing

Get a plan that meets your needs, regardless of team size

Timely: Plans limit the number of users, forcing you to switch to higher tiers even if you don't need the extra features. They do not offer free or affordable plans for freelancers and startup teams.

Toggl Track offers a free plan for up to 5 users — a perfect option for freelancers and micro-businesses.

The paid plans are designed to offer maximum flexibility and efficiency for growing and large teams, ensuring you only pay for what you truly need: a suite of powerful time tracking and productivity tools that scale with you.

Ready to switch to Toggl Track?

Effortlessly boost team productivity and efficiency with Toggl Track: unparalleled time tracking flexibility, insightful data analytics, and a cost-effective, scalable pricing structure.

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Companies that use Toggl Track: Microsoft, LinkedIn, Nielsen, XSmartLabs, BCG, UVAHealth, JLL, KPMG, Danfoss
Companies that use Toggl Track: Microsoft, LinkedIn, Nielsen, XSmartLabs, BCG, UVAHealth, JLL, KPMG, Danfoss

Why 120,000+ users started tracking time with Toggl Track in the last 30 days

Capterra award: Voted best ease of use by 2256 reviews

Easy for both team members and managers

So nobody views time tracking or reporting as a dreaded chore.

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Even those who have never used time tracking software before can get up and running quickly.

Kathleen, Service Area Manager

Better than the best

And we're completely against employee surveillance — use a time tracker that gets a "yes" from every employee.

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After trialing 20 similar products, Toggl Track was a clear winner providing everything I needed.

Andy, Consulting Software Engineer

Top-rated support

With a dedicated customer success manager for enterprise teams.

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Regular updates ensure that any bugs are caught quickly and customer support responds within a day; these features make using Toggl Track a breeze.

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Get your team going faster

Low learning curve with no training necessary.

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No complicated setup or unnecessary bells & whistles!

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Be 100% transparent

Know exactly how much time you’ve spent on a project and bill accordingly.

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Allows me to record project time [to ensure] I'm charging reasonable rates.

Gabrielle, Senior Accounting

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Small team and no budget? We have you covered

“The best free time tracking app”

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Learning to use Toggl is a breeze, because it's highly intuitive and simple. It ushers you along quickly so that you get back to work right away and start tracking your time immediately. The free plan is generous and could be more than adequate for solo workers or even small groups of up to five people with light needs.

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It's not one of those apps where you need to spend half a day figuring out how to actually use it: sessions can be started as they happen or added later, and once the app has got a feel for your schedule and how you work, it'll even make suggestions about what you want to track next.

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With Toggl Track, you can track your time right away and view your tracked time entries, and worry about the details later. It also has a generous free tier of service that gives you access to all its apps (Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Linux, Web, and browser extensions).

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Still not convinced?

We'll lay down all the facts — you be the judge. In our in-depth comparison article, find out all the differences between Timely and Toggl Track.

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