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Free Timer App for Mac Desktop

Mac timer is compatible with El Capitan and newer. Create your account and start tracking!

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Free time tracker for Mac

I track hundreds of hours throughout the month using Toggl. Its system is simple to use and flexible. Hands down the best tracking system I’ve used to date. – User Review from Mac App Store

Toggl Desktop adapts to your workflow

Track time easily with Toggl Mac

Our timer on Macbook and Mac runs in the background, so you can stay focused on getting things done.

Desktop timer for Mac

No navigating browser tabs here. Toggl Desktop plays nice with your team’s internal software without disrupting your workflow.

Reminders with Toggl desktop app

Click and forget. Idle detection and automatic reminders keep you focused and your data clean.

Toggl, the leading time tracker

#1 time tracker in User Satisfaction according to G2 Crowd.

Features to help you track time easily

Toggl Desktop
Design Workspace
Time Entries
Copy Review
BrandingThe Kimchi Foundation
About Page Copy
Web DesignPickle Labs
CopywritingFire Burgers
CopywritingLime Surfer Co.
  • List
  • Timeline
5.75 h
UX ReviewPickle Labs
3.25 h
Client Meeting
Web DesignFire Burgers
0.50 h
Payroll + Finance
2.00 h
Tuesday, 9 October
7.45 h
Logo Design
7.45 h
Monday, 8 October
6.55 h
Toggl Desktop Timeline Toggl Desktop Timeline - Dark Mode
Simple Time Tracking

One-click timer and manual entry mode with autocomplete to start your time entries quickly.

Offline Mode

Lost your internet connection? All data will be saved and synced when you come back online!

Dark Mode

Take it easy on your eyes with soothing greys.


Track your background activity for more accurate time entries. Currently only available for Mac.

Idle Detection

Idle Detection

Choose what to do with the time you were away from your computer.

Enabling desktop notifications helps me reduce procrastination whenever I’m not tracking my time."
– User Review from Capterra

Time Tracking Reminders


Select days and times for the app to remind you to track your time.

I love that Toggl will give me reminders to track time! It's really helped me stay consistent!"
– User Review from GetApp

Desktop app autotracker


Trigger time entry suggestions based on the software you're currently using.

It’s such an easy way to automatically track your time so you aren't fussing with buttons, etc."
– User Review from GetApp

Pomodoro Timers

Pomodoro Timer

Set up the pomodoro timer and get a nudge at preset time intervals to take a break. Stretch, meditate, or take the dog for a walk.

Track time easily with Mac timer app

Track Time Offline

Lost your internet connection? No worries. Toggl Desktop saves your time entries and syncs them when you come back online!

Start tracking with one click

One-click Tracking

Start and stop with one click! Your default project will automatically be assigned to your time entry.

Time tracker in Mac menu bar

Menu Bar Display

The timer and project are displayed in your menu bar, so you'll always know how much time you are currently tracking.

Timer app dark mode for Mac

Dark Mode

Take it easy on your eyes with dark mode. All the cool kids are doing it.



Quickly see where you actually spend your time with a side-by-side overview of automatically-tracked activity vs your current time entries.

It's easy to get started with Toggl's timer app for Mac

Set up Mac time tracker app: Step 1

Step 1: Login to the Toggl Mac Timer. Create your Toggl account to get started. Haven't downloaded Toggl Desktop for Mac yet?Download it here!

Set up Mac time tracker app: Step 2

Step 2: Create your first time entry by entering the name of the activity you are working on.

Set up Mac time tracker app: Step 3

Step 3: Assign your time entry to a project by clicking “+ Add Project” under the running time entry. Projects are useful for grouping related time entries. You can also add tags to your time entries. Tags are useful for filtering time entries or grouping similar entries across multiple projects.

Set up Mac time tracker app: Step 4

Step 4: Switch to the Timeline View to get a visual overview of your daily time entries. Edit the entries' start and stop times by dragging them, add additional tags, and add or change the project from within the Timeline.

Toggl is not just on your desktop

Toggl follows you from your desktop to your phone to your browser. No matter where you start tracking, Toggl syncs your data in real time so you don't lose a second.

Use Toggl Mobile for time tracking on the go
Track Time wherever you Go

Toggl is always with you with our mobile app. Start tracking from anywhere and your time will sync across Toggl apps.

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Use Toggl web app for advanced reports
Full Access with Toggl Online

Track time in our web app and review in-depth time reports or leverage project templates, dashboards, and time estimates.

See Toggl Features
Use Toggl Button for integrations
Track Time Inside Your Daily Tools

Use Toggl’s browser plugin to track from inside tools like Asana, Gmail, Todoist, Zendesk, and more!

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Toggl works everywhere you work

Toggl has become embedded in my daily routine. I use it on my Linux laptop, Windows desktop, Chrome browser, and Android phone. And the experience across all of these platforms is very intuitive and in near perfect sync.

– User Review from Capterra