Toggl vs WakaTime

Toggl is a manual time tracker, meaning you have to remember to start and stop a timer. WakaTime is an automatic time tracker, so you never have to remember about starting a timer. Because WakaTime is automatic, it can also detect the project being worked on automatically so developers aren’t distracted from their work by a manual time tracker.


  • Manual timer
  • No IDE integrations
  • Projects not detected
  • Languages not detected
  • Features not detected
  • No goal support
  • No leaderboards


  • Fully automatic
  • 62 IDE integrations
  • Projects detected automatically
  • Languages detected
  • Feature branches detected
  • Programming goals
  • Leaderboards
WakaTime Dashboard screenshot