A little project to make sure I keep on track of my monthly goals of working hours.


Toggl Target

At work, we track our working hours on Toggl (www.toggl.com), so I created this small project to calculate how many hours I should work to achieve my monthly goals.

You will need to install requests and dateutil python libraries to be able to use this.

Installation on linux

If you are using linux, you most probably have Python already installed on your machine. If not, use your distro's package management system to install Python 2.7

  • Downloading the source code from here
  • navaigate to the directory and run the following command to install the required packages :
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
  • Copy config.py-example to config.py
  • In config.py add Your Toggl API token which can be found in your Toggl account's settings.
  • Change other values in config.py to match your case

Installation on Windows

  • If you don't have Python installed, then you must install Python 2.7 from here
  • Download the file
  • Press the start button, select run, and run cmd.exe
  • In the command shell, run these commands
python distribute_setup.py
easy_install pip
pip install python-dateutil requests
  • Download toggl_target from here
  • Expand the downloaded zip file, copy config.py-example & paste it as config.py beside run.py
  • Change your API key in config.py Your Toggl API token can be found in your Toggl account's settings.
  • Run python run.py


To use the script run the following command :

$ python run.py

The output will be something like :

Checking Internet connectivity...
Internet seems fine!

Trying to connect to Toggl, hang on!

So far you have tracked 120.00 hours

Business days left till deadline : 7
Total days left till deadline : 10

Required working hours for this month : 170

To achieve the minimum :
    you should log 4.00 hours every business day
    or log 3.00 hours every day

To achieve the required :
    you should log 7.00 hours every business day
    or log 5.0 hours every day

So far you have achieved:

70.59% [=================================================--------------|------]


Support or Contact

If you have trouble using this code, your can contact toggl@mos3abof.com and I’ll help you sort it out if I have enough time :).

Bug Reports & Feature Requests

To report bugs, issues or feature requests please use the Issues Queue on this Github repository to make it easier for me to maintain. Please don't send those to my email.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
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