Add Timer Button to Todoist Tasks

Complete these two simple steps to enable time tracking in Todoist.

It takes no more than 3 minutes to set up.

1. Sign Up to TMetric

Time tracking app with advanced billing and reporting features

2. Install Browser Extension

Browser add-on for TMetric that allows one-click time tracking for popular Web apps

Now login to your Todoist account and start tracking.


No Manual Input Required

  • Timer button is integrated into each Todoist task
  • It takes a single click to start the timer
  • No need to stop before switching to another task

Backlinks to Todoist from TMetric

  • Each time entry contains a backlink to a Todoist task
  • Todoist projects are mapped to TMetric projects

Powerful Time Reports

  • See the time of your team in one place
  • Group, sort, and filter reports
  • Export Todoist time reports and invoice your clients

How to Use Time Tracking In Todoist

1. Locate timer button on a Todoist task

On the Projects tab, select a project. Hover over a required task, the Start timer button will appear next to the task.

Start timer button Todoist

2. Start timer on a task

Click the Start timer button and TMetric will start recording your Todoist working time. Notice that the Start timer button changes to the Stop timer button and displays the time spent on the task.

If you are the account owner or assigned admin in TMetric and start the timer for the first time, TMetric pulls out from Todoist and adds to your TMetric account:

  • task name
  • task ID
  • project name

The corresponding time entry appears on the Time page in the TMetric web app. You can easily navigate back to the Todoist task simply by clicking the link icon next to the task name.

Time entry Todoist

3. Edit time entry, if necessary

A time entry with an external task can be edited. You can edit the name of the task and project without losing a link to the Todoist issue.

To disassociate the task from the Todoist task, click the cross icon next to the task name in the bottom right corner of the time entry editor.

editing time entry Todoist

4. View a time report

Reports show the time from different external systems, as well as the time entered manually in TMetric. 

Tasks summary report Todoist

TMetric is a great time tracking app for Windows, Mac, and Linux that allows you to control your time and stay productive throughout the day. TMetric mobile app on  Android or IoS is the most convenient way to track your time whether in the office or away on customer meetings.