ManicTime -- Personal Time Management Software
RandallS - Fri, 2009-07-03 08:08
Is most of your work done on your computer? Would it be helpful to know how much time you spend using the various software installed on your computer? With an easy way to tag usage to a particular project or client? If so, the freeware ManicTime may be just what you need.
Features (From the web site)
ManicTime automatically collects data on your computer usage. It records active and away time, as well as which applications you used and for how long you used them.
The data ManicTime collects is stored in a local database on your computer. Collected data is not transmitted anywhere or shared with anyone. Only you have access to it, which means no privacy concerns. Having a local database also enables you to use ManicTime offline, without an Internet connection.
Collected data is presented using timelines. There are three predefined timelines:
- Activity: Shows your active time and away(idle) time
- Applications: Shows which application you used, when and for how long
- Tags: Shows tags you created. This timeline is not automatically generated it is filled with time tags you entered.
When you move your mouse over a timeline, each timeline shows you a hint about an underlying activity. Hint displays detailed information about an activity such as title, application name, start and end times and duration.
One of the most usable features is time tagging. Using our simple click and drag feature you can accurately tag time.For example you can easily select time between when you came to work and when you left for lunch break.
Because there is so much data available about your computer usage, you are able to tag time for days in the past. You can also select and tag the time a computer was not running or when you were away(idle).
ManicTime runs in the background on your computer, but does not take much in the way of CPU or memory resources. While the program is not hard to use, the ManicTime website has several video tutorials to get you started quickly.
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 2003 Server, 2008 Server
Web Site: http://www.manictime.com/