Keep Track Of How Much Time You Spend At Your PC


Work Time Monitor windowWork Time Monitor is a free utility for Windows which keeps a simple text-based log file of when you're active on your PC. It's a simple way to find out how long you spend working at your computer. I first wrote about this program a couple of years ago, but it's been through some revisions since then so it's worth another mention.

You'll find the download at and it's less than 0.5 MB to download. It runs on all recent versions of Windows. The program is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust. There are some more details at if you want further information about the program.

Once installed, the utility will add a small icon to your system tray. To view the activity log, just click on the icon. However, note that the log is updated daily so you won't get any results until the day after you install the software.









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I prefer toggl :, Web based or desktop. Pretty flexible and customisable, Reasonable built in reports. Basic version (which satisfies all my needs) is free.

crosseyedlemon: Its one of those programs that depending upon your requirements will be either a direct hit or a total miss.  Having said that if someone has this sort of requirement, I doubt  that Networx is much of an alternative.

I agree with you too that the desktop requirement is a big problem; many people now bring their laptop to work and use that. The other problem is what about people like me that tend to set up and run our big SEO and data mining jobs at night after hours.

The other issue is if I am at home, and I have to do  work; I tend to do it, read news sites and play chess all together and sometimes my kid can be on the other screen of my computer watching a movie. That is why at home I use TimeTracker.



This tool only works with desktop PCs and won't be of much use if an irregular schedule is the norm. I think Networx offers a monitoring tool that would probably be of more value to most computer users.