How Do You Spend Your Time on the Computer?

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Andrew Rowley has released TimeSprite, a program that records and summarizes activities on the computer. TimeSprite keeps a log of the titles of the active windows while a user works on the computer. It groups and summarizes similar window titles to give them a report on how they spent their time.

Andrew Rowley has released TimeSprite, a program that records and summarizes activities on the computer. TimeSprite keeps a log of the titles of the active windows while a user works on the computer. It groups and summarizes similar window titles to give them a report on how they spent their time.

With most computers connected to the Internet, blogs, instant messaging, news sites and general web surfing can consume a lot of time. Spending 5 minutes here or there throughout the day can really add up. TimeSprite can show how much time is spent on productive and unproductive activities.

People who fill in timesheets will also appreciate a record of how they spent their time.

Time can be reported by day, week, month, year or a custom time period.

Privacy

Obviously, keeping a record of your activities on the computer raises privacy issues. TimeSprite is intended as a personal time management tool, rather than as a way to monitor someone else’s activities. TimeSprite has several features to address privacy concerns:

  • The TimeSprite Monitor is always visible after the computer starts, so the user is aware that it is running
  • The TimeSprite Monitor can be paused at any time. When it is paused, nothing is recorded.
  • The user can define their own activities in the TimeSprite Monitor. When one of these activities is selected, time is recorded against that activity, instead of recording the active window. Recording of user defined activities continues even when the computer is not being used.
  • Records can be searched and deleted. Search or delete records by time and/or records that contain specific text.
  • TimeSprite does not record keystrokes, or anything other than the title bar from other windows.

TimeSprite costs $19.95 (US).

TimeSprite is available from http://www.timesprite.com

An evaluation copy for editors/reviewers is available on request.

For more information contact:

Andrew Rowley

432 Neill St, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia 3350

Phone +61 3 5331 8201

Fax +61 3 5331 3001

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