As internet usage continues to skyrocket and more people are becoming obsessed with social networks like Facebook or Myspace and video sites such as YouTube, managing your time at work or home is becoming much more of a hot topic.
We are seeing new project management applications popping up all over the web today. This, in order for workplaces to monitor what their employees are doing throughout the day and to make sure that they are using their time more efficiently.
Tools like these can not only be used in the workplace, but also can be used at home in the same manner to track your time better and monitor how your kids spend time on the PC. I’m here today to talk about one of the nicer products that does this in a very nice graphical interface. It’s called Manictime.
Manictime is simply defined as ‘Personal time management software to easily log and track work hours’. It sits in the background of your PC and monitors application activity and how much each application is being utilized.
I’m guessing most users will have the application launch at start-up and run throughout their work day. As soon as the Manictime launches into your system tray, it begins logging your PC activity, much more accurately then any application as seen before, such as Wakoopa.
As Manictime sits idle in the background eating up no process and not much memory, it will track each and every program you have open at any given time. How long you’ve had them open, what times you’ve had them open, and also how frequently. Along with that you get in-depth logging, which tells your each and every event.
The end of day displays the real power of Manictime. Here is an example screenshot of the application, after a full day of use.
Along with many different sections in list form, there are also a few different graph options to choose from.
The product not only clocks all of your working hours for the current day, you can also go back and track as many days as you set your preferences to. This can be handy if you’d like reports for the previous work week or month. With some additional knowledge, you could even add the ability to hide the Manictime icon from users and they’ll never even know that they are being monitored.
Manictime is another great time tracking product in a long line of others. It gets the job done with a simple to use interface with easy to read graphs and charts. Download it, and try it out at work or at home. You’ll have some fun with it for sure.
Manictime is great for monitoring usage times for different programs. If you would like to find out what websites you use most and where do you spend time online check out 5 Tools to Track How Much Time you Waste while Online.
Do you have any other great time management products you use to track your time? What do you think of Manictime? Do you think it has any adverse privacy implications if someone secretly places this on someone else’s computer? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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