Can you recommend me good free software to monitor the time spent online and using certain apps?

saba August 19, 2012

I need a good freeware to take a note of the time spent on online and different applications in my PC. I was also wondering how these kinds of software collect data about the websites visited?


  1. jrasulev
    August 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Take apart your mouse. Two screws are probably hidden under rubber glide pads. Cut a small piece of black tape and wrap it around the sensor next to the mouse wheel. Re-assemble mouse, no more wheel function.

  2. jrasulev
    August 20, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Try TCPview

  3. Elijah Swartz
    August 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

    RescueTime, SlimTimer, ManicTime, and Klok all have free versions for Windows. Other's can be found here.

    I don't know exactly how it works. Obviously, it monitors your computer activity and then generates a report showing what you did while using the computer. I don't know any additional technical details. Perhaps look for more information on one of the product's help or FAQ pages.

  4. ha14
    August 19, 2012 at 7:21 am
    • saba
      August 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Thanks a lot. Manic Time seems good. It has most of the things I wanted.

    • saba
      August 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks. Manic Time seems good. It has most of the things I wanted.

  5. Bruce Epper
    August 19, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Something like this should fit the bill.Internet tracking is generally done by creating a loadable module that is injected in the TCP/IP stack to monitor all communications occurring through the network.

    • saba
      August 19, 2012 at 5:51 am

      Thanks for your reply. The software you mentioned (WORKTIME) needs a license and not an free software. Do we have any free software in this category?

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