Saturday, July 19, 2008

ManicTime: Personal time management application

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.