Records what you do so that you can know how you've spent your time.
All in a secure way where you control the data.
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The goal of ActivityWatch is simple: Enable the collection of as much valuable lifedata as possible without compromising user privacy.
We've worked towards this goal by creating a application for safe storage of the data on the users local machine and as well as a set of watchers which record data such as:
It is up to you as user to collect as much as you want, or as little as you want (and we hope some of you will help write watchers so we can collect more).
Downloads are available on our releases page.
For instructions on how to get started, please see our guide in the documentation.
Interested in building from source? There's a guide for that too.
Yes, but we found that most time trackers lack in one or more important features.
To sum it up:
We have a plan to address all of these and we're well on our way. See the table below for our progress.
|User owns data||GUI||Sync||Open Source|
|App & Window Title||AFK||Browser Extensions||Editor Plugins||Extensible|
|WakaTime||❌||✅||✅||✅||Only for text editors|
For a complete list of the things ActivityWatch can track, see the page on watchers in the documentation.
This repo is a bundle of the core components and official modules of ActivityWatch (managed with
git submodule). It's primary use is as a meta-package providing all the components in one repo; enabling easier packaging and installation. It is also where releases of the full suite are published (see releases).
aw-server is the official implementation of the core service which the other ActivityWatch services interact with. It provides a REST API to a datastore and query engine. It also serves the web interface developed in the
aw-webui project (which provides the frontend part of the webapp).
The REST API includes:
The webapp includes:
ActivityWatch comes pre-installed with two watchers,
aw-watcher-afk which logs the presence/absence of user activity from keyboard and mouse input and
aw-watcher-window which logs the currently active application and it's window title.
There are lots of other watchers for ActivityWatch which can track more types of activity such as
aw-watcher-web which tracks time spent on websites, multiple editor watchers which tracks spent time coding and many more! A full list of watchers can be found in our documentation here.
aw-core- core library, provides no runnable modules
aw-client- client library, useful when writing watchers
Want to help? Great! Check out the CONTRIBUTING.md file!
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