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Coding time tracker

WakaTime is an open source Xcode plugin for metrics, insights, and time tracking automatically generated from your programming activity.

Note: Xcode8 disables plugins. Installing WakaTime re-signs with a self-signed cert.


  1. Run this Terminal command:
curl -fsSL | sh
  1. Restart Xcode.

  2. Enter your api key, then click OK. (Skip this step if you already have another WakaTime plugin)

  3. Use Xcode and your coding activity will be displayed on your WakaTime dashboard.

Alternatively, to install WakaTime for Xcode without re-signing (so you can still publish to the App Store), run this instead of step 1:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ DisableLibraryValidation -bool true
curl -fsSL | sh -s nosign

To clone your to preserve the original app signature, run this instead of step 1:

curl -fsSL | sh -s copy

To clone your to preserve the original app signature, run this instead of step 1:

curl -fsSL | sh -s copy

To install WakaTime for Xcode Beta, run this instead of step 1:

curl -fsSL | sh -s beta

To install WakaTime for Xcode where Xcode was installed to a non-standard folder:

curl -fsSL | sh -s custom /Path/To/Your/

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First, do you see the Xcode → File → WakaTime API Key menu?

plugin menu

If you see that menu, it means the plugin was installed correctly and is running in Xcode... yay! Have a blank dashboard but see the plugin menu? Check your ~/.wakatime.log file for error messages.

If you don’t see that menu, try re-installing the plugin. That’s needed anytime is updated and generally solves most issues:

curl -fsSL | sh

If that doesn't work, turn on debug mode and check your wakatime cli log file (~/.wakatime.log).

If there are no errors in your ~/.wakatime.log file, check your Xcode log file (/var/log/system.log).

For more general troubleshooting information, see wakatime/wakatime#troubleshooting.


To uninstall the WakaTime plugin, config file, and Alcatraz run these Terminal commands:

rm -r "${HOME}/Library/Application Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins/WakaTime.xcplugin"
rm "${HOME}/.wakatime.cfg"
rm -r "${HOME}/Library/Application Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins/Alcatraz.xcplugin"
crontab -e

When crontab opens, remove the WakaTime line. Uninstalling Alcatraz is optional, and will prevent other non-WakaTime plugins from loading. After uninstalling, restart Xcode and you should no longer see WakaTime under the File menu.

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