ActoTracker
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ActoTracker is an application for keeping track of activities on your desktop so you don't have to.

Its purpose is to help you to answer questions such as:
  • What was that document I was working on Monday morning last week
  • What was the email that let me to change this file
  • What was the website I used to look up this information
Think of it as bookmarking application for desktop apps and documents.

What does it track?
Time spent viewing or changing a document:
  • virtually any
What's New
Version 0.8.63: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • Access for assistive devices should be enabled for the best result



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Steelie commented on 30 Aug 2013
Ooo! Iā€™m glad to find this!
I used to use TimeLog for my project tracking and had a very similar activity-tracking feature that worked quite well but, unfortunately, the feature was removed when the app evolved into its successor, Timings.

Definitely looking forward to testing this one out! :)
[Version 0.8.2]


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Fishscale commented on 16 Mar 2013
Not an unstable app but so green it's unusable, at least for me. Needs better/some documentation and a lot of work. Nice idea, bit invasive but if you like that kind of thing this could be extremely useful.

Alpha version for sure so guinea pigs enjoy. Not a bad idea posting here on macupdate to get users to test it but damn... the first version posted here had labels missing on nearly everything. Not going to try this guy out, once everything works it will be nice though so if you like the concept keep your eye on it.
[Version 0.8]

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Onflapp (developer) replied on 17 Mar 2013
Thanks for you comment. I do agree with you the first version was a bit rough UI-wise :-) However, functionality-wise it should be rather complete now - I used it extensively for couple of months before the release. And I did a lot of UI clean up since then. This app is being actively developed, with updates released almost every day via built-in update mechanism (the web site may not have the latest release)

Regarding the invasiveness of the app; there are two modes of the operation, automatic and manual. In the automatic mode the app will 'record' history automatically. This is similar to the way web history works, you just end up with long journal of activities. In the manual mode, it is up to the user to say 'remember' this - kind of similar to bookmarking. With both approaches it is always the user that is in control. You can setup filters to record only certain applications or even limit recording to one space. Anything you record you see and have full control over - there is nothing recorded behind your back.
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Fishscale replied on 19 Mar 2013
Thanks for the response. I'll have to try one of the later versions out. It is a great idea and seems to do a lot but that first release was very very rough to use so I kind of gave up on it. Glad to see your responsive and hope this turns into a very useful app! Good luck, I'll post some feedback on the latest release.
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Onflapp rated on 05 Jan 2014

[Version 0.8.63]


Downloads:1,453
Version Downloads:349
Type:Productivity
License:Free
Date:12 Sep 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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ActoTracker is an application for keeping track of activities on your desktop so you don't have to.

Its purpose is to help you to answer questions such as:
  • What was that document I was working on Monday morning last week
  • What was the email that let me to change this file
  • What was the website I used to look up this information
Think of it as bookmarking application for desktop apps and documents.

What does it track?
Time spent viewing or changing a document:
  • virtually any document-oriented application is supported
for example:
  • MS Word, Excel,
  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Keynote, Pages, Numbers
  • and many others...
It also support IDEs:
  • Xcode, IntelliJ, Eclipse
Time spent viewing a website:
  • Safari and Chrome support is provided out of the box
it also works great for many web apps:
  • Gmail, Google calendars
  • JIRA, Confluence
Other events and activities:
  • MS Outlook email, calendar and todo entries
  • Apple Mail
  • Apple Calendar (limited)
  • Adium
  • Skype
The ActoTracker plugin architecture allows you to add support for any other event or activity in straightforward way. All you need is a bit of an AppleScript glue code


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