For us folks who work from our computers, or those who should be writing up an essay for class, we tend to get distracted at the time due to social media and other things on the web. If you lack a strong mentality, then chances are you won’t get enough done in the 24-hour period. The question is, then, is it possible to keep focus while doing work despite the temptation of social media with the help of a Windows tool? The answer to that is a resounding yes. The program we’re going to discuss right now is called WorkTime Personal, and it’s pretty good.
Free Computer Monitoring Software for Windows
Bear in mind that this software is not capable of forcing you to stop from getting yourself distracted, but it can help an deliver information on the amount of time you’ve chosen to go off the rails. With it, you’ll get to learn about the number of minutes wasted on social media.
How to use WorkTime Personal
1] Start and Stop
OK, so once the app is launched for the first time, you’ll realize that it begins to track your movements right away, and that’s due to tracking being set to automatically commence at startup. If you want, you can stop it by clicking on the Stop button, and resume by selecting the Start button.
Bear in mind that WorkTime Personal can only track social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and other minor platforms. Once you’ve visited the sites via your web browser, the tool will kickstart the counter. Unfortunately, there’s no way to reset counters and trust us, we’ve tried.
To get a deep understanding of what is going on, you should click on the button that says Reports. It delivers a detailed rundown on the amount of time you’ve been wasting on social media among other things. You’ll get to see the websites you’ve visited, along with the top websites used in a 7-day period.
You can also see the top apps you’ve been using on your computer. For us, that’s Firefox, for you, it’s likely Facebook.
Additionally, users can keep track of the games they’ve been playing and the ones that get more playtime over others during a 7-day period.
The options tab is located at the top-right corner. If you click on it, you’ll see Settings, so select that. From here you can set WorkTime Personal to launch at Windows 10 startup, tell what to do during certain periods when the computer is idle, and manage the database.
For us, that’s pretty straightforward, but if you want more options throughout the entire program, then you’ll have to upgrade to the paid version. We haven’t done that, but from what we’ve seen, it’s more powerful, although, not by much.
Overall, we’re pleased with WorkTime Personal and what it brings to the table. However, users must realize that this tool won’t help with focus if the need is not there to focus in the first place. Download the free version of WorkTime Personal from the official website.
- Tags: Freeware