Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

What I'm looking for is basically some monitoring application, which will log how long has each of my applications been actively used. By that I mean it got focus.

The point of this would be to monitor the workflow and to see where do I spend most time.

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

I believe RescueTime will do this. It will also break down your browser usage by site, which is useful too.

share|improve this answer

I've used Active Timer for this in the past. Wakoopa will do it as well, but you can't get a very detailed breakdown.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.