For most of us, our PC is the main work tool there is, and we spend a good deal of time around it. But are we always as productive as we want to be? Just how much time we spend on Facebook, playing games and how much time do we really work on projects or other tasks that might be hand? Thankfully, there is a free software, called Desktop APM (actions per minute), that can help with that.
The software tracks each key press and mouse click and counts them as actions. After that, the sum of the actions is divided by time, letting you know just how efficient you’ve been throughout the day. You can see an average APM and a current APM. The software allows you to run it on start up, minimize on tray or choose to be always on top.
The tool also comes with a hot spot option, allowing you to see where you clicked the most on the screen. The graph also can be set to show APMs live, by minute, hour, week, month or year. By using the calendar, you can also look at the results from previous days, and you will be able to get the report of the current day the next day.
Besides showing how active you’ve been, it also shows how long you took breaks for. However, you should know that Desktop APM is not a keylogger and doesn’t record your every keystroke, as it just saves a sum of key-presses and mouse-clicks, adding numbers to a counter throughout that day.
You can decide what applications are monitored and you can disable as many or as few applications as you like. Also, the data collected by Desktop APM is encrypted and stored locally on your PC.