Sure enough working with an active Internet connection makes it close to impossible to resist not to pop up a new tab to check out some news or a funny GIF. Bear in mind though, that your activities can easily be monitored, and applications like Activity Reporter can gather all details to build solid proof.
Only monitors activity on a single computer
All the application has to offer can be found in a clean interface, offering detailed descriptions for all of its functions, so you don’t get stuck along the way. Most of the space is used to configure settings, which are easily accessed from the side navigation panel. The first time you run the application, you’re asked to set a master password, and it’s best to remember it.
The application’s core function is to keep an eye on basically everything happening on a PC. Sadly, this means it can’t be used over a network, and the administrator needs to make sure that the data gathering service can’t be easily identified and disabled by unsuspecting individuals.
Configure target areas, and export reports
It’s best to head over to the configuration section the first time you run the application. In case you don’t want to take the time to manually go through all settings, you can simply adjust a slider that determines strength of monitoring, with each step enabling one more area, such as application activity, clipboard, Internet activity, keystrokes, shortcuts, and working log.
All of these areas can individually be accessed in both the configuration and reporting sections. Application and Internet activity can be carefully tweaked, by manually specifying programs, and web pages to keep under close watch.
Monitoring starts right away, including on the user which manages the application. Unfortunately, you can’t just pick a specific account. Details are shown in real time, simply by opening up the dedicated section. You can choose to set a date range for reports to be shown, and export them as HTML. In case you’re away, the application can be configured to automatically send emails with reports once every custom number of minutes.
To end with
Bottom line is that the more time you invest focusing on tasks at hand, the more free time you get when the job is done. If you’re in charge of a large team, Activity Reporter can help you check out user activity on a computer, to see whether efficiency is in freefall, or you managed to train your team well.