101 votesZak McKracken commented
I chose ManicTime specifically because it did _not_ have cloud-based components, because time tracking data is sensitive personal data, and I don't want it anywhere else than on the computers on which I use it.
Many other time trackers explicitly advertise the ability to track what _other_ people are doing, which is in fact illegal in many countries. I chose Manictime because there was no risk that it started spreading this information anywhere I didn't want it.
==> Although I don't object to a cloud feature in principle, I would ask that it be strictly optional!
Linux version (still tracker only) now works on Ubuntu, Mint, CentOS, RedHat, Debian and Arch Linux.
ManicTime Server also works on Linux, so while still not ideal, you can run ManicTime Server (for UI) and Linux tracker both on Linux.Zak McKracken commented
I'm switching between Windows an Linux (office ties me to Windows, "proper work" is on Linux), and there's nothing even vaguely similar to ManicTime which runs on both.
I'd be happy with a reduced featureset -- as long as it lets me tag times and works out whether I'm using the computer or not, that'd already be a big advantage over what I have now.
Bonus aim: work out which application is active. I would not really need to to know which document is open or similar.Zak McKracken supported this idea ·