OctoMouse is a free application for MAC OSX that measures your mouse and keyboard activities.
With OctoMouse, you will be able to always keep under your eyes how far did you travel with your mouse/trackpad, how many times did you press a key, how long did you use your computer and so on.
As most of people, you are concerned about some privacy issues and this is why the application's source code is open. The application does not collect any private information from the user and does not use any network bandwith. It is not a keylogger and only keeps track of the number of times a key was pressed. If you are still concerned about privacy, you can check the source code and build the application by yourself using Xcode.
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No icon in the dock, keep your analytics always under your eyes, parameterizable, available in several languages.
Current available languages
For a security reason, OSX prevents any application to detect and retrieve all keyboard inputs that happen outside the application itself. If you want the key pressed counter working, you will need to add OctoMouse in a whitelist. We can't force you to trust our application, but we assure you we don't collect any information from you.
To enable the keystrokes counter feature, make sure this application is added and checked in: System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility. You might need to restart the application.
There are several ways to support this project:
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We want OctoMouse to be available in many languages as possible in order to make this application accessible by people all around the world. Only a few texts need to be translated... If you want to help for adding any new translation, contact us.
This project is open-source so you can freely contribute to it! Open a new issue if you find a bug, make a pull request if you implement a new feature... Whatever that would make OctoMouse better.
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I am me. I try to make some cool stuff during my free time outside my current job. It is sometimes hard to find some spare time so I try to do my best. This is why I need your support! Also, take time to visit my website Takohi.com.