Track Your Software Usage with Wakoopa

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

May 16, 2009 GMT
Dmitri Popov

It took Wakoopa a while, but the company has finally released a Linux version of its tracking client. For those not familiar with the strangely named service, Wakoopa generates a so-called software profile using a small tracking utility running on your desktop. Once installed, the Wakoopa tracker collects information about the applications you are running on your machine and uploads the collected data to Wakoopa's Web site. You can then share your software profile with other users in a variety of ways. For example, Wakoopa lets you create widgets you can add to your blog, Web site, and Facebook profile.

So how can Wakoopa be of use to you? For starters, by sharing your software profile, you can introduce your friends and colleagues to open source applications they might never have heard of. And the fact that you are using these applications on a daily basis serves as a good recommendation. Of course, by checking other users' profiles you can discover software tools you might find useful. Also, using Wakoopa you can get a pretty good idea of what applications you use most along with a detailed break down of how long you keep each application open. This information might help you to optimize your daily computing.

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