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Open Source WakaTime Alternatives

The best open source alternative to WakaTime is ActivityWatch. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WakaTime and five of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to WakaTime are Cattr, Wakapi, Furtherance and Tockler.

WakaTime alternatives are mainly Time Tracking Tools but may also be Task Management Tools or Project Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WakaTime.
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  • Mac
  • Windows
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  • Komodo IDE
  • Xcode
  • Visual Studio Code
  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • Vim
  • Notepad++
  • Pycharm
  • Sublime Text
  • TextMate
  • RubyMine
  • GNU Emacs
  • PyCharm Community Edition
  • Atom
  • Brackets
  • Komodo Edit

Analytics for programmers using open-source text editor plugins. The service itself is not open source, only the plugins.

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  1. ActivityWatch is an app that automatically tracks how you spend time on your devices.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedActivityWatch is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with ActivityWatch.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesActivityWatch can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineActivityWatch can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Some users think ActivityWatch is a great alternative to WakaTime, some don't.
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    Cattr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Cattr is a free open-source self-hosted time tracker with desktop clients for windows, mac, linux. The key features are built-in screenshot capture, activity detection. Integrations with jira, redmine, trello, gitlab, other task managers via plugins.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeCattr doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Task Time TrackingKeep a record of time spent on a task with Cattr.
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    Wakapi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Wakapi is a minimalist, self-hosted WakaTime-compatible backend for coding statistics. Keep track of what time you have spent on which project, in which programming language and more.

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    Furtherance

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    Furtherance is a time tracking app. It allows you to track time spent on different activities without worrying about your data being captured and sold.

    ⚫︎ Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in Furtherance to stay focused and productive.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineFurtherance can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Tockler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Track your time or look when and what were you doing at some point in time.

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