1. Create your web account
The Code Time web app has data visualizations and settings you can customize, such as your work hours and office type for advanced time tracking. You can also connect Google Calendar to visualize your Code Time vs. meetings in a single calendar.
You can connect multiple code editors on multiple devices using the same email account.
2. Track your progress during the day
Your status bar shows you in real-time how many hours and minutes you code each day. A rocket will appear if your active code time exceeds your daily average on this day of the week.
3. Check out your coding activity
To see an overview of your coding activity and project metrics, open the Code Time panel by clicking on the Code Time tracker in your status bar.
In your Daily Metrics, your code time is the total time you have spent in your editor today. Your active code time is the total time you have been typing in your editor today. Each metric shows how you compare today to your average and the global average. Each average is calculated by day of week over the last 90 days (e.g. a Friday average is an average of all previous Fridays).
You can also see your top files today by KPM (keystrokes per minute), keystrokes, and code time.
If you have a Git repository open, Contributors provides a breakdown of contributors to the current open project and their latest commits.
4. Generate your Code Time summary
At the end of your first day, open Code Time in your side bar and click View summary to open your dashboard in a new editor tab. Your dashboard summarizes your coding data—such as your code time by project, lines of code, and keystrokes per minute—today, yesterday, last week, and over the last 90 days.
Click "See advanced metrics" in the Code Time side bar or visit app.software.com to see more data visualizations. Here are a few examples of what you will see in your dashboard after your first week.
Active code time
Visualize your daily active code time. See productivity trends compared to weekly and monthly averages. See how you stack up against the Software community of over 100,000 developers.
See how much time you spend per project per week. Get a breakdown of your top projects right in your dashboard.
Connect your Google Calendar to visualize meeting time versus code time. See how much coding happens during work hours versus nights and weekends so you can find ways to improve your work-life balance.
We never access your code: We do not process, send, or store your proprietary code. We only provide metrics about programming, and we make it easy to see the data we collect.
Your data is private: We will never share your individually identifiable data with your boss. In the future, we will roll up data into groups and teams but we will keep your data anonymized.
Free for you, forever: We provide 90 days of data history for free, forever. In the future, we will provide premium plans for advanced features and historical data access.
Code Time also collects basic usage metrics to help us make informed decisions about our roadmap.
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