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Tracking Time in Linux with Hamster

by eric on October 22nd, 2008 in: Linux

I needed a better way to track the time I spend on web design, development and maintenance projects, and several months ago, a friend recommended Hamster.

Tracking Time with Hamster

Tracking Time with Hamster

Hamster is a Gnome application that sits in a panel so you can access it easily. It’s available in the repositories of several Linux distributions and, if you’re an Ubuntu user, there are APT sources you can add to install via Synaptic.

After tracking my time for several months, I’m consistently surprised at the blatant discrepancy between how much time I thought I spent on a project and the actual amount of time I actually worked.

If you’re looking for a way to better understand and influence where your time goes, give Hamster a try.

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  1. eric said:

    October 30th, 2008 at 11:48

    I’ve just installed Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex on my Dell Inspiron 9300 and Hamster is now in the Ubuntu repositories.

    Just take note that when you try to add the applet to a Gnome panel, it shows in the list as ‘Time Tracker’ rather than Hamster.

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