- First thing you need to know about Codealike Time Tracker for Chrome is that you can get it from this link at Chrome Web Store.
- Second first thing you need to know is that it can work connected or disconnected from Codealike’s servers.
- Third important thing is that it tracks three different types of activities:
- Navigation Time: This is the regular time you spend visiting web sites on Chrome’s tabs.
- Debugging Time: When you activate DevTools Panel on Chrome (F12), the Navigation Time on the debugged tab is marked as Debugging Time.
- Debugger Time: If DevTools Panel is active and dettached from debugged tab, the time spent on the dettached DevTools Panel will represent Debugger Time.
Installing the Chrome Extension
The more secure and fastest to get the Codealike Time Tracker for Chrome extension is to installing it from Chrome Web Store.
In order to automatically install the extension, you should click in the button shown below.
Connecting to Codealike
- Why should I connect the extension to Codealike?
- You will be able to host unlimited activity.
- The activity from different devices will be automatically consolidated.
- When connected, we automatically integrate the web activity information on the reports available at http://codealike.com.
- That means that coding activity tracked from Visual Studio and Eclipse will also integrate to Web Activity.
Creating my Codealike Account
- Go to https://codealike.com/Account/Register
- Create your account via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub or create your username.
- If you choose to create your username, you must also provide a password for it.
- If you choose any other social identity provider, you must use the same for further sign-in or link your account to others from the Settings view.
GENERATE YOUR API TOKEN
- Autenticate at Codealike.
- Go to Settings view.
- Scroll down to the section Public API.
- Click on Generate Token.
C’mon, let’s connect the Extension!
- Open the Codealike Time Tracker for Chrome extension panel by clicking in this icon
- You’ll be displayed with the view below. If you open this panel while at Settings view, then the extension will automatically grab the token, otherwise you should enter it by hand or copy/paste. Then click in this button and you should be connected to Codealike’s servers after a couple of seconds:
What do we track?
Short answer: Everything. Is in our roadmap to add white and black lists but in this very first version we track everything.
For each visit to a web, we track: URL, Favicon URL, web site’s title, timestamp for the visit start, timestamp for the visit ending, duration of the visit, if it was an Incognito tab and status of the visit.
What about my privacy?
- You can pause the transfer to our servers and choose not to enable the extension in Incognito tabs. You can also clear the tracked information whenever you want.
- If you do not sign in to Codealike Extension using your Api token, NO DATA will be transfered to our servers.
- Finally, we don’t care what pages you browse. We collect your data to show it to yourself so you can improve your work
Tracking what you want?
If, at any time, you would like to restrict the activities that we track from this extension, you can click on the Options… button and access to the Time Tracker Options. From there you can choose among three options:
Do you want to suggest changes or new features to Codealike Time Tracker for Chrome? Please, get to our forum and let us know: http://feedback.codealike.com/
Hope you enjoy this new component of Codealike. We’re sure that it will continue helping you by increasing visibility of your work.