Hamster is a time tracking tool that runs as a GNOME panel applet. With Hamster, you can track what you’re doing, when you’re doing it, and for how long easily and right from your panel.
Hamster will be included in GNOME version 2.24, and likely also in Ubuntu 8.10.
System->Administration->Software Sources. Select the
Software tab. Click
Add, and paste in this repository:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/hamster.support/ubuntu hardy main
Software Sources, and when prompted, choose to reload the repositories.
Install Hamster from the package hamster-applet (click the link to install), or by running the command below in your terminal:
sudo apt-get install hamster-applet
Add Hamster to your GNOME panel to begin using it. Right click on an empty area
on a panel and select
Add to Panel. Select
Hamster from the list and click
After you’ve added Hamster to your panel, you’ll see “No activity”. Click on the text to bring up Hamster’s activity interface.
Simply type what you’re doing into the
Activity text box and press
begin tracking it. You’ll see the text on the panel change to your current
activity and how long you’ve been doing it. When you’re finished, either click
Stop Tracking or type a new activity. One useful shortcut is to double click
on an item in the
Today list to start tracking that activity again.
Show Overview button opens a more advanced interface for editing and
analyzing past activities. Clicking the
Generate Report button will create an
HTML summary of your day and open it in a web browser.