OS Support: WinXP, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Windows 8, WinServer, Win Vista
SimpleActivityLogger is a Windows service that records the following events:
* System Startup & Shutdown
* User Logon & Logoff
* Console Lock & Unlock
* Screen Saver start & stop
There is a also a small GUI application that allows the user to view the log, append comments to it, edit it, and change the settings.
SimpleActivityLogger is most useful for people who need to track their computer usage during the course of a day for billing purposes. It is also useful for tracking the usage of a shared computer.
SimpleActivityLogger v2.x is compatible with Windows XP onwards, and Windows Server 2003 onwards.
It has been explicitly tested with Windows XP Pro SP3 and Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit), but should work fine with Vista and possibly Windows8.
We would welcome feedback regarding it working on versions of Windows we have not explicitly tested it on, particularly Windows8.
SimpleActivityLogger is not a snooping program. It is not intended to hide, or spy on a user, or to be in any way covert. If you're looking for a program to secretly spy on users then look elsewhere.
It's also not especially secure; events are logged to a plain text file in the public application data folder, which means the file can be read (and edited) by any user.
The reason for this is that it was designed for use in a single user environment, where the user simply wants to log the supported events as an aide-mÃ©moire for computer usage, say for filling in timesheets or recording billable time.