Can you recommend a key-logger/counter

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jynto, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Jynto macrumors 6502

    Jynto

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    Okay, the reason I want to do this is because I saw this blog post. Stephen Wolfram collects all sorts of data about himself, including 10+ years of keystrokes. I am interested in doing some of this myself.

    I've searched Google, but most of the keylogger apps are for Windows, and the rest are not quite what I want. I'd like an app that can record what time of day I'm pressing keys, and record which keys I'm pressing more often. But I have no interest in recovering the text itself.

    If it provided an inbuilt way of visualizing the data, that would be nice, but I'd by happy with something that exported it to a universal formal like csv.

    I know there are some ethical concerns around keyloggers, so rest assured I am installing this solely on my own computer, which no one else uses.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There aren't many keyloggers available for Mac OS X, and none that I've ever seen that does what you want.
     
  3. myrna macrumors newbie

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    I'm interested to know what keyloggers are avaliable for OS X - does anyone know?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    A quick Google search will turn up a few, but I won't make a recommendation on one.
     
  5. Jhingha macrumors regular

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    Whatpulse might do the trick?

    https://whatpulse.org//

    It's a competative tool used for games to see who is the biggest nerd in having the most keystrokes and distance with mouse. but you can also turn on the feature that u see which keys are used the most. and even export it.

    I've been using it for a few years now.. nice data is generated already.

    (oh, and my newby status on this forum might make the above information a bit plausible.. but look for yourself)
     
  6. Jynto thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, Whatpulse is perfect. Makes me feel like I'm actually doing something important with all my computer time. ;)
     

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