Review: WhatPulse

Posted by – August 8, 2008

Not many people know about WhatPulse, and I’m not too surprised.  I can’t even remember how I came across it, however I’m glad I have.  Whatpulse is basically a keylogger or rootkit, except it doesn’t actually care what you type (as this information is not recorded), only the fact that you clicked the mouse, or pressed a key.  It then counts all these clicks and key presses and generates stats.

WhatPulse generates a running total of clicks and keypresses into different categories of your choosing.

WhatPulse generates a running total of clicks and keypresses into different categories of your choosing.

It’s quite amazing how many buttons I push on the average day, and I find it interesting to follow along and use these statistics as a basic form of productivity tracking.  Although it leaves much to be desired.

Seeing as how the program uses practically no resources, that it allows teams and lets you have categories such as ‘blogging’ and ‘forums’ the possibilities are near-endless.  It’s definitely worth a look if you’ve ever wondered on your wordcount or in this case, keycount or if your just stress-testing your keyboard out of boredom.

On an related note, feel free to join the Freedom-Uplink Team.  It has no real purpose (much like Freedom-Uplink itself), but would be interesting to see.

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