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Downloads of v 0.12.1:


Last Update:

08 Oct 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • ErikBjare


activitywatch activity tracker statistics


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0.12.1 | Updated: 08 Oct 2022



Downloads of v 0.12.1:



Software Author(s):

  • ErikBjare

ActivityWatch 0.12.1

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install ActivityWatch, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade ActivityWatch, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall ActivityWatch, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade activitywatch -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade activitywatch -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install activitywatch
    name: activitywatch
    version: '0.12.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'activitywatch' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.12.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller activitywatch
    Name     = "activitywatch"
    Version  = "0.12.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'activitywatch':
  ensure   => '0.12.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 08 Oct 2022.


The goal of ActivityWatch is simple: Enable the collection of as much valuable lifedata as possible without compromising user privacy.

We've worked towards this goal by creating a application for safe storage of the data on the users local machine and as well as a set of watchers which record data such as:

Currently active application and the title of its window
Currently active browser tab and it's title and URL
Keyboard and mouse activity, to detect if you are afk or not
It is up to you as user to collect as much as you want, or as little as you want (and we hope some of you will help write watchers so we can collect more).


# Close activitywatch
$process = Get-Process aw-qt -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
if ($process) { $process | Stop-Process }
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  url           = ''
  checksum      = '1d7eb9dc706f3ef3fe866e025277f8296c0744a87f31e78befaf393e70ae41ad'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

# Install in startup menu
$commonStartupDir = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::CommonStartup)
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath "$commonStartupDir\aw-qt.lnk" -TargetPath "$toolsDir\activitywatch\aw-qt.exe"
$commonStartupDir = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::CommonStartup)
$FilePath = Join-Path $commonStartupDir "aw-qt.lnk"
if(Test-Path $FilePath) { Remove-Item $Filepath }

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
ActivityWatch 0.12.0 233 Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Approved
ActivityWatch 0.12.0-beta3 52 Friday, July 15, 2022 Exempted
ActivityWatch 0.12.0-beta2 41 Monday, May 16, 2022 Exempted
ActivityWatch 0.12.0-beta1 56 Thursday, March 3, 2022 Exempted
ActivityWatch 0.11.0 751 Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Approved
ActivityWatch 0.11.0-beta1 82 Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Exempted
ActivityWatch 0.10.0 4110 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Approved
ActivityWatch 0.9.2 1477 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Approved
ActivityWatch 0.9.1 121 Sunday, March 22, 2020 Approved
ActivityWatch 0.9.0 119 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Approved
ActivityWatch 0.8.4 250 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Approved
ActivityWatch 0.8.3 160 Thursday, November 14, 2019 Approved
ActivityWatch 0.8.1 128 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Approved
ActivityWatch 0.8.0-beta9 133 Saturday, October 19, 2019 Exempted
ActivityWatch 0.7.1 268 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

Discussion for the ActivityWatch Package

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  • This discussion is only about ActivityWatch and the ActivityWatch package. If you have feedback for Chocolatey, please contact the Google Group.
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