WhatPulse - Learn your computer habits

WhatPulse - Learn your computer habits

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Install latest/beta of WhatPulse - Learn your computer habits

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install whatpulse --beta

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WhatPulse - Learn your computer habits is only available on the unstable beta channel. It could break and change often.

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WhatPulse keeps statistics about your mouse usage, keyboard, and more!

Do you feel that you could have moved your hands, keystroke by keystroke, across the globe twice every day? Interested in finding out just how much you type a day? Do you know which applications you use the most? Do you know which applications use the most bandwidth?

WhatPulse is a small application that measures your keyboard/mouse usage, down- & uploads and your uptime. It sends these statistics to https://whatpulse.org where you can use these stats to analyze your computing life, compete against or with your friends and compare your statistics to other people.


Install by running: snap install --devmode --beta whatpulse

The client tries to do this at install, but you may need to download and run setup-input-permissions.sh in order for WhatPulse to access your input devices: https://files.whatpulse.org/linux/setup-input-permissions.sh

If your browser won't let you download .sh scripts, use this:

curl -o setup-input-permissions.sh https://files.whatpulse.org/linux/setup-input-permissions.sh
sudo sh setup-input-permissions.sh

The UI will also warning you when the input permissions are not set up correctly.

All client features are available, except for a few that are limited by the confinement of the snap environment.

Known limitations:

  • Not supported in Wayland (yet).
  • Unpulsed and application traffic is not counted.


Please send your feedback either to the forums ( http://whatpulse.org/forums ) or support@whatpulse.org.

Details for WhatPulse - Learn your computer habits

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Last updated
  • 2 September 2022


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