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April 2013

WhatPulse 2.1

We are pleased to announce the general availability of WhatPulse 2.1! There have been a lot of changes to the client since 2.0.4, mostly coming from the community input. Due to a lot of stability improvements, all users are encouraged to upgrade to 2.1.

When you do upgrade, please make sure you pulse your statistics before upgrading. This new version includes stronger database integrity checks, which might cause it to logout the first time 2.1 starts. After this first time, the client will make sure your database stays safe and strong!

As usual, you can find 2.1 on our download page. You can also find a summary of the changes right here:


  • Per application keyboard/mouse statistics
  • WinPcap 4.1.3 for Windows 8 support
  • The login procedure has been simplified to be a breeze. You can add computers from the wizard and it auto detects your computer name.
  • New updater for automatic updates to make updating easier
  • An option to run WhatPulse as Administrator (Windows), to catch input from elevated applications

  • Database backups. This fixes startup crashes and data loss
  • Random client crashes
  • Client not counting input stats after hibernations
  • Linux crash when pf_ring (network) was not available
  • Windows lag every 5 minutes
  • Tons of other little things!

  • Network monitoring performance (less CPU)
  • Time period selector for per country network stats
  • Windows XP support (input and network stats)
  • Require SSL libraries on Linux, otherwise account settings cannot be saved
  • Linux: Set up network capabilities automatically instead of having to do it manually
  • Log to 'app.log' inside the settings directory so you can see what's going on
  • Tons of other little things!

Note: If you are getting a startup error on Windows, please remove the directory %LOCALAPPDATA%WhatPulse and try again. It means your database is not integer, coming from the old client.