WhatPulse is a small application that measures your keyboard/mouse usage, down- & uploads and your uptime.
You can send these stats here, to the website, where you can use these stats to analyze your computing life, compete against or with your friends and compare to other people.
I am a huge statistics nerd, I like using the keyboard and click heat maps to track my programming, writing and gaming habits. Uptime statistics lets me see how I spend my time and I like to look at which applications are my biggest time sinks.
I don't know a better app than WhatPulse that can measure all stats like my keyboard or mouse usage and show them in nice heatmaps and lists.
It's awesome to see how much traffic and usage happened over the years, how much the keyboard and mouse suffered.
There are so many good things about WhatPulse, but the best would be the fact that it's very minimalistic and it's almost like it's not there while it's doing all of that work. Fantastic.
WhatPulse gives me insight into what I'm spending the most time on throughout the day. This has allowed me to streamline some things and automate tasks that I saw were taking me more time than I had imagined.
I personally LOVE the Keyboard Heatmap, the application input/uptime tracker, and the on screen widget. I use them mostly for productivity metrics at work. I target more than 25K keys per day as a productivity goal.
WhatPulse does what it's supposed to do and does it reliably. The information is presented intuitively and has given me lots of insight into my habits.
In addition to allowing me to assign a number to slacking off, WhatPulse has convinced me to play video games with a keyboard even if it's a detriment. Nothing stops the insatiable craving for more keys.
The security of WhatPulse is impressive! I've had WhatPulse on my computer for over 10 years and have had no security breaches or any compromised passwords.
In hopes of improving my typing speed, being able to see whether I use the backspace button too much or which letters I use the most has been very helpful and all in all just cool to see!
I love that this app is free, supported so many years, so versatile and multi-platform. I would recommend it to anyone who loves to see statistics about anything in their computer. There is no such better app.