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Simple Clockify script to track active time

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Very simple clockify script to track time without idle periods. Very opiniated approach serving the way I track my own time. The premise is that whatever time the user spends active on his/her computer correlates well with the time spent on a given project. The idea is to run the script at startup, forget about it and get reports of the approximate time spent working. If running on a workstation which is only used for work then that approximation should be good enough.


  • Python >= 3.5

Quick Setup

  1. Install Python 3.5+ if you haven't already
  2. On the command line run: pip install clockify-idleless
  3. Run: clockify-idleless (it will exit with an error)
  4. Open [path to user home folder]/.clockify-idleless/config.ini
    1. Fill in APIKey (mandatory), you can get it from Clockify user settings
    2. Fill in DefaultProjectId (optional), you can get it from the url of the Clockify project page. Should be a string resembling 4ba584e621c3d66367e2d149
  5. Run clockify-idleless (a tray icon should appear on the taskbar)

Adding to startup on Windows

  1. Find the script executable in the Python Scripts folder, something like: C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35\Scripts\clockify_idleless.exe
  2. Open the startup folder by running (⊞ Win+R) shell:startup which should take you to a folder similar to: C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
  3. Create a shortcut of clockify_idleless.exe on the Startup folder
  4. Forget about the script and track your active time on Clockify's website

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