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How much time do you spend in Emacs? Get the WakaTime plugin and track your programming in real-time.

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Measure Your Coding

The WakaTime plugin for Emacs gives you real-time metrics per project, file, branch, commit, feature, operating system, language, etc.

Gain Insights

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Improve Your Productivity

Compete with your friends on private leaderboards, improve your daily coding average, and check your rank against other WakaTime users.

Customer Testimonials

I love the insight WakaTime gives me for finding bottle-necks in my projects, I know exactly where my time went down to the file.
Creator of Express.js
WakaTime tells our team how much time we are spending working on each feature of a project. The result has been more accurate estimates, and better feedback to designers.
Director of Technology,
Sebo Marketing
You can’t improve what you don't measure. With WakaTime I optimize my throughput each day and improve my productivity. My team loves competing on the leaderboards!
Head of Engineering,
ZeroCater

Open Source

We value Open Source and make a point to release all our plugins on GitHub under a BSD License.

Install the plugin

  1. Follow the instructions under "installing" on MELPA's getting started page.

  2. Restart Emacs, to make it reloads your init file.

  3. Run M-x package-list-packages.

  4. Find the wakatime-mode package in the list of packages, and move the cursor there.

  5. Press i to mark the package for installation.

  6. Press x to execute the commands and install the marked wakatime-mode package.

  7. Enter your API key , then press Enter.

  8. Install wakatime cli with sudo pip install wakatime or by downloading the GitHub repo.

  9. Find the path to wakatime cli with which wakatime or use the absolute path to wakatime/cli.py inside the GitHub repo you downloaded.

  10. Enter the path to wakatime cli, then press Enter.

  11. Add (global-wakatime-mode) to your init.el file, then restart Emacs.

  12. Use Emacs with wakatime-mode turned on and your time will be tracked for you automatically.

  13. Visit https://wakatime.com/dashboard to see your coding activity.