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

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Measure Your Coding

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

Gain Insights

Spend more time in JavaScript or Python? Your personal dashboard shows the metrics you care about.

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,

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. Download the latest plugin dll from GitHub.

  2. Save the downloaded .dll to C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins

  3. Create an empty allowAppDataPlugins.xml file in your C:\Program Files\Notepad++ directory.

  4. Restart Notepad++.

  5. Enter your API key , then press enter.

  6. Use Notepad++ like you normally do and your time will be tracked for you automatically.

  7. Visit to see your coding activity.