Qbserve vs WakaTime

Qbserve is only for Mac, while WakaTime is for Mac, Linux, and Windows. Qbserve only tracks window titles, whereas WakaTime is made specifically for programmers and therefore detects the project automatically along with showing time spent on each language, file, and feature.


  • Fully automatic
  • Only for Mac
  • Projects not detected
  • Languages not detected
  • Features not detected
  • No goal support
  • No leaderboards


  • Fully automatic
  • Winows, Linux, and Mac
  • Projects detected automatically
  • Languages detected
  • Feature branches detected
  • Programming goals
  • Leaderboards
WakaTime Dashboard screenshot