Timely vs WakaTime

Timely 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
  • Projects not detected
  • Languages not detected
  • Features not detected
  • No goal support
  • No leaderboards


  • Fully automatic
  • Projects detected automatically
  • Languages detected
  • Feature branches detected
  • Programming goals
  • Leaderboards
WakaTime Dashboard screenshot