Vim time tracking

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

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Measure Your Coding

The WakaTime plugin for Vim 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. With WakaTime I know exactly where my time went down to the file.
TJ Holowaychuk
Creator of Express.js
WakaTime is brilliant! It makes me so much more productive.
Maya Wright
Software engineer
You can’t improve what you don't measure. I use WakaTime to measure my coding and improve my productivity.
Robert Adams
Software engineer,

Open Source

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

Install the plugin

Installing with Vundle

  1. Install Vundle for Vim.

  2. From terminal run:

    echo "Plugin 'wakatime/vim-wakatime'" >> ~/.vimrc && vim +PluginInstall

  3. (Re-)start Vim and enter your API key , then press Enter.

  4. Use Vim and your coding activity will be displayed on your WakaTime Dashboard.

Installing with Pathogen

  1. Install Pathogen for Vim.

  2. From terminal run:

    cd ~/.vim/bundle && git clone git://

  3. (Re-)start Vim and enter your API key , then press Enter.

  4. Type some code, then visit your WakaTime Dashboard to see your stats!