Updates
Jun 9 2017

[Product Update] New Reports, Better Management, and More!

Pending Categorization widget on the Dashboard

Managing your uncategorized activities just got way easier!

We’ve added a widget titled ‘Pending Categorization’ to your ActivTrak dashboard!

Pending Categorization GIF

Now when you log into your account, you’ll have all of you uncategorized websites on your dashboard, ready to be cleaned up.

We hope this makes managing your uncategorized activities a little easier.

Single Employee Multi-day Productivity Report

We’ve added our new Single Employee Multi-day Productivity Report! Now, you can look at the productivity report for a single employee throughout multiple days.

Single Employee Multi-day Productivity Report GIF

This is very similar to our general productivity report, but now allows you to view multiple days for one person without flipping through tons of pages. Access this report by click on the user you’d like to investigate from the Top Users report (dashboard or individual report).

This should make it easier to narrow down where that little bit of unproductive activity within your organization is coming from.

The Productivity graph converts to a line graph when there is not enough space for each bar

We’ve also made some pretty cool improvements to the aggregate productivity chart, both on your dashboard and inside the productivity report.

The Productivity graph converts to a line graph when there is not enough space for each bar GIF

Our team noticed that certain views of the bar graph made it difficult to read the data. This is because we were trying to display all of the rows in bar graph form, which gets messy when you add too many. To fix this issue, when there is not enough space for the data, you aggregate productivity graph will convert to a line graph

ActivTrak App

The ActivTrak Mobile App will be released within the next two weeks!

Now, you’ll be able to download the ActivTrak App, and know what’s going on from anywhere in the world!

Filter Screenshots by Productivity

Now, when viewing screenshots, you have the option to filter by productivity value.

Filter Screenshots by Productivity GIF

This makes it much easier to decipher which screenshots you actually care about instead of sifting through each one individually.

Names Assigned to Alarms

Each alarm now has a descriptive tag so when you notice an alarm is triggered, you’ll now know which one, and why it was triggered before you start your investigation.

Apr 10 2017

[Product Update] ActivTrak On-Prem, New report, New funtionality

ActivTrak On-Premises

We’ve released an On-premesis version of ActivTrak!

This edition has all of the same features you know and love, but offers clients more control over data security and hardware choices.

Click here to let us know you’re interested!

More info coming soon!

User Activity Report!

We have a new report! While sifting through your top applications and top websites reports, you now have the ability to drill down into the specific website or application and view which user used which application, and when they used it, and for how long.

You’ll notice this is a much more visual representation of your data, with different colors indicating more or less time spent in the program, and when you hover over a block of time you’ll see more details such as the exact amount of time spent in the application.

Click a slice of the top apps/websites widget from your dashboard to go directly to this report and begin investigating who was using what and for how long. Alternatively, click ‘Users’ while inside the top websites/apps report on the website or application that you want to explore.

Export to Google

Use google tools? Your life just got a lot easier.

Now you can export and manipulate all reports and screenshots to your google account. All exports will create their own ‘ActivTrak’ folder in your Google Drive to house your exported data.

Now, when you go to export a report, you’ll choose what data you’d like to export (this page vs. all pages, etc…), but now you’ll notice two options appear next the drop-down labeled ‘Download’ and ‘Google.’ Simply choose the option you prefer, and you’ll have your ActivTrak data in your possession in no-time.

Feb 24 2017

[Product Update] Weekly Digest, On-Prem & More!

ActivTrak’s Weekly Digest is here!

Now, you have a simple way to keep track of what’s going on with you ActivTrak account.

Once a week, you’ll receive a handy little email that provides you with some high-level stats from your ActivTrak account. We think this will make managing your account much easier, and should make it easier to quickly identify issues and outliers that require your attention.

Doesn’t that look nice?

If you’d prefer not to receive a weekly digest, you can turn off the emails by navigating to Settings > Weekly Digest and unchecking the box that says “enable.”

Announcing ActivTrak On-Premesis (Beta):

We now have an on-premises version of ActivTrak!

After numerous requests regarding an on-premises version of ActivTrak, we’re proud to announce that we have a fully functional Beta version of ActivTrak for on-premises deployment!

This development comes after some enterprise clients expressed concerns about soaring their sensitive data in the cloud. This is the exact same ActivTrak you know and love from the cloud, except using your own hardware, housing your own data on your own servers. The idea here is to allow users to utilize ActivTrak in a way where you have control over your hardware, security and now data.

We’re currently in the process of reaching out to select new and current users to acquire a group of Beta testers to deploy the first instances of ActivTrak On-prem.

Interested in ActivTrak on-prem?

Click here to add your name to the list!

Want more info? Click here to send an email to our sales team. They can answer any questions you have.
 

Block by Category:

This is some long-awaited functionality that we’re very happy to announce. Now, on the blocking page you have the ability to block complete categories of websites and applications. You’ll notice we’ve added a etgories section to the blocking page. To block a category, simply choose from this list, then use the select all button to block everything in the category.

Uncategorized Time:

Previously, we excluded uncategorized time in the top categories report because, well, the time was uncategorized, so it can’t really display as a category. However, this made the report less accurate and informative. To fix this, now the top categories report on your dashboard, and in the reports section will display and calculate uncategorized time. When you click on uncategorized time, ActivTrak will send you to the uncategorized page where you can view all websites and apps that are being used, but have not been categorized yet. From there, you’ll be able to select the desired category for both general activity and the productive value from two dropdown menus on the right side of your page.

Agent Updates:

We’ve added more robust reporting capabilities to our Windows and Mac agents when reporting activity in both Firefox and Edge browsers.

Improved Data Density:

We’ve improved the data density on reports with a lot of data to be displayed. Now, you’ll be able to view more data at once in your ActivTrak window, and frankly, we think it looks a little better as well.

New Multi-screenshot image:

We’ve also updated the image for alarms and screenshot conditions that take multiple screenshots when triggered. You’ll notice the new icon has multiple ‘image’ layers, and a single screenshot alarm or condition will only display one square ‘image.’

Jan 30 2017

[Product Update] New feature, SSO w/Google and more!

We’ve been hard at work this cycle. We’ve got some really cool stuff to tell you about, even a new screenshot feature!

SSO w/ Google

ActivTrak now allows you to create and log into your account using Google Single Sign On (SSO).

In addition to making it quicker and easier to log in with a Google account, ActivTrak just got a lot more secure. By adding sign up/ sign in with Google, ActivTrak now has two-factor authentication through Google account creation.

Google OAuth 2.0 is the industry standard for two-factor authentication, which is why we’ve decided to add this option first. We plan to expand our single sign on options in the future.

This new addition also makes access management for ActivTrak much simpler in situations where an employee leaves your organization. Now, instead of logging into ActivTrak to revoke access, you can simply remove an email address from your Google admin console, and the user will also be removed from your ActivTrak account. Pretty cool, right?

Screenshots

This is a big one! Screenshots has has a new look! You’ll notice the Screenshots button now has its own dropdown menu with a couple new sections to play with.

Here’s what you need to know: 

This brand new feature will show you the most recent screenshot captured from each user in your account. Now if you’re interested in what’s happening on your computers you can just head to the Recent Per User section and you will literally see the most recent screen ActivTrak has captured. Every user, all the time.

The refresh in the top right corner will grab the most recent screenshot since the currently displayed image.

This is just the first bit of added screen capture functionality for this year, we’ve got much more in the pipeline, so stay tuned.

  • History: This is your typical screenshot section that you know and love.
  • Configuration: This section allows you to create screenshot rules independent of alarms. This used to be a small button on the screenshot page, but we figured it should be a little easier to find.

Groups

We’ve simplified the way you add users to groups.

Now, when you select your group and click ‘Add/Remove Members’ you’ll notice a select all button and two new search fields labeled ‘Domain’ and ‘Computer’ on top of the user selection box while creating your groups.

The idea here was to make it easier to find and select multiple users at once.

Use either filter to display all computers and/or users with the associated keywords.

Give it a try here.


That’s it for now. Have a suggestion? Let us know here, and we’ll try to add it to our pipeline!

Jan 16 2017

[Product Update] ACH Payments!

We’re excited to announce that you can now pay for ActivTrak directly from your bank account!

Here’s How You Can Upgrade Via ACH :

  • Go to Subscription > Upgrade OR Click Upgrade Plan’
     in the top right corner of ActivTrak
  • Select your new subscription
  • From the payment page, click the tab labeled ‘Bank Account’
  • Enter all required information including your bank account number and routing number. 
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  • Click ‘Update Account’

That’s it! After the transaction is processed successfully, your account will automatically reflect your new plan.

Ready to upgrade? Click here! 

Dec 15 2016

[Product Update] Easy Navigation Between Reports

Two of our most popular reports have a cool new feature that makes it much simpler to keep your web and app usage categorized.

From now on if you’re scrolling through your Top websites or Top Application report and you see something that peaks your interest, just click on the productivity indicator on the far left side. If the website or application is categorized, it will take you to the activity log filtered by that website or application. If the activity is uncategorized, you’ll be taken to the productivity settings page.

Nov 30 2016

[PRODUCT UPDATE] Drill-down From Top Users

We’ve added a bit of functionality to your dashboard that makes it much easier to find and investigate interesting activity. Now if you see something interesting on your top users report, just click on the user you’re looking at, and you’ll be taken to the activity log filtered by that user (date/time filter will hold as well). As with last update, the goal here is to get you to the information you want to see as fast as possible.

Also, for new users, your timeline is now set automatically based on your browser, this way you don’t have to worry about configuring your timezone in the settings section.

Oct 20 2016

[PRODUCT UPDATE] Mac Agent Auto-update is Here!

In addition to some small changes and style fixes, we’re excited to announce that we’ve added auto-update functionality to our Mac agents! This makes managing your monitored workstations much simpler. Now, overtime we release a new version of the Mac agent, all currently installed agents will be upgraded to the newest version.

We’ve also made Idle time optional on the recently released aggregate productivity graph.

Oct 6 2016

[Product Update] Introducing ActivTrak’s Aggregate Productivity Chart!

This month we’ve made some small, but very useful change to your ActivTrak Dashboard and Productivity report.

Instead of only showing the current productivity report being created for the day, we’ve aggregated all productivity data together, to show your aggregate team productivity over time. This new chart allows you to separate and analyze your overall team productivity dynamically across different days, weeks and months of the year. The old productivity chart still exists under the productivity report, we’ve just moved it under the aggregate productivity chart.

We’ve also added a new column to your activity log, which indicates the productive value for each activity.

Sep 22 2016

[Product Update] Screenshots Just Got a Lot Easier!

Taking screenshots just got a lot easier!

We decided that we needed to have a method for capturing screenshots a bit more light-weight, and easier to configure. Previously you had to create and activate an alarm in order to take a screenshot. 

Now, you’ll see a simple button on your screenshots page where you usually review your screenshots. The idea here is that you’re already in screenshot mode while researching your recent captures, so why not give the ability configure a new screenshot rule in the same space? The new configure button doesn’t require any follow up actions, or configuration past setting the conditions in-which you’d like to capture the monitored computer screen.

Additionally, we’ve made your dashboard real-time widget clickable. Now, when you see a real-time activity that’s interesting, all you have to do is click the widget,, and you can begin searching through the activity log to see what was going on.

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