Updates
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.

Sep 8 2016

[Product Update] Playable Screenshots!

We’ve released a new build!

This cycle, we’ve added the ability to play your screenshots in full-screen view. This makes it much easier to work through your most recent batch of screenshots.

Another new addition this release is the ability to proactively categorize any application. Now, while categorizing applications, you can upload an application directly from your computer to bring it into ActivTrak, and give it both an activity category and a productive value before anyone even opens the program.

Aug 12 2016

[New Feature] Scheduled Monitoring

We’re happy to announce that Scheduled Monitoring is now available for all ActivTrak accounts!

Scheduled Monitoring lets you tell ActivTrak when it should and shouldn’t be monitoring your assigned workstation. Now you can rest assured knowing you’re not collecting data outside your scheduled monitoring hours.

Scheduled Monitoring was designed for ActivTrak users with employees who take their laptops home, or freelance workers with required working hours.

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We realized some people don’t work as much as we do! Just kidding, we have to go home sometime. What actually brought this new need to light was you, our users!

As soon as we realized the need to only collect data during working hours we knew this feature was necessary for our continued efforts to protect employee privacy. We realized there were some instances, be it a freelancer or office employee with a laptop at home, where ActivTrak reporting was not necessary.

Now you can create an unlimited number of custom reporting schedules! This gives you the flexibility to choose when you need to know who’s doing what, and for how long.

​Create a schedule by simply dragging the blue overlay to cover your working hours for each working day, or when you would like Activtrak to report usage data, then assign your schedule to the appropriate individuals. Don’t worry, we have a pre-loaded schedule for regular working hours (9am-12pm/1pm-5pm).

 

We believe this new functionality will not only better protect employee privacy but also make reading your reports much easier, as all data will now be relevant data.

To start using Scheduled Monitoring now, simply login, update your agents to the latest version (released today), then head over to Settings > Scheduling to start creating your schedules!

Keep an eye out for more new features coming soon!

Aug 8 2016

[Product Update] Real-time for Mac, Simplified Categories & more!

We’ve added a bit of functionality that I think you’ll want to know about:

Categories, Now Simplified:

We realized having two classifications of categories can be confusing. Also, clicking tons of tiny checkboxes can feel tedious.

To fix this we split the two category types, and added a ‘select all’ checkbox to the new categorization pages! 

Now when you log into ActivTrak your activity categories can be found and categorized by navigating to Settings > Categories, and your productivity categories can be assigned via Settings > Productivity.  

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The process and functionality are exactly the same, just in different locations and easier to manage.

 

Real-time for Mac Computers:

We’re happy to announce that Real-time Monitoring is now available for all Mac operating systems running OSX Mavericks version 10.9 & up! 

When we released Real-time Monitoring back in March it was limited to only PCs running Windows operating systems. Now all remote workstations, be it Mac or Windows, have Real-time monitoring capabilities allowing for improved activity visibility across all workstations.

Check out this post to refresh yourself on everything you need to know about Real-time monitoring!

 

Easy Upgrade Access:

Before you had to click the small blue ‘Upgrade Plan’ link at the top of your account to see ActivTrak’s Premium Plans. Now premium plans are easily accessible by navigating to Subscription > Upgrade

 

Download Your Invoices:

Speaking of upgrades, now when you upgrade your subscription all of your invoices will appear under the new Subscription tab.

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Each invoice can be individually downloaded in PDF format by clicking the blue ‘Download PDF’ button.

That’s all for now, login here to check out these updates now, and keep an eye out for more product updates coming very soon!

Let us know if you need help with anything at all!

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