First of all, your code is safe! We never process, send, or store your code, and our plugins are designed to send only productivity related data. Our plugins are open source and public on GitHub. Our first product measures the activity in your text editor or IDE listed below:
You can see the data being sent every minute in the data.json file in the .software/ folder in your user directory.
Software is accurate down to the second, and data is sent every minute. For instance, if you started typing at 4:56:17 PM, your first payload would be sent at 4:57:17 PM. In addition, your data is captured by file and by project. So, if you were working on two different files during the same minute, your activity would be recorded for both files individually.
When you code offline, your data is temporarily stored in your data.json file in your .software folder. When you regain connectivity, we batch send data from this file to Software.com. You can check your last update time for each plugin in your session.json folder.
The status bar in your text editor or IDE shows two numbers: your KPM (keystrokes per minute) in your last recorded minute and your session time for your current session. We use the following icons to indicate your status:
The KPM count and rocket are subtle reminders of coding focus and intensity during sessions. The longer the rocket stays visible the higher your average KPM will be. Longer sessions are generally more productive, because you can maintain context and more easily retain logical constructs related to your code. Session time helps as a subtle reminder to try and target longer, more productive sessions (as opposed to short sessions with lots of interrupts).
If you are having trouble installing your plugin, please follow these steps:
Yes. Software works with multiple text editors or IDEs across multiple devices. See our plugin library here.
We are working on an open source program that will allow anyone to contribute to our plugin repositories. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute.