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Giveaway of the day — SnapLogger

SnapLogger takes screenshots of your computer at regular intervals and plays it back like a movie showing what you did the whole day.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 187 (75%) 62 (25%) 56 comments

SnapLogger was available as a giveaway on July 18, 2007!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$38.45
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Secure your photos against unauthorized use!

Record and play back your day like a movie. Track your time "visually". It makes filling up timesheets a breeze because you can see what you did on your computer at a specific time on a particular day. If your work involves billing your clients for your time then SnapLogger is a must have tool for you.

Features:

  • Take screenshots at specified interval;
  • Save screenshots at specified location;
  • Low system resource utilization;
  • Capture Options;
  • Automatic start and stop;
  • Filters;
  • Play back screenshots like a movie.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Publisher:

Uconomix Technologies

Homepage:

http://www.uconomix.com/Products/SnapLogger/Default.aspx

File Size:

1.07 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#56

Preety smart quality of this photo, what type of camera did you utilize?

Reply   |   Comment by best rated people finder  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I just like the colors.

Reply   |   Comment by background checks  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

On July 18, 2007, Bladed Thoth found this application HAZARDOUS. I have emphasized his findings below:

"The memory footprint of this application is rather hefty. Just launching the application, this application sits at a bit over 30MB memory usage; A significant amount of memory on a 512MB system and even a good chunk with a system with 1GB, especially if you use it all in PhotoShop. The memory usage doesn’t stop there.


I noticed as soon as I launched the recording feature, the memory usage shot up to around 36MB usage, and every screenshot after that it climbed approximately 6MB more until it hit a bit over 60MB, when then it would seem to ‘purge’ itself (I’m assuming dumping the images) and drop back down to 36MB. It would continue this loop until I stopped recording; The memory amounts aren’t always the same; I’m assuming it is based on the raw screendump each time and its size.

This could be very HAZARDOUS on a system nearing the end of physical memory and nearing swap file usage and could cause some significant system slow-ups (I can picture issues with PhotoShop becoming a lot less responsive with large files.)"

Reply   |   Comment by Old School  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Yeah, I guess I'll stick to TimeSnapper (www.timesnapper.com) which uses far less memory and has a lot more functionality... this looks like a cheap knock-off

Reply   |   Comment by Jed  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

There's a serious and obvious bug in the playback--it drops the leading zero when the minutes are less than 10, and the way it sorts causes those captures to be displayed out-of-order. Since this occurs for 1/6 of every hour, I would have expected the developer to notice. At the resolution I run at, some full-screen captures exceeded 1.7 MB (decimal).

For manual screen/window/area captures, I recommend Gadwin PrintScreen (free; you have to pay for the Pro version). Use Downloads to get it.

For webcams, I recommend Active WebCam. It can get expensive, depending upon how many features you want, but you can download an almost fully-functional trial version that has very generous time restrictions. Use Downloads to get it.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I'm having trouble opening the program after the first run. I exit out to remove it from the tray and when I double click to reopen, it doesn't. I get no error message, it just doesn't run.

The first runs I've done, though, are great.

Reply   |   Comment by Cai  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

For those of you who think that using this on your kids is wrong...well I hate to see what your kids are upto or into. As far as I am concerned until the kids are age 18, I am fully responsible both moral and legally(financial also) for my kids and keeping track of what they do on the internet is just one of the many things that are required of being a good parent. Yes trusting your child is a nice thing, but there is a reason for a parent being responsible for them and that is they are just children and will make mistakes and wrong choices that we as adults already made and hopefully will stop them from making(at least while they are under our care) So just as a spy program to watch thekids i think this is worth it.

Reply   |   Comment by kevin  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

I like using Irfanview to capture. btw, don't forget that alt-PrintScreen makes an on-demand screen capture (paste into Irfanview, MSPaint, GIMP, whatever...) or Irfanview capture on demand (default: Ctrl-F11 when Irfanview is open). Irfanview does capture Whole Desktop, Foreground window, or foreground window - Client area, with option to capture mouse cursor.

if you want a movie, you can use
http://makeavi.sourceforge.net/ (jpg->avi)

If you want webcam capture with timestamps: http://dorgem.sourceforge.net/

If you want webcam capture without timestamps:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dcamserver/

Reply   |   Comment by Gerald  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

well i am not a businessman and maybe thats why i cant see how i am supposed to benefit from this software for business. but nevermind that. if you miss the 24 hours licence, you can find the free lite version here: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/snaploggerlite.html

Reply   |   Comment by super hero  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

To all the "caring" parents who say they'll use this to "check up" on their kids:
What do you suppose they've been up to while you cheapskates waited for a free program to misuse on them?

Reply   |   Comment by pantomime horse  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

I've installed this on my current laptop. I'm awaiting arrival of a new laptop later this week. After activating it says "Registered to giveawayoftheday" on the about page. How do I migrate it my new laptop when it arrives?

Otherwise looks like a very handy little application that prevents me from fooling myself about how I'm spending my tim

Reply   |   Comment by jafi  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

#25. TimeSnapper Classic is free every day and seems to have the same functionality as this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Jon  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Limited usefullness. Will not install .net stuff just fer this.

Reply   |   Comment by rightme  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

I agree with # 32 this program is good for at home. I really like it wow!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by letmegohelpyoulost  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Like the first comment, pointless unless you run a business, Oh, i forgot, silly me, you cant use it for commercial use.

Reply   |   Comment by Matthew  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

FYI for everyone.

When I was running this application with screen shots being saved every second the total footprint for memory usage went from 40 MB all the way up to 600 MB. I watched the memory increase for a good 30 seconds from 40MB to 600 MB. Then, it went back down, but if you don't have 2GB or more of memory this could be a problem. The CPU usae was only 7-10% on a 2.2GHz dual core machine.

Under "normal" running operations the memory foot print is from 40~70 MB. Still a lot of memory for a application running even 1 minute for a screen shot.

Reply   |   Comment by ss4goku007  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

@Raoul
Previous users have recommended wink which I have tried out and enjoyed using.

Reply   |   Comment by Yvonne  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Taking pictures in the time lapse mode as a photographer of a photographer for use as homework for a photography class, to show the administration how it's supposed to be done, is what we take student tuition for so we can give them permission in a couple of years to take digital pictures.

Reply   |   Comment by Old spy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Re #29. Web Cam is not required for this program, but most web cams I have used have either a timed or movement capture facility. However a clear desk policy would also help along with assume that you desk is at an internet cafe - would you leave valuables just lying on the desk in this situation? An office is not a home, so always assume that there are theives about. I work in a locked down facility and even I don't leave valuables about on the desk.

Reply   |   Comment by Clive  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Can we attach it to an exe file and send it to other people? Does it install in full stealth mode? Does it capture passwords?

Reply   |   Comment by pete  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

To #18 FlopperBE
"Not intended is very vague! Point is, it can and WILL be used in the wrong way."

Does that mean people can't sell a kitchen knife because "it can and WILL be used in the wrong way" by someone? May be we should not have Internet because "it can and WILL be used in the wrong way" ?

As to my comment to this software, the disk storage might be a issue for keeping many years of records in movie-like format.

Reply   |   Comment by Calvin  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

This program looks to be much like the completely free version of TimeSnapper Classic, except that you can eliminate logging of specific programs (something I don't care about). I'll stick with what I've been using for the past year. Small footprint, a nice playback utility, and I can get my screenshots as small as 60k each with JPG saving and 70% compression (enough for me to see what application I'm using).

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Guess it could also be used for extra security when not at your computer. You could see what the heck your roommate diod to crash it so badly.

Reply   |   Comment by Beau Aldridge  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

To Yash at #16

Hi there,

I wrote comment #14 and I do think your program is great and a fabulous aid for business users. I do however think that the potential for misuse needs to be addressed by your company to show in no uncertain terms that it cannot be used as spyware.

As mentioned in my earlier post, I use a program called "Logmein" that I use to remotely access clients' computers to fix things without them having to bring their computer to me. Obviously they know that I am doing this, but Logmein has responsibly added a feature of having a small message on the top right of the screen of the owner of the computer I am accessing telling them that it is being remotely controlled. This instantly stops it from being used illegally or immorally.

You only have to read the comments here today showing that people have full intent of using this for spyware, so many people have said they will watch their kids' activities. You say that "only those who don't know what is in their system tray" can be the victim of spyware; are you aware that system tray icons can be hidden completely? Right-click on the system tray, go into properties and hide the icon permanently - as such a system tray icon is not enough.

It is all very well saying that the program is not intended to be used as spyware but as a responsible company the potential for misuse needs to be addressed. It is irresponsible to think that saying it's "not meant" for a purpose absolves the company of any further measures to stop misuse. Regardless of what anything is meant for, there will always be people looing to exploit it. Unfortunately, despite being a great business program, SnapLogger WILL be used illegally. Uconomix truly do need to do more to stop it - a small, permanent screen message when running is all it takes - and this will show that you take spyware much more seriously than "trusting" people won't misuse it.

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

I AGREE WITH #22!!!

This is an excellent way to see exactly what my kids are doing. This program captures all the screenshots...not just a certain program running. I can see exactly what they are doing (or have done) and can protect them from even knowing what the program is by putting in a password.

I downloaded this thinking I may use it at work...probably not. At home, most definitely.

Reply   |   Comment by 1cub1  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

The free graphics program Irfanview has a timed screen capture utility also that can do entire screen or just the active window. What advantages does this have, considering Irfanview uses 10M of memory with each captured image and Snaplogger uses 30-60M of memory (according to BladedThoth review)?

Reply   |   Comment by rsa  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

This could be very useful to people running complex graphic simulations, they could leave the thing running for hours or days and later be able to quickly review the simulation screens, rewinding or forwarding at will.

Another nice addition to the software would be, the ability to set up a recording window that will follow the mouse cursor, for example a 320x240 or 640x480 frame that keeps itself centered on the mouse cursor, would be very useful to produce animations for instruction manuals.

Reply   |   Comment by George W. Lucas  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Does any one think that this can be used as a capture tool for a web cam at your desk? We have people stealing from desks and I was thinking that it may be able to capture an image that is sent to my screen, while my monitor is turned off.

Reply   |   Comment by Craig  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Hello all! Today's 15-Minute Review is up! Check it out!

http://www.bladedthoth.com/reviews/15mrs/snaplogger-v1-0/

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

i run vista with .net framework v3b (allmost everything on my pc is beta so:P) but this program is absolute nonsence

Reply   |   Comment by Mathijs  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

I really appreciated the double chance installation: setup.msi+setup.exe.
For a long time I wasn't able to install .msi setup programs
finally I found a (freeware) software working for most of the .msi, if somebody need it: Universal Extractor
http://legroom.net/software/uniextract
sorry no time to talk about SnapLogger
Thanks to Gaotd and Uconomix, Frankel

Reply   |   Comment by frank  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

It works as advertised, and helps me keep track of what I've been doing during the day.
I do miss some of the functionality of TimeSnapper, most notably the possibility of adding notes to any screenshot, and also to categorize the applications into productive and nonproductive ones.

But then, TimeSnapper is twice as expensive. With this offer, it's #DIV/0 times as expensive...! ;-)

Of course it's not intended to use as spyware! But if I wanted to spy on someone, there's heaps better programs than this to do it...

Reply   |   Comment by Tinus  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Useless for fulfilling time sheets as promised. I uninstalled it immediately.

Reply   |   Comment by Johan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

#15 Check out http://www.camstudio.org/ It's free.

Reply   |   Comment by PegM_4  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I think that it might be useful for tracking the kids. For me it's pretty useless for it's stated purpose as too much of what I do, even at the computer, doesn't actually involve making changes on the computer. Much of what I do requires creative thinking which leaves little or no trace on the machine. Much of the rest involves time away at client sites or working on hardware.

I do think it would be interesting in combination with a framegrabber on a camera focused on your office as a way to track your time in order to improve your efficiency.

Would be useful if the majority of your work is on the machine working on web pages or editing photos or such.

It would also be convenient for documenting how to use a program, as it takes the need to consciously grab screenprints and automates it--permitting you to easily make a movie walking people through the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Charles Barnard  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Outstanding!!! Another high performance software I was in need for!!!
Nothing more challenging than tracking myself arround cyberspace! Love It! In fact, I've just send an e-mail to myself..., this software tracked the action..., unbelivable! I don't know what my own e-mail to myself really says, I haven't received it as yet...Fantastic
GAOTD!!! Please, when are you going to offer a free Text Editor for Invisible context data!? Or, a sound program for the deaf!? - Cheers :)

Reply   |   Comment by Locoman  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I agree with #15. I have a danish version of XP and it works perfectly. Besides this is a funny program.

Reply   |   Comment by Diller Daller  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

#14 Merril - well said. #16 [Yash] - Thank you for clarifying usage. My own comments? The prog installs, activates and 'registers' without any problem [XP]. Set up is easy. On startup a message advising on usage is clearly displayed [with an option to turn it off]. There is an icon in the tray which if you 'mouse over' confirms that screen capture is taking place. Other settings allow you to select what is captured, the frequency of capture and time limits of capture [and more]. I would have liked an option to take a 'manual capture' with e.g. a 'hot key'.

You are able to set the capture rate to as low as milliseconds - this suggests that you could almost have a screen recording feature. I use this to capture the desktop and the resulting pictures, with other software, allow me to add 'call outs', arrows, comments or whatever and the whole thing can be exported using Photoshop or similar. Using 'Dubit' http://www.techsmith.com/snagit/accessories/dubit.asp a free prog, you are able to add voice over or music to a collection of captured pics and then export to friends via email etc. the whole thing as a separate, free standing file.

How do I use it? I reduce the capture rate and when surfing I know the pages I visit will be autocaptured and I can review them at my leisure. When viewing captures you are able to vary the display time, advance manually [forwards / backwards] or it will run automatically at a speed you define.

I like this prog 9 / 10. 10 / 10 if you could manual capture and , also, export collections [and even here I am being 'picky'. You can change / specify your own capture folder and the prog creates a dated subfolder with captures timestamped as individual files. No problem - view in Explore, tag and zip up those you want to send on.

Reply   |   Comment by Noddy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

YASH

With respect, but:
"This program is for business people and it’s not intended to be used as a spyware."

Not intended is very vague! Point is, it can and WILL be used in the wrong way.

"It can be used to spy ONLY on the people who are using computer for the first time and/or aren’t aware of what’s running in their system tray."
You just described 90% of the users!

Reply   |   Comment by FlopperBE  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I have .Net Framework. Dont know what version. I will give this software a try. The hard part is changing the old way of keeping time spent on clients. And it works with my Vista!
Oh, oh, I would like it if GAOTD would have more business oriented giveaways. Ans please suspend those useless screensavers. There are thousands of free screensavers already on the internet. Very good ones in fact, so why should they be offered here?

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Hello,

This is Yash, Director of Uconomix. I want to clarify one thing - using this give away is perfectly **legal** EVEN FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSE.

You CAN use SnapLogger license given away today for commercial purpose. We the developer of SnapLogger are ALLOWING users of GAOTD to use the software for commercial purpose.

In case you have any doubts or queries then you can email me directly at yash (at) uconomix (dot) com

This program is for business people and it's not intended to be used as a spyware. It can be used to spy ONLY on the people who are using computer for the first time and/or aren't aware of what's running in their system tray.


-Yash
Director
Uconomix Technologies Pvt Ltd
www.uconomix.com

Reply   |   Comment by Yash  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

It runs perfectly well on my french PC...

Il wish it could record also the mouse cursor, so one would be able to make presentations or tutorials.

Reply   |   Comment by Raoul  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

The software is very good and does what it says, having a screen on its first run stating its purpose, which is NOT to be run as spyware (it does stress this).

It is not a keylogger and takes screenshots to be used legally and legitimately to record your OWN computer use. The interface is crisp and easy to understand without any instructions, you just set the intervals you want the software to take a screenshot and press record. I do think that there should be a mandatory notice on the screen to advise that your activities are being recorded as although the program is not in any way intended to be used to spy on others, there is the potential to do so and as such a small yet noticable message box stating that it is running would stop misuse. I have remotely accessed client's computers when fixing things without them having to bring their computer to me and there is ALWAYS such a notice on their PC to show this; SnapLogger really does need to use the same thing to stop their program from being exploited.

The playback is advanced and runs truly like a "movie", you can set playback options such as how often you want each shot to change and it shows the exact time, URL and image of the screen at each moment.

Truly invaluable for people with their own business, I build websites for others and this will come in very handy. The point of the program and non-commercial usage do contradict one another so I hope perhaps a moderator would verify if we can, in fact, use it for the purpose for which it is meant and stated in the description - "billing clients". If not, this was a great introduction to a program I did not know existed and at just $20 even if commercial usage is banned it is worth purchasing as it is an indispesable little tool to track exact timing of running a business online.

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

100% pointless (unless you run it when you brother are on the computer :p )

Reply   |   Comment by Josso  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

This one is a keylogger, any decent malware cleaner will kick it out.

Totally useless.

Reply   |   Comment by FlopperBE  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Once again software that is only good for business usage but that one shouldn't use for commercial means which means that you can't use it in your business legally. Bryce (#1)got it, Fred (#2)didn't.

The only other thing it is good for is checking up on other people which isn't nice nor legal.

That it needs .NET is lousy programming.

Reply   |   Comment by Belgian Dude  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

'If your work involves billing your clients'
'3 Strictly non-commercial usage'

A somewhat insulting GOTD... ~

Reply   |   Comment by Moizelle  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

SnapLogger is a good software!!

Reply   |   Comment by peter  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

It's great!
i hope more software will be givan!

Reply   |   Comment by peter  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Should be interesting... I run my own business and charge per hour. It *sounds* ideal. But I remain skeptical.

I will try it though.

Reply   |   Comment by MC  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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