StaffCounter for MacOS

for Mac OS X 10.8–10.10

What is it?

StaffCounter Agent is a program that monitors the activity of users on a Mac computer, designed especially for the StaffCounter time-tracking service. It helps to supervise employees and how they work at the computer.

StaffCounter Agent offers the following key features:

  • it allows you to calculate how long the client has worked in all applications;
  • it tracks internet activity, namely visited websites and web searches;
  • It records the keystrokes, typed by user except passwpords;
  • it records surrounded sounds into audio files;
  • it takes screenshots at specified intervals or when certain words are typed.
  • it allows you to track the user’s navigation through files and folders locally on the computer and on the network.
  • it can be temporarily disabled, so that workers can use the computer for their own personal needs.

Installation and configuration on Mac OS X

First, you need to allow the launching of the programs, downloaded from anywhere.

Open System Preferences, Security&Privacy, General.
Unlock the window and select Anywhere in the group of Allow apps downloaded from.

Download StaffCounter Agent on the Mac computer that the employee will use. Unzip the file into a new folder.
Inside the archive you can find the embedded archive, which you also have to unzip.

Move StaffCounter.app into Applications folder.

  • Launch it by double-click. Allow the application access to user’s contacts. Write into the first field the email address of the manager(e-mail address, you used on registration). Write the name of the user into the second field. Click Register.

  • Provide administrative password, if the system requires.
  • To pause or stop the monitoring, use StaffCounter icon from the upper Taskbar.

Can a worker turn StaffCounter off for some time?

Yes, he or she can.

Even without administrator rights, a worker can open the program and stop monitoring. However, after a reboot StaffCounter will automatically start up again.

Uninstalling StaffCounter from a computer

Removing StaffCounter Agent. All steps must be done from administrator system account.

  • stop StaffCounter service in Activity Monitor;
  • remove StaffCounter.app from Applications.