This application accurately monitors usage time, but it lacks some features that would make it more user-friendly. SSHourMeter installs as a service application, and you won't find it in your program listing. It adds an icon to your system tray that opens a plain interface displaying start time, current time, and length of use with no settings or other features offered. To stop or start it, you'll need to head to the control panel and access Services in the Administrative Tools section. It would be nice to have controls to reset or pause the timer, and to open or exit the application. Though this program is easy enough for anyone to use, there's little to recommend this simplistic timer.
What's new in version 1.45
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedJanuary 17, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional RequirementsWindows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
StephenSoftware Hour Meter creates and steadily upgrades a record, in which it writes how many times you start and stop your computer and the duration of all single work sessions. It's very useful for many reasons: to control how many time a computer is on and how long it works, to monitor a computer usage during a compute process, verify and control possible usage abuse of a computer.