The idea of a tool tracking your desktop activities can be a little daunting. Rest assured that the Memory Tracker app for macOS or Windows does not have full access to everything that is going on inside your computer; it can only capture basic information about the applications or websites you use.
The Memory Tracker works by reading window titles that have been active for at least 2 minutes. So, if you have Google Chrome active on a website, it will send the current window title (in most cases the name of the website) together with a timestamp and some information about what application our software thinks it was. This is used to display the correct icon and details on your timeline.
Here is an example row of data collected by our Memory Tracker on the backend -
It will show up on your timeline like this -
Please note that the Memory tracker does not track websites when viewed in Google Chrome's private/incognito mode.
Turning the Tracker Off/On
Mac users can click the Memory Tracker brain icon in the top menu bar to toggle the tracker on or off.
Windows users need to open the system tray and click the pink Memory brain icon to reveal the tracker window.