What is the Memory Tracker for Windows?

The Memory tracker is an automatic time tracking tool that records everything you work on to a beautiful private timeline. It captures the files you've worked on, websites you've visited on your computer, events you've attended, and places you've visited. 

It works automatically in the background while you work, so you don't have to track any time yourself. By capturing everything you do, you get a complete picture of what you work on each day.

How do I use the Memory Tracker for Windows

First, download it! There are three places you can do so:

1.) When creating your account for the first time, you'll be prompted to download the Memory Windows Tracker. Just click on the big, green Download Memory button. 

2.) If you didn't install Memory when creating your account, don't worry. Just head to your  Memory Timeline, click on the Memory Apps dropdown menu and select Memory Windows Tracker.

Once you've downloaded the tracker, save the zip file.

Then allow the Memory Tracker for Windows to run on your PC.

You might get a message saying "Windows protected your PC" and a button that says "Don't run". Just click on More info and Run Anyway to grant an exception:

This message shows up because we haven't had any apps listed on Windows before, so Timely is marked as "unknown". With a few downloads and a bit of time passing, Windows accepts newbies as trusted developers. 

Allow Timely to make changes to your device by selecting "Yes".

Now launch the Memory Tracker!

It will show up in your menu bar, as well.

Sign in with your Timely account e-mail and password.

Then just turn tracking ON to start tracking all your work automatically. 

If you want to turn tracking off, just toggle the button back to the left. When the tracker is off, Timely doesn't collect any data. Just be sure to turn it back on when you need to track your hours!

Select "Launch on Startup" so you never miss a billable hour again!

We think it's a really great idea to have this selected. This way, you won't forget to turn your tracker on after shutting down your computer!

Other Questions:

What are the OS requirements for Windows?

From Windows 8 and up!

What apps work with Memory?

Memory can track time spent in any web or desktop app every created. We also have integrations with Google Calendar, Office 365/Outlook Calendar, Gmail, Todoist, Trello, Asana, GitHub to capture more detail for your time sheets. Timely's GPS tracker for Android and iOS can also capture the time you spend in different locations.

I'm in a large company and I'm having trouble downloading the Window tracker. What should I do?

If you get a message saying you need admin rights to your server/network to install the app, contact your IT Admin and have them activate this .msi file:


That should create a machine-wide installation, installing the app on log-in for all users. They can also run: Setup.exe --machine. 

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