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Screenshot Monitor is now on Slack!

Now you can track employees’ time and screenshots right in Slack! You are able to see how much time your team spends on each task and what exactly they do throughout the day. 

  • No need to open the Screenshot Monitor site every time you want to check what’s up  — any time a new screenshot is uploaded into your employee’s timeline, you see it in Slack
  • Fast access to Screenshot Monitor even if you are out of the office — because you always have your phone with the Slack app on you
  • Quick check of all screenshots — saves a ton of time and boosts your productivity

How to add it
In the Slack App Directory, find and install the Screenshot Monitor app. After installation, go to the app’s home page and set the Screenshot Monitor token. Then, create a private channel and add the Screenshot Monitor app there. Congrats! Now you can see the screenshots in Slack.

You can find detailed instructions here

ScreenshotMonitor.com vs LumOffice.com

Both ScreenshotMonitor.com and LumOffice.com share the following features

  1. Collect screenshots, time worked, activity level, apps used & websites visited (and duration on each)
  2. Managers can see all the collected data via browser on the web
  3. No webcam pictures
  4. No key-logging
  5. Screenshots are taken from all monitors
  6. The programs are not hidden and can be uninstalled like any other software
  7. Users should be notified about tracking

The table below summarizes the differences between the two services

ScreenshotMonitor.comLumOffice.com
Has Start & Stop tracking buttons. No tracking unless started by user.Tracking is always running
Users can add notes and select a project they work on. Managers can then see times spent on each project in reportsUsers make no notes and do not select projects
Notifications are shown when screenshots are takenNo notifications when screenshots are taken
Users have full access to tracked dataUsers have no access to tracked data
Users can delete their screenshotsUsers can not delete their screenshots
Can be used to track time for multiple companies and for themselvesWill track time for one company only
Can be installed on any computerCan only be installed on company-owned computers only
Meant for remote employees & freelances where company allows full control on trackingMeant for office and remote employees with always-on tracking

Plans & Pricing

For how many users do I have to pay?

You will be charged for all team members on your Team page except archived. Account owners are free unless they track their own time. For example you have 6 people on your Team: 5 employees (1 of them archived) and yourself – you will be charged for 4 people assuming you do not track your own time.

The fees are prorated – if you add an employee for a week, then remove or archive them – you’ll pay for that week only, not month. You are free to add or delete employees, archive or restore them any time as you see fit.

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How to

How to add employee?

Assuming you’ve started the free trial – go to your Team page, type the email into “Add new employee by email” box and press Invite button.
The new employee would receive an email asking them to sign in into ScreenshotMonitor.com with the email you’ve typed. Once they do – they become a part of your team and are able to track time for your company.
What if an employee has not received an email? There’s no need to “invite again” or resend the email – that email is optional. What important is the email address. Just ask the employee to sign up with that email and you will see them on your team. Continue reading How to

Getting Started

Explain ScreenshotMonitor in a few words please

ScreenshotMonitor is a time tracking / screenshot monitoring tool used by freelancers, remote and in-office employees to get a clear picture of time and money spent on each project, client and task. Employees start monitoring using a lightweight desktop application. The tracked time, screenshots, activity level, active applications & URLs, selected projects and task notes – are all uploaded online for both manager and employee to see. See How it works for more details. Continue reading Getting Started

5 Jobs with the Highest Risk of Being Substituted by Robots and Apps

5 Jobs with the Highest Risk of Being Substituted by Robots and Apps

Robots are overtaking more and more jobs previously done by humans. Some call it progress, some express reasonable concern. To help you decide which side you’re on, here’s a list of jobs soon to be substituted by robots and apps.

 

Is It Really That Serious?

Well, yeah. Not that you should start panicking right away – at least, not until you see these stats (courtesy of ScienceAlert, Forbes and Wired):

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E-commerce and time tracking

How Can Your E-commerce Business Benefit from Time-Tracking

There are clear benefits of shifting your business to the online world and each year people are getting more and more eager to get a piece of the ever-growing e-commerce cake. In the last decade, the online retail market has been growing steadily, and in the US alone the increase peaked at 16% in 2017, which is its highest growth rate since 2011.

The greater interest in e-commerce has lead to a constant rise in competition. The result is an inevitable segmentation of the market, meaning new companies are building their business strategies around servicing specific niches. This has allowed smaller companies to remain relevant and competitive in the midst of an age where giants like Amazon rule the corporate world. In order to grow their business, entrepreneurs need to focus not only on their consumers, but they also have to look inward and improve the manner in which they organize and conduct their day-to-day business.

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