Category Archives: Updates

Manager & other roles in Screenshot Monitor

Screenshot Monitor  has 4 roles:

  1. User – an employee/freelancer/worker who tracks his time and has access to his own data only
  2. Manager – an employee who can be granted access to other employees’ data.
  3. Administrator – an employee with full control over Team, Projects & Settings. Does not have access to owner’s “My Account” page settings
  4. Owner – the owner of the company account. Can optionally track his time.

Assigning user to a role is simple: on the Team page select a user (in the example below it is Brian) and select a proper role. If you’ve selected a Manager – then you will see “Manager for” section with toggle buttons next to employees you want him to manage (in the example below James, Till & Victor).


Note the icon with number 2 next to Brian’s name – this indicates that Brian manages 3 employees.

Your newly created manager will now be able to see the selected employee’s Timeline and run Reports.  A manager will never see money values for a person he manages. Rates & money are visible to admin and employee himself, but not a manager. Manager will still have no access to Settings or Projects pages – only admin can change these.

Note that you can also share the screenshots and reports with clients without a need for them to login.

App & URL tracking

App & URL tracking  is a  feature of Screenshot Monitor that will monitor what applications your team members are using and what websites they are visiting. You can see it under “Apps & URLs” link on the Timeline next to “Tasks”.apps and urls

App & URL tracking is turned ON by default and can be disabled by the account owner. This feature is available in the Professional version only. See Demo (click on an employee’s name there to go to timeline)  to get a feel for it.

Time tracking for Ubuntu, Debian & other Linux systems

We have updated the Screenshot Monitor desktop application for Linux to better support Ubuntu, Debian and derivatives (Mint, Elementary OS, etc). The installation now is more familiar through the Debian or RPM packages. Users of Ubuntu, Debian would only need to download the appropriate package file and run the installation

Download Screenshot Monitor for Linux – follow this link and select the appropriate package:


After installing the application, it will add the shortcut to the list of installed applications.  For convenience you can put a shortcut to the desktop or to the quick menu.

Screenshot from 2015-03-04 12_34_15

What is Screenshot Monitor?

Screenshot Monitor for is desktop application for employees (PC, Mac OS X, Linux). It is started and stopped by an employee to track time and take their computer screenshots during work. No other information is being collected – this is NOT a spying tool. The time and screenshots are being sent to the web where managers can see them through the browser.