I am looking for a piece of software that will keep track of how many characters I type throughout the day.

The obvious thing that comes to mind is a keylogger, but honestly I don't feel safe using a keylogger and doubt that it will have exactly what I am looking for.

I just want to be able to open up the program and see that I've typed 200,000 characters, or however many I've typed since I last reset the counter. I am looking for something that is relatively simple, but gets the job done. I am using Windows 10.


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You can use WhatPulse:

  • Most features are free
  • Windows/Mac/Linux
  • Stats are available online as well as on the desktop client (from which you can export them as CSV).
  • Support several computers
  • It records the number of keystrokes per application:

WhatPulse UI

  • Keyboard heatmap:

Keyboard heatmap image

  • Thankyou, this is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for! Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 21:25

I think this is what you are looking for then. Keyboardtracer its quite simple interface and yeah you will be able to open up the program and can simple see the keypresses like this
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