Employee Monitoring Software for Linux

Log employee hours, track online activity, and improve productivity with Monitask.

Monitask - time tracking software for teams

Debian and Ubuntu based distributions

Tested on Ubuntu 16.04-18.04, Debian 9.9, Mint 19.1

The easiest way to install Monitask for Debian/Ubuntu based distributions is to download and install the .deb package either through the graphical interface center if it's available, or through the command line with:

sudo apt install ./monitask.deb
# Or if you are on older Linux distributions, you will need to run this instead:
# sudo dpkg -i ./monitask.deb
# sudo apt-get install -f   # Install Dependencies

Installing the .deb package will automatically install the apt repository and signing key to enable auto updating using the system's package manager..

The repository and key can also be installed with the following script:

wget -qO - https://deskcap.blob.core.windows.net/deployment/Linux/deb/Release/PUBLIC.KEY | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb https://deskcap.blob.core.windows.net/deployment/Linux/deb/Release bionic main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/monitask.list

Then update the package cache and install Monitask using:

sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install monitask

RHEL, Fedora, and CentOS based distributions

Tested on Fedora 28-30, CentOS 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

The easiest way to install Monitask for Fedora/CentOS based distributions is to download and install the .rpm package either through the graphical interface center if it's available, or through the command line with:

sudo rpm -i ./monitask.rpm
# Another way is to use yum or dnf:
# sudo yum localinstall ./monitask.rpm
# sudo dnf localinstall ./monitask.rpm

Installing the .rpm package will automatically install the yum repository and signing key to enable auto updating using the system's package manager.

We ship rpm package in a yum repository, the following script can also be used to install the key and repository:

sudo rpm --import https://deskcap.blob.core.windows.net/deployment/Linux/rpm/Release/PUBLIC.KEY
sudo sh -c 'echo -e "[Monitask]\nname=Monitask\nbaseurl=https://deskcap.blob.core.windows.net/deployment/Linux/rpm/Release/x86_64\ngpgkey=https://deskcap.blob.core.windows.net/deployment/Linux/rpm/Release/PUBLIC.KEY" > /etc/yum.repos.d/Monitask.repo'

Then update the package cache and install Monitask using dnf (Fedora 22 and above):

dnf check-update
sudo dnf install monitask

Or on older versions using yum:

yum check-update
sudo yum install monitask

Why Use Employee Monitoring Software?

p>Businesses that use employee monitoring software see improvements in employee performance and efficiency. In fact, businesses using Monitask have seen up to an 80% increase in productivity levels.

With in-depth reporting, productivity measurements, and controllable screenshots, Monitask can help teams pinpoint areas in need of improvement and set realistic goals.

Using the Time Tracking App for Linux

To start monitoring, your employees will need to download the time tracking app for Linux. Follow these step-by-step instructions to get them started.

Step 1

Create a Monitask account

Sign up for a free 10-day trial

Step 2

Invite employees and remote workers.

Click "Invite your team" from the dashboard and add your team members’ email addresses. You can add an unlimited number of employees to your account.

Invite Employees and Remote Workers
Step 3

Ask employees to start tracking time using Monitask.

Your team members will need to download the time-tracking app and start using it to track the time spent on work items. Company owners, administrators, and managers do not need to install Monitask, as data is accessible via the web-based real-time dashboard.

Step 4

Assign projects and tasks.

Project management features allow you to assign projects to team members and review work hours associated with each project and task.

Assign projects and tasks
Step 5

Review work hours and proof of work.

Use Live Dashboard to review online employees, their time entries, screenshots, activity levels, and internet usage

Review work hours and proof of work
Step 6

Continue using Monitask to get in-depth insights.

Monitask analyzes time and data across your company. After you use the software for several weeks, it generates comprehensive reports so that you can analyze and identify bottlenecks, productivity, and processes.

Continue using Monitask