Despite best laid plans, the time you spend at work can quickly become fragmented. Between impromptu meetings, ad hoc trips to visit a client, or simply pumping the brakes to take lunch and decompress, there are many wrenches that get thrown into the works of a normal workday. 

No one has the time or energy to consciously remember all of these activities. It’s precisely why we designed Memory; to automatically capture everything you do each day so you can focus on what’s important. You just need to install the app, ensure it’s “on” and get down to business. 

But we’ve taken Memory a step further by introducing customizations to better fit your unique workdays. Memory for Windows now gives you the option to enable idle time detection, set a schedule for when Memory should capture activity, and also a pause button for when you don’t need Memory working in the background.

Idle detection 🟡

Jumped on a call or pulled into a meeting at the last minute? Memory’s got you covered with idle time detection. For those moments where work can’t wait and you’re taken out of your current task, Memory will now record that time away from your computer, in case you need to log it to a project later. No more unaccounted gaps on your timeline — Memory will detect whenever you’re away from your computer and draft a time entry for that period, so you can keep everything organized and on track!

Simply click the Settings gear in Memory then “Tracking” to toggle idle detection on or off.

You can also request a prompt from Memory when you come back to your computer, so you can review those new drafts right away and get them logged before you move on to your next task:

Schedule 📆 

One of the most important things in any job is work-life balance; being able to leave work at work is essential to keep yourself from burning out. As such, you can now schedule Memory to only be active during your work hours. As soon as your work day ends, Memory will stop capturing your activity.

From the “Tracking” tab, enable scheduling then set the days and times you want Memory to be active:

This feature is especially useful if you use your personal computer for work, providing an important barrier between your professional and personal spaces.

Pause ⏸

While the world doesn’t have a pause button for everything that comes our way, Memory now offers the option to take a break from capturing activity whenever you need to step away from your work.

You can choose to pause Memory directly from the Settings gear — whether for 15 or 30 minutes, 1 hour or 24 hours:

This can be especially helpful if your workdays are very flexible and using the Schedule would require a lot of maintenance. 🚧

Note: These features are currently only available for Memory for Windows. If you’re on a Mac, we recommend using the general OS settings to automatically turn off your display after a period of inactivity by going to System Preferences > Energy Saver.

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