YouTube Time Tracker

Minimalistic Chrome extension that tracks time on Youtube

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#4 Product of the DayJanuary 31, 2019

YouTube™ Time Tracker is an open source Chrome Extension that tracks time you watch Youtube.

Unlike other extensions it doesn't track anything but time and keeps data only inside your browser.

Reviews
  • Simon Bennett
    Simon BennettCreator of SnapShooter.io, Automaily.com
    Pros: 

    I watch two much be nice to track it

    Cons: 

    Seems to track time when videos are not playing and not current tab

    Keep it up :)

    Simon Bennett has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Super simple (as in: doesn't store all the data somewhere in the cloud) and open source — I don't have to sacrifice privacy

    Cons: 

    No firefox extension yet

    YouTube... owns me for the last couple of years. I want to know how, exactly

    Nikolay Shebanov has used this product for one week.
Discussion
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Anatoli Makarevich
Anatoli MakarevichMaker@makaroni4 · Growth Dev Team Lead @ Blinkist
Hi Product Hunters 👋 My name is Anatoli, I'm a software engineer from Berlin. ⏰ One of my new year resolutions for 2019 is to be mindful about my time online. And so far Youtube has been the biggest rabbit hole. I often watch lectures and conference talks, but you know this moment when Youtube recommends you something interesting. You wake up after couple of hours watching about Wim Hof method, details of Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, "exercises that will keep you fit only in 7 minutes a day" etc etc. ☝ IMO it's not bad at all, there's no need to be judgmental or even negative about it. I just believe that if I keep track of time it'll be much easier to avoid falling in the loop. 😊 That's my motivation for making YouTube™ Time Tracker. ✉️ Looking forward to your feedback! P.S. Source code is available on Github, any contribution is much appreciated 🖖
Leo Kangin
Leo Kangin@levkangin · Host @ CryptoFundingSummit.com
@makaroni4 did a great job!
Nikolay Shebanov
Nikolay Shebanov@killthekitten
Sweet, I really want this for Firefox!
Jens Polomski
Jens Polomski@jensger · Online Marketing Geek from Germany
Like the Idea. I am just scared how much I actually spend on YouTube :D
Anatoli Makarevich
Anatoli MakarevichMaker@makaroni4 · Growth Dev Team Lead @ Blinkist
@jensger I'm very glad you liked it, that's the most frequent feedback I got 😆 In my case it was 2-3h a day sometimes and the timer was a real refresher for me)
Charles Magnuson
Charles Magnuson@magnuson · Professional Consumer
I was looking for this exact extension 3-4 weeks ago. Thank you for developing this extension! My only feedback: I wish the extension showed how much I watch YouTube in total, even outside of this year.
Anatoli Makarevich
Anatoli MakarevichMaker@makaroni4 · Growth Dev Team Lead @ Blinkist
@magnuson thanks a lot, I'm really glad you liked it and the timing is right)) The idea is brilliant, added an issue to Github: https://github.com/makaroni4/you..., I'll tackle it during the weekend 🚀
Anatoli Makarevich
Anatoli MakarevichMaker@makaroni4 · Growth Dev Team Lead @ Blinkist
@magnuson I just shipped a new release with total time calculation (it'll take Chrome ~24h to roll out changes) 🚀Thanks again for the suggestion! 🍻