On the one side it is very true that Internet a vast source of information and is really helpful, but on the other side we have to say that it is full of distractions also which may affect the work one is doing. User may lose focus and concentration while working and may end up in wasting the time on various websites. For this, it is very essential to monitor the activities done on the Internet, so that you may figure out the time spent on gaining knowledge and doing fruitful and also the time which you simply wasted on some of the websites. So, for this we recommend a small utility which may prove to be helpful.
Gold Monitor is basically a small, easy to use, useful and an internet monitoring application which is available as a free tool on the web. Its main motive is to allow you to monitor the web browser activity, allowing you to receive daily, weekly and monthly reports of browser activity according to your needs and requirements. It provides you the reports according to Top 10 most visited websites in the defined period, All visited websites, Websites visited today etc., which may help you in analyzing which sites to be blocked or to not use. Along with the above motive it is also a helpful tool for parents as they can use this tool for monitoring the internet activity of their kids. Along with this, it can also be used in companies for monitoring the employee activity and companies then can block the websites accordingly.
This utility can be simply downloaded from the link given below and can be easily installed you’re your computer. You may observe that during the installation, it will ask you to register an administrator account and for that you need to enter a password, you need to select a secret question, and a secret answer in order to register. After this you may observe that the application will automatically take you to a setup wizard to configure it in order to use it in a best possible way.
After running it, you may see different options among which, When to Monitor panel allows you to decide the instances to monitor internet activity for you or for others as specified above. It gives you options such as Common working hours, Whole day or you may even set custom hours and days according to your needs and requirements.
One of the other feature that is, When to Report tab includes settings about when to receive the reports of internet usage during the specified period. Here you may opt for Daily, Weakly and Monthly reports on a specified time. It will ask you to configure the email address to receive internet usage reports and hence will act as a reporting tool also.
Along with all the above mentioned features, it has many more features which may be explored once you download the utility. So, give it a try and it works on all Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.