February 25, 2004 12:42 PM   Subscribe

MouseCount counts the number of times you click your mouse--information useful to computer usage studies, ergonomics, repetitive stress measurement, and more. This program saves you the trouble of counting all those clicks yourself! Screw that, I'm just a curious dork. (fyi: link goes to description page only, but the download is a .zip file)
posted by Ufez Jones (6 comments total)
click... click... click... click... click... (5)

...but why do we have to "install" even the dumbest little apps? Can't we just get a stand alone executable? Why the install w/ menu and uninstall etc etc. I especially love it when they install themselves w/o warning and then don't provide an uninstall.
posted by tomplus2 at 2:33 PM on February 25, 2004

I think this one needs an "install" so that it can copy the shortcut into your StartUp folder in your Start Menu. I suppose it could have been a batch script.. but oh well
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 3:19 PM on February 25, 2004

See also: WhatPulse, which counts your keystrokes. (You can even join a team and see who's stroking the most keys.)
posted by Aaorn at 4:15 PM on February 25, 2004

There is also Project Dolphin, which seems to use the same program/database/web interface as WhatPulse. (My username there is this one.) I think the original Pulse project was also called Project Dolphin.

So far I have hit 1,877,010 keystrokes since joining on October 30th, 2003. Woah.

I still haven't broken 100k keystrokes in a day, though. Closest I've come is probably about 50-60k.
posted by loquacious at 4:45 PM on February 25, 2004

I want to see how many kilometres my mouse has travelled this year.
posted by straight at 9:01 PM on February 25, 2004

> I want to see how many kilometres my mouse has travelled this year.

Mouse Odometer?
posted by snarfodox at 8:30 PM on February 29, 2004

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