If you’re like me, you need a whole bunch of tools to help you remember a lot of things. For example, you want to know what files you worked. If you’re working on many documents every single day then you might forget what they are.
GNOME Activity Journal gets to track your files. I like the fact that you could see what you worked on in the morning, afternoon and/or evening. Whether they are documents, images or something else. If you read or edited text files, then you might see them grouped together under the category “read/edited text files” and if you worked with pictures, you could see them grouped under “worked with images.” If you click those ‘groupings’ you will see the list of the files. And those files are clickable which means you don’t have to search for them in your file manager. They could also be previewed if ever you need to have an idea as to what they are. Just hover over the file name and you should see the preview. Even for text files, it is possible. Sounds, neat, huh?
There is also a slider at the bottom of the window so you have a visualization of how much activity you have done for a day.
I really think this is one of the niftiest tools I’ve seen recently. And it’s worth checking out. Now if they could give alternative ways to view files, I’d love this even more. Something like a calendar view which could be expanded as needed would be nice.
Also GNOME Activity Journal is formerly known as GNOME Zeitgeist. It uses Zeitgeist and Tracker to give us status of the files we worked with on our computers. It is an awesome combination! There are so many things you could do with these two things aside from the GNOME Activity Journal.