7 Best Free Employee Monitoring Software for Windows

List of 7 best free employee monitoring software for Windows.

Employee monitoring software is a software which help you to keep track on your employee activities in your absence. This software can help you in business in many ways, such as: help you to increase your business production by monitoring your employee, improve your employee performance, help your employee to concentrate on their work more, etc.

You can use any of these software to keep an eye on your employee computer activities effectively and easily. All these software are different from each other and they provides some very effective features to monitor your employee computer. You can use these software to monitor your employee computer by seeing their computer screenshot, keystrokes, applications running, computer mouse activities, etc.

This list contains a variety of employee tracking software, such as: cloud based, password protected, processes monitoring, screenshot based, report based, etc. Some of these software are also cross-platform software.

Lets see how each of these software can be useful with some of their key features. Meanwhile, you may also want to try these CCTV security surveillance, CPU temperature monitor, and password manager software.

Here Are The 7 Best Free Employee Monitoring Software for Windows:

Screenshot Monitor



Screenshot Monitor is a quality, cloud based and one of the best employee monitoring software which you can use to monitor utmost 2 employees and 3 screenshots per hour for each employee. It also provides desktop notification of the screenshot taken. It keeps all the records and screenshots saves online. It is a very small software with setup file less than 500 KB.

How to monitor your employee computer by this employee tracking software:

  1. Install this software on you employee computer.
  2. Open this software, add a monitoring task on the software interface and run that task.
  3. There will be a desktop notification when this software will take screenshot on your employee computer.
  4. Login to its website in your web browser and you can see screenshot of your employee computer.

Note: This free employee monitoring software also has a paid version with a lot more useful features.

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iSage Free Keylogger



iSage Free Keylogger is primarily a key logger software which provides some useful features with key logger feature. You can install it in your employee computer with password protection to monitor your employee PC. Once you've install it in your employee computer, then it will remain open in the system tray and it will regularly keep on recording your employee activities. Its password protection protect your employee to change anything in it. Some of the monitoring features it provides are: Screenshots, Keystroke, Application, Clipboard, Mouse Activity, etc.

How to use this employee tracking software to monitor your employee computer:

  1. Install this software in your employee PC.
  2. Open this software by entering the default password "123". You can also change the password for your own convenience.
  3. On the left side of the software interface is a Log explorer, expend this explorer.
  4. You can see the various logs for monitoring your employee PC, such as: Screenshot, Website Visited, Keystroke, Search Engine, Microphone, etc.

Note: This free employee monitoring software also has a paid version with a lot more useful features.

Home Page     Download Page

StatWin Single Lite



StatWin Single Lite is a monitoring software which you can use to monitor all the processes of a employee computer. So, you can use it for monitoring your employee activities. Various details of the process it provides are: Process Name, Start time, total time of execution, etc. It can also save the records of the monitoring and you can see these records any time.

How to monitor your employees using this employee monitoring software:

  1. Install this software on your employee computer and execute it.
  2. The software will remain open in system tray, keeps track of all the processes on your employee computer and you will see the date at the top of your employee computer.
  3. Open this software from system tray in your employee computer and you will see all processes running on your employee computer.

Note: It also has a paid version which comes with a lot more useful features.

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PC ScreenWatcher



PC ScreenWatcher is handy monitoring software which you use to monitor your employee computer screen. It can also send you the details of your employee activities on your email address. It is a password protected software and its system tray icon can also remain hidden. It means that you can track you employee computer and your employee will know nothing about it.

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ActivTrak




ActivTrak is a cloud-based and one of the best employee monitoring software. It is an easy-to-use and invisible monitoring software. It can take screenshot, create report, block site, etc from your employee computer. It is a small software with setup file size around 2 MB. It is also a cross-platform software and it is also available for Mac OS.

Note: You need to create an account on its website to utilize its services.

Home Page     Download Page

RescueTime



RescueTime is a small, cross-platform and cloud based PC monitoring software. You can effiectively use it to monitor Websites and Applications on your employee computer. You can also set goals for your employee and this software will send you weekly report of your employee computer to you. After installing this software, you need to download its extension for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser (which is also free). It is a small software with setup file size less than 2 MB. Apart from Windows, it is also available for Linux and Mac OS.

Note: It also has a paid version with a lot more useful features.

Home Page     Download Page

Hubstaff




Hubstaff is an easy-to-use and cloud based employee tracking software which you can use to effectively monitor your employee PC. It provides some very useful features, such as: Time tracking, screenshot storage, keyboard and mouse activity, etc. It also provides email notification. This free employee monitoring software is also a cross-platform software, it is also available for Mac and Linux OS.

Note: This free version lets you monitor your one employee at a time and it also has a paid version with a lot more useful features.

Home Page     Download Page


  • jimrodz

    Thanks for putting these tools in one page!
    However, if I may suggest, perhaps you could also include Time Doctor in your comprehensive comparison of the top time tracking software in the market today. I am using it for freelance projects since that’s what client has told me to use. It is a win-win for both (employee and employer) and it has helped me in more ways I could imagine.

    • Cynical Praise

      I will never make it past the crazy info you need to add just to find out what the software is…. if it is not a good enough software to just tell me, then I can not imaging how crazy it would be to actually use it…. if you can’t sum up the software in a short web page that shows benifits… its not worth looking at…

  • Sabe San

    I think employee monitoring is needed to every workstation. Employer may try EaseMon employee monitoring software. It works more effectively.

  • adarshmadrecha

    PC Screen Watcher – Not being updated anymore.

  • Ken Leese

    Great article! I’m wondering how I can submit my new employee scheduling software for a review from this website. Any information would be awesome! Thanks!

  • Sai-Kit Chu

    This is a great list, but I think you missed a big one – CurrentWare’s BrowseReporter

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