Launched URL Tracking Feature for Windows – Desklog

Launched URL Tracking Feature for Windows – Desklog

Updated on September 25th, 2023

Desklog is delighted to announce that it has launched the exclusive additional feature-“URL Tracking” in windows platform. Desklog is the project management, remote monitoring, employee monitoring, productivity tracking, attendance management tool exclusively built for our clients.

Are you looking for a tracking software for the employees who are working remotely and for managing your projects effectively? Desklog is here to optimize your time and money with advanced features like URL tracking.

Though Desklog is equipped with many unique features like attendance management, time tracking, app tracking, screen monitoring with the automated screenshots, now it has introduced the advanced URL tracking feature to analyze the efficiency of each employee and enhance the productivity.

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Here in this article, we will look into the additional feature-URL tracking and how it works along with its benefits.

What Is URL Tracking?

App Usage Tracking

URL tracking is a feature used to monitor the system of employees by tracking the URLs accessed to know whether they are productive or nonproductive URLs.

This is the advanced way to have a look into the websites, applications, programs accessed by the employees as well as to know the system internet usage while analyzing the overall productivity of the employee.

Now you may wonder that it is very similar to the app tracking feature. With the app tracking feature, you will be able to find that different applications used by the team members are tracked. For example, Google Chrome is an application and it is tracked when the employee accesses this application. However, with the URL tracking feature, the different URLs accessed via Google Chrome is also tracked.

Now let us have a look into the working procedure of URL tracking so that you can easily configure the URL tracking feature in Desklog.

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How URL Tracking Works In Desklog

The working procedure of URL tracking is also very similar to the app tracking feature. The admin will be able to set the configuration to know whether the URL accessed by the employee is productive or non-productive. Work-related URLs of any application for the specific team can be configured in the Desklog settings as a productive or non-productive URL.

Follow the below steps to make use of URL tracking feature in Desklog

    Step1: All Need To Upgrade Windows Desklog Client App

All the windows users need to upgrade their client app of Desklog. This will enable the additional URL tracking feature in their client app. However, currently the URL tracking feature is launched for windows platform.

    Step2: URL Tracking Feature Setting In Desklog

The employer or the organization owner or the admin needs to configure the settings in order to enable the URL tracking feature. In the settings module of the Desklog, You can add any URL as either productive or non-productive or neutral depending upon the teamwork and project-related work.

Note that the same URL which is productive for a team may not be productive for another team. It depends upon the task and project.

    Step 3: Employee Login To Desklog

Once the employee logs into the Desklog application, the URL tracking starts automatically in the backend. If the URL that is apt to the work is accessed by the employee, then it is a productive URL.

    Step 4: Analyze The Recorded Data

When the employee starts working after logging into the Desklog client app, the accessed URLs are recorded and the same can be viewed only by the employer or the admin or by the Desklog owner. It shows the list of productive, non-productive, neutral URLs accessed by the employees. Finally, here you can analyze the productivity of the employee with the recorded data.

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Benefits Of URL Tracking

  • It helps to monitor the employee activities on the system by capturing the website or any application URL accessed.
  • This allows us to determine the internet usage by monitoring whether the employee is accessing the work-related application.
  • You can categorize the application as productive or non-productive or neutral by depending on the URL accessed and this helps to determine the overall productivity of the employee.
  • From URL tracking analytics, it helps to enhance team productivity by allowing the team members to know that they are being tracked based on the URL accessed.
  • The % time spent on the productive against non-productive URL will enable us to identify the bottleneck involved to improve the efficiency and performance of the employee.
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    Meet The Author
    Abdul Majid

    Co-founder and DevOps Manager at Desklog

    Abdul Majid is a serial entrepreneur popular for co-founding "Desklog" - An automated time tracking software. He works efficiently on self-motivated and compelling projects typically involving new open-source technologies that demand collaboration between three or more team members and groups across different geographies. The author widely engages in workplace research that can improve the workflow of teams. Additionally, he regularly blogs on productivity and software innovations which are top-ranked and popular for their compelling grasp and wisdom.

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