App and URL Tracking

The App & URL tracking feature allows you to effectively monitor your team by giving you information about how much time is being spent on a particular application and URL while working.

This is an optional feature, so the data is turned OFF by default, and you will need to turn it ON for your team in the organization settings.

Java apps do not always detect as the correct application but do always get seen as “something” Java (i.e. Netbeans showing up as Android SDK manager on the list of apps in Hubstaff).


To enable App & URL tracking, follow the steps below:

Step 1

To enable App & URL tracking for your organization, first, click on Settings in the sidebar menu then select Features from the drop-down menu. Click on the Activity tab, then select Track apps & URLs.

(Also ensure you’ve selected the correct organization, visible in the top right corner of the screen).

Step 2

Under the Activity menu, select Track apps & URLs and change the default selection to Apps & URLs.
(You can also have different settings for Apps & URL tracking for team members)

Step 3

Once you’ve applied the above settings, you can select Activity on the side menu and choose the option Apps or URLs to get the required information about your team’s activity.


Here is an example of App Data, where Sessions show the number of times the app was actuated/focused:

Here is an example of URL Data:

With these steps, you are ready to create incredible reports that shall allow you to monitor your team members effectively while enabling them to improve productivity and understand exactly how much time is being spent during the day on the Apps & URLs.

List of supported web browsers:



Microsoft Edge

Internet Explorer





Chrome Canary


For Mac users, URL/App tracking is ONLY supported on OSX 10.7 or later.

URL/App tracking is not supported in the Chrome App or Extension.




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