Frequently Asked Questions

Accessibility

Why are accesibility permissions required?

Permission to accessibility features allows Clearminute's macOS app to observe specific events relevant to detecting switch in focus between different applications.

It is recommended to grant that permission in order to obtain precise time reports on application usage.

In case no permission is provided, the app will still attempt to work by actively polling the currently active application - unfortunately this polling strategy will consume more computing resources and the reports will be less accurate.

How to grant accessibilty permissions to Clearminute?

Go to System preferences... -> Security & Privacy -> Select "Privacy" tab -> Select "Accessibility" from list -> Check the box for ClearMinute.app

Google Chrome

Why is access to control Google Chrome required?

If you are using Google Chrome for browsing online, you'll be asked to grant permissions for controlling the browser. This is required in order to be able to determine the websites you're spending time on. In focus mode, it'll also assist you to stay focused by automatically redirecting you away from distracting websites.

I accidentally denied access to control, how do I grant access?

Go to System preferences... -> Security & Privacy -> Select "Privacy" tab -> Select "Automation" from list -> Under ClearMinute.app, check the box for Google Chrome

Finder

Why is access to control Finder required?

If you launch the app before moving it to /Applications folder, you'll be asked if you'd like to automatically move it there. For this operation, Finder permissions are required.

In case you do not wish to grant those permissions, please quit the application, manually move it to the /Applications folder and then launch again.

Collected Data

What data is being collected from the macOS application?

For applications, the following data is collected:

For websites, the following data is collected:

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