Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions

How is Empoche distributed?

The Linux, Windows and macOS application can be found in the Download Area. On Linux you can also use the Snap Store. On macOS you can use brew to install Empoche. For mobile devices you can use the web application to manage your tasks and projects. Later this year a dedicated mobile app is planned. We are also working on browser extensions for Firefox and Google Chrome, to keep track of the time you spend on websites.

Which application information are tracked?

On the desktop application, we store the time you spent on your computer in so called "chunks". These chunks contain the applications you used (the executable name, like empoche.exe) and the identified application name (Like Empoche), the usage time of each application in seconds, the application categories (like "Utilities") and a productivity score for the time. We don't share any personalized data with 3rd parties. You can pause the tracking any time and add applications, you don't want to track, to the block-list. We don't know and track what you are doing in the application, for example which document you are editing in Word or what commands you type into a terminal.

How do I get beta access?

Empoche is in Public Beta, which means anyone can register and use Empoche. Just download the Empoche and set up your account in the app. We are looking forward to get your feedback and ideas!

Why is an application detected as uncategorized?

We are manually categorizing the applications. As there are tens of thousands applications available, we can't do that at once. Empoche automatically reports an unknown application to us (anonymized) and we are going to add it the application database asap. Please give it some days to show up in the right category. You can also help extending the application database, we open sourced this part of the application on GitHub.

Do you share any personalized tracking data with 3rd parties?

No, we take your privacy serious. You can always pause application tracking and add Apps and Websites to the block-list. We don't share any non-anonymized tracking data with any 3rd party. See the privacy policy for more information.

When is feature X going to be added?

Check the Roadmap for currently proposed updates and changes. If you are missing a feature, use the suggestion form.

Which features are going to become premium ones?

During the Beta of Empoche all features are enabled and are going to remain free for testers. As we don't want to earn money by selling your data, we prefer a low cost subscription model with some premium features after the Beta. (Subject to change, we also want to hear your feedback on this).

Why are you offering a premium version?

The basic version is and will remain free. We don't want to earn money of your data, so we prefer a subscription model for premium features.

Do you have premium discounts for government organizations or academic institutions?

Yes, please send us the details at

Do you have discounts for Open Source Projects or Not For Profit organizations?

Not only discounts, Empoche Premium and Teams is free for Open Source Projects and (accredited) not for profit organizations. Please send us the details at

Are there any applicable taxes?

Empoche is an german-based company, so we need to collect VAT from all european based customers.

Any other question?

Don't be afraid to ask, we are there for you.