This fun little app has been floating around my circle of Twitter friends for the past week so I thought I’d share it here. I’m not sure if it’s officially called MousePath but that’s what I’ve been seeing it called, so we’ll stick with that. This mini-app allows you to track all of your mouse movements and clicks for as long you want to record it. After awhile you start to see patterns emerge, such as you can see in the two images above.

The images were created last week over the course of a night. I was mocking up a website in Photoshop so that’s what most of those lines are. It was probably around 4 to 6 hours of mouse moving total. The first image was probably around 3 hours in and the second about an hour later. I don’t really know what you’d do with these images but it’s interesting to see your own work patterns.

To try it yourself download it here:
For PC / For Mac


17 Comments MousePath

  1. Ross February 15, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    “Not Found, Error 404” with both links.

    I saw this somewhere else and would love to try it out myself.

  2. Tom February 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Ross: If you just copy and paste the part of the address AFTER the “www.” it should work

  3. Aaron February 15, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    doesnt work.. and thats a cool effect

  4. Bobby February 15, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    Sorry all, it’s a weird extension but it should work now.

  5. Alex February 15, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    I’m happy to know the developer in person )
    I like your site also, reading it regularly.

  6. mr alex February 16, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    so do i run it minimized? or run it, and then alt+tab back to what ever im doing and let it remain maximized in the back? minimized wasn’t recording any mouse movements.

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  8. richiee February 16, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    With me it apparently is working minimized (mac os 10.4).
    Let’s see :)

  9. Sucre February 17, 2010 at 3:46 AM

    love the program ! It’s working fine on windows, and I love it in combination with my wacom tablet, when working in ps you really get some cool images after a couple of hours :) thanks for the link !

  10. Bobby February 17, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    You don’t need to minimize the program, just hide it.
    While in the program hold Option and then click the desktop. This automatically hides whatever program you’re working in. I use this feature all the time because I hate minimized windows clogging up my Menu Bar.

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  13. Pedram February 19, 2010 at 11:05 PM

    I’m trying this, thanks.

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  17. Mario December 9, 2010 at 11:25 PM

    Mousepath is an older version of the application, which has a new home here :

    It’s now called IOGraph, (for input/output graph).

    Good luck !

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