How is Linux version different

ManicTime for Linux is not a full ManicTime Windows port to Linux. It is a tracker, which can send computer usage data to ManicTime Cloud or ManicTime Server, where you can view the reports.

Before you install ManicTime

So before you install it on your Linux we suggest you either:

After you've completed the sign-up or finished setting up your own server, continue with installation.

You can still use ManicTime on the machine only, without cloud or server, but you will not be able to see the data. So do this only if you plan to connect to cloud or server later.


1. Download and install package

Ubuntu, Mint

Download ManicTime.deb and double click on it to start installation.


Download ManicTime.rpm and run it with

sudo dpkg -i ManicTime.deb; sudo apt -f install -y;

CentOS and RedHat

Download ManicTime.rpm and run it with

sudo yum install <downloaded file>.rpm

Other Linux distributions

There are some packages you need to install before ManicTime will start working. These packages are different on different Linux distributions, so you will need to find comparable packages on your distribution. The following are lists of required packages on Ubuntu and CentOs (note that if you use Ubuntu or CentOs, just use the installer which will install these packages).


  • libc6-dev
  • libx11-dev
  • libappindicator3-1
  • libxss1
  • gss-ntlmssp
  • libkrb5-3


  • libX11-devel
  • libappindicator-gtk3
  • libXScrnSaver
  • gssntlmssp
  • openssl-libs
  • krb5-libs

Once you have similar packages installed for your distribution, download ManicTime.tar.gz, extract to some folder and run it with



Using Wayland display server?

ManicTime on Wayland

If you have problems installing or running ManicTime, you may need to:

2. Run ManicTime

Run ManicTime from StartMenu/Applications/Office/ManicTime. If it runs successfully, you should see ManicTime icon in the status menu bar.

Using Gnome desktop environment?

If you are using Gnome desktop environment, you might not be able to see tray application icon upon installation.

You can fix this by installing KStatusNotifierItem/AppIndicator Support

When you open the app, choose Cloud license

Choose cloud license

Then enter your username and password to connect to the cloud.

Connect to ManicTime cloud

Now you can click on ManicTime icon, choose "Go to server". On the server, you should now see data from Linux.

View data to server

Connecting to ManicTime Server

First check that ManicTime Server is running and is accessible from the Linux device. Open a browser and navigate to ManicTime Server. If you can get to the server and everything looks OK, connect to the server from ManicTime for Linux.

Choose "Connect to on premise ManicTime Server"

Click on "Connect to on premise ManicTime Server", then enter the IP and port information of ManicTime server.

Open server connection window

Then enter your username and password (if server is using Windows authentication, then these are your Windows credentials, same as when you login to Windows).

Server connection window

Then go to the ManicTime server, Administration, Connected devices. You should see Linux machine under connected devices. You should also see data coming from Linux on Timelines report.

View data to server

You can also view the data in ManicTime for Windows.

View data in ManicTime Windows