Install Kapow punch clock via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04/12.10

October 4, 2013 — Leave a comment


As you may know, Kapow is a punch clock program designed to easily keep track of your hours, whether you’re working on one project or many. Simply clock in and out with the Start/Stop button. If you make a mistake in your hours, you can go back and edit any of the entries by double-clicking on the session in question.

Kapow also allows you to easily keep track of the hours since you last billed a client, by providing a helpful “Billed” checkbox–the totals will reflect your work after the last billed session.

kapow punch clock

Install Kapow punch clock via PPA:

The developer has created a PPA repository for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, and their derivatives such as Linux Mint, Elementary.

To get started installing the app, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa

Then update packages lists:

sudo apt-get update

Finally install the punch clock software:

sudo apt-get install kapow


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