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It should take screen shots at random intervals and send to the employer.

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You won't be able to find a Web App for it, try Super User for a desktop app. – André Paramés Jun 5 '11 at 19:07
A google search returned HiveDesk, seems it does what you want. – André Paramés Jun 5 '11 at 19:14
As a freelancer, I can firmly refuse to install such software, just because it's MY OWN computer and I consider it a violation of my privacy. Status reports, I know, but that's another story. Want to follow the progress? Do pair programming with me. If you want to spy on me, bear in mind that those girls doing webcam strip charge from a couple of USD per minute :-) – vtest Jun 6 '11 at 0:46
"Big Brother is watching you" – Mike T Jul 13 '11 at 13:07
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Check out TimeSnapper. Not sure on random, but it exists to take periodic screenshots of your desktop. There's a free "classic" version you can use to check it out.

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Check out HiveDesk @

It takes screenshots of your desktop (Mac or Windows or Linux) and you can generate PDF work reports (like a timesheet) for your employer.

Good luck!

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Although I cannot think of anything that will take shots at random, here are some ideas:

My first thought that came to mind was Teamviewer. Once you start it, you can setup yourself on "Presentation mode", so that someone can view you (if you give them the password/ID). It's very easy to use, and doesn't kill your connection usually. Your employer could check it whenever he wants.

The next idea was Dropbox. You can setup a group folder, and have your employer join the group. Then take screenshots yourself, and just drag them into the folder. They will be synced to his/her folder also, and presto! Dropbox is available for PC, Mac, Linux, and iOS even.

I highly recommend Dropbox and think it will be the easiest.

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