SoftMeter - Application analytics for Windows, MacOS, IOS

Application analytics for Windows, MacOS, IOS

With SoftMeter you can see beyond the download

  • Number of users?
  • New users per month?
  • Number of uninstalls?
  • Free vs paid installations?
  • OS versions?
  • Screen resolutions?
  • Versions that crash?
  • Unused features?

SoftMeter brings run-time statistics (also known as usage analytics, or app analytics) to your desktop shareware software or IOS app, in an easy, quick, and free way.

In less than a day, with only a small additional file, you can start "listening" to your software's "heartbeat".

With SoftMeter you can measure your user base, understand what matters most to them, spot problems, and optimise your software.

SoftMeter is called from your application and sends the usage data to Google Analytics. You can then simply log in to your Google Analytics account to monitor the usage of your software, even in real-time.

Operating systems compatibility

  • Windows (XP and later)
  • Apple MacOS
  • Apple IOS

SoftMeter answers questions like:

  • How many active users are running my software?
  • How many new users do I have per month?
  • How many users uninstall it per month?
  • In which countries are the most of my users?
  • What is the default language on their computer?
  • Which operating systems and versions do the users have?
  • What screen resolutions do they have?
  • Which are the most and least used features of my program?
  • What percentage of the free users become paying customers?
  • Do users upgrade or they stay with old versions of my software?
  • Do I give too many features in the free version?
  • Are the features of the paid version not enough to justify the purchase cost?
  • What are the conversion percentages? (Downloads -> Installs -> Users of free edition -> Paid active users)
  • Is there an operating system version where my software has many uninstalls? (an indication of a bug)
  • Are there run-time errors during the setup or when my program runs?

Softmeter can be included in:

Who is it for?

Shareware developers, desktop and IOS application developers, independent software developers who distribute their programs via the internet and what to know what happens to their application after the download.

Why is the application usage information needed?

With the application's usage information, developers can shape their software product to better match the expectations and desired usage by the customers.

By analysing the usage patterns developers can deliver more value to the customers by focusing on what is important for them.

Benefits of SoftMeter:

  • Small library.
  • Free or very low cost.
  • 3 licenses: Free, Pro subscription, Pro perpetual (coming soon).
  • Real-time reports.
  • Historical reports with long data retention period.
  • Easy integration with your software. Ready source code examples help you include the library in your software.
  • Easy integration with your setup package: Ready source code examples help you include the library in Inno Setup as 3rd party extension, and Installaware.
  • No need to sign-up with SoftMeter; you only need your existing Google Analytics account.
  • Detailed checklist to guide you through.


Software identity card
Software name: 
SoftMeter - Application analytics for desktop software
See beyond the download: See how users install and use your software.
StarMessage software
Developer tools
Application analytics (runtime statistics)
Operating system: 
Microsoft Windows
Apple macOS
Apple IOS
Average: 5 (1 vote)


I am testing your dll. So far no problems.


Extremely useful to know what happens after my clients have downloaded my software. It helps provide a better service and increase my sales revenue.


It is exciting to come across SoftMeter which is just the one I have been searching for days.
I need to know more about how our desktop application is used, especially which features are welcomed by the user and which features are not, it seems SoftMeter is just the tool I am looking for!