SoftMeter - Application analytics for Windows, MacOS, IOS

You can now 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 product analytics, usage analytics, in-app analytics, application telemetry) 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.

The SoftMeter library 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. This is exactly the same old, established, successful, unreplacable process of website analytics.

Operating systems compatibility

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

Example of application analytics (product analytics) live report

This is a real example from the reports of a desktop software application that uses the free edition of SoftMeter. The time period shown is up to yesterday.

SoftMeter answers questions like:

  • How many active installations does my software have?
  • How many new users do I have per month?
  • How many users install or uninstall it per month?
  • Which are the countries of my users?
  • Which are the default languages 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 I give too many features for free 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)
  • Do users upgrade or do they stay with old versions of my software?
  • 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:

  • Single file, small footprint, native library.
  • No dependencies on other libraries or frameworks.
  • Pricing starts at zero cost, with the Free edition that you can use without time limits.
  • Variety of licenses adapted to your needs: OpenSource developers, indie developers, software development companies.
  • Real-time reports.
  • Historical reports with data retention period of more than 2 years.
  • Easy integration with your software. Can be done in one day.
  • 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 (or a new) 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!


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