19 Jan 2024

Exist annual survey 2023

It's the start of a new year, so it's time to summarise the results of our annual user survey for Exist.

Top ways to find Exist include search, related services, and Reddit. 24% of survey responders found Exist through searching for something like it, 13% from a related ...

09 Nov 2023

Tracking the current active process in Windows with Rust

If you want to write a program that tracks your activity on Windows, like I'm doing with Foreground, the core of that tracking is finding out which process owns the currently active window. Only one window is the active window at any one time, and Windows provides an API ...

14 Apr 2023

Working in public

We've been working in public ever since we started building Exist. We've blogged about what we're working on and our long-term goals, published a podcast about the process of development, run yearly user feedback surveys, and since 2016 we've been publishing our user subscription numbers and ...

02 Feb 2023

Existing monthly, January 2023


This month we finished up 2022-related tasks like writing up the findings from our user feedback survey, and started planning our work for the year to come.

Completed this month

  • Published a blog post summarising the results of our 2022 user feedback survey
  • 2022 yearly report was sent out ...
27 Jan 2023

Exist annual survey 2022

At the end of 2022 we sent out our first user feedback survey since 2019. Since our last survey we'd released manual tracking, which was one of the biggest changes to Exist since we launched around 8 years ago. Manual tracking lets you enter data directly into Exist that ...