Have you ever wondered how much time you spent debugging? Automatically track everything you do when you code. See reports and metrics in real-time and never forget again what you did on the code.

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by guspais | July 08 2015

Awesome worth trying it!!

by David C. Shepherd | June 30 2015

by Federico Andres Lois | June 20 2015

by Gordon Beeming | November 15 2014

by Adam Plocher | November 08 2014

(UPDATE Nov 2014) much smoother experience over the last several weeks, updated to 5 stars!

by roguemat | October 26 2014

by The Win Dev | July 08 2014

by szandras2524 | February 16 2014


i installed it... with great interest... on the first run, it shows an GUID and says it will track... but after the second start it says it will not track adn the guid is zeroes.... can you help? on the web portal i see the project with an guid but no other data?

Thank you in advance !

Codealike February 17 2014
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Could you please open a support ticket at including your username (or facts link) so we can check it?

Thank you and sorry for the inconveniences.

by Stefan-Z-Camilleri | December 22 2013

by daniel.clay | October 31 2013

Last update slows down the solution.
I would give this a zero star if I could as it kills my productivity instantly.


Codealike October 31 2013
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We are deeply sorry about that. We give priority to any performance issue because we value our users time as if it were our own.

Can you contact us by mail at with your username (facts link would do also) and which version of Visual Studio you are running?

by ajsondev | October 30 2013

Interesting product - obviously has some on a lot since others reviewed it - I am finding the dev team highly responsive to any issues I find and suggestions - looking forward to seeing what metrics look like over a period of time with different projects!

by Zachar5431 | July 04 2013

I'm in the same boat as DeathCorps69. I would really like to try this, but it seems that I cannot log in with any of the providers, and logging in through also fails (I have seen that cat picture more than 30 times in the last 6 hours). Is something wrong again? Sad to see that Codealike seems to have fallen off the face of the earth (No updates, comment, news, tweets, or Facebook messages, that I could find, for a long time).

Same situation as with DeathCorps69: If I can at least log in once, I will surely rate this higher (It looks amazing from what I have been able to see).

Codealike September 17 2013
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We are really sorry about the problem.

It took us some time to fix the reliability issues. We also provided a common request so now you can also use a Codealike account instead of social providers.

by DeathCorps69 | May 18 2013

As much as I like the idea of Codealike I can't bring myself to rate this by how useful it "can" be. This issue is whenever I log into Visual Studio, Codealike refuses to sign in 99% of the time giving a picture of a cat saying I can't log in for some unknown reason and it's really frustrating. If there is a solution or a fix I would be happy to rate this higher, but until then I cannot. I am running VS11 Ultimate on windows 8 x64 and 7 x64.

Codealike May 21 2013
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Please, try now. We had an issue with our hosting provider. Sorry for the inconvenience. Let us know if it's working ok for you. Regards!

by Xperiandri | September 20 2012

Looks like it will be very useful!
Let's see results soon.

by S Mallajyosula | September 14 2012

It slows my solution even after the update. All other windows are behind this window and its very odd.

by AAKoken | September 11 2012

This tool is really great!

Codealike September 11 2012
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Thanks! What do you like the most about Codealike? Do you have any suggestions?

by Alex Pearlstein | August 16 2012

I really like where the tool is heading, but it really impacts my system. As my project has grown, so has some unresponsiveness. I haven't tried it with a small new project yet.

Despite that fact, I still do enable it during some of my current project aspects. I'm interested to see the end numbers for my project.

Codealike September 11 2012
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Thanks Alex! Can you please update to the last version? We've included several performance enhancements lately. Thanks again!

by Doug Honeycutt | July 31 2012

Connecting fails repeatedly when logging in from multiple solutions. If you keep retrying it eventually succeeds - not an issue with a single solution open. Otherwise it's a pretty neat idea, with some really great metrics and a sexy web page design.

Codealike September 11 2012
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Thanks for your review Doug! We really appreciate it. (I mean... REALLY!)
Just for you to know, we've fixed that issue a couple of weeks ago. Let me know if that works for you as expected now. Thanks again!

by Soke01 | July 28 2012

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  • Codealike plugin doesn't sign in VS 2013
    2 Posts | Last post March 05, 2015
    • When I click sign in, I get stuck with a pop-up saying "Wait please..."
      Using Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
      Version 12.0.31101.00 Update 4
      Using the Codealike plugin I got from here: 
    • Hi Dent42,
      Can you open a ticket at in order to troubleshoot the issue? We have seen in the wild proxy issues and IE configurations that prevent the VS plugin to log in properly. 
  • Any way to make it work with make files?
    2 Posts | Last post November 18, 2014
    • We use make files to do our builds and it doesn't look like codealike is logging that.  Is there any way to log build times when using make files?
    • We do not have any example of that. Contact us through to have your email address and we will take a look if it is possible.
  • VS 2013 support
    9 Posts | Last post February 24, 2014
    • What about Visual Studio 2013 support?
    • Thanks for your interest! It's on the roadmap. Stay tuned for new releases.
    • We've just released the Visual Studio 2013 plugin. Enjoy and give us feedback! Thanks!
    • Hi, unfortunately this extension does not load. It fails with the following error:
      SetSite failed for package [Codealike.Client.VisualStudio.CodealikePackage...
      Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensibilityHosting...
      Any ideas?
    • Hi Stefan,
      Can you provide us a bit more information? Which flavor of Visual Studio 2013 are you running? (Premium, Ultimate, etc). RTM or previous version?
      Can you open a support ticket at to have a more direct contact through email?
      Looking forward to fix the issue.
    • Hi Stefan,
      We have just released a new version that should fix the issue you experimented.
      Thanks for the feedback!
    • I'm seeing the same error. Visual Studio 2013u1 Ultimate.
          <time>2014/02/13 10:44:47.767</time>
          <description>SetSite failed for package [Codealike.Client.VisualStudio.CodealikePackage, Codealike.Client.VisualStudio, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null]</description>
          <errorinfo>One or more errors occurred.</errorinfo>
    • Also on Visual Studio 2013u2ctp1
    • Hi Jesse,
      Could you please open a support ticket at including your username (or facts link) so we can check it?
      We will examine it as soon as possible.
      Thank you!