AppTimer allows timing the automated start-up of various programs running on Microsoft Windows.

To run this test with the Phoronix Test Suite, the basic command is: phoronix-test-suite benchmark windows/apptimer.

Project Site

Test Created

11 March 2019

Last Updated

6 October 2020

Test Maintainer

Michael Larabel 

Test Type


Average Install Time

3 Minutes, 55 Seconds

Average Run Time

2 Minutes, 12 Seconds

Test Dependencies

7-Zip / p7zip


5k+ Downloads

Supported Platforms

Public Result Uploads *Reported Installs **Reported Test Completions **Test Profile Page Views ***OpenBenchmarking.orgEventsAppTimer Popularity Statisticswindows/apptimer2019.032019.052019.072019.092019.112020.012020.032020.052020.072020.092020.112021.012021.042021.062021.082021.102021.122022.022022.042022.062022.082022.102022.122023.022023.042023.062023.082023.102023.124K8K12K16K20K
* Uploading of benchmark result data to is always optional (opt-in) via the Phoronix Test Suite for users wishing to share their results publicly.
** Data based on those opting to upload their test results to and users enabling the opt-in anonymous statistics reporting while running benchmarks from an Internet-connected platform.
*** Test profile page view reporting began March 2021.
Data updated weekly as of 3 December 2023.
VLC Media Player6.2%Mozilla Firefox6.2%Visual Studio Code6.2%Inkscape6.3%Atom Editor6.2%Shotcut Video Editor6.2%Notepad++6.2%Pencil2D Animation Software6.2%FileZilla6.2%LibreOffice6.3%Windows Calculator6.2%7-Zip6.3%Dia Digram Editor6.2%File Explorer6.3%Qt Creator6.2%Slack6.3%Time To Launch Option

Revision History

windows/apptimer-1.0.7   [View Source]   Tue, 06 Oct 2020 16:02:51 GMT
Update download mirrors.

windows/apptimer-1.0.6   [View Source]   Mon, 08 Apr 2019 09:54:50 GMT
Update LibreOffice, OBS Studio

windows/apptimer-1.0.5   [View Source]   Sat, 30 Mar 2019 11:00:52 GMT
Fix 7-Zip install handling.

windows/apptimer-1.0.4   [View Source]   Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:22:04 GMT
Add OBS Studio and Calculator to programs list.

windows/apptimer-1.0.3   [View Source]   Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:43:03 GMT
Add Qt Creator, Notepad++ Firefox, Chrome, Dia, Slack, WhatsApp, 7-Zip, and Atom Editor to app tests.

windows/apptimer-1.0.2   [View Source]   Sat, 16 Mar 2019 10:15:20 GMT
Add Pencil2D, Inkscape, Visual Studio Code, FileZilla test cases.

windows/apptimer-1.0.1   [View Source]   Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:29:37 GMT
Various improvements.

windows/apptimer-1.0.0   [View Source]   Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:42:03 GMT
Initial commit of AppTimer for Windows app launching benchmarks.

Performance Metrics

Analyze Test Configuration:


Time To Launch: LibreOffice metrics for this test profile configuration based on 976 public results since 11 March 2019 with the latest data as of 2 December 2021.

Additional benchmark metrics will come after has collected a sufficient data-set.

OpenBenchmarking.orgDistribution Of Public Results - Time To Launch: LibreOffice1213 Results Range From 0 To 28 Seconds36912151821242730333630060090012001500

Based on data, the selected test / test configuration (AppTimer - Time To Launch: LibreOffice) has an average run-time of 2 minutes. By default this test profile is set to run at least 5 times but may increase if the standard deviation exceeds pre-defined defaults or other calculations deem additional runs necessary for greater statistical accuracy of the result.

OpenBenchmarking.orgMinutesTime Required To Complete BenchmarkTime To Launch: LibreOfficeRun-Time1326395265Min: 1 / Avg: 1.86 / Max: 69

Based on public results, the selected test / test configuration has an average standard deviation of 3.5%.

OpenBenchmarking.orgPercent, Fewer Is BetterAverage Deviation Between RunsTime To Launch: LibreOfficeDeviation714212835Min: 0 / Avg: 3.48 / Max: 32

Tested CPU Architectures

This benchmark has been successfully tested on the below mentioned architectures. The CPU architectures listed is where successful result uploads occurred, namely for helping to determine if a given test is compatible with various alternative CPU architectures.

CPU Architecture
Kernel Identifier
Verified On
Intel / AMD x86 64-bit
(Many Processors)