RescueTime Beta

Web-based time management tool


  • No need to enter data manually
  • Tracks both applications and websites
  • Collected information can be tagged


  • Users concerned about privacy may not like it
  • You can't export data to offline standalone files

Very good

When working with a computer it's easy to get distracted: there are just so many temptations at your fingertips! Read that new blog you just discovered, send a mail to a friend, try that cool online game... We're not saying you can't take a break from time to time, but you must control your level of procrastination if you want to get all your tasks done in time. And the best way to achieve this balance between work and fun is using a tool like RescueTime.

This simple app tracks your usage of time, taking snapshots of the current activity in your computer and using them to generate very complete statistics. These data are saved in your RescueTime online account, which can be checked anytime you want with a web browser. Statistics are categorized by day, week or month. Also, all the tracked apps and websites can be tagged so that you get an accurate view of how you're spending your time. The best thing about RescueTime is that all these data are collected and analyzed without you having to manually enter anything.

Although RescueTime works as a great time tracker, I still don't feel comfortable about sending my PC usage data over to a website. I'd like to have an "offline" working mode too, plus some more details in statistics and the ability to download or export the data to an HTML, TXT or CSV file.

RescueTime is an online time tracker that can help you make a better use of your time.

RescueTime is a web-based time-management tool that allows you to easily understand how you spend your time. One of the coolest things about RescueTime is that there is NO DATA ENTRY. You install a doohicky on your computer and we magically track all of your time usage.

This is what we offer:

  • The ability to see exactly how you spend your time. No data entry, no effort-- Your time gets tracked down to the second without you having to actively track it.
  • Instant and easy time-management analytics. Instantly know how much time you’re spending on a particular app (like "Microsoft Word"), site (like "") or a category (like "Communication").
  • The ability to set time management goals (daily or weekly) and receive notification when you meet (or fail to meet) your goals (coming soon!)
  • Tools to see how you compare to other people in your industry (coming soon!)



RescueTime Beta

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