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RescueTime Comments

Forced online – thanks, but no thanks 2 Helpful

Comment by Anamon
about RescueTime and ManicTime Oct 2015

RescueTime can only be used in an "online mode", where all your usage data is eventually transmitted to their servers for analysis and reporting. At least I didn't find any indication that the software could be configured differently. This might have some convenience benefits, especially when tracking multiple devices, although these could also be solved in a better way. Apart from the obvious privacy concerns, however, it also ties your use of the software to their service, which leads to all kinds of questions concerning mobile data usage, use while offline, future availability of the service, and a lot more. I personally wouldn't want my time tracking to be dependent on those questions and issues, and I don't think it should be for anyone. Forced online is, as in most cases, a major dealbreaker.

I recommend having a look at ManicTime, which offers pretty much all of the same functionality and benefits, while working locally and not being tied to some external server outside of your control. In fact, as a semi-obvious jab at RescueTime, "not a cloud-based service" is one of the major selling points they advertise on their website – as it should be!

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Not working with Pale Moon browser?

Comment by endolith
about RescueTime Sep 2015

I installed the Firefox add-on and entered my email, but it just lists "palemoon" under "Utilities" and doesn't show individual websites.

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