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    ManicTime

    Track your computer usage and use collected data to accurately tag time. Auto tracking of computer usage (8 languages), during a day average user can switch back and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android

    • It works really well, and allows viewing the timeline in an interactive, visual way, and in even greater detail than RescueTime. waldirMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Project Hamster

    Project Hamster is time tracking for individuals. It helps you to keep track on how much time you have spent during the day on activities you choose to track.

    Open Source Linux

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    ProcrastiTracker

    ProcrastriTracker is a time tracking tool that automatically tracks what applications and documents you use, and allows you to view statistics on your usage in great...

    Open Source Windows

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    WakaTime

    Analytics for programmers using open-source text editor plugins.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Komodo IDE Xcode ... IntelliJ IDEA Vim Pycharm Sublime Text RubyMine GNU Emacs PyCharm Community Edition Atom Brackets Komodo Edit

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    TwentyFive

    HTML5 time tracking web app focused on speed and simplicity that encourages you to follow the Pomodoro Technique.

    Open Source Web Self-Hosted

  • Time Doctor icon

    Time Doctor

    Time Management Software that guarantees your staff are actually working. Manage remote staff from anywhere in the world with this unique productivity suite. Provides...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

  • Timing icon

    Timing

    Timing is the best way to keep track of the time you spend with your Mac. Find out where your time goes - without ever having to start a timer again! The free...

    Freemium Mac

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    Tick

    Track Time. Hit Budgets. It's That Simple. Straightforward time tracking software to help your team run more profitable projects. Time is your Inventory In the...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Apple Watch

  • Grindstone icon

    Grindstone

    Grindstone is a desktop application, produced by Epiforge Software, that allows users to create and organize tasks and to track time. It includes a range of other...

    Free Windows

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    Kimai

    Kimai is a free open source timetracker. It tracks work time and prints out a summary of your activities on demand. Yearly, monthly, daily, by customer, by project, by...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

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    aTimeLogger

    Application for tracking your everyday activities. Spending only a few minutes a day on this app you will get daily, weekly and monthly statistics in the form of...

    Commercial Android iPhone iPad

RescueTime Comments

Forced online – thanks, but no thanks

about RescueTime and ManicTime · · 4 Helpful

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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