Alternatives to RescueTime for all platforms with any license

  • ManicTime icon

    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 forth between applications more than a 1000 times, which means...

    Freemium Windows

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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 GitHub

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  • Harvest icon

    Harvest

    Let’s get to work. Spend less time tracking and more time doing. Love your job. Like your timesheets. Whether it’s from the web, your smartphone or another application, it’s never been so easy to track time. With a simple...

    Commercial Mac Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome Safari

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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 detail. It is written to be small and non-intrusive. It is useful...

    Open Source Windows

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    DeskTime

    DeskTime is a real-time automatic time tracking software that tracks and analyzes your productivity by sorting the different applications that you or our employees use into the categories “productive”, “unproductive” or “neutral”. It...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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  • WakaTime icon

    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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    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 diagrams and graphs. Using this data you'll be able to control and...

    Commercial Android iPhone iPad

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  • TwentyFive icon

    TwentyFive

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

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • 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 reports of web sites visited and applications used. Real time...

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

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  • Tick icon

    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 service industry, hours are your inventory. Lose track of your...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Apple Watch

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    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 features that supplement this primary functionality. The software is...

    Free Windows

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    BrowseReporter

    BrowseReporter is a powerful web-monitoring tool that allows you to monitor the browsing activity of your employees or students. It is a non-intrusive tool, running in stealth mode, without the users knowing that their systems are...

    Commercial Windows

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    • It can track Internet activities and run reports to understand productivity marykawasakiJul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    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 version, Timing lite, only allows you to show todays' and...

    Freemium Mac

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  • SaveMyTime - Time Tracker icon

    SaveMyTime - Time Tracker

    SaveMyTime logs online and offline activities. It takes advantage of nasty habit humans have – we unlock our phones about 120 times a day, every few minutes. SaveMyTime replaces standard lock screen and ask “What have you been doing...

    Free Android

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    WatchMe

    WatchMe is a free (premium available) simple timer program to time a number of different tasks or events together or indepenedently of each other. .

    Free Windows

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  • TMetric icon

    TMetric

    Totally free and easy work time tracking web-app. Integrates with almost anything. Perfect for freelancers and mid-sized teams.

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Chrome Firefox

  • Kimai icon

    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 action … It’s simplicity is its strength. Due to Kimai’s web...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • SlimTimer icon

    SlimTimer

    From the SlimTimer you can quickly create, track, and even share tasks with your coworkers. Then run reports of not only your time but also that of your coworkers and reportees.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Screenshot Monitor

    Screenshot Monitor is a tiny desktop app started and stopped by an employee to track the time and take his computer screenshots during work. Company manager can see the time and screenshots on screenshotmonitor.com.

    Freemium Windows

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    TimeVizor

    The service for remote resource monitoring. Time tracking app will help to see all activity made by the resource during the working time. Your reports will include screenshots, snapshots and the list of visited pages.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux CentOS

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    apps tracker

    Track your computer usage: Apps Tracker automatically records all the applications you have used and for how long.

    Free Windows

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  • Thrive Solo icon

    Thrive Solo

    Revolutionary time tracking, quoting, invoicing and project management software for freelancers that is flexible, beautiful and easy to use.

    Commercial Mac Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome OS iPad

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    Qbserve

    Automatic private time tracker that knows productivity rates for thousands of sites and apps, and can even differentiate between Skype, Slack, Telegram chats, and YouTube videos.

    Commercial Mac

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    Baralga

    Baralga keeps track of the time you spent working on different projects. You can record the time spent on a project or you can manually enter and edit activities. This way you can easily memorize when and how long you have been...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Java Mobile

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  • ZeitNote icon

    ZeitNote

    Active time-tracking app that records time user spend working in apps, off time and shows brief vivid picture of the day. Lets user say what and when was started and how much time did it took.

    Commercial Mac

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    Timesheet

    TimeSheet is an application that will automatically record the time spend on projects and tasks for you, while working on your computer

    Commercial Windows

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  • timetrap

    timetrap - Simple command line timetracker

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Ruby RubyGems

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  • Paymo icon

    Paymo

    Paymo is an online project management application that helps you deliver projects on time and on budget by eliminating bottlenecks through accurate time tracking & reporting. Paymo can help you with task management &...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    Chrometa

    Automatically track your computer usage and use captured data to fill time sheets, compile billable hours, and improve personal productivity.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone

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  • Tilo

    Time logging made easy. Tilo is an open source time tracking solution for your company, project or personal use.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    WorkTrail

    WorkTrail allows you to keep track of your work in real time. Easily manage your projects and tasks, log your work and don't worry about interruptions or sudden tasks. Now also available for iPhone and Android. For developers...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

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    Timesheet - Time Tracker

    Timesheet allows to record your work in a simple way. You can easily add breaks, expenses and notes. Manage your projects and export your data to Microsoft Excel. Clear overviews and statistics available. Easy Backup / Restore to...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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    Leechblock

    LeechBlock is a simple productivity tool: an extension for the Firefox web browser designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. Its settings allows you to schedule when and how to block...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    Costlocker

    A time, cost and profitability management tool for the financially focused agency CEO and their team. .

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Chrome OS Internet Explorer Safari

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RescueTime Comments

Forced online – thanks, but no thanks 3 Helpful

Negative 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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