Alternatives to RescueTime for all platforms with any license

  • ManicTime icon


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

    Freemium Windows

  • Toggl icon


    Toggl’s time tracker is built for speed and ease of use. Time keeping with Toggl is so simple that you’ll actually use it. Toggl...

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

    • RescueTime tracks apps that are used on your computer throughout the day to tell you what you've been working on and give you metrics to improve your productivity. Toggl merely allows you to tell it that you started working on a task and when you stop.
      Guest 11/2/2015
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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...

    Open Source Linux

  • ProcrastiTracker icon


    ProcrastriTracker is a time tracking tool that automatically tracks what applications and documents you use, and allows you to view...

    Open Source Windows

  • Paymo icon


    Paymo is an online project management application that helps you deliver projects on time and on budget by eliminating bottlenecks...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • TwentyFive icon


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

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • WakaTime icon


    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

  • 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...

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

  • Harvest icon


    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...

    Commercial Mac Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome Safari

  • Timing icon


    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...

    Freemium Mac

  • BrowseReporter icon


    BrowseReporter is a powerful web-monitoring tool that allows you to monitor the browsing activity of your employees or students. It is...

    Commercial Windows

    • It can track Internet activities and run reports to understand productivity
      marykawasaki 7/28/2015
  • Desktime icon


    DeskTime is a real-time automatic time tracking software that tracks and analyzes your productivity by sorting the different...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    Application for tracking your everyday activities. Spending only a few minutes a day on this app you will get daily, weekly and...

    Commercial Android iPhone iPad

  • Screenshot Monitor icon

    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...

    Freemium Windows

  • Grindstone icon


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

    Free Windows

  • WatchMe icon


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

    Free Windows

  • apps tracker icon

    apps tracker

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

    Free Windows

  • Tick icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Apple Watch

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  • Baralga icon


    Baralga keeps track of the time you spent working on different projects. You can record the time spent on a project or you can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Java Mobile

  • TrackingTime icon


    TrackingTime is a collaborative time tracking app that helps companies manage their projects, track working times and measure...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome

  • HourStack icon


    HourStack lets you and your team track time and allocate resources directly from Slack. Free for individuals.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Slack

  • Timesheet - Time Tracker icon

    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...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • Thrive Solo icon

    Thrive Solo

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

    Commercial Mac Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome OS iPad

  • BigTime icon


    Time and billing software for accountants and other professional services. Integrated with Intuit and Lacerte.

    Commercial Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Qbserve icon


    Automatic private time tracker that knows productivity rates for thousands of sites and apps, and can even differentiate between...

    Commercial Mac

  • Kimai icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • WorkPuls icon


    WorkPuls is an Automatic Time Tracking software which gives insight how employees spend working hours on computers.

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud

    • Both WorkPuls and RescueTime are automatic time tracking.
      Guest 7/25/2015
  • SlimTimer icon


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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Chime icon


    Chime is a time tracking software that will help you evaluate the real cost behind your work. Use Chime to estimate how long it...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Free Android

  • Chrometa icon


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

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone

  • TMetric icon


    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

  • Kontact - KTimeTracker icon

    Kontact - KTimeTracker

    KTimeTracker tracks time spent on various tasks. It is useful for tracking billable hours and can report the hours logged by task and...

    Open Source Linux

  • TimeVizor icon


    The service for remote resource monitoring. Time tracking app will help to see all activity made by the resource during the working...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux CentOS

  • Time Worked icon

    Time Worked

    A handy time track­ing tool for employ­ees to log the time they spend on their tasks and great soft­ware for...

    Commercial Self-Hosted Joomla PHP

RescueTime Comments

Forced online – thanks, but no thanks 2 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!


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.