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Free RescueTime Alternatives

The best free alternative to RescueTime is ActivityWatch, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to RescueTime and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to RescueTime are ManicTime, LeechBlock, Kimai and ProcrastiTracker.

RescueTime alternatives are mainly Time Tracking Tools but may also be Task Management Tools or Anti Procrastination Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of RescueTime.
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Web-based time management tool that tracks the activities and duration of a user's computer usage.

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    DeskTime

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    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    DeskTime is a real-time time tracking software that analyzes productivity. It is the only fully automatic time tracking software where you can measure productivity and effectiveness.

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    Most users think DeskTime is a great alternative to RescueTime.
  2. ActivityWatch is an app that automatically tracks how you spend time on your devices.

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    ActivityWatch vs RescueTime opinions
    Almost everyone thinks ActivityWatch is a great alternative to RescueTime.
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    RemovedUser

    ActivityWatch is the best open source alternative to RescueTime. However while the desktop app is really good, the android app needs a bit of work. Nevertheless it is the best open source alternative to rescuetime that I have tried.

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    Automatic like RescueTime, but open source and extendable, with full and exclusive user control of data.

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    Verassitnh

    ActivityWatch is open source and privacy-centered.

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    gnramires

    Open source, devs listen to improvements! Great for controling and quantifying your time.

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    Free, Open Source and Cross platforms... What more do you need?

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    justanotherstrange

    Free/open source, good privacy

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    Open source, really tracks lots of stuff, no hidden paid option once you're accustommed to it, huge efforts for making it work on Windows, Mac AND Linux, tracks stuff in web browser too

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  3. ManicTime automatically records your computer usage. It remembers which apps you've used and for how long. It will also remember which web sites you've visited and which documents you've worked on.

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    Most users think ManicTime is a great alternative to RescueTime.
    waldir

    It works really well, and allows viewing the timeline in an interactive, visual way, and in even greater detail than RescueTime.

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    No need subscribe to download.

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    Anon_J

    You have to host your own server in order to sync data across devices.

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  4. LeechBlock icon

    LeechBlock is a simple free productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. All you need to do is specify which sites to block and when to block them.

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    Kimai

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
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    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 …

    Track and manage your (work) times with Kimai or export them.


  6. 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.

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    Most users think ProcrastiTracker is a great alternative to RescueTime.

    This is the only listed alternative that has actually a full feature set

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  7. 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.

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    Project Hamster vs RescueTime opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Project Hamster is a great alternative to RescueTime.
    CurrentWaretech

    Project Hamster is for Linux. RescueTime is for PC and MAC

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    WakaTime

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Komodo IDE
    • Xcode
    • Visual Studio Code
    • IntelliJ IDEA
    • Vim
    • Notepad++
    • Pycharm
    • Sublime Text
    • TextMate
    • RubyMine
    • GNU Emacs
    • PyCharm Community Edition
    • Atom
    • Brackets
    • Komodo Edit

    Analytics for programmers using open-source text editor plugins. The service itself is not open source, only the plugins.

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    WakaTime vs RescueTime opinions
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    WakaTime only tracks your development time; RescueTime is about your whole time.

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  9. DeskTime icon

    DeskTime is a real-time time tracking software that analyzes productivity. It is the only fully automatic time tracking software where you can measure productivity and effectiveness.

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    Most users think DeskTime is a great alternative to RescueTime.
  10. Web-based, desktop, & mobile software for time tracking and leave management optimized for freelancers & SMEs. Includes a smart timer, gamification, leave management, time reports, invoices, user roles, and other helpful tools.

    Trackabi is employee monitoring, time tracking, and leave management software leveraging the gamification approach to make dull things fun.
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    ivanko

    Can detect what apps are used during the day and if they are related to work

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    AndyVo

    There is a great desktop time tracker based on user activitiy

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