Free RescueTime Alternatives

    The best free alternative to RescueTime is ActivityWatch, which is both free and 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 Kimai (Free, Open Source), Project Hamster (Free, Open Source), ProcrastiTracker (Free, Open Source) and WakaTime (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. 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. It is open source, privacy-first, cross-platform, and a great alternative to services like RescueTime, ManicTime, and WakaTime.
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      ActivityWatch vs RescueTime opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ActivityWatch is a great alternative to RescueTime.
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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
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      There's automatic logging, just like in Recuetime. But unlike Rescuetime, your data is yours as the app is 100% open source, so IMO it is better suited for most corporate privacy policies and hence better for GDPR complience. Rescuetime is fine if you are a home user and don't care about privacy, but due to EU privacy law, it is not suited for the corporate environment in the EU.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      Verassitnh ActivityWatch is open source and privacy-centered.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      gnramires Open source, devs listen to improvements! Great for controling and quantifying your time.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      Free, Open Source and Cross platforms... What more do you need?
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      justanotherstrange Free/open source, good privacy
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      vikram_sjn The spirit and attempt is same - But ActivityWatch is more an alternative of ManicTime and not RescueTime. RescueTime uses crowd sourcing for tagging - and this is missing in ActivityWatch
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Cloudron
      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 …
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    3. 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.
      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
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    4. 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.
      ProcrastiTracker vs RescueTime opinions
      Most users think ProcrastiTracker is a great alternative to RescueTime.
      This is the only listed alternative that has actually a full feature set
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • 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
      Know exactly how long you spend coding Automatically tracks when you start and stop typing, with detailed metrics.
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      WakaTime vs RescueTime opinions
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      WakaTime only tracks your development time; RescueTime is about your whole time.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    5. 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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    6. 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.
    7. 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 since you last checked your phone?
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      SaveMyTime vs RescueTime opinions
      Almost everyone thinks SaveMyTime is a great alternative to RescueTime.
      muka Seemless time recording. Finally something that works. Excellent reporting. I get the insights I always wanted.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      BrowseReporter is the best alternative to RescueTime
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    8. Web-based & desktop software for time tracking and leave management optimized for freelancers, small and medium-sized companies. Includes a smart timer, gamification, leave management, time reports, invoices, user roles, and other helpful tools.
      Trackabi vs RescueTime opinions
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      AndyVo There is a great desktop time tracker based on user activitiy
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      ivanko Can detect what apps are used during the day and if they are related to work
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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