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Understand exactly how you spend your time and attention, with no data entry.
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With no data entry, know exactly what software and sites you’re actively using.
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Clobber procrastination with Goals & Alerts and watch your efficiency grow.
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See your time management efficiency compared to the average RescueTime user.
Subscription that costs about $9 per month. Price may vary depending on commitment and so on.
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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!
I'm building an alternative that's getting pretty good (if I may say so myself). Try it out: ActivityWatch
Nice, thanks for the heads-up. I'll check it out and keep an eye on it :)
[Edited by tylerszabo, September 25]
I like RescueTime for monitoring my time, but the content-control feature called FocusTime requires buying a subscription which costs $6-9 / month. I used to pay for a subscription, but I would prefer content-control software that does not require a subscription.
It's good if you want to know metrics and what time is wasted during days, weeks and months.
I totally recommend it if you want to save more time using your computer in the online world.
i removed because i install on windows and Linux same time and tell me the system username must be unique , Very bad design , i recommended Wakatime.
I like idea to track where do I spend my life
I installed the Firefox add-on and entered my email, but it just lists "palemoon" under "Utilities" and doesn't show individual websites.