RescueTime

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Time management for teams of knowledge workers

About RescueTime

RescueTime is a time management and analytics tool that enables knowledge workers to better understand their daily habits, helping them become more efficient and productive with their work. The solution unobtrusively tracks time spent on different applications, documents, and websites, giving users an accurate picture of their day with detailed reports based on their activity.

RescueTime helps teams work smarter by allowing them to understand where time is spent while they work. Users can improve their productivity by setting goals to them help stay focused and keep on track of work. Users can also set alarms to notify them when a certain activity has taken up more time than allotted.

Progress can be viewed and monitored via the dashboard, including detailed reports that show the amount of time spent on specific websites, documents and applications. Additional reports show the duration of time dedicated to different categories, the user’s productivity levels, and whether set goals have been achieved for the day. A weekly email report summarizes all activities and includes a productivity score.

Activities are grouped automatically into predefined categories along with built-in productivity scores that cover a large volume of websites and applications. Users can also customize categories and productivity scores to meet specific needs. Additional features allow individuals to block distracting websites for periods of time, as well as track offline activity such as for meetings, calls, and even a morning commute.


Key benefits of RescueTime

  • RescueTime gives individuals an understanding of how they use their time, while encouraging them to be pro-active about self-management.

  • Managers can get a high-level overview of how the entire team is spending their time, and
    understand which tools are being used effectively.

  • Users can set goals and alerts to stay focused and keep on track of work for improved productivity, as well as view their progress via the dashboard and detailed reports.

  • RescueTime helps spot any inefficiencies throughout the working day and enables users to block out distractions to help better manage their time.

  • Weekly email reports summarize activities and provide a productivity score to help individuals plan smarter for the coming week.

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    RescueTime Software - View member progress by year, month, week or day via the dashboard
    RescueTime Software - Reports show how much time was spent in different categories, productivity by hour, efficiency levels, and more
    RescueTime Software - Detailed reports show which applications and websites time was spent on
    RescueTime Software - Stay informed with a weekly email report summarizing activities and productivity score
    RescueTime Software - View efficiency averages and productivity by member via the all members dashboard
    RescueTime Software - View charts on productivity by hour via mobile device
    RescueTime Software - RescueTime for Android monitors how long users spend in mobile apps and phone calls
    RescueTime Software - Users can set goals and get alerts the moment they are achieved
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    RescueTime Software - View member progress by year, month, week or day via the dashboard
    RescueTime Software - Reports show how much time was spent in different categories, productivity by hour, efficiency levels, and more
    RescueTime Software - Detailed reports show which applications and websites time was spent on
    RescueTime Software - Stay informed with a weekly email report summarizing activities and productivity score
    RescueTime Software - View efficiency averages and productivity by member via the all members dashboard
    RescueTime Software - View charts on productivity by hour via mobile device
    RescueTime Software - RescueTime for Android monitors how long users spend in mobile apps and phone calls
    RescueTime Software - Users can set goals and get alerts the moment they are achieved

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    4.6 /5
    (139)
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    4.5/5
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    4.5/5
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    Stephen
    Stephen
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Affordable, Easy-to-Use Productivity and Time Tracking Solution

    Reviewed on 2018/03/19

    RescueTime allows me to keep tabs on my self essentially. I can see what I've been doing and how...

    RescueTime allows me to keep tabs on my self essentially. I can see what I've been doing and how long I was doing it. Specifically, it allows me to see how much time I wasted on Facebook and how much time I spent working on a project.

    Pros

    RescueTime requires little to no configuration or attention. You simply install it on your computer and/or install the various browser plugins and let it do its thing - tracking your activities and time.

    Cons

    As an analytics nerd, I would like to see RescueTime have even more tracking features and abilities. The one con that I will mention is having to specifically allow RescueTime to specifically track what is being done in certain websites/applications.

    Angelica
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    • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
    • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
    • Review Source

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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Unleash Your Potential with RescueTime's Powerful Time Tracking

    Reviewed on 2023/06/09

    RescueTime became a crucial tool for time management during my internship in the pharmaceutical...

    RescueTime became a crucial tool for time management during my internship in the pharmaceutical product development and research division. The software's automatic time tracking offered insightful information about my work habits and assisted me in locating time wasters and potential improvement areas. I was inspired to stay focused and complete my tasks by RescueTime's productivity rankings. I was able to reduce distractions and keep up a high level of work by setting individualized notifications and focus time intervals. Overall, RescueTime made a big difference in my ability to effectively manage my time and be productive in a rigorous research atmosphere.

    Pros

    RescueTime can help you find and get rid of distractions to increase productivity by giving you insightful information about how you spend your time. The program automatically keeps tabs on your usage across numerous websites and applications and generates thorough time usage reports. You can establish objectives and track development using RescueTime's productivity scores and goal-setting options. RescueTime enables you to retain focus on key tasks with its customized warnings and concentrate time settings. Users are empowered to make knowledgeable decisions about their time management by the software's user-friendly interface and clear reports, which increase productivity and work-life balance.

    Cons

    One drawback of RescueTime is that its automatic time tracking might not fully record all offline activities, which could result in inaccurate results. RescueTime's free edition has a limited feature set, and upgrading is necessary to access more sophisticated functions. Some users could find the comprehensive reports to be too much to handle or think that the productivity ratings are arbitrary. RescueTime offers information, but it doesn't actively push users to modify their behavior; instead, it relies on users' willpower to do so.

    Kaila
    Kaila
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Not the best time managment software but not bad either

    Reviewed on 2018/06/16

    Pros

    Its a simple software to use, that keeps track of how and where you use your time on the computer, it´s really helpful to see at the end of the day how much time you spent doing what and to complete the goals you set for your self and it helps a lot knowing really how much "working" time you spend not being productive

    Cons

    Since i work on different projects but on the same software or webpage it became hard to track how much of thet time was actually spent on the different programs, so it didnt really work for me

    Sebastian
    Sebastian
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great automatic activity tracker, with only the limitations of that approach

    Reviewed on 2022/02/18

    RescueTime is a very well-designed solution for automatic activity tracking; I am just no longer...

    RescueTime is a very well-designed solution for automatic activity tracking; I am just no longer really convinced that this is the right approach (for me). The focus on applications (not projects) makes the collected data of limited value (for me). I still use it, since it is free and doesn't hurt, but I am not relying on the collected data for analyzing my working patterns anymore

    Pros

    Tracks what you work one completely automatically,
    reliably records all applications used,
    gives automatic ratings how “productive” certain applications are

    Cons

    Updating the Linux client could be smoother / better automated.

    Fernando
    Fernando
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great tool to time tracking

    Reviewed on 2022/12/02

    I use daily rescuetime to track my time. It categorize the time by software you are log in. It...

    I use daily rescuetime to track my time. It categorize the time by software you are log in. It shows me how I use my time

    Pros

    The time tracking is easy. It has a good UI and categorize automatically the tools used in the PC

    Cons

    More reports in free plan. Better app from mobile devices

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    RescueTime FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for RescueTime.

    RescueTime offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$6.50/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    RescueTime Lite: Free RescueTime Premium: $9 per month, or $72 per year (4 months free)

    RescueTime has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    RescueTime supports the following languages:

    English

    RescueTime supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile)

    We do not have any information about what integrations RescueTime has

    RescueTime offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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