RescueTime is a time management solution that runs on the background of your computer and mobile devices and carefully logs your time spent on certain applications and websites. The dashboard provides you with this information for insight, but RescueTime by using alerts also tells you when you are getting distracted or spent too much time on an application.

Look and Feel?

Great! Example for others, and very user-friendly


Certainly some conceptual and/or technical innovations

Easy to implement?


Our view

RescueTime itself is a small application that tracks your activity and the dashboard on the website gives you all the detailed information. The premium version (bit on the pricy side…) goes even further than just tracking applications and websites, but also phone calls and breaks. That is, when you are dealing with time issues, a great add-on.


It’s great that RescueTime itself can classify apps and websites as distracting or not (using a scale), but you can also customize this yourself if you do not agree fully.

Off course the really fun feature is the alerts it can give you (premium version) when you spend too much time on something.

Final great thing: blocking distractions in the premium version. By turning this on when you really need to focus on just one thing, RescueTime blocks off all distracting apps and websites.

Conclusion: If you want to develop time management skills or just learn to focus or better prioritize your work, RescueTime is a great learning app.  

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