RescueTime Features

RescueTime

Time management for teams of knowledge workers

4.58/5 (123 reviews)

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Email Alerts
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RescueTime Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about RescueTime's features:

Kudzai C.

The tool of champions!

2019-01-16

Pros

It's brilliant because it tracks time by app but also by websites visited.

Cons

It would be great to set up project and task tracking within the app so we can group our activities.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gerardo Esteban C.

What I like most of rescuetime is it's ability to detect when an user is not using the computer.

2020-03-04

It was great, it solves the problem of not doing overtime or tracking extra paid time.

Pros

I like it's idle time feature. And their reports and graphics.

Cons

You can't track by project and make estimations about each time-consuming project in the company.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nneka O.

Productivity Tracker for Remote workers

2021-07-31

I use Rescue Time to stay productive and track my billable hours.

Pros

It helps me stay on track with my tasks daily. And it is invaluable for tracking billable hours.

Cons

But it is a great software for tracking my productivity.

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adithya U.

Excellent tool to track your/employee productive time

2018-11-29

Pros

* Great easy to setup tool to track all activities done in system. * Extremely accurate regarding the activities and time usage. * Excellent reporting to generate and analyze the pattern. * Can be used to track Employee productivity. * Not a privacy nightmare as many sensitive data is not captured

Cons

*Bit expensive for premium version/organization plans.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 1-10 employees)

Recuetime Review

2019-01-15

Rescuetime has made it easy to bill clients as I can show them the time spent on their projects. I also use it to evaluate the effectiveness of my team.

Pros

I aim to manage my time and Rescuetime makes that seamless.The daily and weekly reports help me to evaluate how I use my time.

Cons

I am also not sure if the software tracks time when the screen is off.

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bryan M.

My favorite solution for seeing where time is spent

2018-07-02

Easiest way to track productivity and time spent across applications/categories.

Pros

Rescuetime automatically tracks and categorizes the activities of you and your team.

Cons

I would like if there was a different way to categorize specific files from different projects into projects within rescuetime.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jorgen P.

Great for staying accountable

2019-12-03

RescueTime brings insights into how you use your time, whether it's in a productive way or not.

Pros

Automatic tracking of how you use your time Easy to use dashboard Great way to stay accountable with your Goals

Cons

Lack of detail in reporting (RescueTime is not a replacement for time tracking for contractors) Always on nature of recording can pose a privacy risk

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Stephen S.

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

2018-03-19

Specifically, it allows me to see how much time I wasted on Facebook and how much time I spent working on a project.

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Flavio A.

Automatic Time Tracking

2019-09-25

RescueTime takes away the stress by working in the background to identify the tasks you're working on, which is great.

Pros

RescueTime works in the background to identify the tasks you're working on and provides insightful reports on productivity.

Cons

Integration with other systems would be invaluable as we've recently moved to a different solution that integrates with some of the other products we use internally.

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Arts and Crafts company, myself only employees)

RescueTime keeps me focused and productive

2018-11-16

Pros

I love the detailed analytics on all of my activity. It's great for keeping track on how productive I was for the day.

Cons

Nothing bad to report. it's a pretty simple tool that works well.

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Marianne M.

Time Management with Rescue Time

2019-12-13

Strong time management and productivity software that helps with personal and professional accountability and growth.

Pros

Tracks time both in apps and on sites, able to set timers, strong reporting capabilities and easy to customize.

Cons

Not all of the reporting is available with the free version but the premium version is not a justifiable expense.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Maciej N.

Very reliable time management app

2021-02-07

Thanks to a great blog they have (many useful time management articles) I stumbled upon their productivity course.

Pros

The most powerful feature of RescueTime is tracking on what activities you spend your time and when you do this.

Cons

I would like to see more features inside the mobile app. Especially regarding easily logging offline time.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Franz B.

Nice interface, but I really don´t use it much

2020-07-16

More appealing interface than Timecamp, but for my type of usage it´s not so great.

Pros

Nice appealing interface, app support for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS and Browser plugins for Chrome and Firefox

Cons

I prefer the Timeline view to scroll thru the day to associate activities to my customers projects, but in Timeline view are no details, so it shows for example "Excel" ... but not the Filenames I was working on ( visible in activity view, but there is no time-of-day visible ).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great for freelancers and time-conscious people

2018-05-11

Pros

RescueTime is amazing for tracking your own time.

Cons

The software looks and feels a little clunky, and I wish you had more flexibility with the reporting and activity summaries.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Kyle S.

Verified Reviewer

Runs in the background

2018-04-04

Pros

What I like about Rescue time is that it checks how your spending your time in the background, which is much better than other apps that ask you to mark off time for different activities. The free version is enough for me.

Cons

Unfortunately, it only keeps track of when you are using apps and your computer.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1-10 employees)

Finally understand how you spend your time in front of your computer

2019-02-16

Pros

The ability to automatically track and cleverly report how you are spending time in front of your computer and how often you get interrupted and switch activities. And I'm still using the basic functionalities of the software.

Cons

Maybe the ability to add a note to mark a certain activity.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Software Developer (Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

The Best Productivity Tracker

2020-05-17

RescueTime is a great tool and a very necessary one to automatically measure and monitor how and what you spend your time on

Pros

RescueTime is a very straightforward and easy to use time tracker as you just download the time tracking app onto your laptop or android device and it does the rest.

Cons

As an improvement, a feature that might be required is one to categorise certain activities viewed as non productive as productive.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Danilo N.

Full of features but a little difficult to use...

2018-09-19

Pros

Full of features to track time used in softwares, programming languages etc.

Cons

It's a little difficult to configure/use sometimes, depending on your operating system, some tools that you want to track maybe could make you lost some time until get fully configured and usable...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Mitch B.

Keeps me honest with screen time

2019-01-24

I've been a Rescuetime user for years and don't see myself stopping anytime soon.

Pros

Each week I take the report and show it to my accountability group, with the goal of decreasing my computer time week by week.

Cons

Once I had categorized all of my different applications and activities it works well.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 1-10 employees)

A Good Way to Get an Overview of Where your Time is Going

2019-12-04

I keep it running in the background and it seems to work well for me. I'll continue to use it. When it has benefit to me, it's quite a help. When it doesn't, I just don't pay attention to it.

Pros

It also comes in handy to be able to back-track and see what you were working on when you've been lax on your time-tracking duties.

Cons

Some of the categorization out of the box doesn't always match up to your reality; for example, it may track a task as being unproductive when, in fact, it was a productive task for you.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan K.

Amazing Tool

2019-01-22

Pros

Does great job tracking time in apps and on sites; solid reporting too

Cons

Can get expensive depending on version you use

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Michal L.

Great tool for staying productive

2017-07-20

Great way to keep track of how much time you spend weekly on business related activities on your workstation.

Pros

Easy to customize: It just takes a few clicks to tell RescueTime which activities are productive for your business.

Cons

I can't think of any cons. However, I have not use the paid version of RescueTime, so I don't know what features or benefits I am missing out on.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

It tracks time, but not in an intuitive or useful way.

2018-03-16

It has helped somewhat with keeping track of what I spend my time on.

Pros

It does a pretty good job of breaking down different areas of work. And I like how there are more categories than simply productive or unproductive.

Cons

And it seems to be really inconsistent about when it emails you your daily productivity report.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Himanshu G.

Easy time tracking and management

2020-09-20

The app and software are quite handly, although lack the polish and finish in UI & UX. Takes time to get used to and extract valuable info to optimise your workflow.

Pros

Very easy to time spent on different activities Has desktop and smartphone apps Browser extension is very handy Weekly reminders

Cons

Somethings are buried and need a lot to clicks to reach Takes many clicks to change the activity categories.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Kaila C.

Not the best time managment software but not bad either

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

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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