When working with a computer it's easy to get distracted: there are just so many temptations at your fingertips! Read that new blog you just discovered, send a mail to a friend, try that cool online game... We're not saying you can't take a break from time to time, but you must control your level of procrastination if you want to get all your tasks done in time. And the best way to achieve this balance between work and fun is using a tool like RescueTime.
This simple app tracks your usage of time, taking snapshots of the current activity in your computer and using them to generate very complete statistics. These data are saved in your RescueTime online account, which can be checked anytime you want with a web browser. Statistics are categorized by day, week or month. Also, all the tracked apps and websites can be tagged so that you get an accurate view of how you're spending your time. The best thing about RescueTime is that all these data are collected and analyzed without you having to manually enter anything.
Although RescueTime works as a great time tracker, I still don't feel comfortable about sending my PC usage data over to a website. I'd like to have an "offline" working mode too, plus some more details in statistics and the ability to download or export the data to an HTML, TXT or CSV file.
RescueTime is an online time tracker that can help you make a better use of your time.