Daily Archives: June 17, 2014

Rescue Time

Self tracking applications (e.g. Fitbit, Sleep Cycle, Moodpanda, MyFitnessPal) have gained much popularity over the past few years. People want to track how many calories they are consuming; how many steps they are taking; how many hours of deep sleep they are getting.

I was recently introduced to another self-tracking application, Rescue Time. This application monitors your computer and tracks usages such as hours spent on e-mail, hours spent writing, and hours spent on facebook (too many!) According to their website (https://www.rescuetime.com), Rescue Time believes their application can help you be the most efficient with your time:

Image taken from Rescue Time's website
Image taken from Rescue Time’s website (https://www.rescuetime.com)

On one hand, with so many possible distractions at play while working, I see that Rescue Time could be a useful tracking tool. However, on the other hand, I wonder if Rescue Time could add to my already long list of possible distractions!?

Has anyone used this application? What have been your experiences? I would love to hear from you!