Cyber Assistant: Rescue Time
Trying to be more productive, but can’t seem to figure out where all the hours in your day go? If you frequently panic at the end of the day because you have barely crossed anything off your to-do list, you may need help analyzing how you use your time at work. That is where RescueTime can help. This online tool helps track exactly how you are spending your time on the computer. This can help you spot time-wasters and spot trends in how you are using (or not using) your time.
The program sits in the background and measures which applications, programs and websites you use throughout the day. It then provides detailed analytics showing you everything about your computer usage. One interesting aspect: it allows you to see clearly what days or times are your most productive, which can be helpful when you want to plan the time you will allot to important tasks.
If you have trouble focusing and can’t seem to resist distractions, RescueTime Focus Mode allows you to block specific websites for a certain period of time, so you can focus on your important tasks.
RescueTime also allows you to track the time you spend on specific projects, which is helpful if you need to provide timesheets or a breakdown of manhours for your boss or clients. The program will even nudge you if you don’t spend enough time on certain tasks (or if you spend too much time on distracting sites or activities).
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