work/life/tech/zen: RescueTime to rescue your time

Where does the time go? Why not track what you’re doing on your computer?

We tend to get distracted, open too many browser windows and applications, and flit from task to task without real focus and purpose.


Try an application like RescueTime to measure the time you spend on typical computer activities including Design and Composition, Communication and Scheduling and Social Networking.

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Here’s what my RescueTime dashboard looks like so far for this month:

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Gmail is clearly the dominate application in my daily routine. In fact, I keep two or three Gmail accounts open at once, pretty much all day long.

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This is the kind of insight that can help me get out of bad and distracting habits and clear some space and time for email-free productivity.

What do you really know about your computer and online habits? Try RescueTime to find out.


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