RescueTime Data Collector

RescueTime Data Collector


Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 12 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.0.2.01
File Size:
636.07KB
Date Added:
March 25, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
5,245
Downloads Last Week:
2
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP/Vista

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.1

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    3.1

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 2 stars

    "Good product, bad support"

    June 29, 2011   |   By wiedzmin

    Version: RescueTime Data Collector 1.0.2.01

    Pros

    Does a great job of tracking your time
    Has a fluid dashboard with lots of views

    Cons

    Project time tracking is virtually non-existent
    Your data is uploaded to their servers
    Development seems to focus on social networking and advertising rather than functionality and bug fixes

    Summary

    I have used RescueTime for about half a year and while I like the overall functionality, it is rather limited (for example - you cannot see all of your activities in one view, you have to "drill in" into merged activity groups that the report generates, per application), it does nothing to automatically track projects (it is basically a manual timesheet entry process), there are a number of confirmed bugs that has gone unfixed for months (ex. dashboard activity reporting does not return the same number of records as a pre-defined custom report with the same parameters) and not a single useful feature has been added in over 6 months, instead the company seems to be focusing on social networking and entertainment aspects (ex. social introductions, medals and achievements). This is worth trying if you're just curious about your personal productivity and want to have some fun with your friends, but I would not recommend this as a professional tool. I have cancelled my subscription after 6 months and am forced to look for something more focused on the time and project tracking.

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  • 3 stars

    "Good product but better available"

    November 13, 2008   |   By oc666

    Version: RescueTime Data Collector 1.0.2.01

    Pros

    Rescuetime was the first tracking tool I used to track my time and I found it very effective, it does what it says, tracks you time and shows you where you have spent your time.

    Cons

    once I found that I had some options when it came to time tracking I realised there was better and more helpful option then resucetime, JournalLive offers better reports with more clarity which makes it more clear where my time is going

    Summary

    Rescuetime is a good product but if time tracking is what you want I would reccomend using JournalLive, www.journallive.com. Better reporting makes it way easier to gauge and improve your productivity, also if you intend to use a tracking tool in a commercial enviroment JournalLives professional edition gives you all you need to track you employees productivity

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  • 5 stars

    "Great monitoring tool!"

    April 03, 2008   |   By Raithlin

    Version: RescueTime Data Collector 1.0.2.01

    Pros

    I was able to quickly determine how much time I spend on personal matters, and how much time is spent actually working. A great production-enhancing tool if used effectively!

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  • 1 stars

    "This application does nothing that is helpful"

    March 30, 2008   |   By jrevers

    Version: RescueTime Data Collector 1.0.2.01

    Cons

    It is useless since it will not allow you to collect data on individual projects.

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  • 5 stars

    "This might be nice..."

    March 28, 2008   |   By BillyT2003

    Version: RescueTime Data Collector 1.0.2.01

    Pros

    I haven't yet evaluated this tool, but I've been interested in obtaining a tool like this one for a while now. It sounds like a great tool for self-assessment. You can't beat the price on it, too.

    Cons

    I have a lot of concerns regarding security. If RescueTime is collecting data on my computer usage, then how do I know that they are not also recording keystrokes, gathering the contents of incoming packets, etc? Who, besides me, has access to my data? I'd install this in a second, if I had some valid assurances that the data collected would in no way be used against me by RescueTime or some other third-party entity.

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  • 1 stars

    "need multi-platform tools"

    March 27, 2008   |   By dekdek8

    Version: RescueTime Data Collector 1.0.2.01

    Cons

    if it can't do mac or linux limited usefulness

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  • 1 stars

    "How safe is this?"

    March 26, 2008   |   By mrmac

    Version: RescueTime Data Collector 1.0.2.01

    Pros

    If all the activity is tracked on their website, what won't they know or be able to see? Log ins? Paswords? And we think cookies are bad?

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Product, I think you should give it a try !!!"

    March 25, 2008   |   By pilot-leo

    Version: RescueTime Data Collector 1.0.2.01

    Pros

    Ease of use !

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  • 3 stars

    "Just started the programme but seems a good bet"

    March 25, 2008   |   By rkkhandelwal_54

    Version: RescueTime Data Collector 1.0.2.01

    Pros

    One is able to know how one is spending one's time doing work on the computer and net

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