RescueTime.com is a new service that promises their customers the “ideal work-life balance” by helping them understand and manage the way they handle their digital life during the work day.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, though switching the majority of the modern workforce to computer based work does increase a lot of the efficiency and scope of what can be done, but at the same time the access provided by computer and internet based work results in many, many different distractions.
The goal of RescueTime is to help their users understand their daily computer habits so that they can focus and be more productive. To do this, the RescueTime application will run in the background of your computer and mobile devices in order to track the time you spend on applications and websites, giving you an accurate picture of how you spend your day.
They also offer the opportunity to set alerts so that you know when you have spent a certain amount of time on an activity or you can block distracting websites by setting an amount of time you need to focus where RescueTime will not allow you to access those sites.
At the end of the day you will be able to see how you spent your time, including how much time you spent on your email, in meetings, on various websites, and if you need to pause the RescueTime service at any point during the day, you can. The website says that you are in complete control of the service at all times.
The website says that their service is currently available to operate on Mac, PC, Android, and Linux.
Currently this company offers their members two different subscription options. The first is their RescueTime Lite, which is "free forever," and provides you with all the information you need to get an accurate picture of how you spend your time and how you can become more productive each day.
The RescueTime Premium account is described as giving people "the ultimate control over your productivity" with the ability to track time offline, receive alerts, block websites, and much more for either $9.00 per month or $72.00 per year.
This website doesn’t provide any information on a potential Refund Policy, likely because they provide their customers with the ability to use their application completely for free and because any additional fees are generally paid through iTunes or Google Play, which means that you will need to deal with them directly in the case of a cancellation or refund.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 888-215-8635, by email at [email protected], or by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact Us link.
RescueTime has been reviewed by a wide variety of websites and technology publications and blogs and the reviews are almost unanimously positive. In fact, PCMag.com does refer to this service as “simply the best time-management app we've ever tested.”
In addition, because this service offers their users access to a free version, as well as a fourteen day free trial of a paid version, anyone who is curious about this service has the ability to try it for themselves and see how it works for them before deciding whether or not to make a financial commitment to this service.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Certainly there are many different available time saving or time management apps available, depending on the kinds of management you need, so if this app does not meet your needs for any reason, there are alternatives that might better suit you.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your RescueTime.com reviews below.