About RescueTime

  • We help you do more of what matters to you.

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  • RescueTime started when a few friends found themselves asking the same question at the end of every day: Where the h$^% does the time go?

    After putting in a long, hard day’s work, we were left wishing we had an extra hour (or two!) We couldn’t figure out where our time was going, so we built a tool that would tell us.

  • What we discovered was that we were working hard, but not smart. Instead of long stretches of focused time, our days were spent bouncing between apps, websites, and tools without making any real progress on our goals.

    It doesn’t matter how long you spend working if your attention and focus are gone. With RescueTime, we created a tool to help you take back control of your time so you can spend it on what matters most to you.

Over the past decade, RescueTime has:

Helped over 2 million people optimize their days.

Logged more than 1.37 billion hours of screen time.

Blocked millions of distractions

Values & Culture

The modern workplace is making us more stressed, less productive, and vulnerable to burnout.
We want to change that.

What we believe in:

Quality beats quantity. You don’t have to work more to get more done.

Life is better when you can make data-informed decisions.

You weren’t meant to spend all day bouncing between tasks, apps, and sites.

Technology isn’t evil. But we have to be mindful of how we use it.

As a company that deals with your data, trust is more valuable than rapid growth.

What others are saying

  • “[RescueTime] has helped me discover distracting habits, change them, achieve more in less time spent at work and implicitly regain time to rejuvenate and have a life outside of work”
    - Mihai Chiorean
  • “I work for myself, so it's easy to get sucked into social media or other things and waste the day away. With RescueTime I have something holding me accountable.”
    - Laura Atkins, Co-founder Word to the Wise
  • “I feel safer knowing that I don't have to take care of watching how I spend my time on my computer and for what project.”
    - Ulla

Our Team

We’re a small group of developers, product people, and deep thinkers dedicated to helping you find focus, be more productive, and feel in control of your day.

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