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I logged on Rescuetime at around 8:55 in the morning since Hubstaff is not in good working condition to time my work. As usual, I went straight on working with the daily task, until I checked Rescuetime at three in the afternoon to see how my logged hours are doing since I don’t usually use it for tracking my work.
I checked on Rescuetime at 3:23 p.m. and my total hours is at 4 hours and 29 minutes. I press the refresh button and got the total logged time at 5 hours and 12 minutes at 3:30 p.m.
And if you are going to check on the figures below, I should be logged on the total hours of 6+ hours running into the 7th hour.
And I was totally caught off guard when I saw my total logged hours were around 5 hours and 12 minutes. I was so surprised because I felt I was robbed again the second time. First, from Hubstaff, and now on Rescuetime.
Manually, the counting should go like this:
- 8:55 to 9:55 = 1 hour
- 10:55 = 2 hours
- 11:55 = 3 hours
- 12:55 = 4 hours
- 1: 55= 5 hours
- 2:55 = 6 hours
- 3: 55 = 7 hours
So, I am not really happy and this is for the second time today.
I am supposed to catch up with my time today because I am going to be very busy over the weekend for some personal stuff, but I think I need another catching up over the weekend.
And I am really hoping that Hubstaff will get back on live again in good working condition.
Comments for My Great Ordeal with Rescuetime
|Oct 19, 2014||Probably another Internet connectivity problem
I really think this has to do with your connection. For me, rescuetime works really well, including mobile phone data integration.
Assuming the connection is the problem, perhaps some small program notifying you of your computer going offline and you noting your working hours offline would help?
Not sure if such a program exists though.
|Nov 04, 2014||Hubstaff or Rescuetime?
Actually, I was surprised by Rescuetime’s performance. I have used this time-tracker in the past and it was okay. I mean the right timing and counting of hours worked. And I can assure you that the weather was pretty fine.
I don’t have much special features as I am just on a free account. I tried comparing it on random days and weeks—unfortunately, it’s still not the right timing.
But, one thing I noticed, my performance or productivity level is pretty high with Rescuetime compared to Hubstaff. 😀
|Feb 20, 2015||RescueTime Is Best Used in Combination With Hubstaff
RescueTime is not really the best tool to strictly speaking record the hours you have worked with. It can be a help to track your time if you only enable the RescueTime software during the time you are working. But thinking of disabling and enabling RescueTime every time you start working is probably too tedious. That’s what Hubstaff is for.
Now if Hubstaff is making problems because your internet connection is perhaps not stable enough then RescueTime at least gives you some additional information about when you are productive or when you are not being productive. Of course, the pro feature from RescueTime gives you much bigger opportunities. But for the beginning, the free features are just fine.
The absolute numbers of productivity levels from Hubstaff, are also not always the best measure for seeing how productive you are. If you have a task that needs a lot of listening to the audio, then your keyword and clicking activity is very low. Still, that doesn’t mean you are not productive.
On the other hand, if the screenshots show the same work over half an hour and there’s apparently nothing happening there then this is a sign of low productivity.
RescueTime has the advantage of tracking all sort of behavior which you are doing on your computer. If you implement it with your mobile phone and use offline tracking, which is a pro feature, you can track a lot of different activities even when you’re away from your computer.
But even with the free feature, having high levels of productivity with RescueTime is a good sign definitively. But it’s also very dependent on which tasks you define as being productive and which tasks you define as being nonproductive.
Please let me know if you feel that using RescueTime is a help for you to track or improve your productivity.
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