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.
The modern workplace is making us more stressed, less productive, and vulnerable to burnout.
We want to change that.
What we believe in:
“[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.”
Founder, Head of Product
VP of Research