Connect your RescueTime account to IFTTT

What is IFTTT?

IFTTT stands for: “If This Then That”, is pronounced like: “GIFT”, and is a service that lets you take actions in one app in response to actions in another. IFTTT channels have two parts. The first are Triggers – things that happen in your app than can cause things to happen in others. Second are Actions – things that can respond to a Trigger in another app. The combination of a Trigger and an Action is called a Recipe.

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Go to the RescueTime Channel on IFTTT

You can use RescueTime with IFTTT in the following ways:

1. Daily Time Summaries

At midnight each day, we will create a high-level summary of the time you logged on the previous day. This will include the total time you logged as well as information about the time you spent in different categories and productivity levels. You can use this to create custom daily reports, notifications, or log structured data in other systems.

IFTTT Recipe: If a new daily summary is available, send it as an email connects rescuetime to gmail IFTTT Recipe: If a new daily summary is available, send it as an email connects rescuetime to email IFTTT Recipe: If a new daily summary is available, save it in Evernote connects rescuetime to evernote IFTTT Recipe: If new daily summary is available, log a row in a Google Sheets spreadsheet connects rescuetime to google-drive IFTTT Recipe: If new Daily Summary is available, then quick add to Google Calendar connects rescuetime to google-calendar IFTTT Recipe: If new daily summary is available, post a message to Slack connects rescuetime to slack

2. FocusTime sessions

You can use IFTTT to connect your FocusTime sessions to other apps, reducing distractions and making it easier to concentrate. You can take actions in other apps when a FocusTime session starts or stops, and you can use other apps to control when a FocusTime session kicks in.

IFTTT Recipe: Mute phone when a FocusTime session is started connects rescuetime to android-device IFTTT Recipe: Unmute your phone when a FocusTime session finishes connects rescuetime to android-device IFTTT Recipe: Add a 'do-not-disturb' event to your calendar when a FocusTime session starts connects rescuetime to google-calendar IFTTT Recipe: Schedule FocusTime sessions in advance by marking off time on your calendar connects google-calendar to rescuetime IFTTT Recipe: Help yourself go to sleep earlier by turning off distracting websites at 10pm connects date-time to rescuetime IFTTT Recipe: Start a FocusTime session when you first show up at the office connects automatic to rescuetime IFTTT Recipe: Turn on Blink(1) light when a FocusTime session starts connects rescuetime to blink-1 IFTTT Recipe: Log your FocusTime sessions to a goal in Beeminder connects rescuetime to beeminder IFTTT Recipe: Set the temperature to something really comfy when you are in a FocusTime session connects rescuetime to nest-thermostat

Note: FocusTime is only available to premium subscribers. To use FocusTime with IFTTT you should sign up for an account today.

3. RescueTime Alerts

When one of your alerts in RescueTime is triggered, it can kick off an action in another application.

IFTTT Recipe: If a RescueTime alert is triggered, post a note about it in Slack connects rescuetime to slack IFTTT Recipe: Log a datapoint in Beeminder when an alert is triggered connects rescuetime to beeminder IFTTT Recipe: When an alert triggers for a particularly long day, vent about it on Facebook connects rescuetime to facebook IFTTT Recipe: Keep a log of when alerts are triggered on your Google Calendar connects rescuetime to google-calendar IFTTT Recipe: Log my RescueTime alerts to a spreadsheet connects rescuetime to google-drive IFTTT Recipe: Send an IF notification when a RescueTime alert is triggered connects rescuetime to if-notifications

Note: RescueTime Alerts are only available to premium subscribers. To use RescueTime alerts with IFTTT you should sign up for an account today.

4. Daily Highlights

You can use IFTTT to log items to your daily highlights feed. This lets you automate the logging of your accomplishments, giving you some useful ‘output’ data that will provide context for the rest of your automatically logged time.

You can also use IFTTT to take an action whenever you directly enter a highlight via the website.

IFTTT Recipe: Track the completed items on your to-do list connects trello to rescuetime IFTTT Recipe: Track the completed items on your to-do list connects todoist to rescuetime IFTTT Recipe: Track your trips to coffee shops connects foursquare to rescuetime IFTTT Recipe: Log a highlight event when a new blog post is published connects wordpress to rescuetime IFTTT Recipe: Log a highlight event whenever you have a meeting connects google-calendar to rescuetime IFTTT Recipe: Log all of your Tweets as highlight events connects twitter to rescuetime

Note: Daily Highlights are only available to premium subscribers. To use RescueTime daily highlights with IFTTT you should sign up for an account today.

Have you found a way to use IFTTT with RescueTime that you really like? Let us know! We’d love to hear about it.