Monitoring Options

RescueTime offers a wide variety of monitoring options, which can be accessed by navigating to the Privacy page under  Account Settings > Data & Privacy

Logging Details

You can choose whether RescueTime collects full window titles and document information for applications as well as choose the activity details for email programs.

Only Monitor Specific Websites

By default, RescueTime monitors all websites and all applications that you use.

To monitor only specific websites you would toggle the Monitor all websites option off and then click on the Manage Whitelist link.

You can choose to limit which sites are monitored. This "whitelist" will be pushed to your computer, effectively telling the data collector on your machine to submit all websites on this list as normal, but record all NON-whitelisted websites as generic browser time. This offers complete privacy for sites not on the list. RescueTime simply never receives any site-specific data for non-whitelisted sites. 

Ignore Activities

RescueTime also allows you to ignore specific applications selectively. We strongly discourage this, as it can skew data dramatically. However, this feature can be used for virtual machine applications like VMWare (where you can ignore VMWare and choose to install RescueTime on the virtual machine). 

You can ignore an activity from your Apps & Websites Report. We share details on how to ignore apps and websites here

You can manage your ignored activities from your Data & Privacy page. 

Logging Schedule

You can specify which days and times of the week you want to monitor your activities. You can enable RescueTime to monitor your activities all day.

If you choose to define days and times, then toggle the 24 x 7 option off and click on the Manage Logging Schedule link. 

RescueTime will record events only during the days and times you selected. Outside of those hours, you'll notice that the RescueTime icon is grayed out. 

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