Summary of what Premium reports offer
RescueTime reports offer a ton of rich data. Activity reports, for instance, contain specific details about files and web pages within the programs you use and the websites your visit.
- Detailed activity reporting
- Breakdown of activities by input source
- Trending of reports that show you how your time has changed over time
- Expanded history time frame
- The ability to view your data based on customized time filters
- Exporting you data to CSV
- Filtering your data based on selected keywords
Detailed activity reporting
Did you know what within your reports, you get another layer of details?
You can now see specific information about files and web pages within the program you use and the websites you visit. All you need to do is narrow down your search to the site or application in question. Let's say you want to see details of your Gmail activities. While you are on your "by hour" reports you can click on the "Summary" tab at the top of the page. A bonus is that you can enable editing to categorize a specific sub-category within that category. Very cool!
Breakdown of activities by input source
To give you a deeper level of understanding on how you spend your time, RescueTime shows you a breakdown of your activities based on a source.
Anything you have recorded via your desktop computer(s), your mobile device(s) or any offline activities you have entered will be shown in your reports. This is an easy way to find out where you spend your most productive work. Are your most distracting activities taking place on mobile? Is your most productive work done on your desktop computer? Are offline activities more distracting or more productive?
Trending reports that show you how your time has changed over time
One of the great ways to visualize your data, and get a sense how your activities, categories, and even productivity have changed over time, is to view the trending report. Within the graph view, you can keep an eye on long-term trends for a given day, week or month, and get a comparison over time.
This report is particularly helpful if you want to start a new habit or learn a new skill. Let's say you want to learn how to code, or perhaps you want to devote more time to writing. The trending report will show you your progress, and at a glance, you'll be able to make any necessary adjustments.
Expanded history time frame
Premium reports do no longer limit the amount of data you can view or report on. All your historical data is available. Within the date picker you have many options that allow to really dig deep into your data, and get a much greater view of your productivity.
The ability to view your data based on customized time filters
Or, for instance, you have regular work hours and want to learn more about your non-work related activities. Sure, you can view this information by just checking the by the hour report. Anything after 6 o'clock is probably not work related. But there is perhaps a lot of data sort through, especially if you want to see this data on a broader scope. Using a customized time filter is a direct way get this information.
Exporting your data to CSV
If you want to sort and filter your data to your own criteria within your reports, you can export your data to a CSV. Just click the Export/Share button on any of the reports, and then select Export to CSV from the modal. It is that easy!
Filtering your data based on selected keywords
If you are looking for anything specific the keyword search can be quite handy. It has been specifically designed to group activity details, documents and sites that don't fit inside one category. And if you do it often, you can create a filter search so you do not have to keep entering it.
For example, if you want to see the time you spend searching on Google. You can use the keyword "Google" to get all the activities that match.