Beeminder ♥ RescueTime

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
By Andy Brett

Some kind of bumblebee clock

UPDATE: Check out the announcement of Beeminder integration on the RescueTime blog.

A lot of people use RescueTime as a way to keep track of how they spend their working hours. While RescueTime is great for showing you how you currently spend your time, RescueTime combined with Beeminder is great for helping you spend it on the things you should be spending it on — the things you want to be spending it on.

So we’ve added RescueTime to our growing list of integrations. Thanks again to Reto Stamm who was ahead of the curve with a nice little script using the Beeminder API to automatically enter his own RescueTime data. Speaking of übernerdy ways to track your time, we’d be remiss not to mention our very own TagTime, but RescueTime is far friendlier.

If you’ve installed RescueTime then connecting it to Beeminder should be self-explanatory. Either use the button below or create a new goal on Beeminder and choose RescueTime as the goal type. You can beemind more Productive time, less Unproductive time, or track/limit any of the categories or activities that RescueTime knows about.

“Your Beeminder graph will update automatically.”

After you choose your RescueTime metric, Beeminder will go fetch your RescueTime data for the last month. Your Yellow Brick Road starts today, so just keep using RescueTime like you normally do and your Beeminder graph will update automatically.

Create a RescueTime Goal

 

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