Stupid Question 157: How can I monitor how much time I spend on different activities on my computer?
How can I monitor how much time I spend on different activities on my computer?
You might have noticed I always have like a trillion things going on at the same time, I simply love it when time doesn’t stand still and I am in a good spin. But you need time for that, and good time management skills. So I was keen on actually analyzing how effective I am when I work, and simply see where I can save some time, and where I should spend more time. I asked this question on Twitter and several devs jumped in and said they would also love to hear what others replied.
I had Rescue Time recommended by several devs and also read a blog post written by Scott Hanselman where he gives thumb up for this program. I’ve only used it for a few days on the free account, but so far I like it. You have to spend some time (ironically) on configuration to have it set up so it accurately labels things.
I’ll give it a try for a few months and let you know what I think about it :)
Here is the link for the blog post Scott Hanselman wrote about this tool:
Productivity and Continuous Improvement - Measurement (and RescueTime) makes it happen, both Personally and at Work
Last modified on 2013-02-22