RescueTime Help & Support

  • How to Get Started with RescueTime
  • Popular Things To Do With RescueTime
  • Common Problems with RescueTime

How to Get Started with RescueTime

About RescueTime's Integration#

  • Paid/versioned account: Free or Paid
  • Custom field support: N/A
  • Partner’s documentation: N/A

Connecting with RescueTime#

You can use Zapier to add extra functionality to your RescueTime alerts. RescueTime Alerts are notifications that are delivered after you spend a configurable amount of time on an application (Microsoft Word), website (, category of activity (Email), or productivity level (“very productive” time).

1. Make sure you have some alerts#

To get started using your alerts with Zapier, you’ll need to have some alerts configured. You can set these up at


Once you have some alerts set up, you’re ready to connect your RescueTime account to Zapier.

2. Create a zap, and choose RescueTime as the trigger app#

Choose RescueTime as the trigger app, then select the “New Alert” trigger. You can filter the alerts that will trigger the zap in a later step.


3. Choose a Action app#

Choose one of the many Zapier apps that you would like to take an action in when your alert is triggered. Once you have done that, choose an appropriate action for that app. (Example: Send an email after a new alert is sent)

4. Connect Zapier to your RescueTime account#


This should be quick and easy. On the Zap setup screen, click “Connect a RescueTime Account”, then follow the prompts and click “Authorize” when you get to the RescueTime authorization screen.


If everything worked you'll be redirected back to Zapier and your RescueTime account will be connected!

You can continue setting up your Zap at this point.

Popular Things To Do With RescueTime

Get daily RescueTime summary reports via Gmail

RescueTime + Gmail

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Add new rows to Google Sheets with daily RescueTime summary reports

RescueTime + Google Sheets

Start FocusTime sessions whenever you start a Pomodoro timer

PomoDoneApp + RescueTime

Create RescueTime daily highlights when new Google Calendar events start

Google Calendar + RescueTime

Schedule daily FocusTime sessions

Schedule by Zapier + RescueTime

Turn new time entries in Toggl into daily highlights in RescueTime

Toggl + RescueTime

Common Problems with RescueTime

Offline Time is recorded differently inside of RescueTime relative to the times I am sending#

If you already have events that are recorded inside of the RescueTime app in the timeslot that you pass to the Log Offline Time action, then the already recorded logged entries will take precedence over the offline time you are attempting to log.

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