What RescueTime Triggers and Actions are Supported?#

Supported Triggers#

  • New Daily Summary Report - Triggers when a new daily summary is available
  • New FocusTime Session Start - Triggers when a new FocusTime session is started
  • New Alert - Triggers when one of your RescueTime alerts goes off.
  • New Highlight Log Entry - Triggers when a new daily highlight is posted
  • New FocusTime Session End - Triggers when a FocusTime session finishes.

Supported Actions#

  • Create a Highlight Log Entry - Creates a new highlight log entry. Requires RescueTime Premium
  • Start or Stop a FocusTime Session - Starts or stops a FocusTime session. Requires RescueTime Premium

How to Get Started 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 (reddit.com), 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 https://www.rescuetime.com/alerts.


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.

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