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).
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.