RescueTime 4+


    • 2.0 • 23 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



**RescueTime for iOS is designed to pair with our powerful desktop time management app.**
Over the past 14 years, RescueTime has helped 2.5 million people understand how they spend their time, block distractions, and focus on the work they want to get done.

Once you download the app on your iPhone or iPad, we’ll send you instructions on how to set up the RescueTime Desktop Assistant.

>> Guided Focus Sessions
Take back control of your time with guided Focus Sessions. Choose what you want to work on, set a timer, and RescueTime will guide prevent you from being distracted by your phone or distracting apps or websites on your computer.

>> Assistant
The RescueTime Assistant pairs with our desktop app and gives you a personal daily Focus Work goal and automatically keeps track as you work on your computer. You can also track time spent focusing and enter offline time from your phone.

>> Total Privacy
Location data is stored locally on your device and never shared.

RescueTime’s desktop app is a powerful desktop time tracker and productivity tool that shows you the exact time you’ve spent on websites, apps, meetings, communication tools, and gives you breakdowns of time spent on Focus Work and Personal time.

(Note: Due to Apple restrictions RescueTime can’t track your time spent on apps and websites on your phone.)

>> Real-Time Nudges to Stay Focused
We’ll send you quick messages when you get distracted and help guide you back to focus.

>> Weekly Reports
Track your progress over time and build a better phone habit!

>> Support, Privacy, and More
You have total control over what RescueTime tracks and when. If you have any questions, our support team is here to help. Just send an email to

>>Terms of Service
This app offers optional in-app purchases with auto-renewing monthly and annual subscriptions. For more information about our terms of service, go here:

What’s New

Version 2023.4

Improved performance of the Activity tab.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

StrayKatStudio ,

Why aren’t you warning iPad users that this app won’t work on iPads?

I read online that Apple won’t let RescueTime track app usage for iPhones or iPads. It would have saved me some time frustration if the app description had just said that, or at least said it when I opened the app. Unless something has changed? I’d love to actually use this app. I used it probably 10 years ago, and loved it. I even paid for it for quite a while. Now I’m trying to reduce my streaming time, so I was wanting to use the basic features again.
I do all my streaming on my iPad, so if RescueTime can’t track app usage here, then this won’t work for me.

Before I read that this won’t work on my iPad, when I installed this app and created a new account with my new email and signed in, it only let me choose between the 2 paid versions. There was no way to select the free version.

So that’s not a great user interface on both counts. This has all just been a waste of time.

mattjspeck ,

Good transition but needs improvement

I like that Rescuetime is transitioning to an assistant-based approach, but I think they could do it without abandoning the dashboard and metrics—people need both! I also think they could incorporate something similar to their original dashboard into the iPad app, which would make it a lot more useful than the current version which is just a copy of the iPhone app that doesn’t work well on the bigger screen.

EricRhysTaylor ,

Poor design lacking features

why can't I record an off-line activity that's already completed? Instead all I can do is set up a focus time which I don't want to do. There is some sort of bug with the seconds setting for a focus time that keeps causing the counter to reset.

App Privacy

The developer, RescueTime, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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