TimeTracker Firefox Extension

May 23, 2006 in 4 out of 5 stars, Free, Productivity

TimeTracker Firefox Extension

What is it?

TimeTracker Firefox Extension: A FireFox extension that tracks how much time you spend browsing per day.


Who makes it?

Juan Casares

Why is it the killerest?

This was profiled on Lifehacker a few weeks back and I installed it. It has since had a dramatic impact on my productivity. The simple act of measuring how much time I'm wasting browsing around has been eye-opening and enlightening (and depressing). 

I'm now in competition with my buddy to see how little time we can rack up on our clocks per day. While this has caused some creative time wasting workarounds, it has also really helped me stay focused. I even find myself trying to be more efficient in how I browse the web (reading bloglines at light speed for example). Three weeks later and I still love it.

I spend a great deal of time on the web for work related items (being a web dude and all) and fortunately this plugin allows you to filter out certain sites so that visiting them doesn't run the clock.

You can also pause the clock by clicking on it to ensure that browsing at 6am before your run doesn't count against your productivity.

What could be improved?

A manual clock reset might be nice. It resets every night at midnight however and for my use that's fine.

How much does it cost?

FREE like Sunday afternoon garage sale furniture


Reviewed by Carson McComas

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Glad to hear about the positive impact!
The latest version (1.2.0) includes the reset feature.

Posted by: Juan Casares | Oct 29, 2006 10:50:42 PM