When comparing RescueTime vs Toggl, the Slant community recommends Toggl for most people. In the question“What are the best time tracking apps for freelancers?” Toggl is ranked 1st while RescueTime is ranked 6th. The most important reason people chose Toggl is:
Source code is available on [GitHub](https://github.com/toggl/toggldesktop).
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Pro Weekly email summary
Users and team leaders can get weekly emails that summarize what everyone has been spending their time doing.
Pro Keeps track of set goals
The app allows setting goals and helps keep track of progress towards them in the dashboard and weekly email to motivate you.
Pro Estimates productivity
Users can customize what constitutes productive time and not, this allows for good flexibility depending on what ones job requirements are.
Pro Simple setup
Starting out with RescueTime is as easy as making an account and installing the software. It really is pretty simple and does not take much time at all.
Pro Detailed reports
Reports show how you allocate your time between various apps, websites and categories of tools as well as tell you how productive you were and if you've achieved set goals.
Pro Open source, native Linux desktop client is being worked on
Source code is available on GitHub.
Pro Integration with existing services
Integrates with services such as TeamWeek, Pivotal Tracker, Github, Asana, Unfuddle, Gitlab, Trello, Worksection, Redbooth, Podio, Basecamp, JIRA, Producteev, Bitbucket, Stifer, Google Docs, Redmine, YouTrack, CapsuleCRM, Xero, Zendesk, Any.do, Todoist, Trac, Wunderlist, Toodledo, Teamwork.com, Google Mail, Taiga, HabitRPG, Axosoft, Countersoft Gemini, Drupal.org, Esa, Help Scout, Flow, Sprintly, Google Calendar & TestRail.
Con Stable version requires Chrome
The stable version of Toggl on Linux installs as a Chrome app thus Chrome has to be installed on the machine and run (it can be run as a process in the background). A native client is in the works, but it's still in beta.