Application Names in RescueTimePosted: February 13, 2008
(We’re working on a REALLY amazing idea for RescueTime… It’s hard to tear myself away for a blog post. So this one will be short and sweet)
RescueTime gets the display names for applications in a pretty standard way. Unfortunately, applications are anything but standard in the way they report their names. We had a pretty helpful report from a user telling us that some of his most-used applications were showing with some pretty ugly names, like “powerpnt”, “uedit32”, and “visio”.
Brian Fioca (our local Ruby on Rails god) has whipped up a simple admin tool for us to provide “friendly” names for any app. In the past, we had to manually edit the database (which is a little unweildy).
So- If you have ANYTHING in your RescueTime data that has an ugly name, leave a comment here or drop us a line – firstname.lastname@example.org.