New Release Today – Drag and Drop Dashboards and More!Posted: November 14, 2008
Today we’ve launched a brand new release for RescueTime. Much of what we’ve done since the last release is “under the hood” – with a focus on making the site faster and more robust. But there are a few bits that are worth reporting that might give you a glimpse into what we have in store for you soon.
- Drag and Drop Dashboard: Every time we’ve added anything to the dashboard or shifted anything around, there has always been a vocal minority of folks who complained– and with good reason. Everyone has a different idea of what a dashboard should contain and how it should be organized. As of today, you now have drag and droppable elements on your dashboard. Just grab the header of any graph block and move it around to wherever you want. Or, if you don’t care to see it– minimize the graph using the “-” button in the upper right of the graph.This is an important step for our next release that will allow you to add literally any graph/visualization in RescueTime to your dashboard. Is the most important thing for you to know how much time you spend in Email? You can add email time for you or your group to your dashboard. Would you rather know how much time you spend in all design tools? You can add that graph to your dashboard. As we add new and interesting ways to look at your RescueTime data, we hope to give people the ability to focus on the data that is most critical to them!
- Data Export (a popular feature request!) – This feature is available to premium (paid) accounts only and can be accessed from the list view. We’ve added the ability to export your RescueTime data for a given period in CSV format. This can allow you data junkies out there to grab all of your data for a day, month, or year and visualize it any way you like. Right now it just exports app/site name and duration– let us know if you’d like to have other data (like tags/categories).
- SPEED – A huge priority of this release was making the app FASTER. Sometimes it’s not gratifying shaving tenths of a second off here and there, but there is an armada of studies showing that when an app gets faster, users get happier. (note: the last few days before the release were actually unusually slow due to a large influx of new traffic/users– for those of you who have experienced this, we apologize).
The next release is going to focus very heavily on our business/team customers (but will certainly benefit individual users as well). With that in mind, please don’t be shy about dropping us a line and letting us know how we could better serve your team or (if your team isn’t using RescueTime) what features we could offer that would be valuable. We have a feature suggestion/discussion area here or you can always use our contact form.