RescueTime for ChromeOS: Getting Productivity in the Cloud

For individual or team users, RescueTime for ChromeOS brings automated productivity management and app use statistics to ChromeBook and ChromeBox users. Get it here: RescueTime for ChromeOS to get productive today.

Google is very much on to something with ChromeOS. This system paradigm is pretty much inevitable, in some flavor, for students, schools, and the office desks. While power users may scoff at its limitations (I used to be a scoffer), the features available are constantly pushing forward– and the benefits of this totally reconsidered platform are clear.

Data always backed to the cloud. Everything encrypted. Inoculated against hardware hacking. Remotely wipeable. Centralized app asset management, user management, etc. Google really leap-frogged Microsoft on this, who should have seen this coming. It’s all those features people expect a mobile device to have, but done better, and for the desktop.

All these feature make the platform ideal for offices or schools needing a low total cost operating system, especially if just about everything the user needs to do is already on a network based service. And for those applications that aren’t, using the Chrome extension development APIs make porting access over a low cost effort.

Which brings us to RescueTime for ChromeOS. When working on our plugin update, we realized with relatively little extra work, RescueTime could deliver a full ChromeOS app for online and offline use.

Schools and businesses using the team version get the benefit of adoption and user engagement measurements– including top used apps, and most active groups in their organizations.

Just like the regular desktop app, RescueTime for ChromeOS will give the same detailed but automatic time statistics, seamlessly integrated with any other device running RescueTime, including your Android phone or tablet. Google users running RescueTime are now able to get 100% coverage of their digital life for distraction and productivity management.