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I've used Rescue Time, but unfortunately, they don't offer the (free) ability to track time across your browsing, only showing that you were using a browser during that time.

I spend a lot of time browsing, for both productive and unproductive reasons. It'd be immensely useful if I could find a plugin/program that could track the sites I go to and how much time I spend across each.

And perhaps this is reaching, but the ability to see some sort of timeline, graphs, and/or plots of browsing usage over a time period would be brilliant. But the bare essentials is a tool that tracks the time to specific sites.

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You can check ManicTime : http://www.manictime.com/. It is a useful app tracks a lot of stuff, like tracking your app usage as well as the time spent on websites and various documents. It can become slow over a period of time, but the stats are worth it.

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+1 looks like a great resource. Going to try this out later! –  Gaʀʀʏ Mar 2 '13 at 23:57
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I've used Rescue Time, but unfortunately, they don't offer the (free) ability to track time across your browsing, only showing that you were using a browser during that time.

I'm a long term user of Rescue Time (most of the time the free version) and I can see my time spent divided by different website. I think you do not have the proper plugin/addon installed for your browser which enables that.

I know for certain, that tracking on a website basis is possible in Firefox and in Chrome. More information on this topic can be found in the Recue Time help.

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I work for RescueTime, and I can confirm what 0x6d64 said above. The free version will let you track time on individual websites, as well as give you the plots and historical info you are looking for. There are a couple of situations that will cause website time to not be recorded properly. The two most common are: 1. you have an outdated version of the application. 2. you are using Firefox on OS X, which requires a special plugin to track web sites correctly. (note that you don't need this plugin on FF / Windows) You can get the latest version of the app, along with the plugin if you need it, –  Robby Macdonell Mar 4 '13 at 19:13
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For Chrome I use timeStats for this very reason. It has a nice pie chart which can be dispalyed over the day, or the last day, or the last 7 days, etc.

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