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Slifelabs.com tracks how much time you fritter away online. According to a 2007 survey, Americans “waste about 20 percent” of their workday playing online. Slife records and categorizes time spent on YouTube, Face­book, or just browsing. After a 30-day free trial, customers pay $5 per month.

Rescuetime.com also records how users spend time online. Customers have the option to not only classify their time-wasting by category, complete with graphs, but also to label certain sites as “productive or unproductive.” After a two-week free trial, customers pay a fee—“usually $5.30 per month.”

Manictime.com only works with Microsoft Windows systems. But one “nice feature” is that the program’s summaries include time spent using applications, such as Microsoft Word, as well as on websites.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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