Review: Time Rabbit Facebook App

Time Rabbit Review. Image courtesy of GigaWatch

It has been measured that the average American spends 7 hours and 45 minutes on Facebook per month. Do you think this statistic is too low? Do you already know that you spend way more than that amount of time on Facebook? If you are looking for the answer of how much time you spend on the social media site look no further than TimeRabbit. TimeRabbit will tell you exactly how much time you have actively spent on Facebook.

Getting Started

In order to download TimeRabbit, simply visit the homepage of the application. Once there, you will be prompted to begin the free download. Instantly, the download begins and within just a few moments you will be taken through the download process of any other application or program installation, asking for you agreements to legal notices, etc. All in all, the process takes less than two minutes. Once installed, a pink icon will appear in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen (or where your toolbar is located). To see your statistics, right-click the icon and select "Show" which will bring up this screen.

From here, you can click on "Stats" to see your time spent on Facebook for the week, the month, and the total time since downloading TimeRabbit. An icon will also appear on your desktop, which prompts the same responses.

Details

This free Windows compatible desktop application tracks users time spent on Facebook from the second the log in button is pressed all the way until the user logs off.

TimeRabbit also takes into account idle time, as users may browse away from Facebook even when they are logged into the site. After 30 idle seconds on the site, the counter stops until the activity is seen again on Facebook.

The application works with all major internet browsers, and tracks your usage in different time intervals, including weekly, monthly, and even all-time.

The major difference between TimeRabbit and other applications that monitor your time on specific sites, this new application is stand alone, meaning that it does not rely on a specific browser as a host. In other words, TimeRabbit can work with multiple browsers at a time, while other applications cannot.

Whether you want to monitor someone else's Facebook usage to ensure that they are staying on task or want to see how much time you are spending on the site yourself, TimeRabbit will allow you to do so.

How to UnInstall Time Rabbit

If a constant reminder of how much time you spend on Facebook gets to be too much. It is also easy to uninstall the program.

  1. Press the button start in windows and write in the SEARCH BOX "timerabbit"
  2. Then right click and select the option "open file location"
  3. In a new window will appear some files, you have to double click on the file "Uninstall"
  4. The program will open to uninstall TimeRabbit

Here are the best things about Time Rabbit:

  • Easy to download and install
  • Free to use
  • Monitors throughout all browsers, not just one
  • Standalone application
  • Keeps track of time spent on Facebook in different intervals
  • Ensures that employees are staying on track and not wasting time on Facebook
  • Helps with time management
  • Accurately tracks time by shutting down clock after period of inactivity
  • Can help with Facebook addiction
  • Active Twitter account by creator, Kuba Udymowski-Grecki (@gigawatch) answering questions about the application
  • Comes from company with experience in creating monitoring software

Why Use It?

TimeRabbit monitors the Facebook usage across all major browsers on a user's computer. The application can be self-installed so that a user can you monitor their amount of time spent on the social media site. This information can be helpful in time management, and perhaps curbing some usage by having a visual representation of time used to socialize.

Someone hoping to monitor another person's usage, such as boss keeping an eye on an employee, could use TimeRabbit to complete that task.

Additional reporting provided by Chester Baker.

  • Not compatible with Mac products
  • No tracking device for other social media sites such as Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, etc. (Although Kuba Udymowski-Grecki, stated on a comment thread on Mashable.com that the company will implement more sites onto the next version of TimeRabbit.)
  • If being used to track another person's usage, does not send any reports to trackers email notifying them of the time
  • Could potentially heighten usage of Facebook, as users may realize they are below the national average of 7 hours and 35 minutes and think they have more time to spend on it
  • Impedes on privacy if not voluntarily downloaded by user