Pomodoro Timer - Focused Work 4+

Time Tracker & Focus To Do

Michael Tigas

    • 4.8 • 100 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


"A simple, but valuable utility for creating timed focus sessions of productivity." - MacStories
"A tool that helps overcome that first step." - Knapsack
"Focused Work helps you stay on track better than ever" - iMore

Focused Work is a flexible Focus Timer that helps you stay productive and avoid burnout.

It’s purpose-built for people who struggle with focusing and structuring their time effectively.

**Core Features**

· Flexible Focus Sessions
Create repeatable sessions that divide tasks into smaller parts, structured with Focused Work, Break, and Planning stages

· Self-Accountability
Each session encourages you to focus on a specific task or goal

· Focus Reminders
Avoid distractions with fun periodic reminders to maintain focus

· Session Reflection
Rate and journal about how productive you were during a session

· Daily Goals & Streaks
Create healthy productivity habits by completing productivity goals

· App & Website Blocking
Block access to distracting websites & Mac apps

· Time Tracking with Toggl
Assign Projects, Tags, and Tasks for a detailed breakdown on time spent

**Ecosystem Features**

Focused Work is designed and optimised for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey.

· Siri Shortcuts
Start a session with Siri. Pause, Skip, Restart the current stage.

· Automatically turn on Focus
Trigger shortcuts mid-focus session with Shortcut Automations

· Alerts on all devices
Start a session on Mac and receive alerts on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch

· iCloud Syncing
Work from iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Created sessions and stats remain in-sync.

· Themeable Widgets
Current Session, Daily Goals, and Session Select widgets, with themes.

· Productivity Export
Export completed sessions & breadcrumbs in CSV format

· Privacy Focused
All user data is securely stored & managed via iCloud. No account registration.

· More macOS Goodies
Keyboard Shortcuts, Menu Bar Timer, Shortcuts for Mac, Alfred automation, URL Schemes, Low Power Mode, Dark Mode themes, VoiceOver

If you have any questions, please reach out to focusedworkapp@michaeltigas.com.au

Privacy Policy: https://focusedwork.app/privacypolicy/
Terms of Use: https://focusedwork.app/termsofuse/

What’s New

Version 1.12.1

What's New?
- A completely redesigned Session Creator tool that makes creating focus sessions fun & interactive. (iOS 15/macOS 12)
- Drag & Drop to reorder stages, easily combine existing sessions, and quickly adjust session settings.

Also in this update...
- "Focused Work" stages have been renamed to "Work"
- Improved shortcut execution reliability on macOS
- Reorganised the Settings screen, added a splash of colour, and included a new Sound section for adjusting the timer volume
- Fixed an issue where Other Devices alerts would still appear after opting out
- Fixed an issue where the Current Sessions tab wouldn't auto-select when starting a session from the Session Creator tool

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

SovereignD ,

I love this app!

I love this, I use it every day.
There is just one thing. When I am focused and doing the focused things - these infernal reminders to focus that require me to stop focusing to shut them off are no bueno. And there is no easy way to stop them. I turned them off on one of my devices, but struggling to figure out where to do it on the mac desktop. Please make that an optional thing - that someone has to select to use instead of being automatically set up. It's awful. I have ADD and superfocus when I can FINALLY get myself into the zone.. and it actually disrupts my ability to stay in that state.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind review, really appreciated!

It's possible to turn off particular alerts on the Mac app via the Preferences screen. Once the Focused Work app is opened, in the top left corner of your screen click the "Focused Work" menu button, then "Preferences". A new screen will appear where you can turn off the Distraction Awareness alerts. If you have any other questions please feel free to reach out at focusedworkapp@michaeltigas.com.au. Cheers!

.....$: ,

i love this app so much!!

Ive been looking for an app just like this one for a while cuz i got tired of setting up the same routine every time i wanna start a focus session so thank u so much for making this app.

I had a bit of an issue with the notifications, when i started a session i got way into it i didn’t notice when the break time started and didn't find any options of change how strong the alarm vibration can be also the alarm sound isn’t loud enough. please fix this i really really enjoy this app and it helped me a lot with procrastination

Developer Response ,

Hey, thank you so much for the support! ☺️ That's awesome to hear the variation of focus sessions help you get started with your routine much sooner!

Regarding the notifications, if you tap Settings -> Sound there's a slider you can adjust for the Alerts volume to make them louder or quieter. This works separately from the volume of your device, so if you set your device to max volume the alert sounds should be pretty loud! 🔊🔊🔊

NicFits ,

In a sea of timer apps, Focused Work stands apart

The Pomodoro technique is a well-regarded productivity methodology. It aids people distracted with too many things to do, folks with ADHD, or really anyone who needs to get stuff done, by focusing on one thing at a time.

Most pomodoro apps on the Mac and iOS platform are just ok: they're toy apps, one offs, that give you a timer and not much else.

Not Focused Work.

First, it's multiplatform: it runs and sycs on desktop, iOS, and tablet. Secondly, it allows you to create your own kind of focused work schedule. Want a single 25 min session? Easy. Want a 50 minute session, with a 3 min meditation and a 5 min break? You dream it up, you can make it here.

Finally, it's reliable and just fun. The simple, clear reporting makes it a joy to see what works and doesn't.

I very highly recommend this app, for anyone who needs to get stuff done.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for the comprehensive and well written review, it's really appreciated! 🙏  

It's great to have the option of easily adjusting your work routine based on current mood or the type of tasks that need to be completed, and is fantastic that you're enjoying that level of flexibility with Focused Work.

App Privacy

The developer, Michael Tigas, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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