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Looking to reduce your screen time? We got your back! Block distracting apps and sites with Opal and use them intentionally.

Opal is the #1 app to reduce screen time. Join 100,000+ people who save time, focus better, and develop healthier screen habits. Our app uses a science-backed approach to disconnect distractions from your phone, set intentions, schedule time off, and focus on what matters to you.

** Opal cuts off your apps’ internet access to help you stop doomscrolling – The Next Web **

** Many people want to develop better screen-time habits, but don’t have the tools. Opal aims to help. – TechCrunch **

** Opal Helped Me Quit My Nightly TikTok Habit – Bustle **

With Opal, you can block distracting apps and sites like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Reddit, Snapchat, Twitter and a lot more in one tap and end the doomscrolling.

Screen time affects all of our lives. Opal is the perfect app for people looking to reduce their daily screen time, increase focus, less stress, digital detox, and better sleep. Using proprietary technology, Opal can disconnect distractions on your phone and help you stay focused and more present.

You can use Opal for however little or long as you want. Want a 20 minute deep focus session? You got it. Want to leave Opal on in the background all day? You can do that too. You can also schedule Opal to turn on automatically and block different apps at different times of the day. For example, you can block social media from 9am to 5pm and block work apps like Slack from 5pm to 9pm. Opal helps you build work-life balance with better boundaries.


BENEFITS

- Save up to 4 hours each day
- Reduce stress, be more mindful
- Improve productivity at work
- Unplug with family and friends
- Better sleep and happier mornings
- Be more intentional with your phone usage
- Stay in focus when you need it most
- You're happy and in control of your screen time


FEATURES

- NEW: Create rooms and invite your friends/family/coworkers to unplug with you
- Disconnect distracting apps and block sites on your phone for as little or as long as you want.
- Set a timer and write an intention before using distracting apps.
- Start a deep focus session with a timer you can't bypass.
- Schedule focus time daily where apps will automatically start blocking. For example during your Sleep, Work, Morning, and Study schedules.
- Check your progress with “Time Saved”. Every time Opal blocks a distracting app we calculate the time you saved. "Blocked distractions'" will let you know each time Opal prevents a distracting app from connecting.

CREATE A PERSONALIZED APP LIST

You can add or remove Apps and Websites that are distracting to you directly from Opal's settings in the app.

You can customize your Opal experience and block many distracting apps and sites including:
- Facebook
- Instagram
- Snapchat
- TikTok
- Youtube
- Netflix
- Tinder
- Hinge
- Bumble
- And so much more including News, Messaging, Dating, Adult/Porn, Money apps etc.


UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY

We use Apple's local VPN technology in order to monitor and disconnect apps you use. Installation is easy and takes a few seconds on your iPhone.


PRIVACY COMES FIRST

Unlike most apps, Opal works entirely on your phone and personal browsing data never leaves your device.


HEAR IT FROM THE COMMUNITY

"Never in a bazillion years did I think I would be below 3 hours of screen time a day. My mood is SO much better." - Kristi

"Weird to think that an app would make me use my phone less but Opal is the only thing helping me focus on deep work days" - Zach

"Thanks Opal for being the only way my monkey brain can do homework for more than like 20 minutes" - Daniel

Subscription Pricing and Terms:

Opal offers an auto-renewing monthly subscription and an auto-renewing yearly subscription to provide you with unlimited access to Opal while you maintain an active subscription. Opal also offers a Lifetime subscription which is paid for by a one-off upfront payment with unlimited access to Opal forever.


TERMS

Read about our terms and conditions here:

https://opal.so/terms

What’s New

Version 2.25.1

Hey hey! We've been working on making the VPN more efficient and smooth.
From this update onwards, the local VPN should be more reliable and ideally shouldn't cause any issues with blocking.


If you run into any issues, please let us know by simply taking a screenshot within Opal to report or just hit Contact Us in Opal's Settings.


Thank youuuuuu!
xoxo,
Opal

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
949 Ratings

949 Ratings

Pizzasong ,

I finished a book for the first time in years.

At first I was like, “This is silly. I’m not paying for self-control.” But in the week trial, I finished 2 books, something I haven’t been able to do in years. For some very serious reasons, I struggle with mindfulness and disassociating by scrolling on my phone. Opal’s focus on maintaining mindfulness really helped me in a way I didn’t anticipate. I appreciated the easy, friendly interface, and I love the option to allow yourself to pause from using Opal or set your app to not allow you to override it until the timer is up. It’s been really helpful.

It’s been 6 days and I believe I’ve only taken about 2 hours total to get back to focusing on either reading or errands or simply breaking the momentum with my phone, but those 2 hours were so valuable to me.

You can either beat yourself up for not having the self-control, or you can understand yourself and give yourself the grace and handicap where you might need them. I love Opal!

Developer Response ,

What a great story! We are so grateful to have you on Opal, and don’t hesitate to reach out at any time! You’re a gem :)

thecommamaster ,

Great app, a few pieces of feedback

Overall, I love Opal! It’s really helping me stay on task during my assignments, and I think that the UI is absolutely gorgeous. This is really smart! One thing I wish the app did was disconnect the VPN when it’s not actively blocking apps and only connect to it when Opal is turned on, it’s a little bit of a privacy concern having the VPN connected when it’s not doing anything. It would be much better for privacy if the VPN was only connected when Opal is on, instead of having to scroll down to the bottom of the settings page to disconnect the VPN. At the very least, move the disconnect VPN button to somewhere more accessible (the main home screen would be best). I get that it’s necessary for the scheduling to work, but maybe instead there could simply be a pop-up warning the user that disabling the VPN will turn off scheduling (if there’s any enabled schedules) when you hit the disconnect button, instead of hiding it away. he amount of features you can use with the free tier is really great, too! They don’t force you to upgrade to the Pro plan to use the app, all the main functionalities are available for free and the other paid ones (like Scheduling and Focus Timer) let you try them out to see how it works.

Developer Response ,

Hey there! Thank you for the review, we're so grateful to have you on Opal! 🙂 The primary reasons the VPN remains on even while you are not using Opal is because it allows you to start and stop sessions quickly, and to utilize scheduled sessions as you mentioned. 😊 If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time! – Team Opal 💎

Oxford Comma supporter ,

Opal is very pog

I never write app reviews, but I really wanted to share just how great Opal worked for me! I had a really bad phone addiction, I would spend 8-10 hours on my phone and it really messed everything up for me— from being unable to focus on my classes to my mental state. I tried getting a burner cell, deleting all the distracting apps, yet it never lasted long. tbh, I didn’t think Opal would work as well (after all, it’s just an app, right?). But, after downloading my screen time went down to 5-6 hours and I feel much better now. I think a part of it is just how seamless Opal is at stopping all of the distractions. The apps seem like they work, yet they don’t refresh so u can be saved from hours of “mindless scrolling” but still get the effect of being connected to the world.
All in all, I think this app is pretty genius and I’m very thankful to everyone who worked on it bc it is truly amazing!

Developer Response ,

Hey gem! Thank you so much for the review 😄 We are so happy to hear that you have been able to make such positive changes to your digital life with Opal! Enjoy your time off-screen, and don't hesitate to reach out 🤗 - Team Opal 💎

Subscriptions

Yearly Plan
Full access to Schedule, Focus and more.
Free Trial

App Privacy

The developer, Opal OS, 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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