Staying on task seems is a real challenge for our screen-bound generation. The Be Focused lets you get things done by breaking up individual tasks among discrete intervals, separated by short breaks. It’s a surprisingly effective way to retain motivation and focus. Create tasks, configure breaks and track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period.

Key features:
- Start, pause, or skip intervals
- Auto-start the next timer (option)
- Customize the timer settings to maximize productivity:
• Work interval duration
• Short break duration
• Long break duration
• Number of intervals between long breaks
• Target number of intervals per day
- Manage your tasks
- Specify different timer settings for different tasks
- Add notes and due dates to tasks
- Estimate the number of intervals required to complete a task and track the estimation error
- View and manage completed intervals
- Customize reports for fast and easy goal tracking
- Ability to paste a task list from other apps
- Optional chronometer ticking sound
- Customizable frequency of the chronometer sound
- Wide range of alarm sounds
- Ability to adjust alarm and chronometer volumes
- Alarms sound even if the app is in the background
- Interactive notifications
- Widget in the Notification Center
- 3D Touch
- Supports Apple Watch
- One universal app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
- Mac version is also available

Upgrade to Pro version to:
- Sync data between iPhone, iPad and Mac *
- Use tags and filters to keep focussed
- Export data to a CSV file
- Auto backup your account data daily
- Integrate with Focus Matrix to manage tasks using urgent/important principle **
- Remove banners and ads

* Sync with Mac requires Be Focused Pro for macOS, sold separately.
** Integration with Focus Matrix requires the Pro version of Focus Matrix, sold separately.

What’s New

Version 2.0

• Ability to specify different timer settings for different tasks
• Task details panel where you can:
- Add notes to a task
- Assign a due date
- Specify activity type (you can configure a set of activity types to specify different timer settings for different tasks)
- Estimate a number of intervals required to complete a task (then you can evaluate the estimation error for completed tasks in reports)
- View and manage completed intervals
• Improved reports, so now you can:
- Switch report units between Intervals and Hours
- Evaluate the estimation error for completed tasks
- Auto save report settings between application sessions
• Multiple bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

Fjkchhddggff ,

Extremely useful for long-term productivity

I've found this app to be extremely useful for helping me (as the name suggests) 'Be Focused' on whatever I'm working on. I really like the way you can adjust the 'working' and 'rest' periods to suit whatever task you're performing and how it then tracks the number of cycles you've done. A great tool, especially for those who wish to be productive with the time they spend on a task.

valspierssews ,

Fabulous tool

I use it all the time to control my screen time while drafting patterns on the computer. If I take a few minutes break every 25 mins my eyes don’t get strained. If I don’t use the timer I will sit for hours without a break. I love how easy it is to set the time blocks and it is so easy to use. I don’t need to track my blocks so the free version is great for me.

Crowdis89 ,

Simple to use and actually motivates

Very simple to add to-do items and hitting the timer button. The fact that it records daily activity motivates you to study to increase your activity. It works well for the Promodoro method I'm using.


Denys Yevenko
39 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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