Focus - Time Management 4+

Productivity Timer

Meaningful Things GmbH & Co. KG

    • 4.4 • 147 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Meet Focus: the best time manager for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. Focus is the most elegant and professional way to get more wore done, working in highly efficient work sessions, one task at a time.

“[…] a tool that can genuinely make people more productive" –

“[…] a must-have for anyone who finds themselves easily getting distracted or forgetting to take occasional breaks." –


Focus Sessions are a highly efficient way to work. Focus for 25 minutes, then take a short break to relax your mind. After four sessions, take a 15 to 20 minute break. This method maximizes energy, stimulates creativity and promotes a sense of achievement.

Focus includes a lightweight task manager that lets you organize the things you want to work on intuitively. By working on one task at a time, you won’t be distracted and can focus all your attention towards completing that goal. That way you’ll be perfectly organized on your path to success.

Check what you’ve already done! Focus keeps track of your work and offers in-depth and motivating statistics. See your daily, weekly and monthly activity so you don’t lose sight of the big picture.

Seamlessly use Focus on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. Sync across your devices using iCloud; use Handoff to pick up your current work on another device and get up-to-the-second data with iCloud Push. You can also use the Today widget to quickly glance at your progress, import tasks using the handy Action extension, and more.

Using Focus on your wrist is a natural fit. The independent Apple Watch app is made for for easy and lightweight interactions that lets you control sessions and track your progress throughout the day. With the Focus complication, you can customize your watch face to see your current progress at a glance.

The name says it all: Focus draws your attention to the most important things. It’s designed to be unobtrusive, accessible and easy-to-use. You’ll intuitively master its collection of features just by using them.


Focus requires a subscription.

Monthly at $4.99/ month
Yearly at $39.99/ year

The subscription is for all 3 apps of Focus (iPhone/iPad, Apple Watch and Mac). Subscriptions cannot be shared with Family Sharing.

Focus Monthly comes with a 3-day free trial period, Focus Yearly with a 7-day free trial period. If you cancel 24h before the end of the trial, you will not be charged for the subscription.

Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase or after the free trial period if offered.

You subscription will automatically renew unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.

You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings in the App Store after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription


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What’s New

Version 2022.1

- UI enhancements and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

tim_george92 ,

You know, its simple but it works

I have been trying to find so many things just to keep me productive.

The more complex, the more ironic the product as I am procrastonating with the product thats meant to be making me concentrate.

The beuty of this, is you click go, you work until it says stop. You stop until it tells you to work again.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for this review!

Making a productivity app simple is often the hardest part. I hope Focus continues to help you concentrate!

Best wishes,
- Kerstin

DesignThinking ,

Well that’s a shame — a good app ruined

Thanks for the ‘developer response'... But really? More that fifty quid, every year! There is nowhere near enough value in this software for that sort of price. As I said before, charging a one-off £20 – £40 for this utility would be fair. But asking so much on a subscription basis is ridiculous.

I pay less for Trello, for heavens sake!!



Subscription payment for software less than something the scale of Adobe Creative Cloud is just a form of extortion.

Focus is a minor app, at best — what would have been termed a “utility” in previous iterations of the MacOS. But I guess greedy developers will always be attracted to the easy money of subscription pricing. For me, it will ALWAYS make more sense to pay $25– $50 for decent, fully resolved software rather than a never-ending subscription tax. Subscription payment both discourages the developer from properly ‘finishing’ their product, while encouraging annoying tinkering and feature creep.

I for one will now be deleting the Focus app from my Mac, and switching to one of the many other competing Pomodoro apps available for a reasonable, fixed price. I wholeheartedly suggest you do likewise, and AVOID this taxing app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback. While we agree that a subscription is not a good fit for a simple "utility", we are not seeing Focus as that. Instead, it's used by many people everyday to get their work done and be more productive. It features the best pomodoro timer available, task management and in-depth statistics. The comparison with Trello is also shortsighted because we would love to lower the prices but we don’t have enough users to do that. The alternative to the subscription model (that creates a sustainable foundation to further develop and maintain the product) is to abandon the app and that would be a pity, as there are many people who love to work with Focus.

Chris679i ,

Synch problems still not fixed.

Despite developer's responses, I'm writing today (Nov, 2020) after an update and after only three sessions already my Apple Watch and my iMac are showing different numbers of sessions completed (which has been a persistent problem the whole time I've used this app). In addition, since the update today, the focus app on the iMac has crashed more than ten times.

If the app was free, these issues would be very easy to overlook but given the subscription cost this is still extremely frustrating. That being said, I still find that using the app helps me a great deal with work and productivity.

Developer Response ,

Hi, the crashes on the Mac are fixed with the latest update, very sorry for any inconvenience caused! We'll look into the activity sync issue between Mac and Apple Watch next. - Best wishes, Kerstin

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