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We help 100,000+ people increase the time they spend off their screens so they can create, work, and thrive.

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.


- 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


- 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.


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.


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.


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


"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.


Read about our terms and conditions here:


What’s New

Version 2.29

It's time for a vibe check! I hope you've been doing okay with the seasons changing and all _/\_

In this week's update, we have a bunch of exciting things to share! ^_^

- You can now start an Opal Session with a Siri Shortcut! You can use it to disconnect automatically when you enable Do not Disturb, or when you arrive at work, or even include it within your existing Shortcut workflows! The possibilities are endless and we are excited to see what you create! :D

- You can now create 'App Groups' where you can customize what apps you want to block during different Opal sessions. You can have a group for your most distracting social apps, or your work apps etc. and block those preset apps in one-tap rather than manually selecting what apps to block each time. We hope you like it!

Our team has been super hands on at making Opal significantly better for old gems and new gems alike and we're shaping our product based on all the feedback lovely people like you continue to give us. We really appreciate you! If you'd like to be in touch with other gems like you and our team, join our Discord server on https://opal.pm/discord!

Follow us @withopal on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok for more updates! See you next week!


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Jenn266x ,

Am I productive now?

I’ve downloaded this app at the perfect time! Since WFH, I’m so distracted and my main hobby now has been scrolling through social media (I’ve tried the “do not disturb” setting but it’s too easy to dismiss) so being able to turn off apps like this is so so helpful and I can already see myself doing a lot more work. I’ve even been able to set a schedule for the evening so I can actually get some sleep now!

Also, side note, but look how little Opal is! Widgets are a big plus for me since iOS14 and this one fits perfectly with my phone


Developer Response ,

Hey gem! We're so happy to hear that Opal has been helpful to you! Please don't hesitate to reach out at any time, we're here for you! – Team Opal

GarrGarr ,

Great idea!!

Really helpful app as I certainly fall into the category of being distracted just by the sight of my phone, let alone any notifications. Probably a little addicted to my phone.

Used this for a few days now and I’m getting less distracted and am completing more work on time, could just do with an app for my Mac now. Would recommend giving it a go as it has helped me in the short time I’ve been using it.

I also like the idea that all of my information is safe and is not leaving my phone.

Developer Response ,

Hey you lovely gem! Thank you so much for the 5-star review, it means a lot to us and we really appreciate it! We’re constantly working hard on improving Opal for everyone and we’re here for you if you have any suggestions! – Team Opal

Porkpie84 ,

Exactly what is needed right now!

I honestly can’t express how amazing this app is. I’ve always been on my phone for the majority of the day, but during this past year it’s become even more apparent how little I achieve whilst constantly browsing. This app is helping me stay focused, achieve more, and I’d encourage everyone struggling with productivity to download it ASAP. It’s a must have 😊 Thank you to the developers!

Developer Response ,

Hey you lovely gem! Thank you for the review, we're so grateful to have you on Opal! Don't hesitate to reach out to us at any time! – Team Opal


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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 based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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