1Focus lets you block distracting websites and apps. Stay focused and skyrocket your productivity!
1Focus has over 100,000 users and a 4.7-star average rating worldwide.
"1Focus creates an oasis for focused work by disabling access to specific websites and apps." – Apple, App Store highlight
With countless websites and apps offering unlimited entertainment just a click away, staying focused is difficult, especially when working from home on a tedious task. Unfortunately, distractions can lower your productivity and the quality of your work, leading to frustration. As a habit, procrastination can seriously harm your life.
Fortunately, 1Focus is here to help. It lets you block distracting websites and apps to stay focused and get things done. With 1Focus, you will beat procrastination and prioritize what truly matters. At the end of each day, you will feel proud for having taken meaningful steps toward achieving your dreams.
• Block websites across Safari, Chrome, Brave, Edge, Opera, and Arc.
• Block apps (e.g. Mail).
• Block internet access by blocking the installed web browsers and the App Store.
• Designed for Mac.
• You can configure it to be impossible to bypass.
• Shows a motivational quote when a website is blocked.
• Continuously developed since 2014.
• Secure: 1Focus has minimal access to your computer and does not change any system settings.
• Private: 1Focus does not upload any data or track you. It is developed in Germany.
• Timely, helpful and friendly customer support.
• Block durations longer than 6 hours at a time.
• Schedule recurring blocks (e.g. Mon-Fri during working hours).
• Block all websites except specific ones.
• Block all apps except specific ones.
• Create multiple block lists for different purposes or schedules.
• Pause blocking for a limited time. You can increase the pausing allowance only when blocking is inactive. The default allowance is 0 minutes (no pausing).
• Block URL keywords using asterisks (e.g. *news*).
• Block popular websites by category (e.g. social media).
1Focus Pro is entirely optional. Try it free for 14 days. $1.99/month or $9.99/year after. Wondering why a subscription model?
Prices may vary by location. The 1Focus Pro subscription is charged to your iTunes Account. It automatically renews unless you cancel it in the Account Settings at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your Account is charged for renewal within 24 hours before the end of the current period. Any unused portion of the free trial is forfeited when you unsubscribe.
1Focus is designed for personal productivity. For parental control, download Parental Control instead. It is similar to 1Focus but features password protection.
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- Supports web browser Arc.
- Menu bar item opens 1Focus immediately.
- Improved Spanish translation.
Ratings and Reviews
Worth the yearly subscription
This app's 10$ yearly subscription is absolutely worth it. Although I consider myself a workaholic, I do find myself going down rabbit holes. So it's not that I binge-waste a bunch of time. It's just that when I have access to google in my research, it allows me to go down rabbit holes that are irrelevant to my lectures. Therefore, I use this to simply have my document page and research program open... using my resources within the research program. When I am tempted to chase a thought on Google, this keeps me grounded. I'm really sold on this app, especially it's great price. Anyone who wants greater focus and the ability to be more productive with time, this is the app.
Think of this. 5 minutes of this or that every couple of hours adds up to 30 minutes up to 2 hours per day. What a waste of time when that time can be redeemed. Get after it!
More I Use = More Flawed It Gets
The longer I use this app, the more I become aware of its long list of limitations. Despite the fact that I have had a subscription for a month or so now, which I now fully regret purchasing, I continue to find issues with this app. I have spent many hours frustrated with how this app functions. First, the fact that there is no option to switch on or off non-active scheduled blocks, like you can with the iPhone Alarm app, is ridiculous and a huge inconvenience to me. Instead, if I no longer want something repeated, I literally have to remake all the blocks ONE BY ONE, which is extremely tedious. Furthermore, the fact that the only repeat options are daily, the entire weekend, every weekday, or just one day of the week is ALSO extremely annoying. Want to schedule a block for Monday and Wednesday? Well, your only option is to create two separate blocks instead of just one because of how this app is built. Lastly, being unable to adjust a block's timing sometimes becomes a huge irritation. I understand the intention is to prevent our bad habits from not adhering to the block but sometimes, I have to adjust the time. However, I'm only allowed to do so after the block has passed, forcing me to wait for hours without ANY option. There are many other issues. I am actively looking for a cheap alternative to this mess.
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Focus Is Effective
I created a huge blocklist of gaming websites that my son can't access. and it is so far so good. I also blocked gaming apps including the app store, which is where he downloads those games. I block everything related to video games on his Mac. It helps keep him focused during school hours, especially now with covid making school online at home. All I do is set the time every night to 23 hours and 59 minutes, and my son can't acess anything gaming-related. If he finds a new website, I go to his history and I block that website if it is related to gaming. The best part is, unlike google block extensions, is that he can't find a way to unblock it or delete focus as long as the timer is running. I love it. Thank you so much for creating this undefeatable app!
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- Niklas Behrens
- 10.8 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2014 Niklas Behrens
- In-App Purchases
- 1Focus Pro Monthly $1.99
- 1Focus Pro Yearly $9.99