1Focus lets you block distracting apps and websites to skyrocket your productivity. Beat procrastination and get things done by focusing on one task at a time. Ideal for students, entrepreneurs, and creative people.

"If you find yourself on Facebook or checking your email every five minutes, you need 1Focus." – Pagoda Technologies

"1Focus basically simulates crunch time for you; you set the apps/websites to block and the duration you want them blocked for so you can maximize a chunk of time and stay productive." – Business Insider

"1Focus is one of the best apps for tuning out the diversions that are most distracting for you." – Tyler Horvath, CEO of Tyton Media


• Block websites in Safari, Google Chrome, Opera and Brave
• Block parts of a website (e.g. or
• Block apps (e.g. games)
• Block internet access (by blocking all web browser apps)
• Create your own task presets
• Schedule multiple blocking sessions in advance
• Supports Dark Mode
• Simple and effective


• Schedule recurring blocks (e.g. Mo - Fr)
• Block all apps/websites except specific ones
• Block computer access past your bedtime (by blocking all apps)
• Block popular websites by category (e.g. Social Media)
• Block URL keywords (e.g. *news*)
• Optional pause function

Try it free for 14 days. $1.99/month or $9.99/year after.

Prices may vary by location. Subscriptions are charged to your iTunes Account. They automatically renew unless you cancel them in your Account Settings at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your Account is charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.

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What’s New

Version 3.3.4

- Automatically unpauses blocking before sleep/shutdown
- Other small fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

Socrates Dissatisfied ,

Great App for Writers and Academics

This is a great app. It’s better even than Freedom used to be. (Freedom now is pretty lowsy, in my opinon.) I like that I can block particular websites, categories of websites, any appication on my computer, and also create a schedule. I am terrible at self-control but this app really helps me stay on track! One great thing about this app is that I can still use the internet for research purposes, but block time-sucking websites that I might mindlessly wander to. I use it whenever I write. I would say, it’s a top 10 app for academics who must publish or perish.

aethic ,


I'm get tired of the cash grab subscription model that exists with apps now. This app works, yes, but is it remotely similar to anything that is subscription based in relation to feature set? Not at all.

I have a hard time with Adobe, but at least they offer a serious range of feature rich tools and programs.

This? It's a timer.

Let me buy once and be done with it.


Response to developer response:

I fully support developers and will happily pay money to support them. I just don't fully buy (pun intended) this argument your making. I do see the benefit to you and the consumer by using a subscription model. You get better support, faster updates, and more updates as well.

But in all seriousness, it does NOT need to be this expensive, seeing that you already have a decently sized subscription base. Let's say that 1 in 30 people have written reviews for this app (which is incredibly modest). 233 X 30 = $6990. $6990 X $1.99 is $13,910 per month. $166,912 per year.

I would imagine that these numbers don't stand well with your argument.

Just make the app more affordable, that's literally all I'm saying.

Developer Response ,

Hi, the main reason is that ongoing development, maintenance, and customer support are expensive. There have been over 50 updates since 2014 and the website lists behind the website categories need to be maintained. Also, the App Store doesn't support upgrade pricing and I prefer not to support outdated versions. For how long will you receive updates and customer support for a one-time purchase and will it work in future macOS versions? How do the developers fund updates and are you willing to pay with your personal information?

UPDATE: Most 1Focus users pay $0.00. I hope the app will eventually make one-tenth of your $13,910/month estimate and that's before expenses and taxes.

Brownta4 ,

Great app but minor bug

Love this app but I can’t seem to get the quick start option on the menu bar icon’s drop down to work. Just shows a blank space. So instead, I have to go into the menu everytime to start blocking. Minor inconvenience but would be nice, especially since I upgraded to premium.

Developer Response ,

Hi, version 3.3 should fix the quick start menu issue.


Niklas Behrens
8.5 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Niklas Behrens


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