1Focus creates an oasis for focused work by disabling access to specific websites and apps. Use it to schedule a bit of automated self-restraint when you find yourself clicking away from what really needs to get done. Ideal for students, freelancers and writers.
"If you find yourself on Facebook or checking your email every five minutes, you need 1Focus." – Pagoda Technologies
"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 Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge and Brave
• Block apps (e.g. email, games)
• Block internet access by blocking web browsers
• You cannot cancel active blocks once you close the 1Focus window
• Create your own task presets (up to 2)
• Dark Mode
• Schedule recurring block events (e.g. Mon - Fri)
• Work break timer
• Unlimited task presets
• Block all websites/apps except specific ones
• Suspend blocking for a limited time
• Block URL keywords (e.g. *gaming*)
• Block popular websites by category (e.g. Social Media)
Try it free for 14 days. $1.99/month or $9.99/year after.
Do you have any questions or suggestions?
- Fixed issues on macOS Big Sur
- Prepared for Apple Silicon
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I'd been wasting more and more time on distractions and knew I had to do something. This app was the answer. Wow, it's amazing how much work I can get done when I'm not wasting time on news, politics, and social media. I realliy love the inspirational reminder quotes, too. I don't mind the subscription model. as every hit on a block and quote page is using hosting bandwidth on the app developer's server. For privacy reasons, I do wish the quotes were generated locally by the app on the user's device, instead of externally hosted web pages. But as I have nothing to hide, I can live with the app developer knowing what sites I visit and block.
Developer Response ,
Thank you! 1Focus uses a local block page for every supported browser except Safari, where that doesn't work anymore since macOS Catalina. Also, it doesn't transmit the blocked website to the block page.
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.
Developer Response ,
Hi, please email email@example.com to discuss solutions for the problems you are experiencing with 1Focus.
Keeping me on track!
So far I've really enjoyed 1Focus.
I'm an independent software engineer, so I spend a lot of my work day at home and without a lot of accountability. For the most part I'm more than capable of getting my work done, but 1Focus helps me stay on task on days where I'm feeling a bit distracted or bored.
My only feedback is that I wish it wouldn't alert you as to ways you can "sneak" around it's blocking mechanism. Some of the methods I don't know I would have thought of inherently, but now I know ways to disable it if I really wanted to.
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- Niklas Behrens
- 10 MB
- Requires macOS 10.10 or later.
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2014 Niklas Behrens
- In-App Purchases
- 1Focus Pro $1.99
- 1Focus Pro $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.