Catch the Ghost - Focus Timer 12+

Pomodoro timer, study & focus

Aeeiee, Inc.

    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings
    • $0.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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We all find it hard to put down our phones, and there's a reason for that. Big companies spend billions of dollars to make their apps as addictive as possible. This results in a lot of wasted time and focus on things that aren't really important.

Catch the Ghost™ is a revolutionary new focus timer and Pomodoro timer for work & study that turns this on its head by rewarding you for not using your phone. We turn not using your phone into a game, and we make that game addictive. Over time, this trains your brain to be more focused and less distracted.

Our DIGITAL HOURGLASS™ counts the time you spend off your phone, but doesn't show you the minutes ticking by, so it feels less stressful to focus on work. If you manage to not use your phone until the hourglass runs out, you get rewards that make you feel good and our app helps track your productivity over time.

What are ghosts? Ghosts are the biggest reward in our game. Ghosts in our app are famous historical figures, each with multiple “apparitions.” An apparition captures a key moment in the ghost's life, complete with authentic quotes and relevant artwork. As you collect all the apparitions through focus sessions, you gradually uncover the ghost’s full story. We keep their identities a mystery until the end, adding an element of surprise and anticipation as you learn. You earn points for every successful focus session, and lose points for every failed focus session.

The default mode of our app is "Focus Mode." In Focus Mode, you are allowed 3 grace periods of 1 minute, 30 seconds, and 15 seconds to leave our app to quickly handle an emergency. If you leave the app a 4th time, you lose your ghost and lose coins. Running timers in Focus Mode awards you the most coins. "Normal Mode" is coming soon.

Join us today, and see if you can Catch the Ghost™!

What you get upon download:

Purchase our app for $0.99, sign up for a Catch the Ghost™ account, and we will generate a customized Starter Pack for you made up of 4-12 ghosts, based on your unique interests. These ghosts in total will contain about 35 apparitions, or about 17.5 hours worth of focus time. Use this Starter Pack to get a feel for what it's like to catch ghosts and see if our take on productivity is right for you. Catching more and rarer ghosts than the ones available in your Starter Pack will require a subscription.

The app will not function without you signing up for a Catch the Ghost™ account.


Monthly Subscription - For $4.99 per month, you get access to Universe where you can explore and catch our full library of Ghosts. The first week is free for new users. Cancel anytime.

Yearly Subscription - For $34.99 per year, a 42% discount over the monthly price, you get access to Universe where you can explore and catch our full library of ghosts. Cancel anytime.

Promotional offer for new Monthly subscribers only. Your payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew monthly or annually before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your Apple Subscription settings in Settings -> Apple ID -> Subscriptions. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription to that item where applicable.

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What’s New

Version 1.1.2

• Quick Tip: on the timer screen, click the brain icon in the top right to change your timer modes and spend coins on timer features.

• Buy Extended Grace Periods: Spend 200 coins to buy extended grace periods! Stay on task with three grace periods per focus session. Extended Grace Periods allow you to leave a running focus timer for 5 minutes the first time, 2 minutes 30 seconds the second time, and 1 minute 15 seconds the third time. Ideal for those seeking a commitment mechanism and accountability, but the flexibility to leave to get a quick task done within a longer grace period!

• Unlock Normal Mode: Normal Mode is now available for 750 coins! Our new users start with Focus Mode to enhance their attention span if you leave a running focus timer, you're at risk of losing valuable coins and your currently loading apparition. But once you have earned 750 coins, you can purchase Normal Mode! When you toggle this mode on, the focus timer pauses when you leave the app, and you can leave without any penalties and no time limit. A live activity reminds you that you have a timer running and tells you how long you've been away. Note: In Normal Mode, you earn only 6 coins per focus session instead of 9, and you earn only 70 coins when you catch a ghost instead of 100 in Focus Mode.

• Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

AlexanderTGr347 ,

Pokémon for Adults

It’s a fun app and my teenage daughter now uses it for study sessions. She’s always excited to see who she’ll catch next. I find myself putting my phone down with less difficulty than before.

MariaStro1993 ,

Best Focus Timer

I’ve been using focus timers for a while and stumbled across this on Reddit. I’ve never come across a focus timer that was this much fun to use and made me feel this good getting work done.

App Privacy

The developer, Aeeiee, Inc., 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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