Emphasis: Flow & Focus Timer 4+

Time blocking for deep work

Aleksandr Fiodorov

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 993 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


In a world constantly vying for your attention, achieving a state of flow can be a real challenge. That's where Emphasis steps in, armed with a potent focus timer meticulously crafted to catapult your productivity. Whether you're diving into deep study sessions, battling ADHD, or simply seeking an anti-procrastination ally, Emphasis is your ultimate focus booster.

Customization is key, and Emphasis puts you in the driver's seat. Tailor your study timer to match your unique rhythm and needs. With its specialized timers crafted for focused activities, like studying and deep work sessions, Emphasis ensures that every minute is maximized for your benefit.

For those grappling with ADHD or anyone in need of an extra nudge to stay on track, Emphasis is the trusted ally you've been seeking. It's not just an app – it's a focused, purposeful partner on your productivity journey. The Pomodoro technique has never been this seamlessly integrated into your workflow.

Track your progress with Emphasis' comprehensive Statistics feature. Dive into insightful data to see where you're excelling and where adjustments are needed. This isn't just about managing time; it's about mastering it. Emphasis gives you the power to harness every minute for optimum results.

Experience the seamless blend of function and aesthetics with Emphasis' stunning user interface. Your workspace is transformed into an inspiring, clutter-free zone that invites focus and creativity. Elevate your productivity game with Emphasis – where the Pomodoro technique meets a beautifully designed, anti-procrastination powerhouse.

Key Features:
* Pomodoro-inspired Focus Timer for laser-sharp concentration
* Customizable study timer for personalized productivity
* ADHD-friendly functionality for enhanced focus
* Anti-procrastination companion for tackling tasks head-on
* Detailed Statistics for data-driven time management
* A visually captivating interface for an engaging workflow

Embrace the future of productivity with Emphasis. Download now and embark on a journey towards unparalleled focus and efficiency. Your most productive self is just a click away.

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What’s New

Version 8.2.1

* Minor UX improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
993 Ratings

993 Ratings

DeJon Purnell ,

The graphic timer was a game changer

I’ve used several apps that apply the pomodoro technique, each with great success. But I’ve found this app to boost my productivity like never before. The boost in productivity has unexpectedly come from the timer being a graphic representation as opposed to the numerical representation common among most productivity apps. I noticed with the graphic timer I look at the timer a lot less and focus more on the work I’m doing. This could be because rather than thinking “Oh I have 5:32 left on the clock” (which I do often with numerical countdown timers) I see an estimate visually represented by a pie graphic and I think “There is still time left, so just keep working.” This “so just keep working” default that has come from not knowing the amount of time left down to the last second has helped me “just keep working” which was my objective in using the app. Couple this graphic timer with the simple progress tracker and minimalist user interface, this app has given me tremendous value in regard to productivity, especially as I continue working on my dissertation.

-engago- ,

Excellent time tracker and Productivity booster

I don't do a lot of app reviews but Emphasis is seriously impressive! This app has everything - from its sleek design to its endless customization options and user-friendly interface. It's like having a mini productivity sidekick right in your pocket. You know those days when you feel like you've blinked and hours have passed? Emphasis' sleek Pomodoro timer keeps me on track and focused.

And further, for different kinds of tasks, I’ve set up custom timers and chimes. For example, I’ve added an “I can do anything for 5-minutes” timer here. Anytime I’m not feeling productive, or procrastinating, I simply tell myself that I’ll do it for 5 minutes and turn on this timer, before I know it, I’m deep into work, and making progress.

I've tried many Pomodoro apps and even owned a physical timer, but none of those are easy to stick to. Each one of them has one limitation or the other. This is the first app that I've stuck to using for a month, and keep coming back to.

With the calendar view, you can quickly review how you spend your time, complete with neat pie charts that break it down.

I would strongly recommend keeping the widget on the Home Screen. It reminds me how I want to spend my time.

kaitlinjewel ,


I have been using this timer for over a year. It has helped immensely with my productivity, as I use it to time my “animedoro” sessions. The interface is clean and easy to use. The design is pretty, and having the timer not use the exact minutes left is a great feature so it doesn’t feel like I’m just counting down the minutes until my break.

However, I have been steadily running into the same issue. I will start a work session, and the session will end without a notification or ding if I'm in another app despite me having both my sound and notifications on. I have it on my iPad, where I also take my notes at the same time, so it is possible this may be causing issues. Another problem I have is that I will finish a work session, and it will have me start another work session by pressing the timer, instead of starting my short break. Often times, I do not notice that it has changed and will accidentally start a new work session when I mean to be on a break.

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