Focus – Productivity Timer 4+

ToDo List, Interactive Widgets

Meaningful Things GmbH & Co. KG

    • 4.7 • 1.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Focus is the most elegant and professional productivity timer that helps you to get more work done.

Move Towards a Happier, Healthier, and More Productive Workday
Focus lets you break down your work time into smaller chunks called Focus Sessions. Working in sessions helps you to stay focused and get some meaningful work done, tackling one task at a time. Focus also encourages you to take regular breaks between your sessions which is particularly helpful to maintain your energy and keep your focus throughout the day.

“[…] a tool that can genuinely make people more productive" –

“[…] a must-have for anyone who finds themselves easily getting distracted or forgetting to take occasional breaks." –





Focus Sessions are a highly efficient way to work. Focus for 25 minutes, then take a short break to relax your mind. After four sessions, take a longer, 15 to 20 minute break. This method maximizes energy, stimulates creativity, and promotes a sense of achievement.


Focus includes a lightweight task manager that lets you organize the things you want to work on intuitively. By working on one task at a time, you reduce distractions and can put all your attention towards completing your goals. That way you’ll be perfectly organized on your path to success.


Check in with your progress! Focus keeps track of your work and offers in-depth and motivating statistics. See your daily, weekly and monthly activity so you don’t lose sight of the big picture.


Sync Focus across your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with iCloud for a seamless experience. Use Shortcuts to build powerful productivity automations or view the most important information with Widgets. Focus is available where and when you need it!


Using Focus on your wrist is a natural fit. The independent Apple Watch app is made for for easy and lightweight interactions that lets you control sessions and track your progress throughout the day. With the Focus complication, you can customize your watch face to see your current progress at a glance.


The name says it all: Focus draws your attention to the most important things. It’s designed to be unobtrusive, accessible and easy-to-use. You’ll intuitively master its collection of features in no time.




Focus requires a subscription.

$39.99/ year (USD)

$7.99/ month (USD)

The subscription unlocks Focus on all devices (iPhone/iPad, Apple Watch and Mac). Subscriptions can be shared with Family Sharing.


Try everything for free during a 7-day free trial period (comes with the yearly plan). If you cancel before the end of the trial, you can still access the app for 7 days, but you will not be charged for the subscription.


Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase or after the free trial period if offered.

You subscription will automatically renew unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.

You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by navigating to your account settings in the App Store after purchase.




If you have any questions or suggestions, please write us at

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What’s New

Version 2024.4.1

NEW customization options

Make Focus truly your own and customize the timer to fit your unique needs!

Discover the details
- New Minimalistic Timer option
- New Onboarding experience
- New user accounts to bring your subscription to all devices
- Enhanced Focus Reminders
- Option to easily change your session duration with a swipe gesture
- Improved iCloud sync across Mac and iOS
- A set of smaller app improvements - thanks for all your feedback!

NEW on iOS:
- New Black & White Mode
- New summer colors to style the timer
- Colorful Focus timer widgets

If you have any questions, thoughts, or feedback, please don't hesitate to get in touch at

Lastly, if you're enjoying Focus, please leave a rating in the App Store—it’s always a huge help!

Thank you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Scholarly214 ,

Better alternative to Be Focused Pro

I used to use Be Focused Pro, but got frustrated that I kept losing my data when I wanted to look back at the reports to see my progress. Using Focus was a lot better because I can visually see how my productivity varies each week/month and how much time I put into each task. One time the Focus iOS app wasn't syncing correctly with the Mac app but I was able to receive help after emailing the support team. I am very satisfied that I still have my session progress saved. This app informed me about my productivity in my fall semester of college and I am looking forward to continue using it to finish my senior year (especially with Student Teaching tasks!). I also really love the menu bar item because it reminds me to get work on the present task. The dark mode and accent colors are a nice and necessary additions, as someone who works on my computer at night. Overall I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to keep track of their productivity with the Pomodoro method or set up their own work and break session length. Keep up the good work!

Download another app instead ,

Really makes you aware of how you spend time

I transferred over from using Tomito ( great free version of this app) and while I enjoyed using it, I wanted to be able to extend my focus sessions without having to do some mental math and use other tracking devices to know where my time was going. I also like that this app allows you to see what task was being focused on and how many breaks you took. It even lets you budget how much time you want to spend on a task and will tell you through percentage if you met that budget or not.
Overall this app is great for someone who worries about not studying enough or studying too hard. I plan on buying the subscription for this app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for leaving a review!

Muay Thai Warrior ,

A Message to the Developers

- Privacy Policy 1 Star
- iCloud Sync Support Capability 1 Star
- Overall Graphical Design 1 Star
- Ineffective/Intrusive User Interface (UI) -1 Star
- Inability to select Task from the Menu Bar -1 Star

As nuch as I would like to, I cannot bring myself to truly enjoy this app. A time management application is supposed to help increase productivity; however, I've found this app to do quite the opposite.

Consider the following:

1). Transition Focus to a Menu Bar only. At present, the UI serves no meaningful purpose other than being a distraction from productivity. Matter of fact, everything contained within the UI can be moved to a simple Menu Bar dropdown menu.

2). Automatically move from timer to break and vice verse. The delays imposed by having to interact with the UI once a timer has either expired or set to begin is rather inefficient. Or, at least, allow the user to select automatic timer/break/timer transition.

3). From the Menu Bar, allow the ability to select or switch between tasks. Again, having to go back to the main UI is rather inefficient. It like the intended appeal is the deisgn opposed to the overall effectiveness.

4). Also consider providing better, more library/study appropriate Notification Sounds. None of the current Notification Sounds provide a soft subtle short alert. The offered sounds a more in line with text norifications and ring tones.

Developer Response ,

Dear Muay Thai Warrior, thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

Privacy is a very important topic for us - we sell apps and not your data. 

Take a look at the privacy nutrition label in the App Store or our Privacy Policy - no personal data is collected. All data stays on your device and iCloud syncing is private and secure. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch and I will answer all your questions!

Talking about iCloud: iCloud sync is supported! We offer a fast and modern iCloud sync so that you can use Focus on all your devices: Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

Finally, I'm sorry to hear that the design didn't match your taste - everybody is different and has different workflows and needs. We'll take your suggestions into account for future development.

We're always grateful to receive feedback, because this helps us to make the app better. Know that if you want to send us a message, it's best get in touch via customer support, as reviews only reach us with quite some delay. Here is our email address:

Thank you and best wishes!
- Kerstin

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