Meet Focus: the best time manager for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. Focus is the most elegant and professional way to get more wore done, working in highly efficient work sessions, one task at a time.
“[…] a tool that can genuinely make people more productive" – MacStories.net
“[…] a must-have for anyone who finds themselves easily getting distracted or forgetting to take occasional breaks." – iDownloadBlog.com
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 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 won’t be distracted and can focus all your attention towards completing that goal. That way you’ll be perfectly organized on your path to success.
Check what you’ve already done! 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.
Seamlessly use Focus on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. Sync across your devices using iCloud; use Handoff to pick up your current work on another device and get up-to-the-second data with iCloud Push. You can also use the Today widget to quickly glance at your progress, import tasks using the handy Action extension, and more.
FOCUS & APPLE WATCH: A PERFECT FIT
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 just by using them.
One subscription for all devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch): Focus Pro includes lightweight task management, in-depth activity data, fast and secure iCloud sync to have your data across all your devices and more for $4.99 monthly / $39.99 annually.
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 leat 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 going to your account settings in the App Store after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription
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Focus 5.3 brings new features and improvements to both Mac and iOS. Custom durations on a task-by-task basis are a great way to customize your workflow even further. A new display option to show the current task below the timer will help you remember what you’re working on and the new notification setting on iOS makes sure that everything is set up correctly, so you never miss a notification again.
– NEW Custom Durations: Focus now lets you set custom durations for work sessions and breaks (short and long) for every task.
– NEW Active Task: You can now set and see the active task below the timer. Simply click on the task name to see the more details and make adjustments to it. Additionally on macOS, you can set the active task to only appear when the task list is hidden.
– NEW Notification Settings on iOS: A new overview on how notifications are configured along with some guides on how to set up the most common notifications scenarios properly (e.g. notifications on Apple Watch or working with Do Not Disturb (DND) mode).
FIXED / IMPROVED
– Weeks are now displayed correctly on the DD/MM format for AU/UK users
– All Apple Watch Complications are now displayed correctly in the Gallery
– Notification Sound stops as soon as you perform an action (e.g. start the next session)
– Activity now shows the correct end time for your sessions when you have completed them manually
– Performance improvements & smaller fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Functional + Reliable!
I started using this App about a month ago now, and have been waiting to write a review until I had explored all features. It is definitely worth the monthly or yearly subscription price, whichever you prefer. Instantaneous synchronization across all devices is HUGE for me (as I’m sure it is for most people now, considering there’s an i-Something or two or three in the household. It truly keeps me on track in productivity. I have ADHD and it is my most important productivity tool for staying on track. HIGHLY recommend!
The amount of customization that you’re able to do within the app is pretty incredible, considering most platforms have different interfaces between iOS software on your iPhone or MacBook. Not this one! Same clean, easy to use setup and execution. If you need to FOCUS, do two things: 1.) Read Cal Newport’s book “Deep Work” and at least give this app the 7 day free trial. What do you have to lose? I’m a huge productivity nerd with many apps for this reason, but FOCUS Pro blows them all out of the water, and at a price most can afford! Thank you, developers, for this game changer! You don’t even know how much it meant to find this “hack.” 🔥🔥🔥
Use This App Every Day
I tried a number of Pomodoro timer apps across my phone and Apple Watch. They were all pretty good on the phone. Some had a little more functionality than others including premium services. The big issue was with the watch part of the app. I wanted the watch and phone apps to sync and I wanted to have the watch as the main controller while working. I work from home and often don’t know where my phone is during the day but the watch is always strapped on. With Focus the session modifications are managed on the phone. Once they’re set up the sessions can be controlled solely on the watch. I had questions about a couple things and emailed the developer. He was very responsive and helpful. So far I haven’t purchased the premium product but plan on buying it soon.
Watch app looks great, but is unreliable
My primary use case for this app is on my Watch. I rely on it to tap when it’s time to take a break, or when my break is done. However, it fails to consistently do this – sometimes I get the tap as expected, other times I’m working away and realizing that it’s been much more than 25 minutes, why didn’t it tell me? When I look, sometimes the complication is waiting for me to respond, other times it’s counting time *up* instead of down!
Also, “Sessions Until Long Break” has been consistently off by one. I have it set to 4, but it actually takes 5 sessions before I get a long break. (Does it start counting from zero internally? I’ve just tried setting it to 3 to see what happens.)
The Watch complications look fantastic, and I *really* want to love this app. But I can’t depend on it to consistently tell me when time is up, or correctly identify when my long break starts.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review. We’ll look into these issues. In the meantime, we have some tips and tricks that should solve most of the problems you’re describing. Please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! Best, Jan
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