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Hatch rewards you for reading, studying, and completing homework. Unlock rare creatures with your focus energy and collect them all in your zoo. Be on the lookout for elite, legendary, and limited edition creatures. Focus sessions of 25 minutes or longer guarantees at least a rare species.

-Creature Key-
Common: Green
Uncommon: Blue
Rare: Purple
Legendary: Gold 
Elite: Electric Black or Red
Limited Edition: Varies 

How it Works iPhone: 
1. Set your Hatch timer from 5 to 120 minutes 
2. Stay focused without leaving the app 
3. Enter the goal or other information for this session 
4. Hatch your new friend 

-How it Works iPad-
1. Set your Hatch timer from 5 to 120 minutes 
2. You may let the timer run in the background 
3. Complete your task 
4. Hatch your new friend 

Parents & Teachers: 
Hatch utilizes positive behavioral reinforcement as a way to reward students for staying focused and completing tasks. We recommend starting off with shorter sessions, 5-10 minutes, and gradually increasing the focus sessions as your child or student becomes accustomed to staying focused for longer periods of time without interruption.

Pro Tip: Create a family or class focus group. Give your group a fun name and compete to see who can log the most focus minutes in the family. Set your Hatch timer for 25-30 minutes at night and let everyone in the family curl up with their favorite book and come together when it’s time to see what everyone has hatched. 

Endorsed by Order out of Chaos (@orderoutofchaos) as a tool to help students with ADHD or those who are otherwise easily distracted

What’s New

Version 1.4.4

• QUARANTINE and chill! We turned the radio back on.
• NEW creatures coming. soon. stay on the look out.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
805 Ratings

805 Ratings

gdstoo ,

Great app and concept!

I have never written a review on an app. This app is great. I try to personally do a lot of mindful meditation when I can and I’ve been wanting my 6 and 3 yr old to do something like mindful meditation but never knew what to do. This was awesome and they loved it. They want to hatch more. My 6 year old wants a legendary and elite! The downside is when I tell them to stare and focus they both shake their heads when the egg shakes. Haha -They look kind of funny. My only suggestion would be to add 2-10 minutes as individual time options. This would be great for timeouts or just a break from everything. Well done, nice concept! It’s been 10 minutes and they are still talking about going after the elite, and wondering what other types of species there might be. 👍

Blaclfeather9 ,

Awesome App!

Great app for increasing focus by challenging you to hatch cute aliens to add to your collection. Focus sessions of 25 minutes or longer allow you to collect rarer creatures, with the rarest creatures saved for even longer focus sessions, which tempts you into focusing for even longer periods of time! But if you fail to stay off your phone for the entire time, your creature dies, which pushes you to remain focused for the entire time you set! Great backstories are given to each creature, and collecting them becomes a fun way of charting your focus. I’m not even a student, and I love this app—it’s made all the difference in the world when it comes to helping me focus on tedious tasks!


Great app, only a one issues

This app is really great! It works well and I have gotten off my phone more often. The only problem is that I had started a 20 minute egg, and waited the allotted amount of time. Once the egg was ready I clicked hatch, got a Figaro, then I went to my home screen to make a call, and when I went back to start another egg, my Figaro was gone. My mom hatched another 15 minute egg after mine disappeared, and the same thing happened to her. I hatched a 5 minute egg after, and got a Sheepsy, but again when I went back they were both gone again. They appeared the next morning, but they kept disappearing another few times after that. Other than those few glitches (I’m assuming that they’re glitches) the app works well.

Developer Response ,

Hey SPACEUNICORN thanks for the feedback, glad to hear you and your Mom gave it a try! The problem you are describing is intended behavior; we designed the app to motivate you to stay inside Hatch until the egg is incubated AND hatched. Next time you focus, try not to leave the app until AFTER you click 'Hatch' and see your new creature. Good luck!

Has this been resolved?

Would you consider changing the review ?

Thanks so much.

App Privacy

The developer, Focus Time LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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