Just Focus 4+

Zhe Yan

    • 4.8 • 79 Ratings
    • Free



JustFocus is a simple rest reminder; it will remind you when you keep working for too long, help you to stay healthy and regain your focus, keep you even more productive!

* Beautifully full-screen view, blocking all mouse and keyboard events to help you take a real break
* You can use awesome wallpapers as full-screen background, wallpapers will be auto-refreshed every 24 hours
* You can use standard Pomodoro timer, or customize for yourself
* Statistics for daily timers, review your productive time
* Notification 1 minute before the timer fired, prepare for a break
* You can even use passcode protection if you are not at your desk during the break! The passcode can be set to be required immediately, or a customized timeout after the reset timer fired.
* Show great quotes on your rest screen
* Multiple displays supported
* AppleScript and Alfred workflow supported

What’s New

Version 2.1.3

* Fixed the general tab height on the preferences panel for small screens

* New option: no cancellation during the break
* Bug fixes

* Fixed a issue in which count down progress on the menu bar icon is not working
* Auto clean up wallpapers downloaded 3 days ago

* New option to hide option popover when stopping the break
* New option to filter all/work only timers on the stats window


* fixed an issue in which auto-started break may display blank background on macOS 11.15
* fixed an issue that caused desktop picture not working
* fixed an issue in which text on buttons are blurry
* fixed an issue in which popover buttons shows English on a Chinese system
* fixed some issues that I can remmeber exactly

Just Focus 2.0 is here!

* Brand new design of the whole app
* Pomodoro progress on the menu bar icon
* More customization options for the timers
* More customization options for the break screen, including wallpaper optoins, quotes options
* Allow unlock with Apple Watch when passcode protection enabled
* New options when stopping the break
* Removed stop button from the break ended screen
* No more second action after unlocked with Touch ID/Apple Watch
* Upgraded daily tasks storage module

* Bring the "Use current screen" feature back.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

GüdPxl ,

Best Pomodora style timer – and it’s free!

I’ve tried almost a dozen of these types of timers. Just Focus is hands-down the best one I found. I can’t believe it’s free. I would definitely pay for this, especially considering the price of the other options. I’m an IT & logistics director full-time and a freelance web designer on the side. I’m on the computer all the time. This is an essential tool for me to stay focused and keep from getting burnt out. I have ADHD so I need help staying on task, but I can’t stand for anything to clutter my workspace or interface. This is perfectly minimalist while still providing a good measure of control and customization.

While the app is practically perfect, I have just a few suggestions. First of all, the default sound effects are nice but a bit soft for me – customization here would be nice. I’d also like to see the ability to choose your own wallpaper source, either by adding new feeds or choosing a destination folder locally. Although I personally love the design quotes, it would be cool to add new feeds or add your own as well.

Keep up the great work. I’m excited to keep using this app!

HelloPretzel ,

Absolutely perfect focus timer for my ADHD!

Just Focus is the best countown timer that I have used… and I’ve used them all.
Simple menu bar timer countsdown the minutes until the break, and 1 minute before the break you get an alert (or banner… your choice) letting you know that in 1 minute, your break begins. When the timer hits 00:00, your screen is covered by an image and you are forced to take a breather. It’s brilliant and it works incredibly well.

Like I said, this is the best countdown timer that I have used. The only thing that would make it better is if we could use a small window that floats over top all other windows. Pomello does a great job at this… but I enjoy Just Focus much better… and I want things my way. :)

ERG1980 ,

Awesome but a little weird

Love this app and use it every day. There are just two weird things I'd love to be able to change:

1. The Breaks have quotes from designers hard-coded as the quote source. It's great and all, but I'm only a designer 20% of the time. And I don't necessarily want quotes about design only. How about being able to configure it to be inspirational quotes from different data sources, or even a CSV file? It just sort of stands out as a weird choice like this general purpose app was made only for designers

2. The Statistics keep showing me stats from March 15 (it's currently March 18). I can't change the date. Is it meant to show just your record setting day / best day ever? I think it should be a calendar view showing your activity like Habit Hub or Calm or myriad other apps.

Other than these two quirks I love it, and it does its job great.

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