- Automatically unpauses blocking before sleep/shutdown
- Other small fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Great App for Writers and Academics
This is a great app. It’s better even than Freedom used to be. (Freedom now is pretty lowsy, in my opinon.) I like that I can block particular websites, categories of websites, any appication on my computer, and also create a schedule. I am terrible at self-control but this app really helps me stay on track! One great thing about this app is that I can still use the internet for research purposes, but block time-sucking websites that I might mindlessly wander to. I use it whenever I write. I would say, it’s a top 10 app for academics who must publish or perish.
WHY A SUBSCRIPTION MODEL
I'm get tired of the cash grab subscription model that exists with apps now. This app works, yes, but is it remotely similar to anything that is subscription based in relation to feature set? Not at all.
I have a hard time with Adobe, but at least they offer a serious range of feature rich tools and programs.
This? It's a timer.
Let me buy once and be done with it.
Response to developer response:
I fully support developers and will happily pay money to support them. I just don't fully buy (pun intended) this argument your making. I do see the benefit to you and the consumer by using a subscription model. You get better support, faster updates, and more updates as well.
But in all seriousness, it does NOT need to be this expensive, seeing that you already have a decently sized subscription base. Let's say that 1 in 30 people have written reviews for this app (which is incredibly modest). 233 X 30 = $6990. $6990 X $1.99 is $13,910 per month. $166,912 per year.
I would imagine that these numbers don't stand well with your argument.
Just make the app more affordable, that's literally all I'm saying.
Developer Response ,
Hi, the main reason is that ongoing development, maintenance, and customer support are expensive. There have been over 50 updates since 2014 and the website lists behind the website categories need to be maintained. Also, the App Store doesn't support upgrade pricing and I prefer not to support outdated versions. For how long will you receive updates and customer support for a one-time purchase and will it work in future macOS versions? How do the developers fund updates and are you willing to pay with your personal information?
UPDATE: Most 1Focus users pay $0.00. I hope the app will eventually make one-tenth of your $13,910/month estimate and that's before expenses and taxes.
Great app but minor bug
Love this app but I can’t seem to get the quick start option on the menu bar icon’s drop down to work. Just shows a blank space. So instead, I have to go into the menu everytime to start blocking. Minor inconvenience but would be nice, especially since I upgraded to premium.
Developer Response ,
Hi, version 3.3 should fix the quick start menu issue.
- Niklas Behrens
- 8.5 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014 Niklas Behrens
- In-App Purchases
- 1Focus Pro $1.99
- 1Focus Pro $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.