Opal: Screen Time for Focus 4+

Focus, block apps & Save Time

Opal OS

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

Better than screen time, Opal helps you focus so you can make the most out of every day.

4 hours. That’s the average time you’ll spend looking at your phone today. With a combination of app restrictions, real time feedback and rewards, you can begin to focus better and accomplish your dreams, just like Opal’s members.

Many of the world's top teams and companies companies trust Opal to help protect their focus. You can too.

**Opal cut my screen time by 2 hours per day – Marketing at Google **

**Opal cuts off your apps’ internet access to help you stop doomscrolling – The Next Web **

**I’ve been managing my social media time for months and couldn’t recommend it more - Strategy at Twitter **

**Opal Helped Me Quit My Nightly TikTok Habit – Bustle **

BENEFITS

94% of Opal members are less distracted

93% are more productive thanks to the app

90% experience improved mental health

79% save at least 1 hour *daily* thanks to the app

Added benefits:

- Better screen time management
- Improve productivity at work
- Reduce stress, be more mindful
- Better manage ADHD
- Set daily working hours, sleep, and routines
- Unplug with family and friends
- Stay in focus when you need it most
- You're happy and in control of your screen time

FEATURES

- Focus Report: Diagnose your Focus and measure your progress with clear metrics, important context and compare with your peers.
- Focus Score: check your focus level at any point throughout the day.
- #1 Blocker: Instantly block apps and websites you choose. It’s safe, precise, and doesn’t affect internet speed.
- Sessions: Block apps from your phone while you’re focusing, and you can always take a break to unblock them temporarily.
- Calendar: Set daily working hours, sleep and routines, block apps automatically, so you don’t have to remember.
- Precious Rewards: Get rewarded on your journey towards better Focus with unique MileStones you can unlock and share with friends.
- Leaderboard: Get inspired by others from the community with our daily leaderboard, highlighting the most focused of us directly in the app.
- Breaks: Use apps without mindless scrolling. Choose the app you want to use, write your intention, and set a timer.
- Focus Mode Integration: Sync your Opal Focus Sessions with iPhone Focus Mode.
- Shortcut Integration: Connect iPhone shortcut automations to start/stop Focus Sessions based on app opens, time, location and more!
- Focus Reminders: Get timely reminder notifications when you get distracted or reach a time limit.
- Focus Mode and Filters: Connect Opal to your Focus to block apps automatically
- Deep Focus: Maximum protection, you can’t cancel or bypass the timer you set.
- More Fun: Opal is guilt-free and fun. Pick your background and app icon to one that suits your mood.
- Widget: Have Opal on your home screen!

CREATE A PERSONALIZED APP LIST

You can add or remove any App and Website that are distracting to you directly from Opal's settings in the app.

You can customize your Opal experience and block all apps and sites on your phone, including:

- Facebook
- Instagram
- Snapchat
- TikTok
- Youtube
- Netflix
- Tinder
- Hinge
- Bumble
- Many more: News, Messaging, Dating, Adult/Porn, Money apps etc.

PRIVATE & SAFE

We use Apple's Screen Time API in order to monitor and block apps you use. Installation is easy and takes a few seconds on your iPhone.

Unlike most apps, Opal works entirely on your phone and personal browsing data never leaves your device.

HEAR IT FROM THE COMMUNITY

"Never in a bazillion years did I think I would be below 3 hours of screen time a day. My mood is SO much better." - Kristi

"Weird to think that an app would make me use my phone less but Opal is the only thing helping me focus on deep work days" - Zach

"Thanks Opal for being the only way my monkey brain can do homework for more than like 20 minutes" - Daniel

TERMS, PRIVACY & CONDITIONS

Read on https://opal.so/terms & https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/

What’s New

Version 3.52

In this release we've fixed an issue that allowed you to bypass countdowns for timeout sessions, we also added the ability to see the number of unlocks remaining for your App Locks on block screens. Lastly we've added a few milestones for events that are coming soon!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15.3K Ratings

15.3K Ratings

ejansix ,

For real get it

I have adhd and I struggled with the “screen time” already built into the iPhone, because it took two seconds to unlock and keep doom scrolling. I have the paid version of this app and tbh it’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. I was getting so bored and anxious just scrolling and scrolling but couldn’t stop myself. Opal has helped break that habit. I’ve almost completely stopped using tik tok, my screen time went from like 7 hours a day to maybe 2… and even then I’m finally using more productive apps ( mainly Pinterest if I want to scroll and scroll) that way I can at least use it to envision the future and set goals. If I do go on tik tok the build in “ snooze” timer really helps. Gives you time to stop and think if that’s really something you want to do. I’ve been making goals before I open it. (What do I want to watch?) then use the search bar to search that exact thing ( mainly acotar videos lol) NEEDLESS TO SAY!! The app works. I sit in a literal empty office all day and have been able to actually do my job more hours of the day then before- and I’m I medicated! Buy it !!!!! Do it!! You got this. Take your life back, you are more than your phone.

Developer Response ,

Awesome! Way to go! We are very glad that Opal has helped you regain control over your screen time and focus on more productive activities. It's great to know that you're finding the "snooze" timer and goal-setting features helpful as well. We appreciate your support and are here for you if you need any further assistance. Keep up the great work! Best, Team Opal

jessiek234 ,

Leaving this app after some time

I used to have a Pro account for this app and found it really useful before the last major update. I liked that you could configure it in a way where it would ask you what your intention was if you wanted to unblock apps for a certain amount of time. It helped me be mindful about what I was doing. They got rid of that feature now, which was a huge bummer for me but not a dealbreaker.

I understand that in the last major update they went from a VPN to using Screen Time, which made it easier for them to block the apps themselves, and not just the data. This is helpful. However, it seems like a huge oversight on their behalf that now I’m somehow still able to access social media websites on my web browser. So when Opal blocks my Instagram app, I can still go on my safari and access Instagram in no time. I reached out to their customer support for a solution. Apparently you can’t block specific websites, only the ones your screen time deems as “most visited” ones. There’s no way around this other than blocking every single website on your phone and then just manually adding the ones you wanna visit which is unrealistic, as I oftentimes work from my phone and I don’t know exactly which sites I need to go on. So this app virtually doesn’t work anymore. I can still go on Facebook or Instagram or any of those sites through my browser. It’s useless. Unfortunately I can’t get past this and I’ll have to find another app to help me block social media

Developer Response ,

Hi Gem, thanks for your review, we are sorry to read Opal did not work as intended for you..We have the whitelist feature that will block all apps and websites, except the ones you select. Happy to help with this if you decide to come back!
Team Opal💎

Kaylaaaaa123456 ,

This app is literally saving my life

I saw an ad for this app on instagram, while I was doom scrolling of course, and it stopped me in my tracks. I already knew that my addiction to my phone was a huge issue… it was so bad that my phone actually got run over my car and I committed to change my relationship to it after that but my resolve lasted all of 5 days. It’s so hard to break this addiction, but this app has truly given me my life back. I block instagram and news for 22 hours a day and omg the relief at not being able to look at this soul sucking content. I have been evangelizing this app to my friends and if you’re reading this review and you’re still not convinced, this is your sign. On the day I installed the app, MINUTES after, I literally wrote a story for a children’s book. It was as if my decision to take back my life allowed for a huge creative block to lift. I can now finally sit in silence with myself. Imagine going to the bathroom without your phone in your hands! Turns out my own thoughts are pretty great… now that I’m giving myself a chance to hear myself think. Seriously. Super grateful to the creators and to the brilliant marketing team.

Developer Response ,

Perfect! Way to go! We are very happy that Opal has helped you break your phone addiction and regain control of your life. It's wonderful to know that you've experienced such positive changes, including increased creativity and the ability to enjoy moments of silence. We truly appreciate your support and kind words. Rest assured that we will continue in providing the best quality of service while helping you manage your screen time. Best, Team Opal

App Privacy

The developer, Opal OS, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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