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 3.65

In this release we've fixed an issue that cause Opal's overall size to increase unexpectedly. Some of you will also notice an improved countdown when waiting for your session - we're rolling this out slowly to you so let us know your thoughts! As always we've made several improvements to Opal's overall experience and squashed a few bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19.9K Ratings

19.9K Ratings

jsjeejhdhdhj ,

Boosting Productivity: A review of Opal: Screen Time for Focus

Opal: Screen Time for Focus has become an indispensable tool in my quest for productivity and mindful technology usage. From the moment I started using it, I noticed a significant improvement in my ability to stay focused and on task. The app's interface is clean, intuitive, and easy to navigate, making it simple to set up and customize according to my preferences. Setting daily screen time limits and scheduling focused time intervals has helped me regain control over my digital habits. I appreciate the flexibility to adjust settings based on my changing needs and commitments. One standout feature of Opal is its ability to block distracting apps during designated focus sessions. This has been a game-changer for me, as it prevents me from mindlessly scrolling through social media or getting lost in email when I should be concentrating on important tasks. Furthermore, the app provides insightful usage statistics, allowing me to track my progress over time and identify areas for improvement. The visual representation of my screen time habits serves as a powerful motivator to stay disciplined and make positive changes. Overall, Opal: Screen Time for Focus has exceeded my expectations and become an essential tool in my daily routine. Whether you're a student, professional, or anyone looking to reclaim control over their digital life, I highly recommend giving this app a try.

loloflo09 ,

you need this app.

When I first got opal my daily screen-time was about 8 1/2 hours a day. That’s really bad, but since then my screen time has dropped so much- The last couple days I have had under an hour! Most days though I have around 2 hours. There are definitely productive things on your phone, but a majority of the time its a distraction. Opal helps open your eye to how much of your screen time is actually necessary. It also isn't the same thing on every block, instead if quickly skipping by and pressing some type of ignore limit button, I am forced to actually stop for a second read the text, and then I gain better perspective on what I have spent the last 30 minutes or hour doing. This alone brought my screen time down a couple hours when i first got the app. The reason I wanted opal was because i felt like i was wasting so much time, and opal helps me see the time i could have lost, and the time i got back. I don’t personally have premium, and i don’t think i would get it either even if the price dropped since the free version has helped me enough. I will say i think the focus sessions should be able to surpass 500 hours, because i was aiming for 1000 and then it cut off half way though 😑.
(this is the only app i have EVER written a review for so that should help show how much i LOVE 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💎

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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