Description

- Do you procrastinate and spend your time mindlessly?
- have problem with focusing?
- often get distracted while trying to focus?
- maybe you are burned out because you worked too much and forget to take necessary break?
- or, maybe have an ADHD?

Session can help you with your focus problem.

Trusted daily by tens of thousands of engineer in Silicon Valley, independent studios in Madrid, writers in Netherlands, and creative worker + freelancer all over the world.

It helps you be more productive by guiding you to work in sessions, block distractions, track your time, and remind you to rest.

GET INTO HABIT OF WORKING IN TIME BLOCK
Inspired by Pomodoro technique, Session helps you block your time for focus. 25 minutes or 45 minutes is all you need to get closer to your goal

KEEP YOUR FOCUS BY BLOCKING WEBSITES AND APPS THAT DISTRACT YOU (MAC ONLY)
Session block distracting website and apps when you started a Session. It'll automatically restore your website when you are on rest / session has ended.

BLOCK SLACK TEAM
Session will automatically mute Slack team you choose when Session has started and open them up again when Session has stopped working.

DON'T FORGET TO TAKE A REST
Forcing yourself to work on long period of time is ineffective. Rest is as important as work / study. Why? Because rest is a crucial time where you:
- store what you have learned in your head, and where
- your brain solve difficult problem on the background.
Notice that you usually get a new idea and solves problem when you're on walk and shower. Or anywhere where you're away from "work".

AUTOMATE YOUR WORKFLOW (AUTOMATIC DO NOT DISTURB, PLAY MUSIC)

Imagine having no distracting notifications while working on. It's possible by turning on Do Not Disturb. What if you can turn it on when you started your Session, and disable it after Session ends—all automatically? Or maybe change bulb color, play Apple music when Session has started? Different playlist on break? It's possible with Session.

Automate it with AppleScript on MacOS and Apple Shortcut on iOS

SEE YOUR SESSIONS ON APPLE CALENDAR WITH ONE WAY SYNC.

See automatically create Sessions on Apple Calendar to review how your day has progressed.

REVIEW YOUR SESSIONS
Are you spending more time on a task than it's worth? Session keep you mindful by tracking your work and ask what you have learned after Session has ended.

Session tracks what you have worked on, what have you learned, and for how long. Review your progress and journey that you have made.



Need support? Contact philip@stayinsession.com for assistance!



Learn about what Session can do here: https://www.stayinsession.com/learn



Join our Discord community channel here: https://discord.com/invite/5KASx2T4RU

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Privacy policy: https://www.stayinsession.com/privacy-policy

What’s New

Version 2.5.20

- Focus Session app after apple shortcut has finished running

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
442 Ratings

442 Ratings

Devi thing ,

Ridiculously good for deep work

Session is beautiful, it’s super simple to use, it runs extremely smoothly, it’s got details and features I didn’t realize I needed but now I wouldn’t want to live without. I was an Applied Behavior Analysis major (that also has ADHD) and I am truly impressed with the built in cues that quickly condition you to focus on demand. A breathe in and out animation (just a few seconds when starting a session) and lovely choices for ambient background noise. Use the same non-distracting soundscape to start your work every day and you’ll start to settle in and focus earlier and easier. The design and features seem extremely well thought out /and/ well executed. I’m obsessed with Session, it is so much more than a pomodoro app (I have been trying Pomodoro apps for many years and none have ever really worked for me. This one is on another level and it works great! Finally I have accurate tracking for my total work hours and built in notes/reflection/intention/activity tracking.) LOVE IT.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much Devi!

One of the best review we've gotten ever :)

MaryHenry ,

Beautiful, intuitive app

I have really enjoyed using Session. If you're like me, balancing a number of projects for school/work and you have a variety of responsibilities... it's hard to feel like you make much progress. Session changes that by showing you how your day has been broken down and how your day or week has gone.

I have a few suggestions that if the developer(s?) find the time, I think could help Session improve. A little area above or below the time wheel where you can write a short to-do list (like - "what's your focus today?), would help. I find myself going back and forth between my Stickies app or a post-it to remember other things I should tackle today.

Another (major) feature would be an intuitive way to have a "super view" of the amount of hours you've worked on a particular project, and compare it to time spent on other tasks. I find myself going back in the week trying to count/approximate the hours - when in reality it would be nice to have that report per project (not stratified by day)

All in all, if you're looking for an app to help you focus, is easy to use, is constantly getting updated, and visually remind you that you are continually making progress each day - I highly, highly recommend trying out Session.

Developer Response ,

Hi Mary, email me at philip@stayinsession.com or join the community group at https://discord.com/invite/5KASx2T4RU

Interested to hear your use case!

Egdenis ,

Best way to keep your focus!

If you aren't scheduling your day on a calendar than you have to start now. Using a todo-list can be useful but shouldn't be your primary method (there are plenty of people who have good explanations).

Once you accept that premise, this app becomes essential. Using a calendar is very primitive; while it is great way to schedule events sessions in advance, it is a poor way to record your actualized work. Philip has put a lot of thought into this problem and it shows. The UI/UX is great and every new feature is well thought out. Phillip also does a great job communicating with users on discord and responding to suggestions. Very excited to see this grow (and it will)!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for staying for so long Egdenis!

App Privacy

The developer, Philip Young Gunawan, 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 Linked to You

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

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Location

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

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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