Alternatives to Concentrate for all platforms with any license

  • SelfControl icon

    SelfControl

    SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your...

    Open Source Mac

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    Freedom

    Freedom is an application that disables networking on an Apple computer for up to eight hours at a time. Freedom will free you from the distractions of the internet, allowing you time to code, write, or create. At the end of your...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    StayFocusd

    StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Focus icon

    Focus

    Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites and applications so you can get peace of mind, and get some work done!.

    Commercial Mac

  • FocusMe icon

    FocusMe

    Block all distractions on your devices to help to get your work done! Focus Me (previously Distraction Blocker) is the most powerful application and website blocker for Windows, Mac and Android. This productivity tool helps you...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android

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    Leechblock

    LeechBlock is a simple productivity tool: an extension for the Firefox web browser designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. Its settings allows you to schedule when and how to block...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    SelfRestraint

    If you find yourself constantly ending up on distracting websites, you know what a time sink your computer can be. Unfortunately, you can't just stop using your computer because you need it to be able to get work done. There are...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The URL to the official website does not work & source at Github has not been updated for an extended period
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    OneFocus

    OneFocus lets you block distracting apps to skyrocket your productivity. Beat procrastination and get things done by focusing on one task at a time.

    Commercial Mac

  • HazeOver icon

    HazeOver

    Heavy multi-tasking kills your concentration. Get rid of distraction and focus on your current task. Let this tiny app emphasize the active window by fading out inactive ones.

    Commercial Mac

  • Vitamin-R icon

    Vitamin-R

    Vitamin-R is a different kind of productivity tool. It helps you getting started, supports you in your task, keeps you focused and motivated. Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain to work at its best by...

    Commercial Mac

  • AppDetox icon

    AppDetox

    Smartphone addicted? Heavy app user? Need more control over your apps? AppDetox helps you to calm down your mobile app usage, and take a digital detox. You are able to set your own rules for your apps to detox from some heavy usage...

    Free Android

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    SprintWork

    SprintWork is an effective distraction blocking and time tracking software that can help you get work done on time and recover valuable time lost to social media and games. By default SprintWork blocks Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and...

    Commercial Windows

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    Quiet

    Push distractions aside, silence disruptions and enter a zen like state of focus with Quiet for Mac OS X. With the push of a button, silence noisy applications and fade out all unwanted windows. It gives you that moment of peace you...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued Developer's site says: "Quiet has been discontinued and withdrawn from the Mac App Store as it cannot conform to App Store 'sandboxing' rules. If you already own Quiet, your copy will continue to function indefinitely (or until it breaks in a future update of Mac OS X). Thank you for your support and we hope you have enjoyed the benefits of Quiet!"
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    SelfControl -- The Linux port

    Linux port of the Mac OS X application SelfControl . Uses Perl/Gtk2 + iptables. Provides basic timed blocking of specified hosts.

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated. Last version, 0.9, released in September 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    FocusNow

    FocusNow is a small yet powerful productivity app for Windows that allows you the freedom to block out the distractions online and offline, while retaining your access to the sites and programs you need. It’s very easy to use and it...

    Commercial Windows

  • Stop Procrastinating icon

    Stop Procrastinating

    Stop Procrastinating allows you to block the internet and cut online distraction. It has the highest quality features for the best price with the highest level of Software Quality Assurance. Set a time and then choose one of three...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Discontinued Website is not available.
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    Productivity Owl

    The Productivity Owl is a Google Chrome extension that eliminates your time wasting habits on the internet. Instead of just blacklisting certain websites, the productivity owl is present on every page. He allows a certain...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome

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    Self Control for Study

    This app help people to reduce intemperate use of smart phones. For a specified period of time the execution of apps banned in order to help to focus a little more. (Basic telephone functions, such as phone call and SMS, are...

    Free Android

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    StayFocused

    Stay Focused is a small app which lives in your menu bar. Its role is to help you to stay concentrate on one task without any distractions. The focus mask will always follow on every workspace. Features: - Start at Login -...

    Commercial Mac

  • Keep Focus icon

    Keep Focus

    KEEP FOCUS. Fewer Distractions. Better Focus. Unlimited Productivity! KEEP FOCUS... Quite simply the best way to eliminate distractions on your Android phone. Are you addicted to your Droid? Can you not stop opening & refreshing...

    Free Android

    • Discontinued App no longer available.

Concentrate Comments

Any suggestions for this use case?

Comment by balupton
about Concentrate Apr 2016

I use to use this app for two workflows.

  1. A pomodoro workflow — 25 minutes, with a "tick" noise constantly, and a "5 minutes remaining", and a "1 minute remaining", and a "bing" noise at the end
  2. A break workflow - 5 minutes, with a "bing" noise at the end

Worked great for the pomodoro workflow. However, all the alternatives here are just for apps that do filtering of websites an apps, which isn't my workflow of this app at all.

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This app should not be listed as discontinued!

Positive Comment by steelie
about Concentrate Jun 2012

I’m not sure why this app is listed as discontinued. As far as I can tell, it still active. Their website is still up, and the support site is still functioning, with the latest staff reply less than a month ago.

I use this app basically all day everyday. Coupled with a few AppleScripts, it’s brilliant. I have it launch into work-mode when my iMac starts up. Plus, I found/tweaked a “15-minute break” script that allows for brief access to all sites and apps before blocking everything again. It’s also great as a task-specific app launcher for things like writing.

I really hope this is still alive. It suits my workflow perfectly.

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