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    Focus Alternatives

    Focus is described as 'Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) and applications, so you can improve your productivity' and is a Anti Procrastination Tool in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Focus for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Android, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is LeechBlock, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Focus are Cold Turkey (Freemium), Forest (Freemium), SelfControl (Free, Open Source) and FocusMe (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 16, 2022
    • Mac
    Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) and applications, so you can improve your...
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      • Android
      • F-Droid
      Usually, "Digital Detoxing" apps in Android are about opting-in for a contract to not use our phones for the next X minutes. Or that we will not use the app Y for more than Z minutes. These contracts are often reinforced with financial incentives, i.e.
    1. 1Focus lets you block distracting apps and websites to skyrocket your productivity. Beat procrastination and get things done by focusing on one task at a time. Ideal for students, entrepreneurs, and creative people.

    2. 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.


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

    3. 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 need to get on with work.


      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      "Quiet has been discontinued and withdrawn from the Mac App Store as it cannot conform to App Store 'sandboxing' rules.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!"

    4. 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.

    5. [This app is developed by the same company that's behind Freedom ]
    6. Linux port of the Mac OS X application SelfControl . Uses Perl/Gtk2 + iptables. Provides basic timed blocking of specified hosts.


      The project is no longer updated.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

    7. Track how much you and your family use your iPhone and iPad each day, automatically
    8. Smartphone addicted? Heavy app user? Need more control over your apps?
    9. Wisdom Tree is a tui concentration app. Inspired by the wisdom tree in Plants vs. Zombies which gives in-game tips when it grows, Wisdom Tree gives you real life tips when it grows. How can you grow the tree? by concentrating!
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