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Our users have written 17 comments and reviews about FocusMe, and it has gotten 33 likes

FocusMe was added to AlternativeTo by RemovedUser on Nov 16, 2011 and this page was last updated Jan 25, 2021. FocusMe is sometimes referred to as Distraction Blocker.

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mihir94
  
Top positive commentOct 11, 2016

So, I tend to procrastinate a lot while I study, especially as my studies necessitate using a computer, and eventually keep checking Facebook and Twitter. So I end up being less prepared for tests.

However, Focus Me has changed all that. Once I set it to block specific sites or even applications, it does a great job of keeping me away from them (Believe me, I have tried to bypass it a lot! And I failed all the time).

Additionally Focus Me has good timer options which enable you to take breaks between study sessions, so you don't end up feeling bored or exhausted while studying.

I can say with a reasonable amount of certainty that Focus Me has improved my grades, and for that reason I continue to subscribe (Two years now).

Additionally, when I emailed support that the FocusMe subscription was too expensive for a student like me, Focus Me's owner, John, personally emailed me a student discount which made the subscription so affordable and totally worth it.

If you really struggle with procrastination, definitely try Focus Me. It worked great for me and would do so for you too!

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FocusMe

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Mihir! I'm positive that you've graduated by now, with flying colors! If you're already working, you can still use FocusMe to be able to finish all your tasks every day without any distractions - be as productive as you can possibly be!

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SoloPirlo
  
Top positive commentMar 10, 2017

Due to serious procrastination issues I have tried almost every app to master my internet addiction. For me FocusMe is the best app I could find. There are plenty of options. I especially like the possibility to work with whitelists (block every url apart from a couple of essential websites). Also the app has undergone major improvements since I use it (for 2 years now). Also I would like to mention the excellent customer support, which helped me via email or even teamviewer, if necessary. In other words, if you really would like to defeat your internet addiction while you have serious work to do, you should definitely check out this app. I haven´t found anything which came close. Keep up the good work.

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FocusMe

Woot Woot! So read your feedback about our app and the support team! Hope you've had a chance already to try our latest version - I have a very good feeling that you'll love it even more! ❤️️

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BevansDesign
  
Top negative commentJul 2, 2020

I've been using FocusMe for several months (after becoming disillusioned with Freedom), and although it does a great job blocking things, its UI is atrocious.

Adding apps and sites to block is a cumbersome process, and maintaining lists (for use in multiple plans) is a special form of hell. Changes to lists don't propagate to other plans and must be manually cleared and re-imported each time you make a change. Tables of data show a single item at a time and must be scrolled through.

Also, in many places, UI elements overlap each other, so there's text and checkboxes behind buttons and page indicators.

If they ever manage to fix the UI, it could be great.

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FocusMe

Hey there! Thanks for being very honest with your feedback. We're continuously developing our app for the past 2 years and I can guarantee you that there are a bunch of improvements already. May I invite you to give it a try again? You can register for our free trial here: focusme.com

Please let us know how it'll go. Thanks in advance! 🙏

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Guest
  
Positive commentJun 19, 2023

This product is a life-saver. I have tried every single app out there and this is the only one that actually works to keep you accountable.

I've completed more in the past 6 months than the past 4 years, all thanks to FocusMe.

Their support is honestly, the best i've ever experienced. I can't recommend this enough.

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nikoladpro
  
Positive commentJan 3, 2023

It all works properly unlike other softwares I've tried. And, ofcourse the customer support is always there. Not easy to pass by all the locking systems made. Very good software.

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FocusMe

We're so happy to hear that from you Nikola! Know that for you guys, we'll never stop improving and/or strengthening the security of our app! And of course, our customer support will always be here, ready to help. Cheers! ❤️️🥂

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d1234
  
Positive commentSep 24, 2022

This software is a life changer for me, without any exaggeration. Other block software are often very easy to circumvent. Focusme actually blocks the sites/apps every time and has great features, for example, you have to input a certain amount of characters to stop the block. This is great because you really don't want to put in the characters as it takes a long time, so you won't just stop the block immediately. But at the same time you do have the option to stop the block in case of an urgent matter. This allows you to set very strict blocks and still have the possibility to change it afterwards, but not too easily! This is an almost perfect solution that I haven't really seen on other block softwares. Thank you so much to FocusMe! Without this software I would maybe be able to get done half as much as I get done right now (probably even less). Digital distractions - social media, tiktok, youtube, are the poison of today and you should limit yourself quickly so that you can become the 100% version of yourself, instead of a 30-50% version of yourself.

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FocusMe

It's an absolute pleasure to hear that from you! THANK YOU SO MUCH! We promise to keep doing everything that we can to continuously strengthen our app and help you be as productive as you can possibly be. Social media nowadays are everywhere, and yes, we'll be there too whenever you need us! Cheers!

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Lars Jensen
  
Positive commentAug 6, 2022

Amazing distraction blocker for the busy professional. Highly recommend.

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FocusMe

Thanks, Pranay for your feedback! Yes, let's continue helping more people!

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