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FocusMe

The All-In-One Application and Website Blocker for Windows, Mac and Android

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  • Android
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FocusMe Features

  1.  Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in FocusMe to stay focused and productive.
  2.  Distraction-freeFocusMe has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.

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  • Developed byFocusMe
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingSubscription
  • RatingAverage rating of 4 (15 ratings)
  • Alternatives53 alternatives listed

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  • English

Our users have written 15 comments and reviews about FocusMe, and it has gotten 31 likes

FocusMe was added to AlternativeTo by RemovedUser on and this page was last updated . FocusMe is sometimes referred to as Distraction Blocker.

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mihir94
  
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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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SoloPirlo
  
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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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BevansDesign
  
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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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d1234
  
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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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pranav324234
  
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Amazing distraction blocker for the busy professional. Highly recommend.

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manuelzeh
  
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One day 10 years ago while freelancing on upwork (odesk), I realized I had only gotten 3 hours of actual productive work done all day. The rest of the time was lost on all kinds of digital distractions. I started using FocusMe a week later and within 6 months I finally launched my first successful business. That was 5 years later than intended, but hey. Better late than never!

I don't think I could have done it without FocusMe. Digital distractions are productivity death by a thousand cuts. Silicon Valley pays brain scientists millions to make their products as addictive and distracting as possible. I’ve tried just about all other distraction blockers on the market, but they are easily circumvented. FocusMe has a “forced” mode – you WILL get your work done.

I'm an evangelist for this program. I always tell everyone about it. In this day and age, unless you have the willpower of a Tibetan Temple Elder, you may not even realize how many countless hours get lost every day, seeping through the cracks, seconds and minutes at a time. Unnoticed. Adding up to years of your life.

How much is it worth to get your life back? To finally get around to all the things you've been putting off for years? A million dollars? I don't know. What I do know is that I can't possibly recommend this program highly enough. FocusMe I want your autograph! If you were a woman I'd marry you. If I was a woman I'd want your baby.

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Guest
  
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One day 10 years ago while freelancing on upwork (odesk), I realized I had only gotten 3 hours of actual productive work done all day. The rest of the time was lost on all kinds of digital distractions. I started using FocusMe a week later and within 6 months I finally launched my first successful business. That was 5 years later than intended, but hey. Better late than never!

I don't think I could have done it without FocusMe. Digital distractions are productivity death by a thousand cuts. Silicon Valley pays brain scientists millions to make their products as addictive and distracting as possible. I’ve tried just about all other distraction blockers on the market, but they are easily circumvented. FocusMe has a “forced” mode – you WILL get your work done.

I'm an evangelist for this program. I always tell everyone about it. In this day and age, unless you have the willpower of a Tibetan Temple Elder, you may not even realize how many countless hours get lost every day, seeping through the cracks, seconds and minutes at a time. Unnoticed. Adding up to years of your life.

How much is it worth to get your life back? To finally get around to all the things you've been putting off for years? A million dollars? I don't know. What I do know is that I can't possibly recommend this program highly enough. FocusMe I want your autograph! If you were a woman I'd marry you. If I was a woman I'd want your baby.

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  • Time Tracking
  • control-web-browsing
  • internet-addiction
  • procrastinating
  • internet-addict
  • Break Reminder
  • focus-better
  • focus
  • Internet Filter
  • time-management
  • internet-addiction-disorder

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FocusMe platform details

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Free for Android

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    d1234 reviewed FocusMe
    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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