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    Isolator Alternatives

    Isolator is described as 'small menu bar application that helps you concentrate. When you're working on a document, and don't want to be distracted, turn on Isolator'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Isolator for Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Vitamin-R. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try LeDimmer or Hocus Focus. Other great apps like Isolator are WindowFX (Paid), HazeOver (Paid), Focus (Paid) and Ghoster (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 3, 2018
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    Isolator is a small menu bar application that helps you concentrate. When you're working on a document, and don't...
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    1. Vitamin-R is a different kind of productivity tool. It helps you getting started, supports you in your task, keeps you focused and motivated.
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      Revolutionize your operating system with WindowFX. Utilize an unprecedented number of special effects for your windows and maximize your computing experience.


    2. Too many windows to manage? Big display? Or getting lost in multiple monitors? HazeOver is for you! ? TRIAL version: HazeOver.com
    3. LeDimmer is a small Windows application (<200KB) that sits in the system tray and simply dims the screen around the foreground window.
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      Hocus Focus automatically hides application windows that have been inactive for a certain period of time, leaving only the applications you’re using visible. It’s a great way to keep your screens clutter free and your mind focused on the task at hand.
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    4. Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) and applications, so you can improve your productivity.
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      Focus is about blocking apps and sites; Isolator is about hiding things from the screen so you're only looking at one window at a time.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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      Dims all windows except the active one.
    5. Form 1 Hour Software by skrommel, it can dim the screen by applying a transparent gray layer on top of your opened...
    6. 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.

      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!"

    7. 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.
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