Descriptions for Focus 1.8.1
Released: Sep 17th, 2017
Developer: Brad Jasper
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.9 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Pre-K’ed (TNT)
Web Site: https://heyfocus.com/
A useful and low-key utility specially designed to help you focus on your work and avoid any other distractions by blocking various webpages
Facebook, IM, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit, YouTube, Vimeo and other similar websites and services are a great addition to our social life, but they can also distract us from our work and lower our productivity. Thanks to Focus you can now avoid any type of distraction and stay focused on your work.
Focus is a lightweight and unobtrusive application capable to block websites or services you want in order to prevent you from accessing them while you work.
Menu bar based tool for blocking web and desktop distractions
Moreover, Focus is a practical utility that lives in your Mac’s menu bar from where you can easily enable or disable its main feature and access the Preferences window. You can also use Focus’ status bar menu to quit or uninstall the application with just a few mouse clicks.
Once you enabled the Focus mode, all websites present in the Blocked Sites list will be blocked. Every time you try to open one of the blocked websites, Focus will display an inspiring quote that can motivate you to get back to work. During work breaks you can easily “Unfocus” and visit the desired pages without any restrictions.
Inbuilt list of websites to be blocked for making sure that you're always focused
By accessing the Preferences window, you can configure the Focus menu bar icon to act as a switch for the Focus and Unfocus feature. On top of that, you can use the black and white menu bar icon and enable Focus to start at login.
The Blocked Sites tab helps you view and edit the list with all the web addresses that are blocked during the Focus mode. Focus comes with a pre-defined list that contains most popular social networking, video sharing and news websites.
User-friendly tool that helps you keep your working environment distraction-free
However, while using Focus to make sure that you're always zeroing in on the task at hand, you can add or remove web addresses with just a mouse click or reset the list to its original form.
All in all, Focus is a helpful and very easy-to-use application that enables Mac users to block out any distractions during work and, as a result, improve their productivity.
What’s new in Focus 1.7.11
July 19th, 2017
・Fixed long-standing issue with multiple versions of Focus running
・Changed preferences window to show up in dock and app switcher
・Added more advanced preferences in menu bar
・Fixed Focus icon size in menu bar
・Fixed bug with schedule not re-enabling in some cases
・Fixed bug starting timer from menu bar icon
・Fixed bug with custom focus time hours not calculating properly
・Added throttle to control block speed
・Lots of other bug fixes