Alternative products to DeskCover

DeskCover

Free alternative to HazeOver, UnDistracted and WindowFocus

DeskCover is an application for Mac that highlights the active application and shades all other windows.

8 alternative and related products to DeskCover

Escape

Track all your unnecessary trips to distracting websites

Ben Tossell- miniOS
This is more of a tracker - it doesnt block stuff but I think its pretty slick for tracking. I use it :)
Ben Tossell- miniOS
I like this, the interface is clean but it does tell me i'm distracted far too much 😬
Aman Mittal- Book Blogger | Developer
This app is easy to use and useful at the same time.
Idownloadblog
A lot of us use our Macs not only for our daily lives, but also for our work. The problem is, with all of the internet at our fingertips, it can be hard to stay focused when the allure of social networking, like Facebook and Twitter, as well as other things you can do to slack off, are no more than just a click away.
26 Alternatives to Escape

HazeOver: Distraction Dimmer

Focus on one app by dimming all the background windows

Too many windows open to manage? Big display? Or sometimes getting lost in multiple monitors? This app is for you!

Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
That's exactly why I made this, but it does not block websites. On the plus side it means you need no additional setup. Launch it and work.
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
Something to keep you focused while working on your paper or doing research on a Mac
Ted
Won't think you need it until you try it.
Lifehacker
OS X: HazeOver makes it easy to focus on the task at hand, even if you have multiple windows open on your Mac. All it does is dim background windows and your desktop, and keeps the front, active window bright on top of all of them.
Macworld
There are lots of ways you can manage windows in OS X. You can use Spaces, or you could use multiple displays, and sort your windows on different virtual or physical desktops. But if you don't use either of these methods, you may find that when you have a lot of windows visible on your display, it can be hard to focus.
17 Alternatives to HazeOver: Distraction Dimmer

RescueTime

Analytics on your daily habits and productivity

Fatima Sarah Khalid
I use this every single day. I love seeing the reports of what sites I've been browsing and my productivity score. I like using after 9-5 workday as well just to see what I do with my free time.
Øyvind Solstad ☀- Head of social media, VG
Also, you can connect it to Gyroscope (also on this list), so that you have the Rescuetime data inside Gyroscope.
Edward Woodcock- Tech Co-Founder @ GetDinghy
I use this implicitly a lot. It's usefulness has multiplied since it became an integration for Gyroscope (which is another recommendation in this list).
15 Alternatives to RescueTime

Focus

A Mac app to block distracting websites

Craig Davison- Student
Focus works well. It blocks distracting webpages at certain times and replaces them with meaningful quotes.
Charlie Melbye- Cofounder, Ever
If you often procrastinate by loading up Twitter, Facebook, Product Hunt (😉), etc. when you're supposed to be working, you'll really like Focus. You can turn it on for an hour (or a custom time period), and it will block distracting sites to help you focus. A timer in the menu bar will show you how much longer you'll be focusing, which acts as a Pomodoro Ti… See more
Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré- Community Growth at Zest.is
Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) so you can improve your productivity.
28 Alternatives to Focus

Aware

Track how long you've been actively using your computer

Steve Agalloco- Engineering at Breaker
Really unobtrusive way to keep an eye on how long you've been at the 'puter without taking a break. I prefer this to the Pomodoro style apps that prompt you.
Raul Rocawabe- Freelance web designer at lapatineta.com
Just check on menubar how many time you've being without going out from your mac
5 Alternatives to Aware

Cold Turkey

Temporarily block unproductive sites while working

Susanne Anders- musicologist
Works on Mac, Win, Android. With the free version you can block list(s) of websites you pre-defined. Pro version (one time fee) adds the possibility to block apps, scheduling, and some other options.
9 Alternatives to Cold Turkey
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