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.

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Escape

Track all your unnecessary trips to distracting websites

Ben Tossell- newCo
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.
Ben Tossell- newCo
This is more of a tracker - it doesnt block stuff but I think its pretty slick for tracking. I use it :)
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
Something to keep you focused while working on your paper or doing research on a Mac
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
If you're using a Mac that's exactly what this app does. Most distractions come from other windows and visual clutter. Your alternatives would be manually closing/hiding windows or going full screen. Full screen is awkward on big screens and micromanaging windows takes discipline and time. HazeOver works automatically so you don't have to adjust to it or cha… See more
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
Taking notes on your MacBook in class? Better stay focused. Scrambling to finish writing your papers? Better avoid distractions and don’t let other apps and windows in your way. That’s what this app is for.
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.
18 Alternatives to HazeOver: Distraction Dimmer

RescueTime

Analytics on your daily habits and productivity

Gerrit Kesten- Co-founder of evermée
I love it and use it in combination with awaremac.com, so that I can easily see how long my current work session lasted already. Sometimes you'll be shocked how much time has flown by!
Sachin Rekhi- Founder & CEO @ Notejoy
Have been a religious user of RescueTime for years, especially their weekly reports showing time spent in productive tasks (editors, design tools, etc) versus less productive tasks (social media, youtube, email, etc).
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.
18 Alternatives to RescueTime

Focus

A Mac app to block distracting websites

Ivan Mir- maker of Qbserve time tracking app
Focus is the most customizable Mac app for this and it works for all browsers.
Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré- Co-Founder PurposeBeyondProduct.com
Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) so you can improve your productivity.
Mariusz Ciesla- Designer & Co-founder of Lifetramp.com
I use this one. Does good enough job blocking access to apps and websites I don't want to spend time on when working. Also has a "hardcore mode" where you literally can't turn off work mode during certain times. It's awesome.
31 Alternatives to Focus

Aware

Track how long you've been actively using your computer

Raul Rocawabe- Freelance web designer at lapatineta.com
Just check on menubar how many time you've being without going out from your mac
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.
6 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.
11 Alternatives to Cold Turkey
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