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Escape

Track all your unnecessary trips to distracting websites

25 alternative and related products to Escape

Go Fucking Work

Website blocker so you can get back to your fucking work

Ben Tossell- Co-Founder, Token Daily
This is the best! Nothing better than tough love haha
Darbara Singh
Increases your self-productivity.
Alex Lam- Maker @ Lamify
As one user said - It has all the good effects of Adderall without the methiness.
Medium
There are a chrome plugin, it's called "Go Fucking Work". I use this extension to prevent me access distraction sites like Social Media, Email, and something else. This extension also can "disable a websites to being blocked". I use this to open StackOverflow, Google, CssTricks, Nosily, etc. Btw, thanks for your nice article!
RedEye Chicago
There's a new Chrome extension in town, and unlike other programs that are meant to divert your attention to mindless scrolling and button-mashing, this one emphatically, and pretty crudely, wants you to get shit done.
Lifehacker
Chrome: If you need a little help getting off of Facebook or Reddit and getting things done, Go Fucking Work for Chrome has that in droves-and yes, that's its name. No nonsense, no frills, just sharp, pointed advice. Go Fucking Work turns every new tab page into a reminder that, well, you should really get back to work.
The Daily Dot
Stop me if this sounds familiar: You open a Google doc to write something for work when-ding!-"Laura liked your Facebook status." You click over to your Facebook tab, then click on the alert to read Laura's comment and admire your status once more. "Okay," you tell yourself, "back to work."
20 Alternatives to Go Fucking Work

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.
15 Alternatives to HazeOver: Distraction Dimmer

Timing 2

Automatic time and productivity tracking for Mac.

Timing is an automatic time tracking app for Mac. Instead of making you do the work by starting/stopping Timers, Timing automatically tracks how much time you spend in each app, website and document. That way, you can later see exactly how productive you were and use the tracked time to bill clients.

Daniel Alm
When you are a freelancer, you want to focus on doing your best work rather than tracking your time. That's why my app Timing 2 completely automates your time tracking. It observes how you use your Mac, then gives you an overview of that time. Some nice extras: - Timing automatically suggest blocks of time that belong together. That way, you can assign a wh… See more
Petr Pinkas- Customer Success Hero @ feedly
Maybe Timing?
Daniel Alm
Thanks for the mention, Petr! Timing 2 is indeed a great tool to track your time as a freelancer. You want to focus on doing your best work rather than tracking your time. That's why my app Timing 2 completely automates your time tracking. It observes how you use your Mac, then gives you an overview of that time. Some nice extras: - Timing automatically su… See more
MacSparky
Today Daniel Alm released Timing 2 for Mac, version 2.0 of his popular Mac productivity app. Over the last several months, I have definitely climbed on the timers' bandwagon.
Daringfireball
This week's DF RSS feed was sponsored by Timing - an absolutely terrific time-tracking app for the Mac. Anyone with an even casual familiarity with my personal interests knows that I love truly native Mac apps. Timing is a home run - it is both great at time-tracking and great at being a Mac app.
Macstories
Timing 2 for Mac is out today. I've been a long-time user of Timing, and have had the pleasure of beta testing the new version for a while now. It's an excellent update to a great tool. Timing is an app that runs on your Mac and tracks everything you do.
1 Alternatives to Timing 2

Space

Unhook yourself from addictive iOS apps

Space helps you get a moment of peace when you need it. We're not here to make you feel bad because it's not your fault: apps are designed to hook you.

Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product Hunt
This is a clever tool you can use to replace the Twitter, Facebook, and other app icons on your homescreen. When tapped, it opens to a web browser to make you wait for a few seconds before the targeted app (e.g. Twitter) opens. It forces a slight pause and reflection before falling into habits.
SnapMunk
Dilara Kurtaran * 6 min read Let me start off with a little cliché. Addiction to phones and apps are real. Most of my friends have it. My hand will constantly reach into my bag, dodging lipsticks, notebooks and pens to grab that thin, sleek block that seems to contain my whole world.
TechCrunch
Dopamine Labs, a small startup in Los Angeles, not just creates tools that can hook users to an app... the company is now also giving people a way to kick their app habit. Formed by two neuroscientists who received their doctorates from the University of Southern California, the company has developed what it calls a "reinforcement api" based on the duo's com… See more
5 Alternatives to Space

Qbserve

Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

Mac time tracking automation: freelance project tracking, timesheets, invoicing & real-time productivity feedback

Ivan Mir- maker of Qbserve time tracking app
Since Indie Hackers retweeted this question, now it's "add your own bootstrapped product" thread! 😅
Ivan Mir- maker of Qbserve time tracking app
If you are using macOS, Qbserve (my app) will automatically track both personal productivity and time spent on work projects.
Jamie Lawrence- 💻 📈 🏊 🇮🇪 🐠 🐈
Although I also use RescueTime I've become quite partial to Qbserve. It's a local app and has a similar functionality to RescueTime but without some of the advanced reporting. It does however, give me some immediate reminder of when I'm being unproductive by changing the dock icon.
Capterra
What are users saying about Qbserve? Read real Qbserve reviews, pricing information and what features it offers.
2 Alternatives to Qbserve

DistractOff

Stop impulsive procrastination with this Chrome extension

Pavan Sethi- building things.
Block yourself from visiting certain websites. There are a lot of apps that do this but I like this one because instead of setting a timer, you add sites to a list and whenever you visit them, you get a notice that says "Shouldn't you be working?" and the guilt makes you get back to work.
3 Alternatives to DistractOff

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.
26 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

Onward

Get tech-life balance by cutting down on technology overuse

Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product Hunt
@gzicherm who's done a ton of research and writing on gamification and human psychology, recently launched Onward to help people fight addiction to social media and the internet. The app uses a VPN to track where you spend your time on your phone, to measure, report, and guide addicts. This problem will become increasingly difficult as technology becomes e… See more
3 Alternatives to Onward

Hide Imgur

Replace the Imgur homepage with tips for a healthy break.

Hide Imgur is a Chrome Extension that replaces the homepage with a tip on how to take a healthy break. We usually end up on time suck sites when we're tired and need a break. Best to take a real break :)

Reclaim your time and attention. Hide Imgur. 👌

6 Alternatives to Hide Imgur

There are a lot of things on your screen that distract you: crazy amount of icons, dock with dozens of notifications and an ocean of inactive apps. Information noise is annoying and interrupts work.

UnDistracted gives you the tools you need to make your desktop less distracting, so you can focus on the task at hand.

gerasim_sergey- CEO MacPlus Software, www.noteifyapp.com
Much more features (hides desktop icons, Dock and Menu bar)
4 Alternatives to UnDistracted - Control yourself, stay focused and productive!

Casilla

A simple and beautiful way to hide running applications

Casilla is a simple tool that hides and unhides all running applications.

Casilla takes care of clearing away window clutter by hiding the applications you're not using, it helps keep you distraction free and focused on the stuff that matters.

Features:

- Minimize all windows with one click

- Hide Applications from dock

Please feel free to leave suggested features or issues!

6 Alternatives to Casilla

What's the best app to help me focus / remove distractions while working?

Ed Shelley@ChartMogul, @ Berlin Startup Radio
Escape - Track all your unnecessary trips to distracting websites
"This is more of a tracker - it doesnt block stuff but I think its pretty slick for tracking. I use it :)"
Go Fucking Work - Website blocker so you can get back to your fucking work
"This is the best! Nothing better than tough love haha"
Noisli 2.0 - Improve focus and boost your productivity with ambient noise
"Definitely Noisli is the app that save me from all the distractions by a easy ambient sound mix & match. As weird as it might sound I u… See more

What is your favorite macOS menubar app?

Sindre SorhusMaker · macOS Developer · Open-Sourcerer
Bartender 2 - Organize and hide menu bar items on your Mac
"It's awesome. I hide almost everything I click once a day and let just Fantastical + VPN + WIFI + Battery + Clock"
f.lux - Adjusts your computer's display to adapt to the time of day
"I've been letting macOS handle this recently, but the Apple offering is still very limited. f.lux is still far superior. Per app exclusions… See more
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