Alternative products to Focus

Focus

A Mac app to block distracting websites

25 alternative and related products to Focus

Escape

Track all your unnecessary trips to distracting websites

Ben Tossell- Co-Founder, Token Daily
This is more of a tracker - it doesnt block stuff but I think its pretty slick for tracking. I use it :)
Ben Tossell- Co-Founder, Token Daily
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.
25 Alternatives 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."
19 Alternatives to Go Fucking Work

Block Facebook

Chrome Extension that protects your privacy by blocking FB

Block Facebook is a Chrome Extension that helps you protect your privacy by blocking all URLs associated with Facebook (including Facebook tracking pixels).

The recent Cambridge Analytica controversy adds to the long list of instances where Facebook has misused user data so it's time we do something about it.

Plus, blocking FB is also good for productivity 😛

Inspired by: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16632677

7 Alternatives to Block Facebook

Space for Chrome

Get a little breathing room from addictive websites

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.

Matt Mayberry- Hacking Human Behavior at @BoundlessAI
Helps you get a little moment of zen before launching the time wasting websites :)
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
4 Alternatives to Space for Chrome

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

Mindset

Upgrade your mind with a hypnosis app

Take control of how you think, feel and act with Mindset. Mindset helps you improve your mind by retraining the thought patterns influencing your behavior. Achieve your goals through improved productivity, higher motivation and crystal-clear focus.

Karl Nislow- Finance Manager @fuzzpro
If you're looking for a little more flavor.
9 Alternatives to Mindset

FindFocus

Anti-procrastination app for Mac to break bad online habits

Martin Boeddeker- Founder, FindFocus.net
FindFocus is the #1 Alternative To SelfControl and other website blockers build for professionals and productivity experts. It allows you to block distracting websites & applications with independent schedules to build better habits and to stay focused.
Martin Boeddeker- Founder, FindFocus.net
FindFocus is the #1 Alternative To SelfControl and other website blockers build for professionals and productivity experts. It allows you to block distracting websites & applications with independent schedules to build better habits and to stay focused.
Martin Boeddeker- Founder, FindFocus.net
FindFocus is the only app that supports multiple profiles running at the same time & and different unlocking modes. (e.g. you can unlock your email while Facebook & PH stay blocked) I am the creator of FindFocus and build the app for exactly the purpose of getting into flow and creating deep work habits. I tried all other apps but was always unsati… See more
4 Alternatives to FindFocus

Freedom

Freedom to focus on what matters most.

Freedom blocks distracting websites and apps, or the whole Internet across all your favorite Mac, Windows, and iOS devices, so you can focus on what matters most.

Choose what you want to block, select for how long and on what devices, and voilà!

Experience the freedom to focus on something worthy of your time.

Raul Rocawabe- Freelance web designer at lapatineta.com
Get focused, 100%!
Philip Amalong
Can't get deep and meaningful work done without it!
John Ababseh- Epiphany Enthusiast
I'd suggest trying out freedom it blocks apps and you can sync it with your computer and phone. In addition, I would suggest taking a five-minute break to meditate and breathe when you're feeling distracted on (SimpleHabit).
4 Alternatives to Freedom
Computerworld
Google's Chrome browser rocks. It's reliable, efficient and nicely cross-platform. Chrome is by far the most-used browser in the U.S., too, with nearly 60% market share as of July 2017, compared to 22% for the second-place Edge/Internet Explorer combo from Microsoft, according to Net Applications.
Refinery29
The first day of fall isn't until September 22, but it's a universally acknowledged truth that Labor Day weekend is summer's last humid hurrah. After, cold hard reality hits: summer hours come to an end, pumpkin spice lattes return, and soon enough we'll have to return to layering.
HuffPost
We all aspire to reach "inbox zero." But the actual action and time it takes to get there can be daunting, to say the least. The truth is that managing emails can take up a huge chunk of the day.
the Guardian
(Android/IOS, free/from $5)Important emails have a habit of arriving at inconvenient times. Boomerang is a plugin for Gmail, Outlook and Android that lets you temporarily dismiss messages from your inbox, to reappear in a few hours or days when you're better able to deal with them.
3 Alternatives to Inbox Pause by Boomerang

Feedless

Fight your feed addiction

Feedless blocks your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds in Safari on your iPhone. You can use all other parts of the services as usual, we just block the feed. Take control of your time, and say goodbye to mindless scrolling!

The Verge
In October, Facebook began testing a News Feed minus the news. The test, which moved all shared articles to a separate feed called Explore, was designed to make it easier to see posts shared by friends and family. That test is still ongoing - but in the meantime, developer Ryan Orbuch is taking the experiment a step further.
12 Alternatives to Feedless

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.
8 Alternatives to Cold Turkey

Focused

The new browser tab page that helps you stay focused

Focused is the new browser tab page that helps you stay focused, inspired and productive.

Keep everything necessary in front of your eyes using simple notes, checklists, images, bookmarks.

Your ideas, notes & plans will be kept safely in each new browser tab – just open it. And, of course, you can share your boards with your team in a few clicks.

8 Alternatives to Focused

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

PawBlock

Browser extension that blocks distracting sites

PawBlock is a browser extension that lets you choose which sites you want to stop yourself from accessing. It uses pictures of cute animals to provide some emotional motivation.

Danny Guo- Software developer
I made this for myself to stop procrastinating. It uses animal pictures for a bit of fun.
8 Alternatives to PawBlock

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's one app you use a lot, that most people don't know about?

David SpinksCEO, CMX Media
f.lux - Adjusts your computer's display to adapt to the time of day
"Not sure how well-known f.lux is but it's a must-download for any Mac or Windows user. It automatically dims your computer screen in the e… See more
Grammarly - Clear, effective, mistake-free writing.
"I get more use out of this than I do most any other tool/app. I feel like everyday is a learning experience with Gramercy. My writing has i… See more
Alfred Remote - Supercharged remote control for your Mac (iOS)
"You never see Alfred but he's always there for you 🙏🏼"

What are the best free Mac apps to stop distraction?

Pallav AgarwalPassionate for technology and startups
Focus - A Mac app to block distracting websites
"Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) so you can improve your productivity."
Hocus Focus - A Mac menu bar utility that hides your inactive windows
"Keep your desktop clutter free with Hocus Focus, a Mac menu bar utility that hides your inactive application windows."
RescueTime - Analytics on your daily habits and productivity
"I know these guys are pretty serious with this."

What are the best apps to separate Mac work & Mac play?

Fred RivettCo-founder UserCompass.com & @wecontrast
Focus - A Mac app to block distracting websites
"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 … See more
FindFocus - Anti-procrastination app for Mac to break bad online habits
"FindFocus is the #1 Alternative To SelfControl and other website blockers build for professionals and productivity experts. It allows you… See more
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