- Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) so you can improve your productivity.
Focus is a Mac app that sits in your tool bar and helps you stay on task. Couple of killer features are the ability to schedule blocks of work time and to create custom prompts that you see when you attempt to surf the web.
- Keep your desktop clutter free with Hocus Focus, a Mac menu bar utility that hides your inactive application windows.
I love Rescuetime and have used it for more than a year. Affordable and a great way to manage how you are spending your time. It's not yet a full solution, and will need to expand to iOS mobile and also provide a more robust solution for offline tracking.
- Ivan Mir made this productWhile Qbserve (our app) does not block sites, it shows your productivity score or total worked hours right in the menu bar. Plus the icon in the dock draws a red border when you are not productive enough. It really motivates to quit distractions when you see only 20 productive minutes in the afternoon.
This app is pretty awesome. They made it so detailed that when I walked away from my laptop for 20 minutes, instead of just logging whatever app I was on, it asked me if I was eating, sleeping, exercising, etc. since it knew I was away from the computer
It logs every single website and app you visit, and almost everything has been categorized for you. You can even make your own categories and projects to specifically log as well. At the end, I can also look at everything I did with charts and a pie chart showing my overall time spent categorized into productive, neutral, and distracted, which is a really awesome way to get a quick overview.
Other activity trackers and systems for keeping organized have always stressed me out a ton. Qbserve is the first activity tracker i've used that i don't feel hung up or bad about using through the entire cycle of use. There are periods where i will stop tracking for a while, but Qbserve is always easy to jump back into and use. You get immediate feedback about what's going on, and the color tracking in the dock icon gives a great visual feedback mechanism as a reminder for how on track you've been (or not).
Classification has gotten better, and the ability to triage stuff yourself is great. I wish there were some way to segment up my twitter use into work related, and time wasting, but that's my only complaint.
- Martin Boeddeker made this productFindFocus 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.
- The other tools to block websites and hide distractions are great, but here's an additional option - an amazingly simple menu bar to-do list where you set a time for each task. It keeps you in the zone since it always displays the time remaining for the task, and keyboard shortcuts make it easy to update without getting distracted.
Really enjoy the implementation of this simple app. Would be useful to consider any of the following in a Pro plan:
1 - Pomodoro
2 - Integration with Asana/Todoist/Trello/etc
3 - Statistics
I had the honor to be one of the first tester of Efforless, and I think that it's a great product that helping me to track my working time. So, It's great to see it on Product Hunt.