ManuelLaw student, cereal lover, internet fan.

What is the best app to stay focused while studying?

Especially looking for an iOS/Watch/Mac app, which logs my productive hours while I study for University.
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21 recommended
  1. 50
    Taskade for Chrome & Firefox

    Turn your new tab into a team checklist, note, outline ⚡️✏️✅

    Roger Lu
    Roger LuProduct Manager at TripAdvisor · Written
    Replaces your New Tab with a focused view of your tasks, notes, with custom wallpapers. Very relaxing.
  2. 36

    Focus timer with nature sounds for creators

    Tide gathers a great collection of nature sounds for people to listen while focus. A new Pomodoro Technique along with white noise (natural sounds) immerses me into your creation, ponder or meditation. A half-hour concentration, followed by a five-minute break, the Tide Timer helps me to be as much productive as I can.
    I rarely write reviews for apps but Tide is amazing. As someone with ADHD and difficulty concentrating, this has dramatically improved my ability to concentrate. Can’t recommend highly enough. I now have so much motivation to study, it’s a great app!
    I use two app and this is the first choice of me.
  3. 20
    Self Control Block Distracting Websites

    Block distractions to eliminate wasteful browsing habits

    This app protects you from your worst habits :D Make a list of websites to block, set the duration, and then go. It will block those apps without you being able to "turn it off."
  4. 17

    Be more productive. Make Pops proud.

    Nick Abouzeid
    Nick Abouzeid37Partner @ Shrug Capital · Written
    Just downloaded it a few days ago - well designed, and I like the gamification portion. Worth trying out!
  5. 5
    Headspace 2.0

    Meditation made simple in just 10 minutes a day

    Anthony Melnyk
    Anthony MelnykFounder of Nutritionista 🍏 · Written
    as for me the best UX
  6. 4

    Put down your phone and stay focused. Or a tree will die. 🌳😵

    Leandro Ardissone
    Leandro ArdissoneSoftware Developer · Written
    It's simple and you may (or maybe not) be helping to grow a real tree somewhere
  7. 3

    Automatic productivity & time tracking for macOS

    Ivan Mir
    Ivan Mir4maker of Qbserve time tracking app · Written
    Ivan Mir made this product
    Qbserve (our app) tracks productivity automatically. It shows your current performance at the menu bar and the dock in real-time, so it's easier to stay focused. Unfortunately, we can't make an iOS apps because of the iOS sandbox restrictions. (We have a student discount, by the way!)
  8. 2

    Take a break and meditate.

    Vijay Mandeep
    Vijay MandeepSaaS Growth Marketer · Written
    For me, the name caught my attention. I started using Calm in 2017 when I came across it's Apple app of the year 2017 promotions. Since then I've been glued to using calm. What hooked me to it is its UI and a wide range of ambient music choices.
  9. 2
    Pomodoro Time

    Simple Pomodoro timer in your Mac's menu bar

    Eddie Rodriguez
    Eddie RodriguezI make balloons @ Google [X] · Written
    Easy to set timers and can be used around your task list.
  10. Celine Carpet
    Celine CarpetProductivity, travel · Written
    PDFelement for Mac/windows is a speedy, lightweight, yet surprisingly powerful PDF editing application. Product page: And PDFelement also releases a basic version for those people who require to edit pdf in a simple and fast method with an affordable price. PDFelement Pro for Mac-it helps to read, edit, or annotate PDFs, convert PDFs with ease. Convert PDFs to words/text/PPT/EXCEL. It also support OCR(convert image to words) Product page:
  11. Marc Brodeur
    Marc Brodeurconsumer product entrepreneur · Written
    24/7 streaming of classical music on multiple channels. One of my favorite ways to focus on work.
  12. James O'Sullivan
    James O'SullivanLooking for a project! · Written
    It's simple, looks great and keeps detailed track of how much time you've spent on your tasks. This will definitely help you a lot!
  13. John
    JohnCurator of / wannabe desinger · Written
    I use this almost everytime, it's an as clean as possible timer wich let's you organize your time into 52 minutes of work and 17 minutes of pauses, kinda like the pomodori technique but it logs the times you have completed a circle.
  14. Hamid Alipour
    Hamid AlipourFounder, Deepnosis · Written
    Helps you follow the Pomodoro technique to break down your work hours to 25 minutes time slots with a 5 minutes break between. that 5 minutes break gives you motivation to get going! I find the technique very helpful. There are a lot of apps that are implemented based on this technique. This is what I found to be a good one on Mac/iOS.
  15. I used this and it was amazing
  16. 1

    A Mac app to block distracting websites

    Bryan Clark
    Bryan Clarkmobile @ Khan Academy · Written
    This is hands-down my favorite — it blocks distracting websites and apps on your laptop, and gets out of your way otherwise. Like Self-Control, but with an even-nicer UI!
  17. 1
    Forest 4.0

    With friends, timeline, phone usage tracker & iPad support

    Plant a tree and stop phubbing.
  18. 1

    Music for the brain to improve focus, meditation & sleep

    Nazir Dashtiev
    Nazir DashtievProduct Manager & Co-Founder @ Unit · Written
    Great music suggestions. Really works for me.
  19. Relaxing rain audio for work, play and sleep! Helps me focus and relax at the same time.
  20. Vedant Bajpai
    Vedant BajpaiBlack Board Educate App · Written
    Keeping up with teacher and parent is faster and easier than ever. Share updates and photos, engage with friends and Pages, and stay connected to communities important to you. This app basically works on three profiles 1.Owner/ Principal * Owner can handle multiple schools and multiple roles with single login it so easy every detail will be on your fingertips. * Now have in-house social media with notice creating your event and sharing pictures with school. * Find every single details of your teacher and it’s so easy that you can change schedule by just selecting the teacher from the present list. * Very easy to use for their day to day school management problems. * During PTM just search the name of student and can find the profile, attendance, homework result details in just a click. * Join the digitalization and enjoy the connection with parents Design your own school on www.home.bbedut .com 2. Teacher/ Staff * Less than 30 second challenge just voice out the name of the student and clicks only on absent and leaves. Still miss someone can change it any time any place. But only by the teacher who took the attendance. * Why to discuss about the homework well you can send it just on click and even attachment can be sent in the form of image, pdf, excel. Even result can be schedule with timing so ease your voice and pen enjoy to connect with whole class with single clicks. 3. Student / Parents * Now it is so easy to connect to the school and find every updates about the school on your app. * Connected with school on tracking of your bus and providing leaves to the school. The Blackboard app does more than help you stay connected with your friends and interests. It's also your personal organizer for storing, saving and sharing. It's easy have full control over your photos and privacy. The security is the most important patch in which we provide NDA with Schools on individual Data Security. Blackboard is Free and always be because our company vision consists of to help each single child on this planet to fulfill their dreams. The most important desktop features of Blackboard is data entry part and managing multiple things from web it can be only govern by the Owner and principal of the school at