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.
24 recommended
  1. 50
    Taskade for Chrome & Firefox

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

    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 AbouzeidMarketing @ MainStreet · 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

    as for me the best UX
  6. 4

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

    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 Mirindie app developer · 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 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 RodriguezI make balloons @ Google [X] · Written
    Easy to set timers and can be used around your task list.
  10. 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 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'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. Johnr/onlinecollective · 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 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 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 DashtievProduct Manager & Co-Founder @ Unit · Written
    Great music suggestions. Really works for me.
  19. PauliOS Developer · Written
    Paul made this product
    With stonewall you can quickly temporarily block calls from specific people or groups. Helps perfectly to work or study without interruption.
  20. Marina TimchenkoMarketing Manager, Devart · Written
    try this one. This tool has also mobile ver