Safiyyah Abdul-KhabirI do marketing for good causes

What's an app that helps you avoid distractions while working?

I'm looking for a product that will help me stay focused on the task at hand. Any favorites?
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  1. 101
    Pomodoro Time

    Simple Pomodoro timer in your Mac's menu bar

    Lisa Dziuba3Swift Learner & FlawlessApp.io Founder · Written
    or any web Pomodoro timer can help :)
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  2. 80
    Forest

    Focus for 30 minutes at a time. Or a tree will die. 🌳😵

    Pavan Sethi14building things. · Written
    One of my favorite apps :) Set a timer for how long you cannot touch your phone. The more time you stay focused, the more coins you get to plant virtual trees in your forest (if you touch your phone, your tree dies!). The best part is that coins can eventually be used to plant real trees!
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    Sabra RubinsteinMarketing Manager at Avantpage · Written
    Love this app! I didn't realize how much I pick up my phone while working on projects till I started using it.
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  3. 41
    Toggl

    insanely simple free time tracking

    Lisa Dziuba3Swift Learner & FlawlessApp.io Founder · Written
    Toggl is more for time tracking, but it helps you keep the focus on actually making the task. And you can see how much time you worked.
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  4. 12
    Noisli 2.0

    Improve focus and boost your productivity with ambient noise

    Philipp Bohn4VP Circuit and CEO blueKiwi software · Written
    Ambient noise is surprisingly helpful to stay productive
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  5. 8
    RescueTime

    Analytics on your daily habits and productivity

    Siobhan O'Rorke3Marketing @ Zenkit · Written
    You can block certain websites while you're focusing (premium feature), but the main thing I love is that it tracks how much time you spend & where online & on your computer, which is super helpful if you need to figure out where all your time has gone :) You can learn a lot about yourself while using it.
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  6. 4
    Twist

    There’s more to work than keeping up with group chat

    Hugo Fauquenoigrowth @todoist and @twistappteam · Written
    Hugo Fauquenoi made this product
    You can focus on your work and get back to what happened without the need to stay plugged in chat all day
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  7. 4
    Pops.

    Be more productive. Make Pops proud.

    AngieFounder of YourApparel · Written
    A great way to get tasks done.
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  8. Ohad RonWantrepreneur · Written
    I use the option that limits Facebook / Twitter / News sites time to 20 minutes a day. Very useful.
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    I use this product to limit my time on social media sites
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  9. There is this great app that has been around for a few thousand years called 'self-discipline'.
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    Freedom

    Freedom to focus on what matters most.

    Chris Messina10🏆 PH Community Member of the Year! · Written
    Great app for forcing disconnection from distractions.
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    Chris Messina10🏆 PH Community Member of the Year! · Written
    Great app for forcing disconnection from distractions.
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    An excellent app and website blocker that keeps you productive. I can block all my social media, individual websites, messengers and email when I need to work. (oh, and it syncs with all your devices so no excuses not to work!) I bought it a week ago and boy it helps me to focus!
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  11. Super simple and insanely effective. Just set some time and you're done, or schedule time that you don't want to be bothered. Blocks notifications and access to apps for those who can't stay away :)
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  12. 3
    Self Control (Mac)

    Avoid distracting websites

    Kelsey McLeoddéjà pillowcase founder · Written
    I use this to block all distractions for a period of time— they're blocked in incognito, if you restart your computer, or use another browser. No way around it.
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    Aynul HabibBuilding sales at @Delighted · Written
    It's easy to switch browsers with some of the Chrome providers and get tripped, it's a notch harder to work around this one.
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    Olivier de LochtProduct designer, Appvelvet.com · Written
    You can easily create a list of website to blocks during a period
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  13. André GauciCEO @ Fusioo – Easy online database · Written
    Great tool that I've recently discovered. Simple and effective.
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  14. 2
    PostmastR

    Personalized editorial for your company's social media

    Prattusha CSenior Marketing Scientist, Kvantum Inc. · Written
    They make customized social media posts along with creatives, that is backed up with well researched social media strategies.
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  15. Eivind Lindbråten🦊 Developer, Oslo, Norway. · Written
    This is my favourite pomodoro app. Really well designed.
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  16. Sachin BahetiDigital Marketing Executive at Trip In. · Written
    Measure, evaluate and improve employee productivity with this simple yet super-sassy slack application. Team members can plan, log and view all tasks and actions with just five commands to get started. Team admins, in addition, get a dashboard to view, review and assess planned versus executed tasks of each team member month to month, week to week, day to day or hour-to-hour. Call it a #TimelyIntervention
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  17. Filip DefarFreelance developer · Written
    Filip Defar made this product
    Here's one that I made. You define a list of websites that you want to avoid and whenever you try to access it forces you to wait 15 seconds before you can access them. This gives you time to change your mind and get back to work. It worked pretty well for me, as I would often not even realize that I started scrolling through Facebook again.
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  18. Udit ChughProduct Enthusiast & Software Developer. · Written
    Simple. Easy. Available everywhere.
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  19. 1
    PawBlock

    Browser extension that blocks distracting sites

    Danny GuoSoftware developer · Written
    Danny Guo made this product
    I made this for myself to stop procrastinating. It uses animal pictures for a bit of fun.
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  20. Petr NagyGrumpy freelance developer · Written
    Highly customizable pomodoro timer combined with task manager and time tracker
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