Safiyyah Abdul-Khabir
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?
35 recommended
  1. 103
    Pomodoro Time

    Simple Pomodoro timer in your Mac's menu bar

    Lisa Dziuba
    Lisa DziubaMaker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄 · Written
    or any web Pomodoro timer can help :)
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  2. 82

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

    Pavan Sethi
    Pavan Sethibuilding 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!
    Sabra Rubinstein
    Sabra RubinsteinMarketing Program Manager · Written
    Love this app! I didn't realize how much I pick up my phone while working on projects till I started using it.
  3. 42

    insanely simple free time tracking

    Lisa Dziuba
    Lisa DziubaMaker & PMM. Built & Sold my startup 🦄 · 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.
  4. 14
    Noisli 2.0

    Improve focus and boost your productivity with ambient noise

    Philipp Bohn
    Philipp BohnVP Circuit and CEO blueKiwi software · Written
    Ambient noise is surprisingly helpful to stay productive
  5. 10

    Analytics on your daily habits and productivity

    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.
  6. 5
    Twist 1.0

    More productive messaging for teams

    Hugo Fauquenoi
    Hugo Fauquenoiproduct at doist · 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
  7. 5

    Be more productive. Make Pops proud.

    AngieFounder of YourApparel and Femwyse · Written
    A great way to get tasks done.
  8. 12
    Time Off Calendar

    Accurate and simple PTO calendar

    It helps me to monitor my working activity and it's really good!
  9. 5
    Ohad Ron
    Ohad RonWantrepreneur · Written
    I use the option that limits Facebook / Twitter / News sites time to 20 minutes a day. Very useful.
    I use this product to limit my time on social media sites
  10. 4

    Cuckoo is a productivity timer for remote teams.

    Flavio Ludgero
    Flavio LudgeroCo-founder at Startaê · Written
    Flavio Ludgero made this product
    You can use Cuckoo in your private room or with your team and everyone will be focused and productive.
  11. 4
    Self Control (Mac)

    Avoid distracting websites

    Kelsey McLeod
    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.
    Aynul Habib
    Aynul HabibFounder & CEO of ZenQualify · 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.
    Olivier de Locht
    Olivier de LochtProduct designer, · Written
    You can easily create a list of website to blocks during a period
  12. 3

    Freedom to focus on what matters most.

    Chris Messina
    Chris Messina🏆 #1 Hunter! · Written
    Great app for forcing disconnection from distractions.
    Chris Messina
    Chris Messina🏆 #1 Hunter! · Written
    Great app for forcing disconnection from distractions.
    Nicolet Groen
    Nicolet GroenInterior & Lifestyle Photographer · Written
    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!
  13. 2
    ( OFFTIME )
    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 :)
  14. 2
    Focus Booster

    Your digital pomodoro timer

    André Gauci
    André GauciCEO @ Fusioo – Easy online database · Written
    Great tool that I've recently discovered. Simple and effective.
  15. 2

    Personalized editorial for your company's social media

    Prattusha C
    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.
  16. 2
    Go Fucking Work

    Website blocker so you can get back to your fucking work

    Tejaswi R
    Tejaswi RBuilding @TypitoHQ. Ex @VWO @Pipe_monk · Written
    If you find yourself browsing news, blogs, or other websites during an important project, this chrome extension does what it says. It shows you an "inspiring" message which will ask you to go back and go f#(king work :)
    Fruzsi Peti
    Fruzsi PetiOnline Marketer @Intellyo · Written
    definitely the best one (:
  17. 6
    I use this app to avoid distraction because this app can help you lock all your other apps. Every time I need to focus on something really important, I just lock all my apps and put my phone away. On the one hand, I can stop checking my phone and stay focus. On the other hand, I knew that my phone is safe with AppLock.
    A great way to get my phone protected.
    It's a great app.
  18. 1
    Workflow Timer
    Eivind Lindbråten
    Eivind Lindbråten🦊 Developer, Oslo, Norway. · Written
    This is my favourite pomodoro app. Really well designed.
  19. 1
    Filip Defar
    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.
  20. 1
    Tomato Timer
    Udit Chugh
    Udit ChughA Product Manager! · Written
    Simple. Easy. Available everywhere.