What's the best app to help me focus / remove distractions while working?

I need something to help me get into a 'flow' state. Mac app would be ideal. Features like website blocking, etc.
11 recommended
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    Daily planner & focus timer based on timeboxing and pomodoro

    Ben Tossell
    Ben TossellNo-coder 👉 Makerpad.co · Written
    This is more of a tracker - it doesnt block stuff but I think its pretty slick for tracking. I use it :)
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    Go Fucking Work

    Website blocker so you can get back to your fucking work

    Ben Tossell
    Ben TossellNo-coder 👉 Makerpad.co · Written
    This is the best! Nothing better than tough love haha
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    Noisli 2.0

    Improve focus and boost your productivity with ambient noise

    dimitar inchev
    dimitar inchevTeam Coworkies & StartupBerlin.co · Written
    Definitely Noisli is the app that save me from all the distractions by a easy ambient sound mix & match. As weird as it might sound I use rain, fire & airplane propellers. Great sound combo! They have web, chrome add-on, iOS and Android version.
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    A Mac app to block distracting websites

    Focus works well. It blocks distracting webpages at certain times and replaces them with meaningful quotes.
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    HazeOver: Distraction Dimmer

    Focus on one app by dimming all the background windows

    Maxim Ananov
    Maxim AnanovDistraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com · Written
    Maxim Ananov made this product
    That's exactly why I made this, but it does not block websites. On the plus side it means you need no additional setup. Launch it and work.
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    NOPE | Can't Right Now

    Save yourself from distracting coworkers. Call your phone

    I don't know if I'd ever use this but it's pretty funny and can be helpful :)
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    Jason Crawford
    Jason CrawfordAuthor, The Roots of Progress · Written
    Simple and pretty much just works
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    Anti-procrastination app for Mac to break bad online habits

    Martin Boeddeker
    Martin BoeddekerFounder, FindFocus.net · Written
    Martin Boeddeker made this product
    FindFocus is the only app that supports multiple profiles running at the same time & and different unlocking modes. (e.g. you can unlock your email while Facebook & PH stay blocked) I am the creator of FindFocus and build the app for exactly the purpose of getting into flow and creating deep work habits. I tried all other apps but was always unsatisfied with their limitations & therefore decided to create my own app.
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    Recover the lost art of joyful concentration

    Jason Crawford
    Jason CrawfordAuthor, The Roots of Progress · Written
    Good, flexible Pomodoro app
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    ActiveDock 2

    A customizable dock for your Mac

    gerasim_sergey made this product
    Much more features (hides desktop icons, Dock and Menu bar)
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    Inbox When Ready

    Protect your focus... hide your Gmail inbox by default

    Peter Hartree made this product
    I made a Chrome extension called Inbox When Ready to help people protect their focus and cultivate a better email workflow. The extension hides your inbox by default so you can compose messages without getting distracted. It also has some features to help you break the habit of compulsively checking your inbox.