Escape

Track all your unnecessary trips to distracting websites

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Ben Tossell — Community Lead, Product Hunt
Pretty nice looking Mac app to track website usage!

EDIT: However, everything I do on a day to day for my job, actually counts as a distraction haha!

Would love to be able to edit it and put Product Hunt as a non-distraction for me 😬!

EDIT #2: I keep getting "you should sign up for Focus Time to help with your distractions", its not overly invasive because of the interface in the app, but would happily pay a few $ to just not have it come up

I hope @_vojto can jump in here today!
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@bentossell Hey guys, sorry about being late to the party – I was taking a break from the internet.

Soo. I see that a big concern is that FocusList ad. Well, we built Escape really to be a marketing gimmick for FocusList. It appears about every 20 times you launch the app. We didn't think it all the way through, and really just wanted to see the reaction – but I'll be watching comments & reviews closely and updating how it works in the next version.

Next, a big issue is that you can configure what is and what isn't distraction. I heard complains from users in Japan about this – as they have completely different set of distracting websites.

Would anyone be interested in contributing if we just open-source this?
Dmitry Suholet — Product Manager, Yandex
@_vojto @bentossell Yes! It would be super awesome if you open-source Escape.
Nikola Novakovic — Software Engineer, NextChapter
@_vojto @bentossell App is pretty cool and gives you linear view of things and where did you got distracted. Which is awesome. It has a nice UI as well.

Thing is when I downloaded it I spent five minutes searching where can I customize settings to set up what actual distractions are. So if you open source it I bet community would help to make this feature live!
Shashwat Pradhan — CEO/Founder @emberify
@_vojto that would make FocusList much popular too!
Nate Smith — Founder @ Gratify
I'm borderline scared to download this app. I'm worried it's a "if you don't want to know, don't ask" type of situation.
Chris Oslund — Makes shiny (often) digital things
@imns81 100% my reaction as well haha
Danny Chang — Technical Partnerships Manager, GIPHY
@imns81 Kind of like avoiding going on WebMD when you're in pain because you'll inevitably discover you have some terrible disease.
Hien Lam — Blogger, speaker, leadership coach
@thedannychang @imns81 doesn't help that every diagnosis on Webmd for any symptom is an incurable cancer haha
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