Mac Apps To Stay Focused And Limit Distractions

  1. Stay Focused Google App

CONQUER DISTRACTION & DIGITAL ADDICTIONThe Productivity App That FORCES You to Focus!No cheats or workarounds. FocusMe is a fully-customizable tool that “walls off” online temptation to instantly increase personal efficiency and take countless hours of your life back Block, limit, or ration use of time-sucking websites & apps. Sep 13, 2017  Be Focused on Setapp offers two powerful resources to busy people. On the micro level, it helps keep you focused on the task at hand, letting you set. Oct 15, 2019 Here you’ll find some tips and apps that will help you deal with both external and internal distractions to stay focused. External distractions. A phone ringing, coworkers doing small talk, music There are hundreds of little things that can break your concentration. Even more nowadays. Dec 04, 2018 When I need to block these distractions and focus, however, I can turn to some apps for help. Apps that help people focus work in a variety of ways. Some are browser extensions that block you from seeing certain websites. Others are desktop apps that hide from view anything except the active window.

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I had originally intended to write this blog to kick off 2016! Twelve months & an epic number of distractions later, I’ve finally compiled my list of simple apps that I hope will help you focus as they have me. As a Master Procrastinator I’ve been on the lookout for tools that are rewarding (who doesn’t love an incentive?) and super easy to use. The last thing I need is another excuse not to be getting sh*t done.

Without further fluff and in no particular order – here are my top 5:

Stay Focused Google App


Get Focused & Save a Tree

Ok I lied about the order. Forest is first because it is by far my favourite. It ticks all the boxes – it rewards, it is simple and it’s ridiculously good looking! The premise? Every time you want to focus, you pop into the mobile app to plant a [virtual] tree. The tree only grows if you can stop yourself from exiting the app within a predetermined [by you] time frame. Stay focused, you grow a tree. The tree gets added to your grove and the grove eventually expands into a forest. Get distracted and check Facebook – your tree dies. Or to be more accurate, YOU KILL IT. It’s the tamagotchi for focus and it’s got me captivated. The bit that really has me hooked though is that you also earn virtual coins for every time you focus and these coins can be used to plant real trees via Forest’s not-for-profit partner ‘Trees for the Future’.

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How to add an app to the Dock. Locate the app icon you want to remove. Right-click or control-click on the icon. Choose Options. Choose Remove from Dock. Mar 22, 2016  Install from the Web. Click on the Finder icon at the bottom left of the screen. Click Downloads on the left side of the window. Double-click the downloaded file. If you get an error message that says the program 'can't be opened because it wasn't downloaded from the Mac. Mac app store online. Jul 20, 2017  Open the store, search for the app you want, and click “Get” then “Download.”. Your application will download and show up in your “Applications” folder. Updates are all handled by the store, which is convenient, and any application you purchase on one Mac will work on another. There are all kinds of upsides here. Nov 18, 2019  To add an app to the Dock: Open a Finder window and select Applications in the left panel to locate the application you want to add to the Dock. You can also open the Applications window by tapping Go in the Mac menu bar and selecting Applications. In the Applications screen, locate the app you want to add to the Dock. Jan 02, 2012  Question: Q: How do I add apps to Launchpad in Mac OS X Lion? Only Apple apps appear in Launchpad. The Apps I previously purchased thru the App Store do not appear in Launchpad, nor do non-Apple apps like Word, Excel etc.

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Block all digital distractions

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The team behind Freedom recognise that time is your most valuable resource and have created a dashboard that works across all your devices (laptop, phone, ipad, etc). Using the dashboard, you set up a list of websites and apps that you tend to get distracted (your ‘blocklist’) and schedule ‘freedom sessions’ that take willpower out of the equation. At a predetermined [by you] time each day, Freedom will kick in and block you from all the sites and apps that get you distracted. I have to be honest, I’m not sure on the name though – ‘Freedom’ implies our distractions (namely the internet) have us enslaved… I’m not convinced that is the right representation but perhaps I’m nitpicking 😉


Noise that aids concentration

Ambient noises are known to help some people drown out any distractions, creating just the right atmosphere to focus and get creative. With that in mind, Noisli offers the opportunity to mix different sounds (such as fan, seaside & bonfire) to help create your ideal distraction-free atmosphere. Taking it a step further than other ambient noise apps, Noisli has also included a pomodoro-inspired timer to clock in and out of focused working blocks and incorporates some of the benefits of chromotherapy via a background colour generator.

Hocus Focus

Automatic shut-down of unused [& distracting] Apps

Clutter creates distractions so Hocus Focus offers a simple solution. The tool will determine which windows have been inactive for period of time and automatically hide them – only leaving the apps you’re actually using visible. Apparently when you get distracted from a task you’re working on (an email from example) – it can take up to 23 minutes to refocus! In hiding useless potential distractions, this app will help you stay focused on the task at hand.

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Get better at life to get better at work

A desire to improve focus is most commonly pursued when looking to improve performance in a work environment but it is just as important to extend that focus to the things that matter outside of the office. Balanced was created to help you track the things you wish you did more often and motivate you to keep doing them. Through the use of iconography and simple charts that help users track their progress and work towards creating habits that make them healthier and happier, Balanced aims to inspire users to lead more fulfilling lives. This is my kind of mindfulness!

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