Be Focused - Focus Timer & Goal Tracker for work
Developer: Denys Yevenko
Current Version: 1.6.2
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Download Size: 11.4 MB - Download
Staying on task seems is a real challenge for our screen-bound generation. The Be Focused lets you get things done by breaking up individual tasks among discrete intervals, separated by short breaks. It’s a surprisingly effective way to retain motivation and focus. Create tasks, configure breaks and track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period.
- Manage your tasks
- Track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period
- Fast and easy goal tracking
- Customize to maximize productivity:
• Work interval duration
• Short break duration
• Long break duration
• Number of intervals between long breaks
• Target number of intervals per day
- Ability to start, pause, or skip work interval
- Auto-start the next timer (option)
- Ability to edit the number of intervals
- Ability to paste a task list from other applications
- Global hotkeys
- Optional ticking sound
- Custom alarm sound
- Launch at startup option
- Also available for iPhone and iPad
- Full synchronization between iPad, iPhone and Mac
- Export to a CSV file
- No banners, no ads
• Fixed app launch on Mac OS Mavericks (10.9)
• Minor fixes and improvements
Most Helpful Reviews
Great for Time Management - I just got the free version of this app today, and it’s been so helpful already. I’m a full-time freelancer who works from home, so sometimes it’s really hard to focus on tasks. This timer makes it easy but timing for 25 minutes then alerting me, “Time for a break!” followed by a timed 5 minutes (it becomes 15 minutes every few 25-min segments. I think every 4 rounds, but i’m not sure). You really don’t realize just how much time you’re slacking on until there is something constantly timing you. This is a great way to get things done!
Not working after last update - After the update for this current version. My app doesn’t open anymore. I’m using Mac OSX 10.9.5
More Reviews for Current Version
Good, simple timer! - I get distracted a lot while studying so this app is fantastic so far! I timed it so that I study for 30 mins each cycle with a 6 minute break in between. After 3-4 cycles, I take a long break for 15 minutes. You can set up this routine in the app and customize your time lenghts for the cycles and breaks! The only thing is I wish there was a setting for the alarm volume, I use earbuds and sometimes it’s way too loud (I have sensitive hearing). Maybe there’s an option to do so in the pro version, I’m not sure since I’m only using the free version. So far so good, I recommend the download! It’s simple and aestheically pleasing too.
Multiple tasks at the same time is not working - I added multiple tasks and if I start timer for one task for a while, then want to switch to another, timer in another task is showing the same time as the timer in the previous task! I thought that timers are independent and time kept is for each individual task. Is this a bug or design, I am not sure, but because of this it is useless for me.
A focus app that sends you notifications? - It sort of does what it claims to. However, the fact that it intrudes with random notifications when you’re not using it makes this a complete non-starter.
Great for anyone with ADHD - I’ve had a problem keeping track of time and staying focused on mundane/boring tasks for as long as I can remember. I’m now 23 and this is the first I can say I’ve been able to stick to some kind of scehdule with any sort of consistency. It’s also excellent in that it allows you to see what you’ve accomplished and how much time it takes (in the form intervals) you to do a certain task. You can set the times that you spend working or on a break (short and long) and how often they occur. I’ve also found that the default times set work well, but everyone’s different and this app totally gets that. I’d give it 6 stars if I could.
Works so well to manage time! - I have been using this app for more than 1 year and it’s my go to app to help me stay focused at work and home. It pushes me to be more time conscious when working on tasks not spend more time than necessary when completing them. It works as a timelog too. I can easily assess where my time went and how much I allocated to doing X tasks versus Y tasks. Love it so much, I have it on my phone too! I have a hard time managing time and mutiple tasks, so this works amazingly well for me.