Be Focused Pro - Focus Timer & Goal Tracker
Developer: Denys Yevenko
Current Version: 1.6.2
Last Updated: 1 month 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. Use either your iPhone, iPad or Mac – your devices always stay in sync.
- 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
- Export to a CSV file
- Ability to paste a task list from other applications
- Global hotkeys
- Optional ticking sound
- Custom alarm sound
- Launch at startup option
- Syncs between iPad, iPhone and Mac*
- Also available for iPhone and iPad
* Sync with iOS devices requires Be Focused Pro for iOS, sold separately.
• Fixed "Unable to start timer" issue
• Updated the app icon design
• Multiple fixes and improvements
Most Helpful Reviews
Great tool for staying focused - I love the pomodoro technique and have used it for a long time to help me be more productive in my business. I’ve tried several tools to help me implement this strategy, but none of them have helped me like Pomodoro Time Pro. It’s easy to set, stays in the background, and does its job seamlessly. I started out with the free version, and very quickly fell in love with it. This tool is strictly for managing your focus. It’s not for tracking time on projects. For example, have a list of tasks for things like planning, client project, administration, learning and bookkeeping. These are general categories of how i’m spending my time. If I finish a task before my pomodoro is done, I fill in with other activities so I’m working focused for the full length of my pomodoro. Each pomodoro can have activities for many different tasks, some that require tracking separately for client billling and project tracking. If you are looking for a way to be more productive, I highly recommend the pomodoro technique. And if you are looking for a tool to help you manage your time blocks, I highly recommend Pomodoro Time Pro. It’s an indispensible part of my daily routine.
Distracting nag prompts to rate the app! - Otherwise well implemented, but this app should never pop up a distracting prompt given its purpose. You won, I've left a review. It only took about ten times prompting me.
More Reviews for Current Version
Simple, but useful, and effective. Great integration - This is a very streamlined, easy to use task timer. You can set the duration you work, duration of your break between tasks, and how many work intervals you want for a “long break”. I am sucked into the Apple ecosphere, and thus can validate that this does indeed work on all OS X and iOS platforms, including the Apple watch. My only criticisms, which I hope the developer considers to really make this killer: 1) Use iCloud for better synchonization. It currently requires you to set up yet another id and password. This is unnecessary with iCloud sync. And 2) you can create multiple tasks, but they are all stuck with the same time duration for “work interval”. This is annoying. I want the flexibility to control the interval length for each task! Some tasks are more mentally gruelling and thus I want a slightly shorter timer. Other that, however, it’s really good.
Review - Also growing tired of the constant promptings of review and also have lost data multiple times when trying to sync between my macbook and iphone versions. App is not as worthwhile if it won’t sync. Hate dragging my laptop anywhere to start the timer. That being said… I love the app and use it everyday to track my productivity so it does what it is supposed to do. The team was responsive to my e-mails but the amount of work I would need to do to resolve the syncing problem (potentially, if it works) isn’t worth my time. Without a functional sync the pro version doesn’t make a lot of sense but it is a good app.
The app is good in general. - Please STOP prompting to leave a review………this is extremly annoying given that I paid for this app. So here is the review… The app is good in general, but with some areas of improvement: * iOS and Mac syncing is not that smooth. Syncing isn’t that fast and I once lost some data becasue iOS app data overwrote the Mac one. * Hope there was another option for long break that allows users to reset the counter if it’s the next day. like if i did 3 pomodoros last night and do one this morning I’m getting a long break right away. Maybe there can be an option to set what time the day starts. * I hope the developer sees this review and make the changes so that the app only asks once for leaving a review and dont’ ever ask again.
Simple and very helpful for my productivity. - This is a very simple app, which is exactly what I need to boost my productivity. While you can configure tasks and view progress, I just like to have a few recurring tasks to keep me focused. I have one for my GTD-like review process, one for work tasks and one for personal tasks. Once that was set up, I only have to click the menu bar and off I go. Pomodoros keep me focused for long enough to get meaningful work done, but let me take measured breaks so I don’t feel overwhelmed. The syncing to iOS devices is a nice plus. A fifth star would be added if it automatically linked to OmniFocus to read tasks. It’s not critical, but since I live by OmniFocus, it would give me a lot of additional benefit without a lot of extra work.
Please Stop Asking Me To Write a Review - It works as described. But it’s annoying that there’s a pop up for a paid app almost every day (multiple times) that asks for a review. It’s annoying enough that I would want a refund. At least the native timer app on my phone doesn’t ask me to provide a review for the phone and continue to do even after the review has been made.