FocusList: Focus timer and daily planner
Developer: Median Tech, s.r.o.
Current Version: 1.0.8
Last Updated: 11 months ago
Download Size: 13.5 MB - Download
Checkout also FocusList for iOS - go to focuslist.co
Get more DEEP WORK done. FocusList is your one app to plan the day and be more productive using 25 minutes intervals, timeboxing and retrospective.
Plan: Start the day by planning your activities throughout the day. Give each task an estimate. Plan your entire day, and try to get everything on your list done.
Focus: Go through your tasks in 30 minute blocks. (25 minutes work + 5 minutes break). It helps you focus by separating work time and rest time.
Retrospect: With stats, you can go back in time and see how good your estimates were, how much time you've spent on each task, and when is your best time in the day to get work done.
• Fixing bug that crashes app when typing sometimes
• Adding option to disable alarm sound when session is done
Most Helpful Reviews
This could be The One - This brand new Pomodoro/timeboxing app has many features that others lack, notably the ability to sync task lists with the iOS partner app (was not working in the previous version but works perfectly now) and adjustable time estimates for each task. The one additional feature I would really like is a display of the task itself in the menubar (or menu dropdown): it is really helpful when your work involves repeated distractions from people wandering into your office. (The only app I’ve found that does this is “Pomodoro Work”, but it does not support a task list, only one task at a time.) A more compact task list with a smaller footprint would also be helpful. Important: How to adjust the time estimates. In the Mac version, you drag the time field up/down to increment/decrement the time. In the iOS version, you swipe left/right on the task. I assumed the feature was not working yet as the app is so new, and only figured out the controls today by trial and error … so now I am very happy to give this very promising app a very positive review.
Doesn’t work - I downloaded, I paid, it doesn’t work at all. When I try to enter a new task, it just freezes. I emailed them; no response yet.
More Reviews for Current Version
Just right - What I like about this app is that it uses the excellent Pomodoro time management technique and keeps it simple to use. There are plenty of apps that do a lot of things but that doesn’t help me with focus. What helps is this: make a list, scope the time needed, buckle down and do it. Oh yes, and remember to take breaks. I also like the Mac to iPhone synchronization.
Promising First Release - The fundamental Pomodoro technique concept of employing the “long” break following a complete cycle of regular work-break intervals I find to be a great oversight in the development process of this NSTimer/Synchoronous bassed app.
Doesn’t make sense. No documentation. Unclear UI. - Starting from the top. 1) After opening the app you can add a task to a list. 2) You can give this task an estimate of how many pomodoro sessions will be required to complete it. 3) Upon clicking on the task, the pomodro timer starts and runs until 25 minutes is over. After 5 minutes pass, a break timer starts and ends. That’s it. That’s all this app does. The rest of the functionality is completely busted and confusing. First off, the “Today’s list” text at the top is confusing. It’s one long running list, not a day-boxed list. Second, app tries to make you feel like it’s somehow going to track your completion and gamify it by showing you how much you’re getting done but the stats UI is junk, has no overall stats and all of this is buggy and confusing. If you do 2 pomodoros and then walk away for a couple of hours, you’ll come back to 4 more pomodors having been done for you. How? Who knows. But you can’t erase them. They are there forever, making your history completely irrelevant. And if you want to even understand what’s going on in the app? There isn’t even a help menu. The app needs tons of work to get it even near the features it’s promising. Let people edit their past sessions to remove irrelevant or buggy results and create proper stats.
Great product but needs huge fix - The first time I ran the program, it worked great. I liked the flexibility to change the times for each task. The UI and colors were aesthically appealing. However, the next time I open it (like another user mentioned) it freezes whenever I try to create a new task. Please fix this so I can go back to using the app! Thanks.
Love! - Abosolutely love this app!! I use it on my Mac, iPhone and Apple Watch.