Developer: TenTrip, LLC

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 2.1 MB - Download


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Put distractions out of sight and out of mind with FocusMask.

FocusMask is a simple concentration aid that allows you to hide clutter on your screen (without affecting the hidden windows). Simply point your cursor at a window on your desktop, press a keyboard shortcut, and all the other objects competing for your attention will fade away into the background.

You can also isolate only a part of a window through pattern detection, or manually highlight any part of the screen by clicking and dragging your own selection. Please see the screenshots below for a visual explanation.


• Improve your focus by fading away distractions.
• Visually highlight a single window on your desktop, a part of a window, or make your own selection.
• Customizable keyboard shortcuts
• Fully adjustable opacity
• Works with Spaces
• Supports multiple monitors
• Animated tutorial shows you how to use the application
• Uses little memory
• Helps you take better screenshots
• Hides everything, even the dock and menubar


Release Notes:

OS X 10.9 support. Added retina icon.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by lizcosta

Easy and helpful! - I decided to try FocusMask after trying out some similar apps that weren't as customizeable and offered automatic selections/opacity even when I didn't want them. What I love about FocusMask is that it's easy to hit the keys I need to make the appropriate selection with one hand. It took me a bit to get used to the keys that are pre-selected, but after trying to make some of my own combinations, I decided to stick with the pre-selected, realizing it was easy to hit them all with my left hand. It also took a bit to memorize the combination of keys, but instead of going back into the tutorial each time, I just opened up the preferences for a quick reminder. I had it down within a few minutes anyway. I've mostly used the window mode and selection mode, but played around with the pattern mode and it ALWAYS picked up just what I wanted it to pick up. This is definitely the easiest and best way for me to block out "background noise" on my computer!

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1
Review by tystut

One of my favorite apps! - I run a blog about making technology as minimal and focus proof as possible. This app is everything my blog represents. It helps you to stay focussed on what you need to work on and helps to eliminate most distractions. I use this app daily. I wish more Mac owners new about it. If you download it, and you should, pass the word on to your friends.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 1.1
Review by dferlemann

Awesome… this is what I’m talking about - The price is right for this app, and it is incredibly useful to me. Only suggestion I have is to change the menu icon color the match the dark theme now MacOS provides, because it’s practically invisible on there. Or have an option to get rid of it, which is actually better. This is not enough of an annoyance for minusing a star though.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.1
Review by KBChamp2012

Won’t open for me. - I just downloaded this app and was excited to try it and increase my productivity as I always find it tempting to change pages when I get bored with something. Unfortunately the app won’t even open for me and I have no idea why.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.1
Review by Chris Truman

Love the Mavericks Update! Great tool! - New update is a perfect fix to compatibility quirks with OSX Mavericks. Still the same great app! Excellent when doing presentations and demos when I need people to focus on section of the screen like the iOS Simulator.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.1
Review by iamshimone

Simple, configurable, effective - I wanted an app that could block out distractions with a keystroke. This does exactly that and allows me to define the opacity. OSX 10.9.5

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people