Be Focused - Focus Timer & Goal Tracker for work
By Denys Yevenko
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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 work intervals between long breaks
• Target number of work intervals per day
- Possibility to start/pause/skip the current interval
- Auto-start the next timer (option)
- Ability to edit the number of intervals
- Ability to paste a task list from other applications
- 3D Touch
- Original ticking sound (optional)
- Custom alarm sound or vibration
- Alarms sound even if the app is in the background
- Interactive notifications
- Widget in the Notification Center
- One universal app for iPhone and iPad
- Mac version is also available
- Full synchronization between iPad, iPhone and Mac
- Export to a CSV file
- No banners, no ads
What's New in Version 1.6.2
• Multiple fixes and improvements
Useful and simple
After downloading a few pomodoro apps, I liked this one the best due to it's simplicity, and that it has the features I wanted. It includes an alarm, easy to categorize your "focus" times, and make any adjustments if needed. A lot of other apps were very complex. I wanted something I could learn in the matter of seconds. If your main focus is to spend more deliberate times, why spend too much time learning an app? I am able to categorize my work, study, and free time.
I'd recommend to the developers to create a feature where you can enter your own manual time, more of a time management tool. That would make a good addition, making the app a more robust. Even for $1.99, I'd buy it. Especially since I would want to enter my time I'm wasting. I could compare how much I'm spending on productive time vs wasteful times.
Better than I thought.
It really does seem to help. Let's be clear, it's merely downloading the app isn't going to fix all your woes. You have to use it. I.. *ahem*.. forget to use it occasionally and at those times I'm as productive as I feel. But when an assignment is due and I know I need to focus, then this app can help me power through for up to six hours. It helps to know that you have a break soon. It helps to keep your break at a reasonable level. Anyway, (oh, god this sounds so cheesy; I swear it's true though) my break is nearly up and I still have to do laundry before getting back to work. Enjoy!
This app combines the effective "pomodoro technique" with helpful customization on an easy-to-use platform. Users can choose the standard 25-minutes-of-work and 5-minutes-of-rest approach, or personalize the sessions and break times to fit their personal needs and goals. A wonderful bonus is the range of alerts available. I have come to rely on the sounds of the "victory" chime telling me I have finished a session and the "train whistle" signaling the end of a break. Frankly, I don't know if I would have finished my current writing project without Be Focused. All in all, this is a great app!
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Dec 01, 2016
- Version: 1.6.2
- Size: 41.7 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Denys Yevenko
- © 2016 Xwavesoft
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.