Focus is here – A new and beautiful approach to time management.

Available for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, Focus is the best way to organize your work, stay motivated throughout the day and have a more productive work life.

“[…] a tool that can genuinely make people more productive" –

“[…] a must-have for anyone who finds themselves easily getting distracted or forgetting to take occasional breaks." –


Focus Sessions are a highly efficient way to work. Focus for 25 minutes, then take a short break to relax your mind. After four sessions, take a 15 to 20 minute break. This method maximizes energy, stimulates creativity and promotes a sense of achievement!

Focus includes a lightweight task manager that lets you organize the things you want to work on intuitively. By working on one task at a time, you won’t be distracted and can focus all your attention towards completing that goal. That way you’ll be perfectly organized on your path to success.

Check what you’ve already done! Focus keeps track of your work and offers in-depth and motivating statistics. See your daily, weekly and monthly activity so you don’t lose sight of the big picture.

Seamlessly use Focus on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. Sync across your devices using iCloud; use Handoff to pick up your current work on another device and get up-to-the-second data with iCloud Push. You can also use the Today widget to quickly glance at your progress, import tasks using the handy Action extension, and more.

Using Focus on your wrist is a natural fit. The independent Apple Watch app is made for for easy and lightweight interactions that lets you control sessions and track your progress throughout the day. With the Focus complication, you can customize your watch face to see your current progress at a glance.


One subscription for all devices (Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch): Focus Pro includes lightweight task management, in-depth activity data, fast and secure iCloud sync to have your data across all your devices and more for $4.99/month or $39.99/year.

Special offers for existing customers as well as free trials are available.


Twitter: @focusappio

Price and duration of each subscription is displayed in Focus, updated at the time of purchase. Payments will be charged to iTunes account at confirmation at purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off no later than 24h before the end of the current period. Subscriptions and to-renewal can be managed / turned off in the iTunes account settings. 

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What's New

Version 4.5.4

- Compatibly with macOS 10.14 Mojave.
- Fixes a crash that occurred on launch for some users.
- Performance improvements and fixes for the underlying architecture.

If you have questions or feedback, please get in touch:
Twitter: @focusappio

Ratings and Reviews

Quite Interesting….

The Builder....

I must say, this is interesting… I came across this app recently, and first purchased it on iOS. Being able to set up your Focus Sessions, Breaks and Long Breaks via keyboard shortcuts has helped me quite a bit when working at the computer, as it “gets me” out of the chair to do something else instead of sitting in the chair all day long. The interface is very clean, and when you are really in work mode, you can easily extend the Focus Session time.

It took me a little while to figure out how to effectively use the interface (i.e. do I start the Focus Session first, then start the task I’ve input, or do I start the task and then focus on that, etc.). So far, the one way that has helped me use the app better is to 1) input the tasks you would like to complete, then 2) click on the “Play” button next to the tasks, which starts the Focus sessions. While in the Focus sessions, complete those tasks. Then, take your break, and repeat.

Lastly, I’m still attempting to understand the “Activity” area, as it shows when tasks were completed, but it doesn’t say how long it took you to work on those tasks (which could be very helpful). But all in all, a very good app. It does have its quirks (which involve overall usability), but once you understand how the interface works, you really can put in some very good Focus sessions.

Much more than a Pomodoro app

Mr. Mystical

I use Focus for things I would never have thought of before I bought it. Obviously, I use it as a productivity timer. When I do homework, I do the 10+2*5 method of working 10min, resting 2, repeat 4 more times. But I also use it for when I am having a lazy day around the house. I have a Focus for laundry day. My “productive time” is 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of “rest”. In actuality, I start laundry, start my focus, then play video games or watch tv and during my rest period, I fold and hang laundry. Repeat until done.

As much as I love Focus, the only two things I would like to see in a feature version are repeating sessions and a hard stop time. I do laundry every week so it would be nice to just have one ready to go when I complete one. Same goes for homework. I do it every day and it would be nice to have it repeat once I complete it. I would also like to see a hard stop time. Say i am going to only do homework for an hour. Instead of setting a long break, I would rather just end the task. That gives me a goal to work towards.

Even without those features, this is an amazing app that helps someone who is easily distracted, like me, focused.

Still #1 for Me

dog opus

Focus is still my go-to app. for time-boxing/task management. I’ve put together a nightly drawing regimen consisting of five separate components (contour, perspective, two different gesture exercises, and theroetical exploration). Depending on the night, I have anywhere from 1-5 hours. Focus gives me the flexibility to customize the pomodoro. On nights without much time, I’ll do ten-minute intervals for each task. On nights with more time, I’ll do 15, 20, or 25-minute chunks (you can choose any length of time, though). I always take the in-between breaks. While doing my gesture drawings, I use another simple timer app. with repeating one-minute intervals. Of course, this method (or one you come up with on your own) could be applied to any routine. I just use it for art.

Between full-time work and school, plus severe ADHD, it can really be a struggle for me to stay on task, even when it’s something I enjoy. I’m exhausted, and need motivation and externalized reminders of time to keep me moving. Focus has been tremendously helpful with this.


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