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.

Key features:
- 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
- Ability to view the amount of skipped intervals
- Ability to paste a task list from other applications
- Pie Chart reports for better estimation how much time was spent on a certain task
- Global hotkeys
- Optional ticking sound
- Ability to change the frequency of the Chronometer sound
- Wide range of alarm sounds
- Ability to adjust the volume of the Chronometer sound
- Ability to adjust the volume of notifications
- Launch at startup option
- Also available for iPhone and iPad

Pro Version:
- Full synchronization between iPad, iPhone and Mac
- Export to a CSV file
- No banners, no ads

What's New

Version 1.7

• Added the ability to adjust the volume of notifications
• Added the ability to change volume and frequency of the Chronometer sound
• Added the ability to turn off the Chronometer sound for breaks
• New Work Completed / End Break sounds added
• Added the ability to view the amount of skipped intervals for the preferred period to the Reports
• Added a "Pie Chart" to the Reports, which allows to estimate how much time was spent on a certain tasks
• Multiple fixes and improvements

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

a great tool for "focus time"


I teach classes on productivity and focus. One of the most imporant parts of a "productive" life is having focused time, with all distractions turned off, to do your core work. For years, I would just use a simple timer to keep track of focus time, and also remind me to take breaks. This worked okay, but many of the timers were clunky. Plus, I had no idea where/how I was spending my time overall, unless I wanted to separately track it.
Then, along comes Be Focused. A perfect solution. It combines the timer with a lot more. It allows you to keep track of specific activities that you're engaging in, and how much time you're spending there. It automatically alternates between focus sessions and break sessions. It allows you specify how much time you want to alternate between focus and breaks, and will automatically remind you to stay on track. I haven't yet tried the pro version, but just this free version does a lot and is very useful.

Effective and unobtrusive


The pomodoro technique is very useful. There are a zillion trackers, but this one is free and does the basics well. The time periods are adjustable, it’s unobtrusive when not in use, etc. So this is the one I ended up keeping on my machine.
One needed improvement: it uses 1.7% of my CPU even when it is not active! That is not much, but for an app that is supposedly doing nothing (except waiting to be started), it seems excessive.
Update July 2017: I’m still using it. The only ability I would add is a “stall” button. Often the end of a 30 minute period does not coincide with a natural break point, so I end up continuing to work. There is no way to “tell” the app that I’m still working, or ask it to “remind me” to take a break in a few minutes.

I like this application but...


I really like this application, it made me much more productive but I have one very big and one tiny problem with it. The big problem is that I can’t control the volum of the alarms and I jump out of my skin EVERY SINGLE TIME when it goes off. I really appreciate it if I can get the possibility to set the volum MYSELF =))
My other problem is that I can't pause the timer during the break time, it jumps to start my next 25min which is not what I want.
New feature I would like to see:
I also would like the possibility to tell the app that I am still working if 25min is over but I am still working so that it can remind me later to take my break.
Thank you very much for the app and I hope to see some improvements soon.


Denys Yevenko
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English, Russian
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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