SILO - Focus and Study Timer to Boost Productivity
By Omar Hijaz
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SILO helps you stay focused on tasks and boost productivity.
It uses silent haptic taps that nudge you to stay focused, and remind you to take breaks—while simultaneously preventing distractions from interrupting your focus.
Emerging studies show that taking breaks between long periods of uninterrupted focus is a healthy way to increase productivity.
Using the Apple Watch Taptic Engine (or iPhone), SILO delivers haptic cues that make it easy to work in focus-break intervals.
To start, simply press "Focus".
It's based on the 25-5 focus-break method (e.g. pomodoro or time boxing). After 25 minutes of focus, SILO taps you on the wrist to take a 5 minute break. After the break, SILO taps you again reminding you to get back to work, and the cycle repeats.
Timers are adjustable so you can find your rhythm using different focus-break intervals. This combination of touch and time is a subtle but effective way to be more productive and aware of your time.
SILO also tracks your work-hours. Hours are automatically tracked during focus sessions. There's nothing else you need to do. Simply glance at your stats throughout the bi-week to see your progress.
Complications on the Apple Watch face is a fast way to check the timer status—and gives you quick access to the app.
Using SILO on the Apple Watch lets you work in quiet spaces (library or office) without disturbing others nearby. Also, distraction-free mode (Airplane mode) mutes incoming notifications so you can focus without interruptions from your phone.
Whether working, studying, writing, or being creative, SILO is an effortless way to simplify your workflow.
* Simple focus-break interval timer.
* Haptic feedback for silent working.
* Standalone Apple Watch app.
* Tracks work hours.
* Complications for Apple Watch.
* Adjust timers from Watch.
* Distraction-free airplane mode.
* Use iPhone to focus if no Watch available.
* Skip to focus/break for when you're on a roll.
* Session pause and resume.
In a distraction abundant world, focusing and taking breaks keeps your mind fresh and sharp. And with SILO always at your side (or on your wrist), it's like having a personal motivator—keeping you focused on what matters.
Learn more at silofocus.com
What's New in Version 1.1.4
Thanks to all you amazing beta testers for the excellent feedback.
Here's what's new:
- Added app previews
- Minor bug fixes
- Apple Watch Complications.
- Adjust timers from Watch.
- Skip to focus for when you're on a roll.
- Skip to break for when you need to break.
- For best results delete SILO from iPhone and reinstall.
Your feedback and reviews really help to make SILO better!
If you have trouble reach out: silofocus.com/support
The most recent update did the trick--I haven't had a problem of any sort. Kudos to the developer for being so responsive and quick to find a fix.
I use this app everyday. It's simple and impossible to get distracted by (with the update), which is ideal if you're easily side-tracked like me. It's also way more customizable than some of the other apps I looked at.
I'm going to leave my original review to draw attention to the developer's attentiveness. Increased from 4 stars to 5.
This is a simple and effective app that does what I want it to.
Most of the time.
The most recent update has fixed the crazy end-of-cycle bug that previous reviews mentioned for about 50% of the time. Completing a cycle now induces the equal parts of panic and adrenaline of a game of roulette--rather than the previous sense of impending doom. It's not a totally catastrophic bug anymore, just quite annoying.
It seems, however, that the most recent update wrecked havoc on the haptic feedback tap marking each focus/break transition. It's the primary reason I chose this time tracker over others. My hope is that the developer, who seems fairly responsive to reviews, can rectify the haptic bug quickly.
Bearing in mind the unfortunate haptic hiccup of the most recent update (and the moderate success of the other bug's fix), I nevertheless recommend this app to folks looking for an efficient, customizable tool for time management.
Not working well with my Apple Watch.
Thank you dev for responding. I have raised the my rating from my original 1-star because I believe it is something with Apples software that is causing the bug. The symptom I have originally described has happened with other apps as well, not just yours.
Basically the only fix is uninstalling and reinstalling again... unfortunately it just stops working randomly and the only fix is uninstalling and reinstalling again which is a real hassle. Again this is happening with a lot of timer apps including fitness timers on my watch not just yours. The fix is always uninstall and reinstall.
My next step in trouble shooting is completely resetting my watch and downloading everything again.
I am getting neither a notification nor haptic feedback after the end of work or break times on my Apple Watch series 1 with IP7+.
I used to get both haptic feedback and notification every time. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling yet this didn't work.
Great simple pomodoro timer watch support
Was looking for an app with great watch features and thus has it all. Would love to have an option to not automatically roll into a break or session without me acknowledging (I sometimes miss the happiness feedback and miss the beginning of a session)
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- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jun 12, 2017
- Version: 1.1.4
- Size: 32.7 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Omar Hijaz
- © 2017 Dark Matter Developers
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.