Last Updated on July 21, 2014 by Tim
There are countless ways we tackle staying focused on tasks. Maybe it’s being in a room away from all others, maybe it’s disconnecting from the world by moving to the wilderness, or maybe we can simply install an app?
Focus is a new utility app for Mac users to stay on task and not be derailed when we ultimately want to visit those time-wasting sites. Once installed you tell the software what sites you want to be unpermitted to view. Then once turned on you’re hit with motivational quotes to encourage focus if you ever try to visit one of the sites from your created list.
Running in the background and sitting stoically atop the menu bar. The app doesn’t require any messing around with host files like it’s competitors. Installing Focus takes no more work then any other application. And because it runs with OSX’s proprietary proxy configuration, it won’t be reading your web history—rather it simply relies on Mac’s built-in tools.
The app is available for free, and while it works incredibly well, Firefox users will have to deal with an extra tweak in the install process, and HTTPS sites can be blocked but a display message isn’t shown for those.