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. Use either your iPhone, iPad or Mac – your devices always stay in sync.
- 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 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
- Export to a CSV file
- 3D Touch
- Original ticking sound (optional)
- Ability to change the frequency of the Chronometer sound
- Wide range of notification sounds or vibration
- Ability to adjust the volume of the Chronometer sound
- Ability to adjust the volume of notifications
- Alarms sound even if the app is in the background
- Interactive notifications
- Widget in the Notification Center
- Full synchronization between iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac*
- One universal app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
- Mac version is also available*
- Supports Apple Watch
* Sync with Mac requires Be Focused Pro for macOS, sold separately.
The applications Be Focused Pro - Focus Timer was published
in the category Productivity on 2015-01-27 and
was developed by Denys Yevenko.
The file size is 45.25 MB.
The current version is 1.7.5 and works well on
10.0 and high ios versions.
Minor fixes and improvements
Cross platform seems to work well
I really like this app. I can get tunnel vision while working and this has helped me immensely with time management. **A note to the developers: The one thing I wish it had was a way to create and save different time blocking profiles. Sometimes I need deep to do deep work which requires longer work intrivals, other times I need to stay loose and keep sight of the big picture so shorter work periods are better. It would also be great if the app could stay popped up on my desktop so I can see the timer while working instead of it collapsing when I click on another window. Maybe these features exist but I haven't figured out how to use them. In any case all it's a great tool that has greatly improved my time management and workflow. Look forward to the next release!
Pro is your best bet for such across multiple devices. Fantastic motivation for solid work blocks
The only reason I chose this timer was sync between devices. However this is not via iCloud, but accomplished by registering for an account with the developer. That I am not interested in. I was immediately presented with a sign-up form upon first opening the app. I have deleted it from my device and want a refund.
Great app just needs infograph complication
Works. On the Mac and iPhone.
A key tool for any who work from home or want to enhance their work productivity in general
Helps me stay focused on the task at hand. Very useful in applying the Pomodoro method.
I like this app and it does help keep me focused. I wish it used iCloud to sync among devices and the Mac version. Instead it wants me to set up an account with their server.
Love studying with this app it really improves my concentration
As a standard alone pomodoro app, this is good and well designed. If you don't need to sync across devices, you'll be ok with this one. But syncing? Forget it. It's 2018 so why this isn't an app priority, but instead users are treated with disdain and contempt, is beyond me. Some hipster nerd had a latte epiphany and then found the back end of app design was actual hard WORK. Other apps manage it: learn what they do. If you need to sync for productivity, run don't walk.
Don’t buy if you after for the sync. They don’t sync. I want full refund! And It’s useless having other name current studying time. Every time I change it, the time doesn’t change. It’s only the name change
I find this app makes helps me to focus and use my time effectively. However, I often return to my to-do list within the app to find that tasks have disappeared. Sometimes they had zero completed intervals, sometimes they had several. This is very frustrating when I want to make note of the information, and it makes the stats less accurate.
Is what it is.
The credentials and sync is fixed! Now can start using across devices! Thank you!
I'd really like a complication so I can start the app rapidly. I primarily use it on my AW so this an issue for me. Other than this gripe, this is a perfect app. I'm a big fan.
Get it for free and buy the cheap upgrade if it suits you like it does me. Infallible, simple, value.
Love the app. Would love if you could have weekly balances of time so I could see where I need to stay focused more. Otherwise just brilliant
I like this app but the UI is not so Attractive. I am a programmer. Personally if you could provide something could hackable, I will more like that
A nice time keeeper!
I first learned about the pomodoro technique in a class. This is an app that I use on a daily basis. I love it because it helps keep me on track with projects. It lets you see how long you spend on a project. This helps you carve out time in your schedule and learn about where pain points are at. It’s also a perfect reminder to get up and take a break.
Extremely useful app. Break your work into 25 min chunks, set the timer and off you go. It’s intensely liberating knowing that you don’t have to solve the whole thing, you just have to give it your focused attention for 25 mins. This app is a joy to use. And the difference it makes in your day is incredible.
Turns out that if you want to connect the BeFocusedPro on your phone to anything else, you have to pay another $1.99 per device to hook them up. Not s huge deal, but the makers of this app should disclose it before you hit the “buy” button.
It motivate you to work more, monitor your time, and keep you alert by ticking frequently.. I wish if the timer can appear on the screen, and if there is more sound choices..
I bought this app after weeks of using the free version. I bought this one over the many other pomodoro apps available specifically because if the Apple Watch app When I bought it I was surprised that the Watch app did not appear on my watch. I went into the watchOS App to try to install it and it was nowhere to be found. I feel ripped off. I will be requesting a refund.
Fun to quantify dedicated study time. Set own time intervals to self-motivate in order to earn breaks/rewards.
I do like how this app helps me prioritize what I need and want to accomplish each day. My only criticism is that for a paid app, it doesn’t offer much beyond being a glorified timer. That being said, it has been more affective than the timer in my phone at getting me to do specific things in a specific order.
I love using this app! It helps me make sure I add in breaks to my work flow and also keep track of how much time I’m spending on different tasks. The one thing that I think would make this app better is the ability to put tasks into different categories. I use this app for personal, school, and work tasks. So I wish there was a way to separate my tasks into different categories for easing viewing and switching between tasks.
Good app, but for God’s sake, please remove the tacky “Pro” in the corner in the app icon. You can signify it’s the upgraded version in some other way (like every other modern app does). Perhaps using a different color theme?
I really like this app- and want to give it five stars. But I don’t think it’s quite there yet. I wish you could change/customize the color scheme, but that’s just cosmetic. What I REALLY think they would include is: Being able to customize each task with it’s own number of intervals and lengths of time length. You can sort of do that now, but changing it affects all tasks. (This is the only “complaint” that keeps me from giving 5 stars. Everything else would move me from loving it to raving about it.) Additionally, it would be cool if they incorporated some sort of accountability aspect: did I accomplish my task? Did I reach my goal # of intervals? Those sorts of questions. Finally, and this is BIG WISH I would love to see one app- any app- that incorporates this kind of timer with other listing methods. I would pay $20 (or more) for a task manager that uses this interface but also changes list layout to look like a Kaban board or an Eisenhower matrix. I use all three- but each one is a different app. I could also see it being a pick and chops thing where you pay for the types of features you want.
It works well overall but is slow to sync between iPad and Mac apps. It also had a sync issue today resulting in the deletion of a week's worth of completed sessions. There needs to be a way of updating the records manually, in case you complete work intervals away from the computer.
This app has so much potential and I really would like it to be better... Firstly the alarms are not working for me at all (I'm on iPad on the latest iOS..). Secondly, I just completed my 2nd pomodoro today... and it's giving me a 15min break, I think because it's also counting previous day pomodoros, but really it should reset when a new day starts. Other than that I do love the integrated Task Tracking and Reporting... please fix these basic issues soon so I can continue using this app! :)