IM? Facebook? Reddit? Hacker News?
These services are great, but sometimes it's hard to get work done when they're around. The interruptions start small but can have a devastating effect on productivity.
Wouldn't it be great if you could turn them all off with 1-click?
Focus is your secret Mac productivity tool
Focus is a tiny app that sits in your menu bar. It allows you to quickly and easily block out any website or service you want.
Download it below and steal back your productivity!
Download Focus Requires OS X 10.8+
Focus uses the Automatic Proxy Configuration in OS X, which allows it to intercept requests to blocked websites.
Yes! And in the future, this message will be customizable. Currently it shows a motivational quote.
Self-discipline is great, but the world is also noisy. When we work on the same computers we socialize and relax on, the environments can get messy. Focus wants to make it really easy to get into work mode by minimizing interruptions and setting you back on track when you do get distracted.
No. Focus does setup a local proxy server to intercept requests, but everything is self contained on your computer.
Focus will block HTTPS sites, but can't display a custom message.
There are a few problems with this approach, the biggest is most people don't want to mess with the terminal and system level configuration files.
Focus currently won't work if you use an existing PAC file, but this will be fixed in a future update.
Currently no but this is a planned feature.
Yes! This has been added as a configurable option.
Firefox has a way to override the system-wide proxy which can sometimes cause problems. To fix this go to Firefox, Preferences, Advanced, Network, Settings and change the selected option to "Use system proxy setting"
Go for it! Focus is open-source on GitHub.
I wrote up a small case study on my website about how I made Focus.
Please email me, I'm happy to answer any questions!