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Focus is an app in which you can set up tasks, to-do lists and timers to work more focused. Especially through the timer, with which you can divide your time into work and breaks, Focus becomes a practical aid for the implementation of the Pomodoro method. In the linked post you will get an explanation of what the Pomodoro method is and which Mac app is still suitable for it (Flow). I present Focus to you today as the Pick of the Week, because this program is not only available for macOS, but also for iOS on the iPhone, iPadOS on the iPad and watchOS on the Apple Watch.
The full name of the app is called “Focus - Time Management”. It comes from Meaningful Things GmbH & Co. KG and can be downloaded for free from the App Store. Some functions, such as the timer, also work free of charge for an unlimited period of time. However, in-app purchases are required so that you can create tasks and lists beyond the test period. But if you are only looking for a timer for recurring work that you equip once with the appropriate intervals and then want to use again and again, the free download from the App Store is sufficient. With a monthly price of € 4,99 and an annual price of € 39,99, the iPhone subscriptions are not the cheapest.
Whether on a Mac or iPhone, with the Focus App for improved time management you can create different tasks, lists and intervals. Personally, I use the app on the iPhone from time to time to stay on the ball more closely at work. On the Mac, the countdown would distract me. When I reach for the iPhone, however, it reminds me that I should be doing research or writing something. So I kill several birds with one stone: D In addition to working on the computer, other times can also be adhered to thanks to the various setting options. Statistics show completed tasks as well as summarized work and break times.
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.