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Flipd: Focus & study timer
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Featured on the App Store: "App of the Day", “Big Apps From Small Teams”, “Apps You Need This Week”, & “Apps Made by Women” Designed for high-achieving students and productivity enthusiasts, Flipd has helped millions of users reach their daily, weekly, and monthly productivity goals. If you’re working toward any goal, like studying for final exams or learning something new, track your progress and stay motivated with Flipd, a sophisticated and beautifully designed productivity timer. Here’s how Flipd helps improve your productivity & concentration, and reduces procrastination: CUSTOM PRODUCTIVITY TIMERS • Improve concentration with custom productivity timers • Keep track of the time you’re putting toward a certain subject or activity • Add #tags for each activity • Categorize your tags & keep them organized in an activity library • Enable multitask mode to let your timer run in the background • Set up reminders for your productivity sessions • Keep track of breaks STATS & INSIGHTS • Visualize your history and progress on a calendar • Measure and compare your stats over days, weeks, and months • Get insights like average productive time, day streaks, milestones, and more • Collect badges for reaching certain milestones MOTIVATION & ENCOURAGEMENT • Thoughtfully designed to make you feel good about your progress • Feel motivated by reducing procrastination and distractions • Prepare for each productivity session with an inspiring quote • Feel encouraged after completing a session with rewarding stats • Collect badges to illustrate your achievements • Stay motivated to keep going! CHALLENGE & COMPETE • Join global leaderboards with other users • Compete in daily, weekly, and monthly challenges • Stay accountable toward your goals LIVE FEED & STUDY ROOMS • Create or join live study rooms and groups to study with your friends or clubs • Join public productivity sessions to feel like you’re not focusing alone • Follow your friends activities and cheer them on OTHER FEATURES • Free focus music & background sounds • Convenient iOS widget • Dark mode • Syncs with Apple Health FLIPD SUBSCRIPTION: Flipd is free to download, but you can gain access to a fully customizable experience with a premium subscription. Enable unlimited session lengths, unlimited breaks, track your Flipd history beyond 30 days, set daily goals and reminders, unlock all music tracks, and much more. Dive deep into your productivity data with advanced statistics & extensive features! APPLE HEALTH APP: Flipd integrates with the Apple Health App. Challenge yourself to be more mindful and keep track of your time well spent with Flipd through Mindful Minutes in the Apple Health App. SUBSCRIPTION PRICING: $44.99 billed yearly $5.99 billed monthly These prices are in US Dollars (USD). Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence. The subscription will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes Account and the subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions and auto-renewals can be managed or canceled via your iTunes Account settings. Special introductory offers only apply to first billing term. Any unused portion of a free trial is forfeited after purchase. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence. Terms and Conditions: http://www.flipdapp.co/terms-privacy Support Contact: info@flipdapp.co
Flopd
by Adriankeith on 2021/06/11 05:19
I’m a paying member and became one shortly after trying the app out late last year. I liked the way it worked and I liked the feature set. However, the app’s usability has declined rapidly and even just now trying to start a study session it was stuck loading for 15+ seconds I just quit the app. I don’t need yet another app to babysit to make sure it works when I want it to. Heck, I’m not even sure why it’s taking so long to start at all… Based on some reading the woman who created the app sold it off. Don’t know if that’s true but it would explain the decline in service and the decline in the overall app experience. Something as simple as opening the app for the first time takes 30 seconds to just show you the home page. I regret my purchase and if you’re looking for a better app, consider Focused Work. There’s an active discord channel where he will happily take your suggestions and implement them into the app. This app is a hot mess and you’d be better of spending your money elsewhere. Or stick with a free pomodoro app because seriously, this app is just unusable as of this writing.
Well, i love it
by daklyy on 2021/06/07 09:49
Good app
Premium price is crazy expensive
by skinny_much on 2021/06/04 14:25
The app has allowed coupons for a while. Now it doesn’t. The normal near $4 a month cost billed annually is really high. Most of the features are half baked. The app has never had real social aspects as one example. I just want longer times than 1 hour. Crazy to pay $45 just for that.
Pay gate
by Unknowbxbdhnjdbzh7:736♋♋ on 2021/05/31 15:10
That’s not fun nor fresh. I get you need to make money but what’s the point in paying for your service when my phone has a timer I can use a unlimited of.
Locked out
by JJW4743389 on 2021/05/31 13:25
I was locked out of most features. I can’t tell if the app isn’t working because it’s locked or glitchy. Not willing to pay $6 to find out
It’s meh
by hugh g. dong on 2021/05/31 07:31
I’m only using the free version. I downloaded the app thinking it’d be like a nice schedule app that allows me to manage my time more efficiently. There are a good amount of actives you can do from self care to studies but it caps off at 40 minutes for the free version. I think there would be a better free app out there. There is a community section that I didn’t really use but maybe it’d be good for families or group work sessions
Good app
by Mason3k on 2021/05/28 13:15
This is a good app that does what it says it does, and you can get a fair amount of mileage out of the free version if you want it. But developers, please remove the five-minute-remaining notification. The ding at the end is so nice, but five minutes before we get the usual notification sound, drawing me back to my phone when I’m still supposed to be disconnecting. Just let it ding at the end and lose the warning EDIT: Thank you for updating in the latest release! Changed to 5 stars
It’s an okay app
by Just A Tired Student on 2021/05/19 13:07
It’s pretty good. The music keeps me engaged and the timer encourages me to be productive. A lot of the abilities of the app are locked because I don’t have the premium version, which can be annoying. I would upgrade, but I don’t think it’s worth so much money. I do like the aesthetics of the app and the quotes are inspiring. Overall, it’s an okay app and I don’t plan on deleting it, but it’s not amazing if you don’t pay money.
Was Helpful mostly
by Skydoggie10 on 2021/05/10 13:20
Newest update crashed app
Declining in quality
by charlesrose11 on 2021/05/06 17:36
Was amazing when I first got it. I used the study time everyday, but now I can’t even use that. The app is basically worthless unless you pay for premium which I find ridiculous. I want to keep track of how my homework I get done, not pay to use a timer. Very disappointed.
one of my favorite apps!
by 𝐠𝐝𝐠𝐜𝐠 on 2021/05/06 00:21
This has helped me so much with studying, I’ve had a great experience on it! it would be nice to be able to change the timer lengths without premium, but other then that it’s great. It’s helped me so much! Thank you 💕
Doesn’t work
by Mazel Tov on 2021/04/16 10:27
Downloaded, tried to start a timer and it just spent 10 minutes endlessly loading. Closed, tried again. Loading forever, didn’t work again. Why can’t I just start a timer? Probably bc they need to datamine me by sending everything I do to their servers. Oh, and they try to hook you on premium before you even get to the main screen. I almost clicked to buy bc the X to close was deceptively hard to find. Trash app.
My favorite app to use while studying
by kanikamohan on 2021/04/15 15:21
It is a complete game changer. I’ve been using Flipd for over a year now. I used to have a hard time being off my phone and focus for long hours and honestly flipd was the only app that made it possible. With the lofi music you can play while the timer is on, keeps me so focused and tricks my brain into thinking “it’s study time”. I absolutely would recommend this app to all of my friends and family.
Bad
by Farmerskies333 on 2021/04/14 16:56
Non stop notifications from "10,000 minute challenge" groups I am no longer a part of. No way to turn off specific notification - ie anything not related to my current study study session. Frustrating.
Great
by Fecadore Roosevelt on 2021/04/06 21:57
amazing format and fun abilities!
wow
by world🥳 on 2021/04/06 20:14
this is cool
Annoying
by McDivaB on 2021/04/03 17:27
40 min (free version) limit is petty AF....
Annoying
by ohthatsmeeeee on 2021/03/26 16:25
This app was okay but I didn’t use it as much as I thought, so I canceled it. That was 3 years ago but I am still being changed. I have to go through the process of canceling the membership and requesting a refund each time and yet, I am charged again the following year. Very annoying app and hate I ever downloaded
Huge potential IMO
by ashcari on 2021/03/24 23:58
My first time writing a review (EVER!!) because this app has so much potential!! It’s my personal preference, but I just wish there was a stopwatch. Idk if there is one and I just missed it, but I usually study without setting time goal. I just do it until I need a break. Sometimes I have to stop suddenly, or I just study over what I set and I don’t want to turn on my phone just to start another timer and repeating that over and over. I would definitely use this app religiously if you guys had stopwatch :( I kinda drifted away from this app because of that
I like it
by Kalthum Sakka on 2021/03/21 20:59
I just hope they can give more privileges to people who can’t pay for the premium offer !
Mac
by trew231 on 2021/03/21 09:30
Na
Distraction
by RizzoGS on 2021/03/18 21:39
Too many interruptions and busy interface- not easy to quickly see stats or aggregate data
Inn
by brcdrtn on 2021/03/18 20:23
Gg
The best
by aiya feasel on 2021/03/17 23:39
The best ever 🥰💙
Good
by dayana.-. on 2021/03/09 12:16
Okay I guess
Updated Review: Good, could be better
by FormerUXTester on 2021/02/22 22:46
.UPDATED REVIEW: The people at Flipd very kindly offered me a short term free trial after my original 2 star review. After getting a chance to use all of the unlocked features, I wanted to update my review with some additional notes. 1. Being able to customize things more (I.e. rearrange the timers on the landing page) is more useful than I thought it would be. 2. I mistakenly thought the upgrade would allow me to rename and/or add categories, but it does not. The inability to do this is a major oversight IMO. I am not a student, and I have other apps/skills that keep me on track for things a like exercise and self care. What I need is the ability to create different categories for different projects I'm working on. This is kind of a deal breaker for me unfortunately, but it might not be for students or people looking for different types of tracking than I want. 3. The music options are better in the paid version, but probably not $6/month better. 4. I didn't use the social features as I don't have any friends using this app. ================== .ORIGINAL REVIEW: High pressure sales tactics are AWFUL 2 stars (original rating) ----- This app appears to have everything I'm looking for in a productivity app: - calendar to show usage streaks - stats - customization of habit lists - assorted timers - challenges - badges to encourage use - social groups - and so forth BUT, it appears as though 90% of it is behind a paywall and there is not even a week long free trial to try out all the features. Instead I try to do something, get locked out, and an ad thrown in my face saying to upgrade to premium. Accidentally started a session because you don't know the app? Too bad, you can't delete it, that's behind the paywall. Want to see if rearranging the timers makes the workflow better for you? Nope. Upgrade to premium. Maybe some people are willing to drop $50/year for an app without fully assessing how well the app works, but I am not one of those people. I've already been through several productivity apps that aren't meeting my needs, and would happily pay for the right app, but these high pressure sales tactics are incredibly off-putting.
Very slow to load - buffering forever.
by AMSJ92 on 2021/02/13 06:29
This app got me through some tough times in med school, but now every time I want to use it, it just loads and loads and loads. Sometimes it works after this normally, but other times it just crashes. This makes it really difficult to use.
Satisfied
by b.etzaida on 2021/02/08 05:58
Premium is amazing!
Really great app, way too many restrictions if not purchasing premium.
by Karissa (: (: :) on 2021/02/06 14:02
Custom timer should be in basic mode, most productivity apps even with a premium version allow to create custom sessions. 1 hour is very short and restrictive.
Totally pointless
by JB12345 on 2021/02/05 19:32
Very few people have the ability to block all the apps on their phones — if you’re working, you need to be able to use email (often a download e one), web browser (ditto), slack, etc. What many of us do need is a service that enables you to customize which apps your blocking and when. Freedom sorta does this, but in my experience it’s far from perfect
Just a goal tracking app. That’s all
by LuisFV on 2021/01/30 01:15
I downloaded this app and even paid for 1 year of premium. It’s not much more that and a goal setting and tracking app. And the apparently more useful tool are connected to other apps, from the same developer, that of course ask for even pricier subscriptions. Do you remember Amway? (by the way, created by the family of Betsy de Vos!) Not sure how much the whole constellation of apps cost and if they are any good. I’m sorry I wasted $50 bucks.
conection issue
by shaaaamiiiimmm on 2021/01/25 11:04
why couldn't i post a message to my group members? my internet conection is ok but it failed to post my message.
Too slow
by Kevinmw wd mementos on 2021/01/02 05:41
Takes too long to start a session
Premium sub
by ساسامي on 2020/12/27 01:27
Such a scam i used to use it for more than 40m without a sub account i can’t believe how y’all care so much about the money !!
college student approved
by vanessaaleon on 2020/12/17 12:58
I use this app to help me study pretty much anytime I need to study or get a task done.
useful but some requests
by Rainbow_poptart75 on 2020/12/08 00:15
this app is great and helps me focus on studying, as well allowing me to give myself time for other things like self care and hobbies. but, there are some things that would be extremely helpful if they changed. the options are extremely limited when you don’t have premium. you can’t even study for more than an hour. it would at least be better if premium was a one time price, but 6 dollars a month is extreme. especially when this app is mostly used by broke high schoolers and college students, you would think that maybe the price would be a little more flexible. second, it is always confusing when your session ends but it doesn’t notify you or anything, so it would be helpful if, for example, after a pomodoro session there was a gentle alarm to remind you that the session is over but not an annoying alarm that disrupts the studying mood. thank you so much and please consider my requests for me and other students !!
Be skeptical of the response to my rating
by iphone 173628374 on 2020/12/02 21:33
No longer than 24/7 lock Which is a decision they made to prevent users from uninstalling and unsubscribing iPhone can’t lock and their suggestions for solutions reference fields which no longer exist. If they don’t contact me directly in real time conversation by phone I won’t be changing my rating. So ignore their text response and check my rating.
I didn’t know how distracted I was until now
by aadrrriaaaann on 2020/11/30 05:03
This app completely changed the way that I view work. Before I thought that I was a slow worker who would take hours longer than other kids to complete assignments. But it turned out I was just incredibly distracted. With this app I completed an entire essay in just one hour! This app also gives you breaks and reminds you to get back to work which were all super helpful! I will think about subscribing to the premium service!
awesome app!
by rissraley on 2020/11/25 17:01
i just wanted to say that this app is a life saver. i have adhd and anxiety, and as you can imagine, i love to procrastinate. this app helps me feel good about getting things done and helps me focus to do it. i may even buy the premium once i can afford it!
Unable to unsubscribe
by blanee1380 on 2020/11/18 22:09
I have emailed this company twice about unsubscribing with no response, well before I was supposed to be charged. I am unable to unsubscribe in the app or under my icloud subscriptions.
Super useful for keeping track and on task
by TrottingCheval13 on 2020/11/14 04:37
Since I work a job where I’m not on the clock, it helps to have a way to keep count and stay accountable. I like to be able to set small time goals of undisturbed working, while keeping track of my overall work for the day. The week counter is useful for that reason as well. The regular improvements to the app just make it better and better, and the app support is pretty great!
The update is no good
by Riley~P on 2020/11/10 21:32
I used to love this app, by the most recent update is super buggy and unhelpful. When setting the time it will do a complete different time then the one I will set. Also the time used to go in numeral order, but now it’s a mess. I used to like this update bu the new update needs to go.
Please add web or desktop version
by PJ555038 on 2020/10/26 12:39
Great app, please consider a web or desktop version. Thanks
Okay..
by Sabzzbabii on 2020/10/17 16:39
I like the app And it’s concept but it actually made my apps disappear for longer then the time I put in. Had to call Apple to get it fixed. Won’t use again, also I’m trying to cancel the subscription and Apple told me I have to call the apps customer service to do that. Do not get this app what do ever. Waste of money it locked my phone and I can’t even cancel the subscription.
Uhh yeah this $30 app does nothing...permissions? How.
by Sssssooooooo bad on 2020/10/14 22:49
How do you make the app work?
disappointed
by jxhcmvkbkgioyidcj on 2020/10/10 22:53
i hate when apps dont tell you from the beginning that it cost to use it at all. not even a premium, you have to pay almost $30 a month to use it at all! tell us that from the beginning!! who ever did that is immature and irresponsible and wastes our time.
What happened?
by A_Mushroom on 2020/09/29 10:45
Changed my rating to reflect the new update! This app is finally working again.
What happened?
by Schmokay on 2020/09/28 02:33
I love Flipd but now I can’t get into the app on my phone and on my iPad it won’t restore my premium access...
BEST APP HANDS DOWN!
by shells49 on 2020/09/24 06:24
This app has helped me reduce my screen time by like 5 HOURS!! I’ve become so much more productive and aware of the things around me:)
Pretty good, some suggestions!
by boo bugling on 2020/09/09 14:39
This app is pretty good! I use the free version, and I use it almost as a timer for helping me stay on track. I love the graphic design and it is helpful in getting rid of phone distraction. For suggestions, I wish when you were setting a custom goal for the day like “20 minutes study” you could not only set a time goal (20 minutes) but also a productivity goal such as “complete essay for science class” I hope that makes sence, and thanks for creating a great app.
🥺
by _camilla_halle_ on 2020/09/03 22:47
I genuinely LOVE this app! i’m a high school student and i’ve been using the study/unplug live constantly, there’s something so refreshing about looking at your phone when you get distracted and seeing that thousands of other people are studying along with you, it motivates me to keep working. went from slacking off to 2+ hours of studying a day. ILYYY🥺💕
Great app but
by katydoci on 2020/08/30 17:40
I love this app so much but you recently updated and took away 1 hr study for free users and that was VERY disappointing. I use this app often enough that that feature was amazing but not often enough for me (a student with loans) to spend on membership. Please bring it back :(
Love love love this app!
by heartsx3 on 2020/08/24 03:09
I love this app! This app is perfect for those with ADHD or who have a big procrastination problem. Especially if you are the type of person that is just addicted to your phone. This app is for you! It is very strict so you can’t choose what apps to block which I somewhat like. If you want to be more productive you wouldn’t regret getting this app. This app will force you to be productive I know it did for me 🙋🏾‍♀️. It is so worth it download it!
I love it!
by moonart145 on 2020/08/20 13:06
I absolutely love this app! It has helped me to be more productive. That’s all I have to say
Glitches
by Kholoud94 on 2020/08/12 10:56
Am I the only one for who the app has glitches sometimes? I would do a full on 1 hour session and I would get a notification saying that it’s ready for review or whatever but when i unlock my phone and I go back into the app, the timer would keep going at whatever minute it was when I locked my phone! Very annoying for someone who wants to track how much time they studied daily
Disappointed
by Hassaanabid on 2020/08/04 05:57
This app used to have a full lock mode built in so I bought the premium mode but turns out they split the full-lock mode into another program and now I have to buy that too.
so now or requires payment?
by Jennifer Lowells on 2020/07/07 21:38
I got the app and loved it and recently it added a payment option and offered me a 7 day free trial! what happened??
Literally Incredible!! One thing tho
by i love puppr! on 2020/06/22 17:35
Honestly I love this over every. Other. Focus. Timer. Because of just how adorable the format is. It is so cute and that is one of the big things that makes me want to use it. However I don’t have the room in my budget for the premium, but I still use the normal features that you don’t have to pay for. I just think it’s annoying that the premium ad keeps popping up right in your face 24-7!!!!!!!!! Please, please just have the ads pop up every now and then and not flashy and annoying, it’s very distracting!!
Too many locked features
by actualkat96 on 2020/06/18 17:31
The fact that you can’t even customize the length of default timers is annoying. Trying to force users to drop $$$ on essential features that almost every timer/tracker app has is insane; especially since there is no monthly subscription option. I’ll stick with the apps I have.
Idea is good, execution is not great.
by bishoy hm on 2020/06/17 16:19
When you pay for an app, you expect it to work well. I bought this app to help limit the distractions and to help with focus. The app does this by “hiding” all non essential apps on the phone for a specific time that you can choose. The idea is great. But there are a couple of issues. First, you cannot control which apps are the ones you would like to hide. Not all apps are distractions. It would be great to be able to control which apps are hidden. Second, there are issues with the app working for the specified period of time. For example, I set the timer for an hour. An hour goes by and the apps are still hidden. This is an issue that needs to be addressed.
Too much fuss
by crumb collector on 2020/06/17 00:07
Considering the people that most need this app will not be terribly motivated up front, it's pretty rotten off the back of excitement over potential to open the app only to find you have to create an account, give your name, and go through some setup process. Just give me the app. Not 'paperwork' I have to complete in order to begin.
It does not make any sound when time is over
by L@im@r on 2020/06/03 11:46
It is a good app to study. What I don't like is that it doesn't make any sound when time is up. On many occasions it has happened to me that I continue studying without knowing that time is up, which does not allow me to have an exact record of the time I was studying. It is not productive to be studying and have to be pending of the time to know how much is left to finish. They should definitely improve on that. So I give it 3 stars, if they change that it would be an excellent app.
The worst app ever
by cavtegagdgehehx on 2020/05/17 15:02
It won’t let me delete it I AM SO ANGRY I WOULD rate this 0
new version
by reyhaneh amini on 2020/05/02 06:11
Thanks for this update and this version 🙏🏻😍It’s so good.
Like it before
by TSlice1111 on 2020/04/28 18:47
I previously liked this app when it was simple and you could pay extra for the lock feature to. I guess now Apple now requires them to make it a separate app which is a little more annoying. Plus there are to many lock features imo. I liked it a lot more when it was a simple app with one main job. Get off your phone and be productive
Subscribed
by idaelogs on 2020/04/18 20:24
I just wanted to test the app, but forgot to unsubscribe. I contacted them for a refund since I didn’t use the app, but they didn’t refund me. The lock-app would be nifty if it didn’t require giving full access to your iPhone. What?! No way!
Good app 👍🏼
by Pewpew333 on 2020/04/13 18:43
I think that 3 dollars a month is very reasonable for this app. I love the features that are free as well and there is obviously a reason for the changes. I do think it would be a bit better if there were more than one session available for free (other than the 40 minute one). That said, I have been using this app for a while and it is very useful!
Everything is locked now
by everythinglockednow on 2020/04/06 20:41
When I first downloaded this app, I was able to access a decent number of the features, but now you have to pay for any sessions that last 1 hour or longer. It’s ridiculous, it’s not even usable anymore unless you pay for enverything. I suppose I could restart the session every 40 minutes, which is the maximum time for unpaid sessions, but that’s disruptive and defeats the entire purpose of the app.
Too Many Locked Features
by lambayear on 2020/03/31 04:42
When I first started using Flipd, I found it incredibly useful. However, I watched over time as they slowly hid more of their features under the premium subscription. At first, I was able to tolerate the changes. For example, the change from unlimited breaks with every Flipd session to only one break allowed without a premium subscription wasn’t too bad for me. I decided that it would be best to take less breaks anyway. However, today it was the last straw. I discovered that all sessions longer than 40 minutes have been locked under the premium subscription. While I used to be able to go a few hours to a whole day at a time, now I can’t even spend an hour in a Flipd session. The only way for me to extend the session would be to constantly start a new one every 40 minutes. This is very inefficient, especially since I use Flipd to help me stay focused on homework for long periods of time. I am finding it increasingly less useful than it was before without upgrading to premium. I am in high school and currently unable to get a premium subscription. All I ask is for the sessions longer than 40 minutes to be made available for everyone again, or at least the 1 hour and 4 hour sessions. Flipd has been so helpful for me in the past, and I’d hate to lose so much from such a great tool. If you can make these longer sessions available without premium, it would be immensely appreciated. Thanks so much!
Bad all around
by Megan Fr on 2020/03/26 14:09
The sound takes forever to load so what’s the point of calm music if you can’t even listen to it . Next you can’t use calculator app while your in the app doing your concentration time so if your trying to focus on math good luck! I’m a teen and I was very underwhelmed by this app because it doesn’t work well . Also if you turn on notifications you get a lot of them . To the point where they are very annoying ! I suggest not downloading this app ever.
only good if you pay
by petshopeyes on 2020/03/25 18:19
almost every feature is locked unless you subscribe
Freedom
by 856901 on 2020/03/19 14:57
This app was alright when I first downloaded and previously provided the ability to obfuscate apps. Unfortunately, after exiting the session it rearranged all my apps making in difficult to navigate my phone. This feature was useful for limiting distractions. However, recent updates removed this feature and now only has limited sessions that require you to stay in the application. I enjoy listening to music during my workday and need access to other essential applications. If you're looking for an app that will not interrupt your iOS experience look at the Freedom app, you can essentially configure to block data traffic for social media apps/ non-essential websites. As a young-professional, I need to be able to use my phone but also want to the freedom to limit my distractions. The Freedom application provides this flexibility. I do not recommend using the Flipd app or subscribing to their premium offering, features are severely limited and don't satisfy the use-case your looking to solve.
Have to pay to use
by lilacteq on 2020/03/19 04:20
Im disappointed.
Ya definitely not awesome
by khayman11 on 2020/03/17 14:07
I was looking for an app that blocked the use of other apps to keep me from being distracted. This app is so forgettable that I forgot to cancel it and now am stuck with it for a year 🤦🏾 what a waste.
Used to Love This!
by Emily984 on 2020/03/16 03:26
I honestly used to use Flipd every day for school, work and reading and made so much progress! I recommended it to my entire family because I was feeling so inspired by all the progress I was making. Recently, Flipd changed all the other modes (like “My Day” “Study” and “Sleep”) to be limited to the paid subscription, leaving the 40 minute option. I was so disappointed that I actually reached out to recommend that they bring back the more flexible modes, and there was an update released the next day that restored the original version. Now, it’s back to the limited paid version. I am still searching for a replacement and I really am so disappointed that they changed it, it was to be the only effective way for me to unplug and get stuff done!
Got it for full lock mode, but no longer exists?
by ratereviewsubscribe on 2020/03/12 00:40
Had to google/search multiple forums to figure out what I was missing. Premium upgrade is very misleading, does not actually outline what you’re getting. Confusing experience all around.
Question
by Fanno123 on 2020/03/06 16:47
I have a question about the full lock. Is it permanently removed now? I really need to know because I am using this app just for this feature. I would like to know so I can determine to cancel my subscription or not.
What a downfall..
by hannnahhhw on 2020/03/05 02:44
Alright, so I have been using Flipd for about six months now on and off. I am horrible at time management and found this app to be really helpful. Just as I was getting into the swing of using it regularly, they took away all session options and the full lock. I found both of these to be helpful because no matter what I was doing I could set a timer to focus, and really buckle down. The only session option now is a 40 minute focus and that is not ALL I do in a days time. Someone please fix this before my brain goes haywire!
No Full Lock Feature
by sputnikaroundthemoon on 2020/03/04 19:41
Honestly wish the Cold Turkey app would come to iOS. The Flipd app used to have a full lock feature, but it has sadly been removed. You are better off making full use of your iPhone’s Screen Time mode in the settings.
Use to be great to me honestly
by Jonny743 on 2020/03/04 10:30
Can’t block all your apps with iPhone anymore really makes that app so less useful if that’s not your main concern it’s a good app
Full lock??
by sfw2829 on 2020/03/03 02:20
Any idea when full lock is coming back? Or will I get a refund for paying when that’s all I need this app for? If full lock comes back I’ll happily give and keep giving a yearly subscription. Without it, Im gonna need my 39.99 back please.
Day day
by Dayz07 on 2020/03/01 04:02
Well we are in March now and still not full lock!
pretty but everything useful costs $$$
by yvnggks on 2020/03/01 02:13
cute but no functionality/customization for free users. most apps like this offer three free categories to customize for yourself and have more cost money. this one i could only use “focus” and even when i added a tag, i couldn’t see my time on it or delete featured i didn’t use. pretty and a great idea but disappointing for those who can’t pay
This app helped me a lot in college
by Joshesc on 2020/02/28 23:28
It definitely helped me focus and get work done. One thing I would add though is that educational apps shouldn’t be locked on full lock mode. Other than that this app will help you a lot in getting to where you need to get.
Just turn your phone off.
by tektekbtich on 2020/02/28 04:35
I can turn my phone off easy peasy and just not use it at all. That’s basically all this app does. Except it lets calls and texts in. What I REALLY need is for it to block out SPECIFIC apps, such as social media, and allow me to still use my phone for the other productive apps I have and are necessary for me to get things done. I still need to be able to have Siri look things up for me, play music, research things, write things, use the productive apps I have. This is basically useless and I had my hopes way high for this one.
No lock down mode
by llamalovins on 2020/02/27 17:27
Turns out this app currently doesn’t have the only feature I downloaded it for: the social media lockdown. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Every feature is locked
by artemis_5 on 2020/02/24 02:50
I used to absolutely love this app and use it every day to keep myself on track with my work. With every new update, more and more features have become only available to premium users. The only free option is 40 minutes which is far too short to be useful. Many users of this app are students or just simply can’t afford premium. I really miss having access to more time options as this used to be such a fantastic app.
Meh
by DAZMIGONNABEATYOASS on 2020/02/22 08:52
You have to pay
Alright
by @Jerrashi on 2020/02/21 20:21
The UI is pretty albeit unintuitive. I would probably get a subscription but the notifications (besides reminders) are kind of annoying and there’s no way to toggle specific notifications.
Full lock isn’t working on iOS
by ZunnyBunny on 2020/02/18 15:43
Full lock feature isn’t working for trial. The instructions mentioned this can be set up in “Settings”. However, user cannot not see a “setting” tab in view.
Per apple policies full lock and social aspects have been added in.....makes no sense...
by thessamp on 2020/02/16 14:14
They said the full lock feature is coming back in February but it’s still not available. Adding the social feature is the exact OPPOSITE of what’s needed. The great benefit of this app was the forced detox from all of the alerts, and the social media feed...why add it IN to this app? It makes no sense to me. There are way too many ways to connect with people digitally. Please bring back the full lock.
No Lock
by WantToLoveBut... on 2020/02/15 16:42
There is not really a lockdown feature. Many other timer apps out there for free. Zero value in the app without the lock feature. Cancelling.
🌻
by sar_bii on 2020/02/12 21:15
That’s a great app👌🏻✨
everything but 40m is locked?
by Jackilayne on 2020/02/08 03:39
i was going to use the 8 hr lock, but it looks like i have to pay for that now too…
Can’t get it to work.
by Enigmatic Stare on 2020/02/07 23:18
I downloaded the app and I was jazzed to try and use it. I’m not an idiot, but I can’t figure out how to get it to do ANYTHING. There no “flip off” feature. No full lock feature. The Troubleshooting section tells you to go to Settings, but there isn’t a “Settings” button anywhere in the app. The “how to” pertaining to Full Lock is helpful for some app, I’m sure, just NOT the app I have (because the article referenced buttons and locations that do not exist in my app.) I can click on a “Mindfulness” session and that seems to be the extent of the app’s usefulness. Every video I can find makes this app seem so easy to use...but what I’ve downloaded is...NOT the same app.
No full lock mode
by Hduran568 on 2020/02/05 02:26
I really needed full lock mode and I cant find any other app that has it. This is so unfortunate.
How do you not advertise full lock is gone?
by adamapple76 on 2020/02/04 14:57
One of your biggest features was that you offered a full lock. I jumped through numerous hoops trying to get it to work. Finally I get the icon and then a notification appears telling me the option doesn’t work with Apple currently.
no premium :(
by saktherat on 2020/02/02 17:44
before the new update, I LOVED THIS APP. it helped me cope with my phone addiction and actually get stuff done in life. but now with the new update, every feature is locked because i cant afford premium:( i’m so disappointed because this app really helped me and now i can barely use any of the features.
Where’s full lock?
by ckouba01 on 2020/01/29 21:40
Wanted to use the app but can’t find full lock. Don’t even have a settings option.
I use it almost every day
by Dietlind N on 2018/05/29 12:13
The first time I ran this app, I was anxious for the whole time it was activated. It made it Impossible for me to use my phone for near everything. Every downloaded app was hidden, and even some of the factory apps including my app store and safari as well. What i like about it is that you can't delete the Flipd app while it's running literally because it's not there to be deleted. The only things I have issues with are the fact that the process to keep the order of your apps is not as straightforward as It could be. Without the instructions from an online article I would have kept trying to install the extension without success. It gives the appearance of not having yet downloaded even though it's ready to go and that's confusing. Also, it would be nice if I could select exactly which apps i wanted to hide rather than just nearly disabling my phone. Other than that I would give the app 5 stars, it's really great.
Too Many Locked Features
by lambayear on 2020/03/31 04:42
When I first started using Flipd, I found it incredibly useful. However, I watched over time as they slowly hid more of their features under the premium subscription. At first, I was able to tolerate the changes. For example, the change from unlimited breaks with every Flipd session to only one break allowed without a premium subscription wasn’t too bad for me. I decided that it would be best to take less breaks anyway. However, today it was the last straw. I discovered that all sessions longer than 40 minutes have been locked under the premium subscription. While I used to be able to go a few hours to a whole day at a time, now I can’t even spend an hour in a Flipd session. The only way for me to extend the session would be to constantly start a new one every 40 minutes. This is very inefficient, especially since I use Flipd to help me stay focused on homework for long periods of time. I am finding it increasingly less useful than it was before without upgrading to premium. I am in high school and currently unable to get a premium subscription. All I ask is for the sessions longer than 40 minutes to be made available for everyone again, or at least the 1 hour and 4 hour sessions. Flipd has been so helpful for me in the past, and I’d hate to lose so much from such a great tool. If you can make these longer sessions available without premium, it would be immensely appreciated. Thanks so much!
Probably as good as full lock can get given iOS limitations
by Ashlee Y on 2019/07/24 17:09
(I was looking for an app that could achieve a true lock down of non-essential apps. I only tried the 5 minute lock down on this app once, and haven’t used the app since.) As many others have said, full lock is an excellent idea but not great in execution. Others complained about the apps being out of order - that was fine for me. What I can’t live with is having my notification settings reset every time I get back from lock mode. I assume this is how the app works: they achieve lock mode by uninstalling and reinstalling all of your applications. The profile you install gives their servers access to control your phone remotely - which is why an internet connection is necessary. However, it seems that the scope of what they can control is limited - most likely due to iOS’s own limitations. The additional script you download seems to be a workaround to reorganize your apps as you had before, but it doesn’t restore your notification preferences on the apps that were un/reinstalled. Your apps give you the “allow notifications” pop-up next time you go into each of them. If you are OK with default notification settings, maybe this is a limitation you can live with. I customize the notifications for each app and I am not willing to readjust those every time I use lock down.
My icons!
by Mollmoll007 on 2018/12/03 13:30
So yesterday I used for first time and loved the FULL LOCKDOWN. I was able to use text, email and phone but nothing else, well camera and standard apps I basically rarely use. I was surprised to find there was no way to disable this at least that I know of. Ok so here is why I gave it only a 3. I have the majority of my icons in a separate folder because I DONT like my screen cluttered with icons! So when my phone went OFF full lockdown ALL OF MY ICONS WERE ALL OVER MY SCREEN!!!!! If you are going to block them PLEASE PIT THEM BACK! Ok so it’s a free app does that give me the right to complain???? I would never pay $7.99 a month though or is it $5.99? I forgot but either one is way too much! Ok so last thing is that you can set an alarm, an alarm that is basically worthless because it is such a faint little “ting” that if you don’t have your phone right next to you it is worthless..... plus I haven’t seen a repeat feature for the alarm so when you miss that tinny ting you can set it to ting again and again till you turn it off. Other then those complaints I really liked it and will use it again. I set the 4 hour mode lockdown and when I need google I wasn’t able to access it but that’s good in one sense I guess... I got a it done!
Ok it’s good-some suggestions
by sayen princess on 2018/11/14 19:37
This is just something I wanted to say, you can ignore this part. So I installed the thing to keep my apps in order. Then I tested it. Guess what. It didn’t work. I followed every step and had PERFECT internet connection. Turns out I wasn’t supposed to restart my phone, so okay..... but otherwise best screen time app I’ve found. (Okay ignore that part) I have a few suggestions though: A medium lock. You have light lock and a full lockdown mode, so it would be nice have a medium lock. It would be, you choose apps to restrict for a certain amount of time, almost like the lockdown mode, or it’s like the lockdown mode, but you choose apps to keep. More apps to keep on lockdown mode. Not just any apps, but it would be nice to be able to keep some self help apps! That’s my main problem. Time tracker. I couldn’t think of a name for it, but it’s like you have say a hour to use a app every day before it disappears until the next day. Sorry for this being so long, but those are some suggestions I think would be cool. Thanks for helping with my screen addiction!!!
Scared
by Doddlekid20 on 2019/08/27 21:15
So I downloaded this to try to use it while I was studying. I set a 30 minute timer and I was left with just Apple apps. This thing scared me. It like you download it self and I couldn’t get my apps back, I was so scared and I spent my studying time figuring out how to disable it without the app. If this out go to settings and remove its access profile. Trust me this got my apps back. Don’t try shutting/powering it off that doesn’t help (I tried that twice.) I will try this app again and if it works I will raise my review to a 5 if it works and the company responds to me. If the company doesn’t respond my review stays a 1. *edit* I tried this again and the app didn’t show up it disappeared when I did the full lock down the app Flipid disappeared and I couldn’t get out of full lock down so one again I had to go to settings and remove the management. I don’t have time to do this every time I go in lock down. Also I think the price is too much it should be the price of 1 month forever and I think that doing the custom times should be free. Also the developers are slow they still haven’t responded and it’s been a couple of days. I’m at the point where I’m going to delete this app. It’s not worth any more of my time.
If you want a strict disconnection, this is for you!
by acwillet on 2018/08/19 17:29
Full disclosure: I have a phone addiction I wanted to control and a friend recommended Flipd. First few times even a half hour full block will drive you crazy but later you start to live like a 90s person who only used their phone for calls and texts -and whichever email you have associated to the default app on your phone. Other email apps won’t work- (which I’ve found is the only really useful things I do with my phone) so I have lost much less time since I installed flipd and I have learned how to disconnect from my phone a bit and just live life on the present (pretty philosophical, huh?) New version is pretty sleek looking and nice, and selection of time in the free version is reasonable. You also have the option for a light block if you are at a stage where your willpower is good and you need to check one of your downloadable apps, which is cool. Overall, I think it is one of the few productivity apps that do work! I love it.
Glad I found it. Awesome free version.
by Andriy Ivakhov on 2018/11/22 04:15
It’s probably my first review on the app ever. With the procrastinating soul, and plenty of time limitations installed already, i usually caught up myself “trying not to procrastinate”. Long time ago all social media was deleted from my phone but it didn’t really turned me into the productivity monster, I would find some hacks like reading telegram channels(READING can’t be procrastinating, right?!), constantly checking email/credit karma/headspace app. So far I tried: forest, focus at will, screen time internal, cold turkey on Mac, and maybe another thousand of apps like this. Most of them can be easily hijacked, probably in the lockout mode if you delete the previously installed profile you’ll get your life full of distractions back, but at least it’s harder than 6 digits of my passcode and just loosing another tree in forest. You guys did a really great job with groups, challenges, customization. I’m still surprised that your app can be easily used for free.
I f@$&?! love this app
by cedarschimke on 2018/10/04 11:35
What I’ve been looking for fur. Eh. Vur. I don’t know what kind of voodoo magic the flipd folks work on my phone when it goes into full lock mode, but it’s exactly what I need. I am so much happier not having those moments of ‘oh look, I just wasted 30 minutes of my life scrolling instagram’. I open my phone, see that none of my apps are there, and don’t care. Now, I have such peace of mind from not having them there (when I’m in full lock mode), that I often enable it even when I’m not actively working or trying to be productive. It’s so much easier to be present. Also, make sure you add on the thing that puts your apps back where you had them before you go into full lock mode. And read the instructions and prompts for how to do that. I know, I know, reading instructions is a draaaag but they’re short and simple and you only have to do it once. Enjoy not feeling like a squirrel anymore!
I wanted to like this app...
by Stephsteph11 on 2019/02/06 15:55
This app is almost perfect. I could see this really helping me achieve my goals by helping me get off my phone so much. I didn’t even have issues with my apps getting oh of order like others mentioned. However, the nuisance of having my notification settings reset every single time you go into “full lockdown” is enough for me to delete this app. There’s no easy fix for this. Every time to go into a different app the app prompts you if you’d like to turn notifications on or off as it does when you first install an app. And whatever your settings were for the notifications before full lockdown gets erased. For example: for my email app, I only have the badge notifications turned on. After using full lockdown and selecting “allow notifications” I then got a default notification (with sound) every single time I got an email. Which is like every other minute. Which caused me to look at my phone to see why it vibrated/made noise. The exact opposite of what I’m trying to accomplish.
One of the best focusing apps out there
by nsoni on 2018/03/21 06:15
This app is one of, if not the best app on iOS that helps you break away from your distracting apps. It goes way beyond just sending you a notification about stop using distractions apps and sites which can easily be dismissed. This locks all distracting from your phone by making them literally disappear. It was scary at first and thought there was a glitch and that my phone was erased but after some time everything came up. My only issue with this app is that after go full mode and the distracting apps disappear from your phone which is perfect and amazing but after the timer is over and the apps return by they’re in alphabetical order not the way I set it up. That’s the only reason I’m taking 1 star off. If they can somehow fix that after the timer is up then I will gladly change my review and pay for the app as necessary
Freedom
by 856901 on 2020/03/19 14:57
This app was alright when I first downloaded and previously provided the ability to obfuscate apps. Unfortunately, after exiting the session it rearranged all my apps making in difficult to navigate my phone. This feature was useful for limiting distractions. However, recent updates removed this feature and now only has limited sessions that require you to stay in the application. I enjoy listening to music during my workday and need access to other essential applications. If you're looking for an app that will not interrupt your iOS experience look at the Freedom app, you can essentially configure to block data traffic for social media apps/ non-essential websites. As a young-professional, I need to be able to use my phone but also want to the freedom to limit my distractions. The Freedom application provides this flexibility. I do not recommend using the Flipd app or subscribing to their premium offering, features are severely limited and don't satisfy the use-case your looking to solve.
Wish it had an auto-lock
by techburger on 2018/09/06 12:00
I am really pretty thankful for this app. It has improved my self-control when charging my phone next my bed at night. I haven’t really used any other feature besides the full lock. However, I do wish that the app had an auto-lock system that would allow you to set the time that you want it to lock, as well as give customized warning certain minutes before locking. It would be a lot more helpful because the main issue with digital self-control at night is having the self discipline to actually go on the app and lock you yourself out. If they found a way to auto lock you from the phone using a set amount of time, it would be so much more useful. I would pay for a premium subscription if that were the case.
Thank you for such an amazing app!!
by student1000000000 on 2018/10/21 21:54
This app has really transformed how I use my phone, particularly in the way I procrastinate. I can turn off all my apps with the touch of a button and then I can fall asleep without temptation. You know how it is: you crawl into bed and right as you ware about to turn off the light you decide to check email/instagram/amazon or whatever and then 2 hours later you realize you have fallen down the scroll. This amazing app has changed the way I fall asleep! I can’t thank you enough for helping me put a stop to my nighttime phone addiction! For a hot minute they needed to create a patch or something and the app didn’t work. They were quick to fix it but for those several days I was like “ack! Where is my app!” I use it almost every night!!!
Great App, A Few Suggestions
by SocialLonerFromFrance on 2019/09/07 21:05
I don’t comment often but I really do love this app. It’s simple, useful, and efficient when it comes to helping me stay on task. However, there are a couple of things that I’d absolutely love to see in the next updates, and both have to do with (generally) the same thing. One: it would be great if we could choose which apps are allowed while we’re ‘Flipd’ off. There are a few apps that I need to use while studying, like Desmos, Google Classroom and similar apps. Two: the same goes for the ‘Full Lock Mode.’ I love the idea of it, but being able to keep select apps would be amazing. These two things are the only reasons I’m not using the app every time I study. Again, great app, and I hope you guys keep my ideas in mind :)
Amazing,but...
by Nour Alanbari on 2018/07/11 17:20
I think this app is wonderful. I especially love the full lock option because it makes it so that you can’t use your distracting apps, whether you like it or not. My only suggestion for the developers would be to put an option to automatically flip your phone off at certain times. Unfortunately, I’m addicted to using my phone in bed and waste a massive amount of time because of that; it can be difficult for me to always choose to hard lock my phone since a part of me doesn’t want to. I think it’s safe to say that there are many others out there who have an addiction to social media (for example, due to Facebook’s never ending scroll feature on the newsfeed). I believe those trying to cut down on phone time before bed, in the morning when they wake up, etc. can benefit a lot from an auto-flip feature. Hope we can see this sometime soon! Other than that, the app works very well and I haven’t encountered any problems with it. Great job! Edit: I changed my rating from 4 stars to 5 because they’re unable to include an automatic feature due to limitations of the iOS. Hope that changes soon!
Huge potential IMO
by ashcari on 2021/03/24 23:58
My first time writing a review (EVER!!) because this app has so much potential!! It’s my personal preference, but I just wish there was a stopwatch. Idk if there is one and I just missed it, but I usually study without setting time goal. I just do it until I need a break. Sometimes I have to stop suddenly, or I just study over what I set and I don’t want to turn on my phone just to start another timer and repeating that over and over. I would definitely use this app religiously if you guys had stopwatch :( I kinda drifted away from this app because of that
Most productive for those who truly mean it
by Naviero0783 on 2018/06/04 17:44
I have done some research and there is no other app that truly lets you to take a predetermined commitment and stick to it . The beauty of this app is that it literally locks down your apps , no other app does that , I am thinking it probably even goes against the agenda of most smart phone brands and that’s why it is such a pain to install . Anyhow, I rarely review apps but I must say this is the most productive app I have tried so far ! Keep it coming ! We will need more of these... They say Cortez burned his ships on shore to ensure everyone stayed inland and get done with their tasks... While it is not the most morally reassuring example , this is very close . Humans are prone to cheating ...
Extra settings for premium customers
by Lumin33rs on 2018/09/16 08:13
I have read a couple of reviews from premium customers. And I agree. I would love to be able to set my phone for certain times of the day that it should shut off. I don’t always have the self-control to shut it off myself. And I would love to be able to set it ahead of time for what times in the week I want it to be off and what times I want it to be on. PLEASE please please fix this!!!! It would make this app 110% useful It would also be nice if we could chose what apps we want to shut off. There are certain apps I want to close down but also certain apps I need to keep active due to school work but Flipd closes them down. I would a LOOOOOOVE to be able to pick exactly what apps we have to close and which ones will stay active!!!!
Helpful
by opop149 on 2018/09/03 03:47
This app has been extremely helpful in getting me to stop procrastinating! The full lock is quite useful, I just wish that I’m able to choose which apps to block like you can on other productivity apps! I don’t really need iMessage when I’m studying and have the full lock on, so that app can get distracting sometimes and I wish I could lock iMessage out too. The features without premium are reasonably and the app is still very usable without upgrading, you just get slightly more features with the stats and custom times. Overall, this app is great for students like me and I will continue to use it over Forest because of the full lock option!
DO NOT GET
by student1034 on 2018/04/23 06:20
so i downloaded this app and it was great but then when i used it for the first time my apps never came back and so i had to go into my settings and delete the system from my settings and when i did contact them it took forever for them to reply and all they told me was to try again and they are working on it so i tried it again multiple time and it still never brought my apps back and finally i gave up on the app. THEN my phone started to act really weird (ive had this same phone for almost three years now and have had 0 problems with it) it started blacking out shutting down on its own its not even connecting to my cellular data anymore and im stuck with basically an ipod that continually shuts down. DO NOT GET THIS PLEASEE seriously it damaged my phone that had no problems at all due to this app. I would give it negative stars if i could.
Used to Love This!
by Emily984 on 2020/03/16 03:26
I honestly used to use Flipd every day for school, work and reading and made so much progress! I recommended it to my entire family because I was feeling so inspired by all the progress I was making. Recently, Flipd changed all the other modes (like “My Day” “Study” and “Sleep”) to be limited to the paid subscription, leaving the 40 minute option. I was so disappointed that I actually reached out to recommend that they bring back the more flexible modes, and there was an update released the next day that restored the original version. Now, it’s back to the limited paid version. I am still searching for a replacement and I really am so disappointed that they changed it, it was to be the only effective way for me to unplug and get stuff done!
Good idea, bad execution
by Maggie Polk on 2018/07/27 05:26
I was super excited about this app because I have such a problem with being productive because I just can’t put my phone down. I put it on the full lock mode to where it would hide all my apps for an hour and I loved it and was so productive in that hour. However, when the hour was up and my apps reappeared, they were in alphabetical order and not in the folders I had them all in. I had to re-sign in to a couple apps as well as restore notification settings to multiple other apps. All of that drove me crazy and I would not want to have to re-organize my phone every single time I use the app. Makes me sad, I really wanted this app to work. Fix the app restoration problem and I’ll be back for sure!
Schedule/reminder needs to change to automatically tune on
by Lirenchloe on 2018/07/21 19:18
What’s the point of having to pay $3.99 a month to just have “unlimited reminders”of turning on the “flip off” on my phone? I can just set unlimited reminders on my phone calendar app (and it’s free!). People who has phone addiction need to have mandatory schedule to “flip off” their phones. Most of us don’t have the will power to “flip off” the phone that’s why we download the Flipd in the first place. Also the reminder is rather weak because it’s only a one time notification. If we don't have our phone in our hand at the exact set time, we would miss the notification. This Reminder itself is simply not effective enough. Setting up a “flip off” schedule is a commitment upfront. After a reminder asking if we want flip off our phone, there should be an option to opt out (no, I don’t want to flip out”) instead of opt in (yes, I want to flip out). So that if we don’t do anything that means we agree on our set schedule and the phone should automatically turn “flip off”, not the other way around. The app did good on the technology of hacking our phones and hiding all the apps, but not so good at behavior change strategies. I won’t be paying another $3.99 for the pointless reminder.
Terrific
by Alice Void on 2018/07/06 21:04
This is literally the application that I’ve been looking for. It has helped me take control of my time immensely! I’ve installed other apps like offtime and breakfree but none of them worked, until I stumbled upon flipd. This app is amazing, but of course it has its flaws like hiding every single app other than giving you a choice to choose which apps to hide. What would be great is: 1. Let you choose the apps you want to hide, while keeping everything else. 2. Keeping the order of everything when the time is over and you are able to access things. (i.g., folders and organization stays intact)
I also wish it had auto lock
by Rssssss134 on 2018/10/16 17:08
I have no self control. I need to be able to set a time in the app - say, 10 pm, when the app will lock me out of all of the “fun” apps that distract me and keep me from going to sleep. Until this app does that, I can’t give it five stars. Also, setting a reminder to turn the lock on doesn’t even seem to really work - I don’t get a sound or anything. I have the premium version and I’ve tried changing around my notification settings, but I can’t seem to get it to generate a reminder that catches my attention. Also, when you use the full lock mode, even if you have the other additional patch app installed, all of your notification settings in all of your other apps reset. This is annoying. Please fix because I really need this app. Thx.
Full Lock Mode needs work
by jodediah on 2018/09/08 02:31
I was excited when I found Full Lock Mode, because it would hide all my apps like Facebook and Snapchat, apps that i’m pretty addicted to, even though I hate to admit it. And they’re completely gone, including Flipd, so you can’t change your mind halfway through a session. The only problems are: 1. I can’t control what apps get hidden. And they’re completely gone, so I’m glad I did a trial run the first time I tried. But this led to my texting app WhatsApp, that I primarily text my boyfriend on, disappeared. Again, glad I tested it before I did longer sessions. 2. When your session is over, it adds back all your apps. BUT, they’re completely out of order and thrown about like a two-year old got into your phone. So, it took me about fifteen minutes to put things back in folders and rearrange everything. So, because this part of the app is so broken, it’s not worth using to me, so I won’t use it until it’s updated. I love the other parts of the app, like the study breaks and stuff, where it just tracks how long you’ve been off your phone, with little breaks for necessity.
Decent but has room to improve
by mino099216 on 2019/04/13 11:55
Flipd is great for what it does: keeps your phone on lockdown, so you can stop obsessively playing with it. However, there are a few times I would strongly urge the developers to consider that I think would make the app near perfect. 1. Manual Whitelist: Whether or not this is a slippery slope should be the user’s discretion. I need certain apps to study that are automatically blocked on Full Lock, such as Anki or Quizlet. It would be nice to have this ability to place all my games on Lock while still granting me access to my flashcards. 2. Have the icons in the same place when they return. Everything gets all scrambled up and all the notification settings are reset. This tests my patience. 3. There are times when my apps never return after my set time has expired, and I have to manually go into my settings to uninstall the profile. I am always connected to the internet, so I’m not sure what the problem is, but I hope this can be fixed. These problems are nearly enough for me to consider a different app, so I hope they will be taken seriously. Thank you.
Works well- except full lock
by SCG-D on 2018/04/19 23:09
I really enjoy this app! I feel more productive when I use it, it really helps keep me off my phone. However, when I use the full lock option, my apps won’t return after the allotted amount of time is up. On the FAQ it says it’s due to poor internet connection, but my phone works totally fine with the WiFi connected. I’ve also tried it without being connected to WiFi and it still won’t work properly. I then have to delete the profile, which rests all the notification settings for my apps and is very annoying. Other than that, this app works great! It’s just a shame the full lock doesn’t work because I think it would have been really useful.
Flipd is terrible
by MEEEE👌🏼 on 2018/12/30 19:31
So I set my flipd to four hours so I could study well however after the four hours were up and I knew that they were up bc I checked the time that I set it my apps did not reappear. I waited another couple hours for them to come back but they never did and I just had to disable the management through settings. However now, forgetting about all that and passing it as a glitch, I decided to set my phone to a full lock session again except it literally won’t do anything and I’m sitting there waiting for the full lock session to begin but It simply won’t. This app only works fine for the first few times you use it but after that it just gets bad and constantly glitches and doesn’t work properly. I would not recommend this app because it doesn’t work properly.
Flipd
by VioletSpaghetti on 2018/03/24 16:13
About two weeks ago, I was searching on ways to be focusing on my work, and how to not easily be distracted by any distractions. Especially my phone, which always distracts me. So I decided to try the app as it was worth a shot. I tried it, and it was true, it really DID help me focus. I really recommend it. You'll find more information in the app regarding how to use it. You'll be surprised what the app really offers. You'll love the app more than anything one day. It really is helpful. I'll use it now since I need to study😂🤞🏻. I'm telling you I am an easy victim of being distracted.
Full lock - Apps in Order feature didn’t work during iOS upgrade
by Love My Pencil, Love my Kindle on 2018/10/16 10:48
Very frustrating to have apps not organized after Full lock mode. I downloaded and installed the workaround to keep apps organized. After two failed attempts it worked...until I installed the iOS 12 update while on Full Lock. I put into Full Lock at bedtime to avoid peaking at the phone in the middle of the night. The workaround app disappeared during the update and all my apps were in disarray (for now the third time). Putting things back in order and the associated frustration is very annoying and totally detracts from the app experience. Any zen calm freed from the distraction of the phone have been superseded by the app mess cleanup efforts.
Flipd is the best!
by Amanda406 on 2018/09/03 14:39
This app is awesome. My brain doesn’t feel like mush that’s been overstimulated for every second of the day. I’m a small business owner, so I do need to access my social media accounts throughout the day. But I don’t need to access them every time I’m at a red light or every time a website is loading. I turn off my apps for 4 hours at a time and I’m free to just get to work. It’s amazing. Seriously, this is great! Only thing...just so everyone knows, you need to be in good cell service or have good WiFi in order for your apps to come back at the time they’re supposed to.
Room for Improvement
by Annapox on 2019/12/17 21:56
This app does exactly what it says it does: It hides all downloaded apps and notifications from those apps for the amount of time the user specifies. So far, so good. However, the apps come back arranged in a different order (unless you happen to arrange your apps in quasi-alphabetical order), and there is no way to customize which apps are hidden. For example, I have downloaded an app to help me manage the medications I take, and I don't have access to it while Flipd is doing its thing. On the other hand, I would have an easier time focusing if I did not have access to the iTunes or App store, and those apps are not hidden. So, while it's a good concept, I haven't found it all that useful.
Could be great—see below
by Yahsoccer on 2019/06/07 20:43
I have two major problems with this app. First, after full-lock mode ends, I need to manually allow notifications for each and every app AGAIN. Can you imagine trying to do pomodoro with this? Second, how about the people who try to skirt the system (myself included)? Let’s be real, if you need full-lock, you also need a foolproof way to be locked out. I can break this lock by going into settings and removing the permissions I granted to go into full-lock mode. This may seem petty but imagine working on something with a deep work session that lasts 4 hours and then realizing you needed to do something on your phone midway through—completely destroys the purpose of this app
Great concept but app needs work
by Mike Van L on 2018/04/24 00:06
App would not exit “full focus” mode sometimes but will eventually exit. Today it didn’t and I had to remove the profile which now made all my apps out of order. Very annoying. Update: developer seems to have zero understanding of the problem. Yes removing the profile will restore the apps back, which is what I did, but it still doesn’t solve the issue with all apps being completely out of order. I think the developers should acknowledge that they have an issue and have yet to solve it instead of pointing user to a FAQ even though they have gone through the necessary steps to resolve the issue. Resolving issue #1 created an even more frustrating issue #2. *** to * for not acknowledging user’s frustration.
Idea is good, execution is not great.
by bishoy hm on 2020/06/17 16:19
When you pay for an app, you expect it to work well. I bought this app to help limit the distractions and to help with focus. The app does this by “hiding” all non essential apps on the phone for a specific time that you can choose. The idea is great. But there are a couple of issues. First, you cannot control which apps are the ones you would like to hide. Not all apps are distractions. It would be great to be able to control which apps are hidden. Second, there are issues with the app working for the specified period of time. For example, I set the timer for an hour. An hour goes by and the apps are still hidden. This is an issue that needs to be addressed.
Great app, full lock mode needs adjusting
by squirrelgirl2749 on 2018/10/27 20:17
I like the app but I wish there was a way you could choose which apps disappeared for the full lock mode. Just because I want to stay off of Instagram doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t need to use Venmo or check my email at random times for work. I also don’t like how once the apps reappear they’re all disheveled and out of the order they were in previous to locking them. It makes it hard to find the apps I need every time the full lock mode is over. I love the ambient noise options it has for quiet time. It just stinks that I can only use full lock mode if I know for sure I won’t have any work to do.
Could be better
by TheAnonymousAnteater on 2018/08/07 04:49
While I thought that the app wasn’t badly executed, I felt that it could be improved upon. After my first time going into full lock mode, I was shocked to see that my apps were scattered completely out of the order they were sorted into before, causing me to spend an extra ten minutes reorganizing them. Additionally, putting my phone in full lock mode permanently disabled my push notifications for several social media apps, leaving me with no choice but to delete and reinstall them. However, the ability to connect your Flipd Off time to your health app could be pretty useful, and I liked how there was more than one choice when it came to turning off your phone.
Phone gets stuck in Flipd mode when I need my Amtrak pass and other work related apps
by Datsolalee on 2019/01/12 09:21
I would love to give this app 5 stars and was on my way to do just that, until I put my phone on Flipd mode for the night (8 hours.) when I woke up, it was still in Flipd mode. I thought I miscalculated my time. But I didn’t. For the WHOLE DAY, my phone stayed stuck, I couldn’t access my Slack, work mail apps and the other excruciatingly important functions of my phone. I had to get my monthly commute pass printed out because I couldn’t get my Amtrak pass. And I had no way to communicate with my co-workers on my commute. Nightmare. I emailed them from my laptop later the day. No response. At 5pm I had it, and googled it, and figured out a way to get into the system and delete Flipd’s override. To this day they still haven’t contacted me after my email cry for help. I thought perhaps it was just my phone that were funky and reinstall everything to make the app run smooth. 2 days later it happened again. GUYS - this is really pathetic. Yes - I need to take a break from my phone. But when the time is up, I have work related apps I need to access.
Bugs Need Improvement
by Halimah Jung on 2018/07/26 00:00
The overall concept of this application is great; Flipd does what it says it will and even a bit more. However, after one use of the “Hard-Lock” software, I found that many of my apps were missing from my settings page and I am no longer able to receive notifications any notifications from the majority of my apps. Also the Flipd Organize software does not download, at all. TL/DR: Flipd is a great app all around; but bugs not only cause the inability to receive notifications from other apps, but also remove most apps from your phones settings page. Flipd Organize does not download.
WONDERFUL APP
by Lalosha26 on 2019/10/04 18:00
I love this app. If you have a phone addiction, with one click, you can only call and text and nothing else. You can manage how much time you want to block your apps. It’s amazing once I block everything, I feel present and I have to live the moment. I don’t care that sometimes I have to fix the orders of my apps (not all the times) I think might be a bug. However the benefits it gives, cancel out the apps orders and all that. If you need your life back and you need to forget your phone. THIS APP IS FOR YOU!!!
Literally Incredible!! One thing tho
by i love puppr! on 2020/06/22 17:35
Honestly I love this over every. Other. Focus. Timer. Because of just how adorable the format is. It is so cute and that is one of the big things that makes me want to use it. However I don’t have the room in my budget for the premium, but I still use the normal features that you don’t have to pay for. I just think it’s annoying that the premium ad keeps popping up right in your face 24-7!!!!!!!!! Please, please just have the ads pop up every now and then and not flashy and annoying, it’s very distracting!!
I didn’t know how distracted I was until now
by aadrrriaaaann on 2020/11/30 05:03
This app completely changed the way that I view work. Before I thought that I was a slow worker who would take hours longer than other kids to complete assignments. But it turned out I was just incredibly distracted. With this app I completed an entire essay in just one hour! This app also gives you breaks and reminds you to get back to work which were all super helpful! I will think about subscribing to the premium service!
Used to be great
by Kim 123456 on 2018/09/10 16:32
I'm not sure when it happened but over the last few versions of the app, the light lock does not hold after you lock your phone. When you unlock your phone, it ends the session and says congrats you did it and somehow thinks you've completed the session. I've been waiting for this to be fixed and even saw that the description for light lock says you should be able to lock your phone and come back and it will save the session. It's not super useful if it doesn't work if your phone is locked...
Great app!!
by Soloha on 2018/05/22 03:37
This is the best app I found for focusing. Every time I use full lock, I worry a little that the apps wouldn't come back in the same order, but they do! One suggestion - every time a full lock session ends, I have to enable notifications for each app manually. If I do several sessions per day, this becomes very time-consuming. If you can come up with a way to enable notifications automatically after each session, it would be great! Maybe I'm not doing something right. If so, please let me know. Thanks!
Actually works for me
by Rachel H. K on 2019/09/03 02:20
Flipd has actually guilt me into studying more and being more productive in general. When you leave on a break, it can’t last for more than 5 minutes or else you lose the session. When you leave the app for like two seconds, it does the same. There’s also this mode where you turn on some white noise- I personally like the campfire one. But now, every time I hear the crackling sounds of a campfire, I feel like working; and I actually do go to study!
Good app
by Mason3k on 2021/05/28 13:15
This is a good app that does what it says it does, and you can get a fair amount of mileage out of the free version if you want it. But developers, please remove the five-minute-remaining notification. The ding at the end is so nice, but five minutes before we get the usual notification sound, drawing me back to my phone when I’m still supposed to be disconnecting. Just let it ding at the end and lose the warning EDIT: Thank you for updating in the latest release! Changed to 5 stars
Nice concept kludgy execution
by WayToomuchstuff on 2018/09/17 12:33
After a lot of difficulty I did get the app to work. When I ran a "full lock" it allowed me access to phone and message functions and a random assortment of apps that weren't social media related that were scattered across my home screen. The app sorting function never installed properly. When the full lock expired I had to re-enable notifications for every single application. Not good at all! The use of a device profile makes me nervous and the security certificate was outdated and took a few days to get updated. Sent 2 support requests addressing these issues never heard back. Better solution: skip the app and put your phone in a drawer
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Flipd: Focus & study timer
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Featured on the App Store: "App of the Day", “Big Apps From Small Teams”, “Apps You Need This Week”, & “Apps Made by Women” Designed for high-achieving students and productivity enthusiasts, Flipd has helped millions of users reach their daily, weekly, and monthly productivity goals. If you’re working toward any goal, like studying for final exams or learning something new, track your progress and stay motivated with Flipd, a sophisticated and beautifully designed productivity timer. Here’s how Flipd helps improve your productivity & concentration, and reduces procrastination: CUSTOM PRODUCTIVITY TIMERS • Improve concentration with custom productivity timers • Keep track of the time you’re putting toward a certain subject or activity • Add #tags for each activity • Categorize your tags & keep them organized in an activity library • Enable multitask mode to let your timer run in the background • Set up reminders for your productivity sessions • Keep track of breaks STATS & INSIGHTS • Visualize your history and progress on a calendar • Measure and compare your stats over days, weeks, and months • Get insights like average productive time, day streaks, milestones, and more • Collect badges for reaching certain milestones MOTIVATION & ENCOURAGEMENT • Thoughtfully designed to make you feel good about your progress • Feel motivated by reducing procrastination and distractions • Prepare for each productivity session with an inspiring quote • Feel encouraged after completing a session with rewarding stats • Collect badges to illustrate your achievements • Stay motivated to keep going! CHALLENGE & COMPETE • Join global leaderboards with other users • Compete in daily, weekly, and monthly challenges • Stay accountable toward your goals LIVE FEED & STUDY ROOMS • Create or join live study rooms and groups to study with your friends or clubs • Join public productivity sessions to feel like you’re not focusing alone • Follow your friends activities and cheer them on OTHER FEATURES • Free focus music & background sounds • Convenient iOS widget • Dark mode • Syncs with Apple Health FLIPD SUBSCRIPTION: Flipd is free to download, but you can gain access to a fully customizable experience with a premium subscription. Enable unlimited session lengths, unlimited breaks, track your Flipd history beyond 30 days, set daily goals and reminders, unlock all music tracks, and much more. Dive deep into your productivity data with advanced statistics & extensive features! APPLE HEALTH APP: Flipd integrates with the Apple Health App. Challenge yourself to be more mindful and keep track of your time well spent with Flipd through Mindful Minutes in the Apple Health App. SUBSCRIPTION PRICING: $44.99 billed yearly $5.99 billed monthly These prices are in US Dollars (USD). Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence. The subscription will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes Account and the subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions and auto-renewals can be managed or canceled via your iTunes Account settings. Special introductory offers only apply to first billing term. Any unused portion of a free trial is forfeited after purchase. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence. Terms and Conditions: http://www.flipdapp.co/terms-privacy Support Contact: info@flipdapp.co
Flopd
by Adriankeith on 2021/06/11 05:19
I’m a paying member and became one shortly after trying the app out late last year. I liked the way it worked and I liked the feature set. However, the app’s usability has declined rapidly and even just now trying to start a study session it was stuck loading for 15+ seconds I just quit the app. I don’t need yet another app to babysit to make sure it works when I want it to. Heck, I’m not even sure why it’s taking so long to start at all… Based on some reading the woman who created the app sold it off. Don’t know if that’s true but it would explain the decline in service and the decline in the overall app experience. Something as simple as opening the app for the first time takes 30 seconds to just show you the home page. I regret my purchase and if you’re looking for a better app, consider Focused Work. There’s an active discord channel where he will happily take your suggestions and implement them into the app. This app is a hot mess and you’d be better of spending your money elsewhere. Or stick with a free pomodoro app because seriously, this app is just unusable as of this writing.
Well, i love it
by daklyy on 2021/06/07 09:49
Good app
Premium price is crazy expensive
by skinny_much on 2021/06/04 14:25
The app has allowed coupons for a while. Now it doesn’t. The normal near $4 a month cost billed annually is really high. Most of the features are half baked. The app has never had real social aspects as one example. I just want longer times than 1 hour. Crazy to pay $45 just for that.
Pay gate
by Unknowbxbdhnjdbzh7:736♋♋ on 2021/05/31 15:10
That’s not fun nor fresh. I get you need to make money but what’s the point in paying for your service when my phone has a timer I can use a unlimited of.
Locked out
by JJW4743389 on 2021/05/31 13:25
I was locked out of most features. I can’t tell if the app isn’t working because it’s locked or glitchy. Not willing to pay $6 to find out
It’s meh
by hugh g. dong on 2021/05/31 07:31
I’m only using the free version. I downloaded the app thinking it’d be like a nice schedule app that allows me to manage my time more efficiently. There are a good amount of actives you can do from self care to studies but it caps off at 40 minutes for the free version. I think there would be a better free app out there. There is a community section that I didn’t really use but maybe it’d be good for families or group work sessions
Good app
by Mason3k on 2021/05/28 13:15
This is a good app that does what it says it does, and you can get a fair amount of mileage out of the free version if you want it. But developers, please remove the five-minute-remaining notification. The ding at the end is so nice, but five minutes before we get the usual notification sound, drawing me back to my phone when I’m still supposed to be disconnecting. Just let it ding at the end and lose the warning EDIT: Thank you for updating in the latest release! Changed to 5 stars
It’s an okay app
by Just A Tired Student on 2021/05/19 13:07
It’s pretty good. The music keeps me engaged and the timer encourages me to be productive. A lot of the abilities of the app are locked because I don’t have the premium version, which can be annoying. I would upgrade, but I don’t think it’s worth so much money. I do like the aesthetics of the app and the quotes are inspiring. Overall, it’s an okay app and I don’t plan on deleting it, but it’s not amazing if you don’t pay money.
Was Helpful mostly
by Skydoggie10 on 2021/05/10 13:20
Newest update crashed app
Declining in quality
by charlesrose11 on 2021/05/06 17:36
Was amazing when I first got it. I used the study time everyday, but now I can’t even use that. The app is basically worthless unless you pay for premium which I find ridiculous. I want to keep track of how my homework I get done, not pay to use a timer. Very disappointed.
one of my favorite apps!
by 𝐠𝐝𝐠𝐜𝐠 on 2021/05/06 00:21
This has helped me so much with studying, I’ve had a great experience on it! it would be nice to be able to change the timer lengths without premium, but other then that it’s great. It’s helped me so much! Thank you 💕
Doesn’t work
by Mazel Tov on 2021/04/16 10:27
Downloaded, tried to start a timer and it just spent 10 minutes endlessly loading. Closed, tried again. Loading forever, didn’t work again. Why can’t I just start a timer? Probably bc they need to datamine me by sending everything I do to their servers. Oh, and they try to hook you on premium before you even get to the main screen. I almost clicked to buy bc the X to close was deceptively hard to find. Trash app.
My favorite app to use while studying
by kanikamohan on 2021/04/15 15:21
It is a complete game changer. I’ve been using Flipd for over a year now. I used to have a hard time being off my phone and focus for long hours and honestly flipd was the only app that made it possible. With the lofi music you can play while the timer is on, keeps me so focused and tricks my brain into thinking “it’s study time”. I absolutely would recommend this app to all of my friends and family.
Bad
by Farmerskies333 on 2021/04/14 16:56
Non stop notifications from "10,000 minute challenge" groups I am no longer a part of. No way to turn off specific notification - ie anything not related to my current study study session. Frustrating.
Great
by Fecadore Roosevelt on 2021/04/06 21:57
amazing format and fun abilities!
wow
by world🥳 on 2021/04/06 20:14
this is cool
Annoying
by McDivaB on 2021/04/03 17:27
40 min (free version) limit is petty AF....
Annoying
by ohthatsmeeeee on 2021/03/26 16:25
This app was okay but I didn’t use it as much as I thought, so I canceled it. That was 3 years ago but I am still being changed. I have to go through the process of canceling the membership and requesting a refund each time and yet, I am charged again the following year. Very annoying app and hate I ever downloaded
Huge potential IMO
by ashcari on 2021/03/24 23:58
My first time writing a review (EVER!!) because this app has so much potential!! It’s my personal preference, but I just wish there was a stopwatch. Idk if there is one and I just missed it, but I usually study without setting time goal. I just do it until I need a break. Sometimes I have to stop suddenly, or I just study over what I set and I don’t want to turn on my phone just to start another timer and repeating that over and over. I would definitely use this app religiously if you guys had stopwatch :( I kinda drifted away from this app because of that
I like it
by Kalthum Sakka on 2021/03/21 20:59
I just hope they can give more privileges to people who can’t pay for the premium offer !
Mac
by trew231 on 2021/03/21 09:30
Na
Distraction
by RizzoGS on 2021/03/18 21:39
Too many interruptions and busy interface- not easy to quickly see stats or aggregate data
Inn
by brcdrtn on 2021/03/18 20:23
Gg
The best
by aiya feasel on 2021/03/17 23:39
The best ever 🥰💙
Good
by dayana.-. on 2021/03/09 12:16
Okay I guess
Updated Review: Good, could be better
by FormerUXTester on 2021/02/22 22:46
.UPDATED REVIEW: The people at Flipd very kindly offered me a short term free trial after my original 2 star review. After getting a chance to use all of the unlocked features, I wanted to update my review with some additional notes. 1. Being able to customize things more (I.e. rearrange the timers on the landing page) is more useful than I thought it would be. 2. I mistakenly thought the upgrade would allow me to rename and/or add categories, but it does not. The inability to do this is a major oversight IMO. I am not a student, and I have other apps/skills that keep me on track for things a like exercise and self care. What I need is the ability to create different categories for different projects I'm working on. This is kind of a deal breaker for me unfortunately, but it might not be for students or people looking for different types of tracking than I want. 3. The music options are better in the paid version, but probably not $6/month better. 4. I didn't use the social features as I don't have any friends using this app. ================== .ORIGINAL REVIEW: High pressure sales tactics are AWFUL 2 stars (original rating) ----- This app appears to have everything I'm looking for in a productivity app: - calendar to show usage streaks - stats - customization of habit lists - assorted timers - challenges - badges to encourage use - social groups - and so forth BUT, it appears as though 90% of it is behind a paywall and there is not even a week long free trial to try out all the features. Instead I try to do something, get locked out, and an ad thrown in my face saying to upgrade to premium. Accidentally started a session because you don't know the app? Too bad, you can't delete it, that's behind the paywall. Want to see if rearranging the timers makes the workflow better for you? Nope. Upgrade to premium. Maybe some people are willing to drop $50/year for an app without fully assessing how well the app works, but I am not one of those people. I've already been through several productivity apps that aren't meeting my needs, and would happily pay for the right app, but these high pressure sales tactics are incredibly off-putting.
Very slow to load - buffering forever.
by AMSJ92 on 2021/02/13 06:29
This app got me through some tough times in med school, but now every time I want to use it, it just loads and loads and loads. Sometimes it works after this normally, but other times it just crashes. This makes it really difficult to use.
Satisfied
by b.etzaida on 2021/02/08 05:58
Premium is amazing!
Really great app, way too many restrictions if not purchasing premium.
by Karissa (: (: :) on 2021/02/06 14:02
Custom timer should be in basic mode, most productivity apps even with a premium version allow to create custom sessions. 1 hour is very short and restrictive.
Totally pointless
by JB12345 on 2021/02/05 19:32
Very few people have the ability to block all the apps on their phones — if you’re working, you need to be able to use email (often a download e one), web browser (ditto), slack, etc. What many of us do need is a service that enables you to customize which apps your blocking and when. Freedom sorta does this, but in my experience it’s far from perfect
Just a goal tracking app. That’s all
by LuisFV on 2021/01/30 01:15
I downloaded this app and even paid for 1 year of premium. It’s not much more that and a goal setting and tracking app. And the apparently more useful tool are connected to other apps, from the same developer, that of course ask for even pricier subscriptions. Do you remember Amway? (by the way, created by the family of Betsy de Vos!) Not sure how much the whole constellation of apps cost and if they are any good. I’m sorry I wasted $50 bucks.
conection issue
by shaaaamiiiimmm on 2021/01/25 11:04
why couldn't i post a message to my group members? my internet conection is ok but it failed to post my message.
Too slow
by Kevinmw wd mementos on 2021/01/02 05:41
Takes too long to start a session
Premium sub
by ساسامي on 2020/12/27 01:27
Such a scam i used to use it for more than 40m without a sub account i can’t believe how y’all care so much about the money !!
college student approved
by vanessaaleon on 2020/12/17 12:58
I use this app to help me study pretty much anytime I need to study or get a task done.
useful but some requests
by Rainbow_poptart75 on 2020/12/08 00:15
this app is great and helps me focus on studying, as well allowing me to give myself time for other things like self care and hobbies. but, there are some things that would be extremely helpful if they changed. the options are extremely limited when you don’t have premium. you can’t even study for more than an hour. it would at least be better if premium was a one time price, but 6 dollars a month is extreme. especially when this app is mostly used by broke high schoolers and college students, you would think that maybe the price would be a little more flexible. second, it is always confusing when your session ends but it doesn’t notify you or anything, so it would be helpful if, for example, after a pomodoro session there was a gentle alarm to remind you that the session is over but not an annoying alarm that disrupts the studying mood. thank you so much and please consider my requests for me and other students !!
Be skeptical of the response to my rating
by iphone 173628374 on 2020/12/02 21:33
No longer than 24/7 lock Which is a decision they made to prevent users from uninstalling and unsubscribing iPhone can’t lock and their suggestions for solutions reference fields which no longer exist. If they don’t contact me directly in real time conversation by phone I won’t be changing my rating. So ignore their text response and check my rating.
I didn’t know how distracted I was until now
by aadrrriaaaann on 2020/11/30 05:03
This app completely changed the way that I view work. Before I thought that I was a slow worker who would take hours longer than other kids to complete assignments. But it turned out I was just incredibly distracted. With this app I completed an entire essay in just one hour! This app also gives you breaks and reminds you to get back to work which were all super helpful! I will think about subscribing to the premium service!
awesome app!
by rissraley on 2020/11/25 17:01
i just wanted to say that this app is a life saver. i have adhd and anxiety, and as you can imagine, i love to procrastinate. this app helps me feel good about getting things done and helps me focus to do it. i may even buy the premium once i can afford it!
Unable to unsubscribe
by blanee1380 on 2020/11/18 22:09
I have emailed this company twice about unsubscribing with no response, well before I was supposed to be charged. I am unable to unsubscribe in the app or under my icloud subscriptions.
Super useful for keeping track and on task
by TrottingCheval13 on 2020/11/14 04:37
Since I work a job where I’m not on the clock, it helps to have a way to keep count and stay accountable. I like to be able to set small time goals of undisturbed working, while keeping track of my overall work for the day. The week counter is useful for that reason as well. The regular improvements to the app just make it better and better, and the app support is pretty great!
The update is no good
by Riley~P on 2020/11/10 21:32
I used to love this app, by the most recent update is super buggy and unhelpful. When setting the time it will do a complete different time then the one I will set. Also the time used to go in numeral order, but now it’s a mess. I used to like this update bu the new update needs to go.
Please add web or desktop version
by PJ555038 on 2020/10/26 12:39
Great app, please consider a web or desktop version. Thanks
Okay..
by Sabzzbabii on 2020/10/17 16:39
I like the app And it’s concept but it actually made my apps disappear for longer then the time I put in. Had to call Apple to get it fixed. Won’t use again, also I’m trying to cancel the subscription and Apple told me I have to call the apps customer service to do that. Do not get this app what do ever. Waste of money it locked my phone and I can’t even cancel the subscription.
Uhh yeah this $30 app does nothing...permissions? How.
by Sssssooooooo bad on 2020/10/14 22:49
How do you make the app work?
disappointed
by jxhcmvkbkgioyidcj on 2020/10/10 22:53
i hate when apps dont tell you from the beginning that it cost to use it at all. not even a premium, you have to pay almost $30 a month to use it at all! tell us that from the beginning!! who ever did that is immature and irresponsible and wastes our time.
What happened?
by A_Mushroom on 2020/09/29 10:45
Changed my rating to reflect the new update! This app is finally working again.
What happened?
by Schmokay on 2020/09/28 02:33
I love Flipd but now I can’t get into the app on my phone and on my iPad it won’t restore my premium access...
BEST APP HANDS DOWN!
by shells49 on 2020/09/24 06:24
This app has helped me reduce my screen time by like 5 HOURS!! I’ve become so much more productive and aware of the things around me:)
Pretty good, some suggestions!
by boo bugling on 2020/09/09 14:39
This app is pretty good! I use the free version, and I use it almost as a timer for helping me stay on track. I love the graphic design and it is helpful in getting rid of phone distraction. For suggestions, I wish when you were setting a custom goal for the day like “20 minutes study” you could not only set a time goal (20 minutes) but also a productivity goal such as “complete essay for science class” I hope that makes sence, and thanks for creating a great app.
🥺
by _camilla_halle_ on 2020/09/03 22:47
I genuinely LOVE this app! i’m a high school student and i’ve been using the study/unplug live constantly, there’s something so refreshing about looking at your phone when you get distracted and seeing that thousands of other people are studying along with you, it motivates me to keep working. went from slacking off to 2+ hours of studying a day. ILYYY🥺💕
Great app but
by katydoci on 2020/08/30 17:40
I love this app so much but you recently updated and took away 1 hr study for free users and that was VERY disappointing. I use this app often enough that that feature was amazing but not often enough for me (a student with loans) to spend on membership. Please bring it back :(
Love love love this app!
by heartsx3 on 2020/08/24 03:09
I love this app! This app is perfect for those with ADHD or who have a big procrastination problem. Especially if you are the type of person that is just addicted to your phone. This app is for you! It is very strict so you can’t choose what apps to block which I somewhat like. If you want to be more productive you wouldn’t regret getting this app. This app will force you to be productive I know it did for me 🙋🏾‍♀️. It is so worth it download it!
I love it!
by moonart145 on 2020/08/20 13:06
I absolutely love this app! It has helped me to be more productive. That’s all I have to say
Glitches
by Kholoud94 on 2020/08/12 10:56
Am I the only one for who the app has glitches sometimes? I would do a full on 1 hour session and I would get a notification saying that it’s ready for review or whatever but when i unlock my phone and I go back into the app, the timer would keep going at whatever minute it was when I locked my phone! Very annoying for someone who wants to track how much time they studied daily
Disappointed
by Hassaanabid on 2020/08/04 05:57
This app used to have a full lock mode built in so I bought the premium mode but turns out they split the full-lock mode into another program and now I have to buy that too.
so now or requires payment?
by Jennifer Lowells on 2020/07/07 21:38
I got the app and loved it and recently it added a payment option and offered me a 7 day free trial! what happened??
Literally Incredible!! One thing tho
by i love puppr! on 2020/06/22 17:35
Honestly I love this over every. Other. Focus. Timer. Because of just how adorable the format is. It is so cute and that is one of the big things that makes me want to use it. However I don’t have the room in my budget for the premium, but I still use the normal features that you don’t have to pay for. I just think it’s annoying that the premium ad keeps popping up right in your face 24-7!!!!!!!!! Please, please just have the ads pop up every now and then and not flashy and annoying, it’s very distracting!!
Too many locked features
by actualkat96 on 2020/06/18 17:31
The fact that you can’t even customize the length of default timers is annoying. Trying to force users to drop $$$ on essential features that almost every timer/tracker app has is insane; especially since there is no monthly subscription option. I’ll stick with the apps I have.
Idea is good, execution is not great.
by bishoy hm on 2020/06/17 16:19
When you pay for an app, you expect it to work well. I bought this app to help limit the distractions and to help with focus. The app does this by “hiding” all non essential apps on the phone for a specific time that you can choose. The idea is great. But there are a couple of issues. First, you cannot control which apps are the ones you would like to hide. Not all apps are distractions. It would be great to be able to control which apps are hidden. Second, there are issues with the app working for the specified period of time. For example, I set the timer for an hour. An hour goes by and the apps are still hidden. This is an issue that needs to be addressed.
Too much fuss
by crumb collector on 2020/06/17 00:07
Considering the people that most need this app will not be terribly motivated up front, it's pretty rotten off the back of excitement over potential to open the app only to find you have to create an account, give your name, and go through some setup process. Just give me the app. Not 'paperwork' I have to complete in order to begin.
It does not make any sound when time is over
by L@im@r on 2020/06/03 11:46
It is a good app to study. What I don't like is that it doesn't make any sound when time is up. On many occasions it has happened to me that I continue studying without knowing that time is up, which does not allow me to have an exact record of the time I was studying. It is not productive to be studying and have to be pending of the time to know how much is left to finish. They should definitely improve on that. So I give it 3 stars, if they change that it would be an excellent app.
The worst app ever
by cavtegagdgehehx on 2020/05/17 15:02
It won’t let me delete it I AM SO ANGRY I WOULD rate this 0
new version
by reyhaneh amini on 2020/05/02 06:11
Thanks for this update and this version 🙏🏻😍It’s so good.
Like it before
by TSlice1111 on 2020/04/28 18:47
I previously liked this app when it was simple and you could pay extra for the lock feature to. I guess now Apple now requires them to make it a separate app which is a little more annoying. Plus there are to many lock features imo. I liked it a lot more when it was a simple app with one main job. Get off your phone and be productive
Subscribed
by idaelogs on 2020/04/18 20:24
I just wanted to test the app, but forgot to unsubscribe. I contacted them for a refund since I didn’t use the app, but they didn’t refund me. The lock-app would be nifty if it didn’t require giving full access to your iPhone. What?! No way!
Good app 👍🏼
by Pewpew333 on 2020/04/13 18:43
I think that 3 dollars a month is very reasonable for this app. I love the features that are free as well and there is obviously a reason for the changes. I do think it would be a bit better if there were more than one session available for free (other than the 40 minute one). That said, I have been using this app for a while and it is very useful!
Everything is locked now
by everythinglockednow on 2020/04/06 20:41
When I first downloaded this app, I was able to access a decent number of the features, but now you have to pay for any sessions that last 1 hour or longer. It’s ridiculous, it’s not even usable anymore unless you pay for enverything. I suppose I could restart the session every 40 minutes, which is the maximum time for unpaid sessions, but that’s disruptive and defeats the entire purpose of the app.
Too Many Locked Features
by lambayear on 2020/03/31 04:42
When I first started using Flipd, I found it incredibly useful. However, I watched over time as they slowly hid more of their features under the premium subscription. At first, I was able to tolerate the changes. For example, the change from unlimited breaks with every Flipd session to only one break allowed without a premium subscription wasn’t too bad for me. I decided that it would be best to take less breaks anyway. However, today it was the last straw. I discovered that all sessions longer than 40 minutes have been locked under the premium subscription. While I used to be able to go a few hours to a whole day at a time, now I can’t even spend an hour in a Flipd session. The only way for me to extend the session would be to constantly start a new one every 40 minutes. This is very inefficient, especially since I use Flipd to help me stay focused on homework for long periods of time. I am finding it increasingly less useful than it was before without upgrading to premium. I am in high school and currently unable to get a premium subscription. All I ask is for the sessions longer than 40 minutes to be made available for everyone again, or at least the 1 hour and 4 hour sessions. Flipd has been so helpful for me in the past, and I’d hate to lose so much from such a great tool. If you can make these longer sessions available without premium, it would be immensely appreciated. Thanks so much!
Bad all around
by Megan Fr on 2020/03/26 14:09
The sound takes forever to load so what’s the point of calm music if you can’t even listen to it . Next you can’t use calculator app while your in the app doing your concentration time so if your trying to focus on math good luck! I’m a teen and I was very underwhelmed by this app because it doesn’t work well . Also if you turn on notifications you get a lot of them . To the point where they are very annoying ! I suggest not downloading this app ever.
only good if you pay
by petshopeyes on 2020/03/25 18:19
almost every feature is locked unless you subscribe
Freedom
by 856901 on 2020/03/19 14:57
This app was alright when I first downloaded and previously provided the ability to obfuscate apps. Unfortunately, after exiting the session it rearranged all my apps making in difficult to navigate my phone. This feature was useful for limiting distractions. However, recent updates removed this feature and now only has limited sessions that require you to stay in the application. I enjoy listening to music during my workday and need access to other essential applications. If you're looking for an app that will not interrupt your iOS experience look at the Freedom app, you can essentially configure to block data traffic for social media apps/ non-essential websites. As a young-professional, I need to be able to use my phone but also want to the freedom to limit my distractions. The Freedom application provides this flexibility. I do not recommend using the Flipd app or subscribing to their premium offering, features are severely limited and don't satisfy the use-case your looking to solve.
Have to pay to use
by lilacteq on 2020/03/19 04:20
Im disappointed.
Ya definitely not awesome
by khayman11 on 2020/03/17 14:07
I was looking for an app that blocked the use of other apps to keep me from being distracted. This app is so forgettable that I forgot to cancel it and now am stuck with it for a year 🤦🏾 what a waste.
Used to Love This!
by Emily984 on 2020/03/16 03:26
I honestly used to use Flipd every day for school, work and reading and made so much progress! I recommended it to my entire family because I was feeling so inspired by all the progress I was making. Recently, Flipd changed all the other modes (like “My Day” “Study” and “Sleep”) to be limited to the paid subscription, leaving the 40 minute option. I was so disappointed that I actually reached out to recommend that they bring back the more flexible modes, and there was an update released the next day that restored the original version. Now, it’s back to the limited paid version. I am still searching for a replacement and I really am so disappointed that they changed it, it was to be the only effective way for me to unplug and get stuff done!
Got it for full lock mode, but no longer exists?
by ratereviewsubscribe on 2020/03/12 00:40
Had to google/search multiple forums to figure out what I was missing. Premium upgrade is very misleading, does not actually outline what you’re getting. Confusing experience all around.
Question
by Fanno123 on 2020/03/06 16:47
I have a question about the full lock. Is it permanently removed now? I really need to know because I am using this app just for this feature. I would like to know so I can determine to cancel my subscription or not.
What a downfall..
by hannnahhhw on 2020/03/05 02:44
Alright, so I have been using Flipd for about six months now on and off. I am horrible at time management and found this app to be really helpful. Just as I was getting into the swing of using it regularly, they took away all session options and the full lock. I found both of these to be helpful because no matter what I was doing I could set a timer to focus, and really buckle down. The only session option now is a 40 minute focus and that is not ALL I do in a days time. Someone please fix this before my brain goes haywire!
No Full Lock Feature
by sputnikaroundthemoon on 2020/03/04 19:41
Honestly wish the Cold Turkey app would come to iOS. The Flipd app used to have a full lock feature, but it has sadly been removed. You are better off making full use of your iPhone’s Screen Time mode in the settings.
Use to be great to me honestly
by Jonny743 on 2020/03/04 10:30
Can’t block all your apps with iPhone anymore really makes that app so less useful if that’s not your main concern it’s a good app
Full lock??
by sfw2829 on 2020/03/03 02:20
Any idea when full lock is coming back? Or will I get a refund for paying when that’s all I need this app for? If full lock comes back I’ll happily give and keep giving a yearly subscription. Without it, Im gonna need my 39.99 back please.
Day day
by Dayz07 on 2020/03/01 04:02
Well we are in March now and still not full lock!
pretty but everything useful costs $$$
by yvnggks on 2020/03/01 02:13
cute but no functionality/customization for free users. most apps like this offer three free categories to customize for yourself and have more cost money. this one i could only use “focus” and even when i added a tag, i couldn’t see my time on it or delete featured i didn’t use. pretty and a great idea but disappointing for those who can’t pay
This app helped me a lot in college
by Joshesc on 2020/02/28 23:28
It definitely helped me focus and get work done. One thing I would add though is that educational apps shouldn’t be locked on full lock mode. Other than that this app will help you a lot in getting to where you need to get.
Just turn your phone off.
by tektekbtich on 2020/02/28 04:35
I can turn my phone off easy peasy and just not use it at all. That’s basically all this app does. Except it lets calls and texts in. What I REALLY need is for it to block out SPECIFIC apps, such as social media, and allow me to still use my phone for the other productive apps I have and are necessary for me to get things done. I still need to be able to have Siri look things up for me, play music, research things, write things, use the productive apps I have. This is basically useless and I had my hopes way high for this one.
No lock down mode
by llamalovins on 2020/02/27 17:27
Turns out this app currently doesn’t have the only feature I downloaded it for: the social media lockdown. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Every feature is locked
by artemis_5 on 2020/02/24 02:50
I used to absolutely love this app and use it every day to keep myself on track with my work. With every new update, more and more features have become only available to premium users. The only free option is 40 minutes which is far too short to be useful. Many users of this app are students or just simply can’t afford premium. I really miss having access to more time options as this used to be such a fantastic app.
Meh
by DAZMIGONNABEATYOASS on 2020/02/22 08:52
You have to pay
Alright
by @Jerrashi on 2020/02/21 20:21
The UI is pretty albeit unintuitive. I would probably get a subscription but the notifications (besides reminders) are kind of annoying and there’s no way to toggle specific notifications.
Full lock isn’t working on iOS
by ZunnyBunny on 2020/02/18 15:43
Full lock feature isn’t working for trial. The instructions mentioned this can be set up in “Settings”. However, user cannot not see a “setting” tab in view.
Per apple policies full lock and social aspects have been added in.....makes no sense...
by thessamp on 2020/02/16 14:14
They said the full lock feature is coming back in February but it’s still not available. Adding the social feature is the exact OPPOSITE of what’s needed. The great benefit of this app was the forced detox from all of the alerts, and the social media feed...why add it IN to this app? It makes no sense to me. There are way too many ways to connect with people digitally. Please bring back the full lock.
No Lock
by WantToLoveBut... on 2020/02/15 16:42
There is not really a lockdown feature. Many other timer apps out there for free. Zero value in the app without the lock feature. Cancelling.
🌻
by sar_bii on 2020/02/12 21:15
That’s a great app👌🏻✨
everything but 40m is locked?
by Jackilayne on 2020/02/08 03:39
i was going to use the 8 hr lock, but it looks like i have to pay for that now too…
Can’t get it to work.
by Enigmatic Stare on 2020/02/07 23:18
I downloaded the app and I was jazzed to try and use it. I’m not an idiot, but I can’t figure out how to get it to do ANYTHING. There no “flip off” feature. No full lock feature. The Troubleshooting section tells you to go to Settings, but there isn’t a “Settings” button anywhere in the app. The “how to” pertaining to Full Lock is helpful for some app, I’m sure, just NOT the app I have (because the article referenced buttons and locations that do not exist in my app.) I can click on a “Mindfulness” session and that seems to be the extent of the app’s usefulness. Every video I can find makes this app seem so easy to use...but what I’ve downloaded is...NOT the same app.
No full lock mode
by Hduran568 on 2020/02/05 02:26
I really needed full lock mode and I cant find any other app that has it. This is so unfortunate.
How do you not advertise full lock is gone?
by adamapple76 on 2020/02/04 14:57
One of your biggest features was that you offered a full lock. I jumped through numerous hoops trying to get it to work. Finally I get the icon and then a notification appears telling me the option doesn’t work with Apple currently.
no premium :(
by saktherat on 2020/02/02 17:44
before the new update, I LOVED THIS APP. it helped me cope with my phone addiction and actually get stuff done in life. but now with the new update, every feature is locked because i cant afford premium:( i’m so disappointed because this app really helped me and now i can barely use any of the features.
Where’s full lock?
by ckouba01 on 2020/01/29 21:40
Wanted to use the app but can’t find full lock. Don’t even have a settings option.
I use it almost every day
by Dietlind N on 2018/05/29 12:13
The first time I ran this app, I was anxious for the whole time it was activated. It made it Impossible for me to use my phone for near everything. Every downloaded app was hidden, and even some of the factory apps including my app store and safari as well. What i like about it is that you can't delete the Flipd app while it's running literally because it's not there to be deleted. The only things I have issues with are the fact that the process to keep the order of your apps is not as straightforward as It could be. Without the instructions from an online article I would have kept trying to install the extension without success. It gives the appearance of not having yet downloaded even though it's ready to go and that's confusing. Also, it would be nice if I could select exactly which apps i wanted to hide rather than just nearly disabling my phone. Other than that I would give the app 5 stars, it's really great.
Too Many Locked Features
by lambayear on 2020/03/31 04:42
When I first started using Flipd, I found it incredibly useful. However, I watched over time as they slowly hid more of their features under the premium subscription. At first, I was able to tolerate the changes. For example, the change from unlimited breaks with every Flipd session to only one break allowed without a premium subscription wasn’t too bad for me. I decided that it would be best to take less breaks anyway. However, today it was the last straw. I discovered that all sessions longer than 40 minutes have been locked under the premium subscription. While I used to be able to go a few hours to a whole day at a time, now I can’t even spend an hour in a Flipd session. The only way for me to extend the session would be to constantly start a new one every 40 minutes. This is very inefficient, especially since I use Flipd to help me stay focused on homework for long periods of time. I am finding it increasingly less useful than it was before without upgrading to premium. I am in high school and currently unable to get a premium subscription. All I ask is for the sessions longer than 40 minutes to be made available for everyone again, or at least the 1 hour and 4 hour sessions. Flipd has been so helpful for me in the past, and I’d hate to lose so much from such a great tool. If you can make these longer sessions available without premium, it would be immensely appreciated. Thanks so much!
Probably as good as full lock can get given iOS limitations
by Ashlee Y on 2019/07/24 17:09
(I was looking for an app that could achieve a true lock down of non-essential apps. I only tried the 5 minute lock down on this app once, and haven’t used the app since.) As many others have said, full lock is an excellent idea but not great in execution. Others complained about the apps being out of order - that was fine for me. What I can’t live with is having my notification settings reset every time I get back from lock mode. I assume this is how the app works: they achieve lock mode by uninstalling and reinstalling all of your applications. The profile you install gives their servers access to control your phone remotely - which is why an internet connection is necessary. However, it seems that the scope of what they can control is limited - most likely due to iOS’s own limitations. The additional script you download seems to be a workaround to reorganize your apps as you had before, but it doesn’t restore your notification preferences on the apps that were un/reinstalled. Your apps give you the “allow notifications” pop-up next time you go into each of them. If you are OK with default notification settings, maybe this is a limitation you can live with. I customize the notifications for each app and I am not willing to readjust those every time I use lock down.
My icons!
by Mollmoll007 on 2018/12/03 13:30
So yesterday I used for first time and loved the FULL LOCKDOWN. I was able to use text, email and phone but nothing else, well camera and standard apps I basically rarely use. I was surprised to find there was no way to disable this at least that I know of. Ok so here is why I gave it only a 3. I have the majority of my icons in a separate folder because I DONT like my screen cluttered with icons! So when my phone went OFF full lockdown ALL OF MY ICONS WERE ALL OVER MY SCREEN!!!!! If you are going to block them PLEASE PIT THEM BACK! Ok so it’s a free app does that give me the right to complain???? I would never pay $7.99 a month though or is it $5.99? I forgot but either one is way too much! Ok so last thing is that you can set an alarm, an alarm that is basically worthless because it is such a faint little “ting” that if you don’t have your phone right next to you it is worthless..... plus I haven’t seen a repeat feature for the alarm so when you miss that tinny ting you can set it to ting again and again till you turn it off. Other then those complaints I really liked it and will use it again. I set the 4 hour mode lockdown and when I need google I wasn’t able to access it but that’s good in one sense I guess... I got a it done!
Ok it’s good-some suggestions
by sayen princess on 2018/11/14 19:37
This is just something I wanted to say, you can ignore this part. So I installed the thing to keep my apps in order. Then I tested it. Guess what. It didn’t work. I followed every step and had PERFECT internet connection. Turns out I wasn’t supposed to restart my phone, so okay..... but otherwise best screen time app I’ve found. (Okay ignore that part) I have a few suggestions though: A medium lock. You have light lock and a full lockdown mode, so it would be nice have a medium lock. It would be, you choose apps to restrict for a certain amount of time, almost like the lockdown mode, or it’s like the lockdown mode, but you choose apps to keep. More apps to keep on lockdown mode. Not just any apps, but it would be nice to be able to keep some self help apps! That’s my main problem. Time tracker. I couldn’t think of a name for it, but it’s like you have say a hour to use a app every day before it disappears until the next day. Sorry for this being so long, but those are some suggestions I think would be cool. Thanks for helping with my screen addiction!!!
Scared
by Doddlekid20 on 2019/08/27 21:15
So I downloaded this to try to use it while I was studying. I set a 30 minute timer and I was left with just Apple apps. This thing scared me. It like you download it self and I couldn’t get my apps back, I was so scared and I spent my studying time figuring out how to disable it without the app. If this out go to settings and remove its access profile. Trust me this got my apps back. Don’t try shutting/powering it off that doesn’t help (I tried that twice.) I will try this app again and if it works I will raise my review to a 5 if it works and the company responds to me. If the company doesn’t respond my review stays a 1. *edit* I tried this again and the app didn’t show up it disappeared when I did the full lock down the app Flipid disappeared and I couldn’t get out of full lock down so one again I had to go to settings and remove the management. I don’t have time to do this every time I go in lock down. Also I think the price is too much it should be the price of 1 month forever and I think that doing the custom times should be free. Also the developers are slow they still haven’t responded and it’s been a couple of days. I’m at the point where I’m going to delete this app. It’s not worth any more of my time.
If you want a strict disconnection, this is for you!
by acwillet on 2018/08/19 17:29
Full disclosure: I have a phone addiction I wanted to control and a friend recommended Flipd. First few times even a half hour full block will drive you crazy but later you start to live like a 90s person who only used their phone for calls and texts -and whichever email you have associated to the default app on your phone. Other email apps won’t work- (which I’ve found is the only really useful things I do with my phone) so I have lost much less time since I installed flipd and I have learned how to disconnect from my phone a bit and just live life on the present (pretty philosophical, huh?) New version is pretty sleek looking and nice, and selection of time in the free version is reasonable. You also have the option for a light block if you are at a stage where your willpower is good and you need to check one of your downloadable apps, which is cool. Overall, I think it is one of the few productivity apps that do work! I love it.
Glad I found it. Awesome free version.
by Andriy Ivakhov on 2018/11/22 04:15
It’s probably my first review on the app ever. With the procrastinating soul, and plenty of time limitations installed already, i usually caught up myself “trying not to procrastinate”. Long time ago all social media was deleted from my phone but it didn’t really turned me into the productivity monster, I would find some hacks like reading telegram channels(READING can’t be procrastinating, right?!), constantly checking email/credit karma/headspace app. So far I tried: forest, focus at will, screen time internal, cold turkey on Mac, and maybe another thousand of apps like this. Most of them can be easily hijacked, probably in the lockout mode if you delete the previously installed profile you’ll get your life full of distractions back, but at least it’s harder than 6 digits of my passcode and just loosing another tree in forest. You guys did a really great job with groups, challenges, customization. I’m still surprised that your app can be easily used for free.
I f@$&?! love this app
by cedarschimke on 2018/10/04 11:35
What I’ve been looking for fur. Eh. Vur. I don’t know what kind of voodoo magic the flipd folks work on my phone when it goes into full lock mode, but it’s exactly what I need. I am so much happier not having those moments of ‘oh look, I just wasted 30 minutes of my life scrolling instagram’. I open my phone, see that none of my apps are there, and don’t care. Now, I have such peace of mind from not having them there (when I’m in full lock mode), that I often enable it even when I’m not actively working or trying to be productive. It’s so much easier to be present. Also, make sure you add on the thing that puts your apps back where you had them before you go into full lock mode. And read the instructions and prompts for how to do that. I know, I know, reading instructions is a draaaag but they’re short and simple and you only have to do it once. Enjoy not feeling like a squirrel anymore!
I wanted to like this app...
by Stephsteph11 on 2019/02/06 15:55
This app is almost perfect. I could see this really helping me achieve my goals by helping me get off my phone so much. I didn’t even have issues with my apps getting oh of order like others mentioned. However, the nuisance of having my notification settings reset every single time you go into “full lockdown” is enough for me to delete this app. There’s no easy fix for this. Every time to go into a different app the app prompts you if you’d like to turn notifications on or off as it does when you first install an app. And whatever your settings were for the notifications before full lockdown gets erased. For example: for my email app, I only have the badge notifications turned on. After using full lockdown and selecting “allow notifications” I then got a default notification (with sound) every single time I got an email. Which is like every other minute. Which caused me to look at my phone to see why it vibrated/made noise. The exact opposite of what I’m trying to accomplish.
One of the best focusing apps out there
by nsoni on 2018/03/21 06:15
This app is one of, if not the best app on iOS that helps you break away from your distracting apps. It goes way beyond just sending you a notification about stop using distractions apps and sites which can easily be dismissed. This locks all distracting from your phone by making them literally disappear. It was scary at first and thought there was a glitch and that my phone was erased but after some time everything came up. My only issue with this app is that after go full mode and the distracting apps disappear from your phone which is perfect and amazing but after the timer is over and the apps return by they’re in alphabetical order not the way I set it up. That’s the only reason I’m taking 1 star off. If they can somehow fix that after the timer is up then I will gladly change my review and pay for the app as necessary
Freedom
by 856901 on 2020/03/19 14:57
This app was alright when I first downloaded and previously provided the ability to obfuscate apps. Unfortunately, after exiting the session it rearranged all my apps making in difficult to navigate my phone. This feature was useful for limiting distractions. However, recent updates removed this feature and now only has limited sessions that require you to stay in the application. I enjoy listening to music during my workday and need access to other essential applications. If you're looking for an app that will not interrupt your iOS experience look at the Freedom app, you can essentially configure to block data traffic for social media apps/ non-essential websites. As a young-professional, I need to be able to use my phone but also want to the freedom to limit my distractions. The Freedom application provides this flexibility. I do not recommend using the Flipd app or subscribing to their premium offering, features are severely limited and don't satisfy the use-case your looking to solve.
Wish it had an auto-lock
by techburger on 2018/09/06 12:00
I am really pretty thankful for this app. It has improved my self-control when charging my phone next my bed at night. I haven’t really used any other feature besides the full lock. However, I do wish that the app had an auto-lock system that would allow you to set the time that you want it to lock, as well as give customized warning certain minutes before locking. It would be a lot more helpful because the main issue with digital self-control at night is having the self discipline to actually go on the app and lock you yourself out. If they found a way to auto lock you from the phone using a set amount of time, it would be so much more useful. I would pay for a premium subscription if that were the case.
Thank you for such an amazing app!!
by student1000000000 on 2018/10/21 21:54
This app has really transformed how I use my phone, particularly in the way I procrastinate. I can turn off all my apps with the touch of a button and then I can fall asleep without temptation. You know how it is: you crawl into bed and right as you ware about to turn off the light you decide to check email/instagram/amazon or whatever and then 2 hours later you realize you have fallen down the scroll. This amazing app has changed the way I fall asleep! I can’t thank you enough for helping me put a stop to my nighttime phone addiction! For a hot minute they needed to create a patch or something and the app didn’t work. They were quick to fix it but for those several days I was like “ack! Where is my app!” I use it almost every night!!!
Great App, A Few Suggestions
by SocialLonerFromFrance on 2019/09/07 21:05
I don’t comment often but I really do love this app. It’s simple, useful, and efficient when it comes to helping me stay on task. However, there are a couple of things that I’d absolutely love to see in the next updates, and both have to do with (generally) the same thing. One: it would be great if we could choose which apps are allowed while we’re ‘Flipd’ off. There are a few apps that I need to use while studying, like Desmos, Google Classroom and similar apps. Two: the same goes for the ‘Full Lock Mode.’ I love the idea of it, but being able to keep select apps would be amazing. These two things are the only reasons I’m not using the app every time I study. Again, great app, and I hope you guys keep my ideas in mind :)
Amazing,but...
by Nour Alanbari on 2018/07/11 17:20
I think this app is wonderful. I especially love the full lock option because it makes it so that you can’t use your distracting apps, whether you like it or not. My only suggestion for the developers would be to put an option to automatically flip your phone off at certain times. Unfortunately, I’m addicted to using my phone in bed and waste a massive amount of time because of that; it can be difficult for me to always choose to hard lock my phone since a part of me doesn’t want to. I think it’s safe to say that there are many others out there who have an addiction to social media (for example, due to Facebook’s never ending scroll feature on the newsfeed). I believe those trying to cut down on phone time before bed, in the morning when they wake up, etc. can benefit a lot from an auto-flip feature. Hope we can see this sometime soon! Other than that, the app works very well and I haven’t encountered any problems with it. Great job! Edit: I changed my rating from 4 stars to 5 because they’re unable to include an automatic feature due to limitations of the iOS. Hope that changes soon!
Huge potential IMO
by ashcari on 2021/03/24 23:58
My first time writing a review (EVER!!) because this app has so much potential!! It’s my personal preference, but I just wish there was a stopwatch. Idk if there is one and I just missed it, but I usually study without setting time goal. I just do it until I need a break. Sometimes I have to stop suddenly, or I just study over what I set and I don’t want to turn on my phone just to start another timer and repeating that over and over. I would definitely use this app religiously if you guys had stopwatch :( I kinda drifted away from this app because of that
Most productive for those who truly mean it
by Naviero0783 on 2018/06/04 17:44
I have done some research and there is no other app that truly lets you to take a predetermined commitment and stick to it . The beauty of this app is that it literally locks down your apps , no other app does that , I am thinking it probably even goes against the agenda of most smart phone brands and that’s why it is such a pain to install . Anyhow, I rarely review apps but I must say this is the most productive app I have tried so far ! Keep it coming ! We will need more of these... They say Cortez burned his ships on shore to ensure everyone stayed inland and get done with their tasks... While it is not the most morally reassuring example , this is very close . Humans are prone to cheating ...
Extra settings for premium customers
by Lumin33rs on 2018/09/16 08:13
I have read a couple of reviews from premium customers. And I agree. I would love to be able to set my phone for certain times of the day that it should shut off. I don’t always have the self-control to shut it off myself. And I would love to be able to set it ahead of time for what times in the week I want it to be off and what times I want it to be on. PLEASE please please fix this!!!! It would make this app 110% useful It would also be nice if we could chose what apps we want to shut off. There are certain apps I want to close down but also certain apps I need to keep active due to school work but Flipd closes them down. I would a LOOOOOOVE to be able to pick exactly what apps we have to close and which ones will stay active!!!!
Helpful
by opop149 on 2018/09/03 03:47
This app has been extremely helpful in getting me to stop procrastinating! The full lock is quite useful, I just wish that I’m able to choose which apps to block like you can on other productivity apps! I don’t really need iMessage when I’m studying and have the full lock on, so that app can get distracting sometimes and I wish I could lock iMessage out too. The features without premium are reasonably and the app is still very usable without upgrading, you just get slightly more features with the stats and custom times. Overall, this app is great for students like me and I will continue to use it over Forest because of the full lock option!
DO NOT GET
by student1034 on 2018/04/23 06:20
so i downloaded this app and it was great but then when i used it for the first time my apps never came back and so i had to go into my settings and delete the system from my settings and when i did contact them it took forever for them to reply and all they told me was to try again and they are working on it so i tried it again multiple time and it still never brought my apps back and finally i gave up on the app. THEN my phone started to act really weird (ive had this same phone for almost three years now and have had 0 problems with it) it started blacking out shutting down on its own its not even connecting to my cellular data anymore and im stuck with basically an ipod that continually shuts down. DO NOT GET THIS PLEASEE seriously it damaged my phone that had no problems at all due to this app. I would give it negative stars if i could.
Used to Love This!
by Emily984 on 2020/03/16 03:26
I honestly used to use Flipd every day for school, work and reading and made so much progress! I recommended it to my entire family because I was feeling so inspired by all the progress I was making. Recently, Flipd changed all the other modes (like “My Day” “Study” and “Sleep”) to be limited to the paid subscription, leaving the 40 minute option. I was so disappointed that I actually reached out to recommend that they bring back the more flexible modes, and there was an update released the next day that restored the original version. Now, it’s back to the limited paid version. I am still searching for a replacement and I really am so disappointed that they changed it, it was to be the only effective way for me to unplug and get stuff done!
Good idea, bad execution
by Maggie Polk on 2018/07/27 05:26
I was super excited about this app because I have such a problem with being productive because I just can’t put my phone down. I put it on the full lock mode to where it would hide all my apps for an hour and I loved it and was so productive in that hour. However, when the hour was up and my apps reappeared, they were in alphabetical order and not in the folders I had them all in. I had to re-sign in to a couple apps as well as restore notification settings to multiple other apps. All of that drove me crazy and I would not want to have to re-organize my phone every single time I use the app. Makes me sad, I really wanted this app to work. Fix the app restoration problem and I’ll be back for sure!
Schedule/reminder needs to change to automatically tune on
by Lirenchloe on 2018/07/21 19:18
What’s the point of having to pay $3.99 a month to just have “unlimited reminders”of turning on the “flip off” on my phone? I can just set unlimited reminders on my phone calendar app (and it’s free!). People who has phone addiction need to have mandatory schedule to “flip off” their phones. Most of us don’t have the will power to “flip off” the phone that’s why we download the Flipd in the first place. Also the reminder is rather weak because it’s only a one time notification. If we don't have our phone in our hand at the exact set time, we would miss the notification. This Reminder itself is simply not effective enough. Setting up a “flip off” schedule is a commitment upfront. After a reminder asking if we want flip off our phone, there should be an option to opt out (no, I don’t want to flip out”) instead of opt in (yes, I want to flip out). So that if we don’t do anything that means we agree on our set schedule and the phone should automatically turn “flip off”, not the other way around. The app did good on the technology of hacking our phones and hiding all the apps, but not so good at behavior change strategies. I won’t be paying another $3.99 for the pointless reminder.
Terrific
by Alice Void on 2018/07/06 21:04
This is literally the application that I’ve been looking for. It has helped me take control of my time immensely! I’ve installed other apps like offtime and breakfree but none of them worked, until I stumbled upon flipd. This app is amazing, but of course it has its flaws like hiding every single app other than giving you a choice to choose which apps to hide. What would be great is: 1. Let you choose the apps you want to hide, while keeping everything else. 2. Keeping the order of everything when the time is over and you are able to access things. (i.g., folders and organization stays intact)
I also wish it had auto lock
by Rssssss134 on 2018/10/16 17:08
I have no self control. I need to be able to set a time in the app - say, 10 pm, when the app will lock me out of all of the “fun” apps that distract me and keep me from going to sleep. Until this app does that, I can’t give it five stars. Also, setting a reminder to turn the lock on doesn’t even seem to really work - I don’t get a sound or anything. I have the premium version and I’ve tried changing around my notification settings, but I can’t seem to get it to generate a reminder that catches my attention. Also, when you use the full lock mode, even if you have the other additional patch app installed, all of your notification settings in all of your other apps reset. This is annoying. Please fix because I really need this app. Thx.
Full Lock Mode needs work
by jodediah on 2018/09/08 02:31
I was excited when I found Full Lock Mode, because it would hide all my apps like Facebook and Snapchat, apps that i’m pretty addicted to, even though I hate to admit it. And they’re completely gone, including Flipd, so you can’t change your mind halfway through a session. The only problems are: 1. I can’t control what apps get hidden. And they’re completely gone, so I’m glad I did a trial run the first time I tried. But this led to my texting app WhatsApp, that I primarily text my boyfriend on, disappeared. Again, glad I tested it before I did longer sessions. 2. When your session is over, it adds back all your apps. BUT, they’re completely out of order and thrown about like a two-year old got into your phone. So, it took me about fifteen minutes to put things back in folders and rearrange everything. So, because this part of the app is so broken, it’s not worth using to me, so I won’t use it until it’s updated. I love the other parts of the app, like the study breaks and stuff, where it just tracks how long you’ve been off your phone, with little breaks for necessity.
Decent but has room to improve
by mino099216 on 2019/04/13 11:55
Flipd is great for what it does: keeps your phone on lockdown, so you can stop obsessively playing with it. However, there are a few times I would strongly urge the developers to consider that I think would make the app near perfect. 1. Manual Whitelist: Whether or not this is a slippery slope should be the user’s discretion. I need certain apps to study that are automatically blocked on Full Lock, such as Anki or Quizlet. It would be nice to have this ability to place all my games on Lock while still granting me access to my flashcards. 2. Have the icons in the same place when they return. Everything gets all scrambled up and all the notification settings are reset. This tests my patience. 3. There are times when my apps never return after my set time has expired, and I have to manually go into my settings to uninstall the profile. I am always connected to the internet, so I’m not sure what the problem is, but I hope this can be fixed. These problems are nearly enough for me to consider a different app, so I hope they will be taken seriously. Thank you.
Works well- except full lock
by SCG-D on 2018/04/19 23:09
I really enjoy this app! I feel more productive when I use it, it really helps keep me off my phone. However, when I use the full lock option, my apps won’t return after the allotted amount of time is up. On the FAQ it says it’s due to poor internet connection, but my phone works totally fine with the WiFi connected. I’ve also tried it without being connected to WiFi and it still won’t work properly. I then have to delete the profile, which rests all the notification settings for my apps and is very annoying. Other than that, this app works great! It’s just a shame the full lock doesn’t work because I think it would have been really useful.
Flipd is terrible
by MEEEE👌🏼 on 2018/12/30 19:31
So I set my flipd to four hours so I could study well however after the four hours were up and I knew that they were up bc I checked the time that I set it my apps did not reappear. I waited another couple hours for them to come back but they never did and I just had to disable the management through settings. However now, forgetting about all that and passing it as a glitch, I decided to set my phone to a full lock session again except it literally won’t do anything and I’m sitting there waiting for the full lock session to begin but It simply won’t. This app only works fine for the first few times you use it but after that it just gets bad and constantly glitches and doesn’t work properly. I would not recommend this app because it doesn’t work properly.
Flipd
by VioletSpaghetti on 2018/03/24 16:13
About two weeks ago, I was searching on ways to be focusing on my work, and how to not easily be distracted by any distractions. Especially my phone, which always distracts me. So I decided to try the app as it was worth a shot. I tried it, and it was true, it really DID help me focus. I really recommend it. You'll find more information in the app regarding how to use it. You'll be surprised what the app really offers. You'll love the app more than anything one day. It really is helpful. I'll use it now since I need to study😂🤞🏻. I'm telling you I am an easy victim of being distracted.
Full lock - Apps in Order feature didn’t work during iOS upgrade
by Love My Pencil, Love my Kindle on 2018/10/16 10:48
Very frustrating to have apps not organized after Full lock mode. I downloaded and installed the workaround to keep apps organized. After two failed attempts it worked...until I installed the iOS 12 update while on Full Lock. I put into Full Lock at bedtime to avoid peaking at the phone in the middle of the night. The workaround app disappeared during the update and all my apps were in disarray (for now the third time). Putting things back in order and the associated frustration is very annoying and totally detracts from the app experience. Any zen calm freed from the distraction of the phone have been superseded by the app mess cleanup efforts.
Flipd is the best!
by Amanda406 on 2018/09/03 14:39
This app is awesome. My brain doesn’t feel like mush that’s been overstimulated for every second of the day. I’m a small business owner, so I do need to access my social media accounts throughout the day. But I don’t need to access them every time I’m at a red light or every time a website is loading. I turn off my apps for 4 hours at a time and I’m free to just get to work. It’s amazing. Seriously, this is great! Only thing...just so everyone knows, you need to be in good cell service or have good WiFi in order for your apps to come back at the time they’re supposed to.
Room for Improvement
by Annapox on 2019/12/17 21:56
This app does exactly what it says it does: It hides all downloaded apps and notifications from those apps for the amount of time the user specifies. So far, so good. However, the apps come back arranged in a different order (unless you happen to arrange your apps in quasi-alphabetical order), and there is no way to customize which apps are hidden. For example, I have downloaded an app to help me manage the medications I take, and I don't have access to it while Flipd is doing its thing. On the other hand, I would have an easier time focusing if I did not have access to the iTunes or App store, and those apps are not hidden. So, while it's a good concept, I haven't found it all that useful.
Could be great—see below
by Yahsoccer on 2019/06/07 20:43
I have two major problems with this app. First, after full-lock mode ends, I need to manually allow notifications for each and every app AGAIN. Can you imagine trying to do pomodoro with this? Second, how about the people who try to skirt the system (myself included)? Let’s be real, if you need full-lock, you also need a foolproof way to be locked out. I can break this lock by going into settings and removing the permissions I granted to go into full-lock mode. This may seem petty but imagine working on something with a deep work session that lasts 4 hours and then realizing you needed to do something on your phone midway through—completely destroys the purpose of this app
Great concept but app needs work
by Mike Van L on 2018/04/24 00:06
App would not exit “full focus” mode sometimes but will eventually exit. Today it didn’t and I had to remove the profile which now made all my apps out of order. Very annoying. Update: developer seems to have zero understanding of the problem. Yes removing the profile will restore the apps back, which is what I did, but it still doesn’t solve the issue with all apps being completely out of order. I think the developers should acknowledge that they have an issue and have yet to solve it instead of pointing user to a FAQ even though they have gone through the necessary steps to resolve the issue. Resolving issue #1 created an even more frustrating issue #2. *** to * for not acknowledging user’s frustration.
Idea is good, execution is not great.
by bishoy hm on 2020/06/17 16:19
When you pay for an app, you expect it to work well. I bought this app to help limit the distractions and to help with focus. The app does this by “hiding” all non essential apps on the phone for a specific time that you can choose. The idea is great. But there are a couple of issues. First, you cannot control which apps are the ones you would like to hide. Not all apps are distractions. It would be great to be able to control which apps are hidden. Second, there are issues with the app working for the specified period of time. For example, I set the timer for an hour. An hour goes by and the apps are still hidden. This is an issue that needs to be addressed.
Great app, full lock mode needs adjusting
by squirrelgirl2749 on 2018/10/27 20:17
I like the app but I wish there was a way you could choose which apps disappeared for the full lock mode. Just because I want to stay off of Instagram doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t need to use Venmo or check my email at random times for work. I also don’t like how once the apps reappear they’re all disheveled and out of the order they were in previous to locking them. It makes it hard to find the apps I need every time the full lock mode is over. I love the ambient noise options it has for quiet time. It just stinks that I can only use full lock mode if I know for sure I won’t have any work to do.
Could be better
by TheAnonymousAnteater on 2018/08/07 04:49
While I thought that the app wasn’t badly executed, I felt that it could be improved upon. After my first time going into full lock mode, I was shocked to see that my apps were scattered completely out of the order they were sorted into before, causing me to spend an extra ten minutes reorganizing them. Additionally, putting my phone in full lock mode permanently disabled my push notifications for several social media apps, leaving me with no choice but to delete and reinstall them. However, the ability to connect your Flipd Off time to your health app could be pretty useful, and I liked how there was more than one choice when it came to turning off your phone.
Phone gets stuck in Flipd mode when I need my Amtrak pass and other work related apps
by Datsolalee on 2019/01/12 09:21
I would love to give this app 5 stars and was on my way to do just that, until I put my phone on Flipd mode for the night (8 hours.) when I woke up, it was still in Flipd mode. I thought I miscalculated my time. But I didn’t. For the WHOLE DAY, my phone stayed stuck, I couldn’t access my Slack, work mail apps and the other excruciatingly important functions of my phone. I had to get my monthly commute pass printed out because I couldn’t get my Amtrak pass. And I had no way to communicate with my co-workers on my commute. Nightmare. I emailed them from my laptop later the day. No response. At 5pm I had it, and googled it, and figured out a way to get into the system and delete Flipd’s override. To this day they still haven’t contacted me after my email cry for help. I thought perhaps it was just my phone that were funky and reinstall everything to make the app run smooth. 2 days later it happened again. GUYS - this is really pathetic. Yes - I need to take a break from my phone. But when the time is up, I have work related apps I need to access.
Bugs Need Improvement
by Halimah Jung on 2018/07/26 00:00
The overall concept of this application is great; Flipd does what it says it will and even a bit more. However, after one use of the “Hard-Lock” software, I found that many of my apps were missing from my settings page and I am no longer able to receive notifications any notifications from the majority of my apps. Also the Flipd Organize software does not download, at all. TL/DR: Flipd is a great app all around; but bugs not only cause the inability to receive notifications from other apps, but also remove most apps from your phones settings page. Flipd Organize does not download.
WONDERFUL APP
by Lalosha26 on 2019/10/04 18:00
I love this app. If you have a phone addiction, with one click, you can only call and text and nothing else. You can manage how much time you want to block your apps. It’s amazing once I block everything, I feel present and I have to live the moment. I don’t care that sometimes I have to fix the orders of my apps (not all the times) I think might be a bug. However the benefits it gives, cancel out the apps orders and all that. If you need your life back and you need to forget your phone. THIS APP IS FOR YOU!!!
Literally Incredible!! One thing tho
by i love puppr! on 2020/06/22 17:35
Honestly I love this over every. Other. Focus. Timer. Because of just how adorable the format is. It is so cute and that is one of the big things that makes me want to use it. However I don’t have the room in my budget for the premium, but I still use the normal features that you don’t have to pay for. I just think it’s annoying that the premium ad keeps popping up right in your face 24-7!!!!!!!!! Please, please just have the ads pop up every now and then and not flashy and annoying, it’s very distracting!!
I didn’t know how distracted I was until now
by aadrrriaaaann on 2020/11/30 05:03
This app completely changed the way that I view work. Before I thought that I was a slow worker who would take hours longer than other kids to complete assignments. But it turned out I was just incredibly distracted. With this app I completed an entire essay in just one hour! This app also gives you breaks and reminds you to get back to work which were all super helpful! I will think about subscribing to the premium service!
Used to be great
by Kim 123456 on 2018/09/10 16:32
I'm not sure when it happened but over the last few versions of the app, the light lock does not hold after you lock your phone. When you unlock your phone, it ends the session and says congrats you did it and somehow thinks you've completed the session. I've been waiting for this to be fixed and even saw that the description for light lock says you should be able to lock your phone and come back and it will save the session. It's not super useful if it doesn't work if your phone is locked...
Great app!!
by Soloha on 2018/05/22 03:37
This is the best app I found for focusing. Every time I use full lock, I worry a little that the apps wouldn't come back in the same order, but they do! One suggestion - every time a full lock session ends, I have to enable notifications for each app manually. If I do several sessions per day, this becomes very time-consuming. If you can come up with a way to enable notifications automatically after each session, it would be great! Maybe I'm not doing something right. If so, please let me know. Thanks!
Actually works for me
by Rachel H. K on 2019/09/03 02:20
Flipd has actually guilt me into studying more and being more productive in general. When you leave on a break, it can’t last for more than 5 minutes or else you lose the session. When you leave the app for like two seconds, it does the same. There’s also this mode where you turn on some white noise- I personally like the campfire one. But now, every time I hear the crackling sounds of a campfire, I feel like working; and I actually do go to study!
Good app
by Mason3k on 2021/05/28 13:15
This is a good app that does what it says it does, and you can get a fair amount of mileage out of the free version if you want it. But developers, please remove the five-minute-remaining notification. The ding at the end is so nice, but five minutes before we get the usual notification sound, drawing me back to my phone when I’m still supposed to be disconnecting. Just let it ding at the end and lose the warning EDIT: Thank you for updating in the latest release! Changed to 5 stars
Nice concept kludgy execution
by WayToomuchstuff on 2018/09/17 12:33
After a lot of difficulty I did get the app to work. When I ran a "full lock" it allowed me access to phone and message functions and a random assortment of apps that weren't social media related that were scattered across my home screen. The app sorting function never installed properly. When the full lock expired I had to re-enable notifications for every single application. Not good at all! The use of a device profile makes me nervous and the security certificate was outdated and took a few days to get updated. Sent 2 support requests addressing these issues never heard back. Better solution: skip the app and put your phone in a drawer
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4.0
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 1
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Current Version (4.10.1)
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428
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