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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
marinara timer
0.00
196
19
pomadoro
58.58
180
61
pomodoro timer ™
0.00
176
34
study lockdown
143
165
1
last day of work games
161
140
looksery inc.
0.00
75
15
focus timer
119
56
1
study timer
77.85
38
1
distraction app
0.00
17
2
un-plugg
0.01
8
3
flipd inc.
187
2
focus lock
61.11
1
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App name
focus lock: Hide Apps to Focus
Description
“It’s honestly the best app ever. I appreciate how much it helps me focus. That I’m able to lock my apps for an hour a day helps me be more productive and feel better.” “Total insulation from distractions.” “It prevents any and all distractions without deleting apps.” “No notifications from any apps.” "It saved my life, I got so much work done, and it changed my relationship to my phone." “It’s like you’re given no other option but to really focus.” focus lock by Flipd is the original #1 app to limit screen time and the easiest way to lock away distractions from your phone. With Focus, hide ALL of your downloaded apps for a time that you select, and your apps will return to your phone screen (like magic!) when the time is done. Whether you’re working from home, studying, focusing, reading, sleeping, or taking a social media detox, Focus will make sure that you can’t open your apps and get distracted. THE BENEFITS OF FOCUS BY FLIPD - Prevent every single phone distraction with just one tap - Take a digital detox without needing to delete any apps from your phone - Hide notifications from social media and other distracting apps - No need to remember a passcode to unlock your phone - Effectively reduce temptation to go on your phone - Experience extremely heightened focus From a happy user who works from home: “No matter what, you can’t open your apps and be distracted. I work solo and sometimes social media really affects my focus. When I enable Screen Time, I am more present and so much more productive. Screen Time has been a game changer for my business.” HOW IT WORKS - When you want some time away from your phone or social media apps, turn on Focus for up to 24 hours - Tag your Focus session so that you can keep track of what you did with your time - Your apps will disappear for the duration of time that you’ve selected - Only default iOS apps, like Phone, Calendar, and iMessage will remain accessible - When the time is done, your apps will return to your phone like magic - Keep track of your progress in the daily progress bar - Sync your sessions with iCalendar and the Flipd app for more detailed stats GO PREMIUM Focus takes a team to build and maintain, which is why it’s not free to use forever. Your initial trial will give you up to five free sessions, after which you’ll need to upgrade to continue using Focus. We never sell data and we don’t serve ads, so your premium subscription will go toward supporting the services we provide you. Without your premium subscription, Focus and Flipd wouldn’t be able to exist! If you were previously a Flipd subscriber and are wondering about a subscription migration, contact us at info@flipdapp.co. SUBSCRIPTION PRICING $9.99 per month or $34.99 per year These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew at the subscription price unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the current subscription once activated during the subscription period. Manage your subscriptions in your iOS Account Settings after purchase. Terms and Conditions: http://www.flipdapp.co/terms-privacy Support Contact: info@flipdapp.co
Bad
by Elinawfn on 2021/11/09 16:50
It’s very bad
Changed my home screen
by AnnaMarie13 on 2021/10/24 17:00
Just used this for the first time and when it unlocked all my apps again ALL of my apps were back on my Home Screen....went from 1 page of very select apps to 6 pages and everything out of order - my first past isn’t even the same as how it was when I started it.
Profile fails to install
by (wombat) on 2021/10/13 02:51
“The new MDM payload does not match the old payload.”
Back to original folder
by fjiolkn on 2021/10/03 01:14
Are you guys gonna update this app? This app is good , but can you guys fix the problem for back to original folder?
You can’t choose what apps you want
by fed up 83 on 2021/09/23 15:50
This is a great app. The only thing I wish is that you could block specific apps that you get to choose not all my apps. That’s frustrating
Rearranges your home screen.
by guy bein a dude on 2021/09/21 19:26
Rearranged my home screen seemingly randomly after first use. App stated that it would do so alphabetically but that was not the case. I know the alphabet.
App doesn’t work
by Haroldoaidhgkl on 2021/08/10 19:57
I ran one lock that went normally, I understand the iOS restrictions so my issue is not with that. The second time I tried a lock I set a custom time on it and the lock just never ended, and I had to uninstall the media manager in order to get my apps back. I saw a review from a year ago that said the same thing so I hoped this had been fixed but it hasn’t. It’s unfortunate this app can’t function the way it should, I would absolutely pay for it without a single complaint.
Not very useful without a domain blocker
by pixeltarian on 2021/07/14 14:24
FB app is gone? Yay! Oh wait - I can just visit in my browser. Same with all social meds apps. If this can’t include a url blocker isn’t not for anyone who has impulse control challenges. If it did include a url blocker it would be your most useful app around.
Glitchy
by wr209 on 2021/07/10 18:19
App has had so many issues since I’ve downloaded it. Super frustrating it takes my apps out of order. Today it started being glitchy and saying no permissions. Deleted & Defoe loaded both app and permissions & it’s not working. If I could get my money back I would.
so overpriced…
by jakewilderr on 2021/07/03 05:01
first for all of filpds apps… you can use them for free, but very limited. almost everything requires a really overpriced subscription- it’s just not practical and is just bad at its job for what you pay for
Flipd 0.2
by Dayz07 on 2021/06/28 05:53
It’s been a while since this app has been upgraded by the creators and with a new iOS upgrade on my phone I’ve been starting to see a lot of glitches. I really hope they didn’t abandoned this app completely because it’s such an amazing idea, and I hope to see new upgrades in the future!
Does the job it says it’s going to do.
by The guy cody on 2021/06/24 02:36
It kind of freaks you out at first being disconnected from everything in a click of a button. Yes even music apps like Spotify, do what you want with that information. A few things I’d hope to see in the future from this app if possible are: an optional way to set up a notification with a editable reminder and timer when the app sees the screen time still increasing, a way to block safari.
So bummed!
by IslandRadio on 2021/04/09 20:57
What a fantastic idea. Needs work!!! Works like a charm when you’re using it, but even with a strong WiFi connection my lock wouldn’t expire and I had to go delete the profile in my iOS settings. Bummer. Thought I’d found the solution to wasted hours on screen time. Definitely would have been willing to shell out the cash if not for these system bugs.
Good when works but barely works
by md0430 on 2021/03/28 02:22
This app i loved when it actually is functional it just rarely is. Sometimes the app just wouldnt lock and i would have to restart phone until at one point the profile just stopped working and i havent been able to redownload it again.
Overheats phone????
by ryliray on 2021/03/25 18:24
My phone has been overheating due to this app. Wish it also didn’t rearrange all my apps.. good concept but clearly needs work as it hurt my phone.
I AM MAD
by Swim tean = me on 2021/03/10 05:51
This deleted ALMOST ALL MY APPS
Took my money no service
by TUChives on 2021/03/08 20:07
I like how I subscribe for 34.99 and when I needed to use the app it flat out did not work Took my money and did not do it’s job I want a refund Zero stars 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼
Help! Apps won’t come back!
by kk100 on 2021/02/26 15:23
Normally I love this app but for whatever reason my apps aren’t coming back on my phone! I set it for 3 hours last night at 7pm, and now it’s been almost exactly 12 hours and there are no apps in sight. I definitely didn’t set it for this long and I’m really frustrated. Any advice on how to get the apps back (or if there’s a way to override this this one time) would be awesome :/
Don’t pay for it
by Sherry Wainaina on 2021/02/25 05:38
I paid for a subscription. The app doesn’t lock anything anymore. It just stopped working. I contacted customer support weeks ago. No response. THIEVES with a crappy app
Is not working anymore
by eytew egg hj on 2021/02/22 05:58
When I first got the app it was working fine. Now we are refuses to work. The app keeps giving me a notification telling me to delete the app and re-download it or delete the permissions and re-download them. I paid a lot for this app and it’s not working
App works when it wants to
by Anon198802 on 2021/02/11 12:42
I used to love this app, now it only works when it wants and I’m constantly having issues. I reached out to support and they weren’t that helpful
Doesn’t work well
by Qawsedrftgyh1-234509 on 2021/01/18 16:24
Hate to give a 1 star review on something that could’ve been very useful for me but oh well. This app does not work well at all. 1. It does not return your apps in order once you use it. So if you have your Home Screen organized in a way you like, prepare for it to be reset every time 2. The 8 hour lock. Does. Not. Lift. I put it on when I go to sleep and when I wake up like 10 hours later it’s still locked. Have to install and uninstall full lock permissions everytime and it’s incredibly annoying. I don’t disconnect from WiFi or go out or anything because it’s at night when I sleep. Until these two are fixed I suggest just trying to stay off your phone with your power of will. At least that’s free haha
Locked my apps and never unlocked
by Nate Donkey on 2020/12/28 18:09
I did a 24 hour lock and my apps have now been locked for 48 hours and I can’t get them back. Please fix!!!!
Useless now, don’t bother
by majamma on 2020/11/20 03:13
You have to pay too much and it defeats the purpose of the app in the first place. It was good while it lasted. I don’t want to pay that much just to lock myself out. I loved the old one but imma have to find a different app now.
I want the old free flipd back
by da29012000 on 2020/11/04 19:15
I find it extremely unfair how this feature used to be free on flipd, but now I have to pay a subscription. There are people with actual phone addictions , I used this app religiously almost every day. I was more productive and for a while I actually didn’t need it but then with quarantine my addiction became stronger. I have been trying to replace this app but I can’t find a free alternative. I just wish you could become free or start doing 3 free trials per day or 2. I just want the old flipd back.
Wanted to love it
by bayyyy on 2020/10/29 14:57
This app has caused more frustration than help. My app icons didn’t return to their folders. Also, if you are a type 1 diabetic and/or use the Dexcom/Inpen, DO NOT GET THIS APP. You will be locked out of your dexcom and Inpen apps and won’t be able to see your blood sugar/insulin dosages.
I want a clock timer to pick my time to start and end
by Dr.CheetahGaming on 2020/10/26 14:39
I need a timer so I can lock my phone when I do school for example like one of my classes start at 10:30 and ends at 11:05 there should be that timer and also lock certain apps to
The app luck
by Erfa_n on 2020/10/25 11:15
It hided my apps for 1 hour but now it’s 4 hours and it hasn’t finished and I’m very angry of that
I don’t hate it... BUT
by ***OVERSLEPT*** on 2020/10/23 04:01
I’m a NOTORIOUS procrastinator and avoid time sensitive work like <Covid> so this app was definitely made for me... BUT, I wish there was a way to add my messaging app to the ones hidden. I love that my favorite games and social media apps are hidden (PRAISE!!!), but I still find myself wasting time texting people about nonsense. Hopefully a future update will allow me to block messaging or at least send auto responses to people saying to call me if it’s urgent.
Apps move
by Justfreezechillit on 2020/10/17 19:57
It does its purpose but it rearranges my entire screen every time I use it and I hate that so much
I like the app but some suggestions
by Estaboandre on 2020/10/04 16:43
Please make the gmail app visible because checking your email is important😃
Help!
by Gabriellabird on 2020/09/22 15:24
I love this app but I think there is a serious bug. Last night I turned it on for half an hour. After 3 hours it still didn’t reload my apps. I kinda liked the quiet but it’s 9am I just woke up and my apps still aren’t back! It’s been over 12 hours and I need them back for work! Developers please help. I’ll change my review if you can help me figure this out!
This app could be great - but
by WhateverBella on 2020/09/20 22:19
Update: deleted the app for awhile and now it will not work at all. Some of my apps are for work, so when I’m locking my phone so I can focus on work, I can’t do certain parts of my job. This makes the app useless. I also don’t like that my apps are dumped back into my phone out of order, but I could live with this if I were able to choose which apps to lock. It would also be nice to set locks according to a schedule rather than relying on willpower to lock the app each time.
This no longer works
by OntarioSurfer on 2020/09/14 13:01
Such a bummer, because this app was massively helpful. I have all permissions set and it still won’t lock anymore. Hope it gets sorted soon!
App stopped working with no support option
by avery8888888 on 2020/09/05 18:15
I love this app, but one time I used it and it continued to keep my device on lock after the focus time of one hour expired. I removed the permissions for the app to manage my phone, and it went back to normal. However, now, even after reinstalling the app and the permissions, it doesn’t work. I have uninstalled and reinstalled three times. This is really annoying because I purchased a year long subscription to the app, and if I can’t use it, I’m wasting money. It simply doesn’t work, telling me to check for the profile in my settings and whether it’s verified. The profile is verified, and I have a WiFi signal. IT STILL DOESNT WORK THOUGH!
Focus lock not working
by poatto2019 on 2020/09/03 15:43
Hi my focus lock isn’t working because the profile permissions have expired can you please fix this issue as soon as possible because it renders the app useless
DELETED ALL MY APPS
by quarintine boredom on 2020/08/27 12:21
They say my apps are still there but I can’t get on any of them they don’t even show up on my home screen and I can’t delete your app because it doesn’t show up on my home screen either I’m so done with this app I can’t do anything
Not there yet.
by Jv333 on 2020/08/17 21:53
When I was prompted that all my apps will be rearrange into alphabetical order, I didn’t mind so much. Until I did a trial and I was like “oh wow.” I didn’t realize that I personalized my phone so much. But that didn’t annoy me and I was warned about it. What I didn’t see or read was that all of my apps setting would be changed back to default. So all my notification settings, signing back in to apps, so forth. That was way beyond annoying. However for the one minute I did a trial run, I immediately did something productive. The app works but is it worth losing all your settings? That’s up to you. I was of the belief, eh it’s settings, how bad could it be? But then I saw and realized that the app isn’t for me. I’m going to spend a ton of time just getting my phone back to where it was. It’s a great idea! But the technology isn’t there yet to make this a truly effective and efficient app for a consumer yet.
Erased all my apps
by WiteoutMySin on 2020/08/13 19:56
I’ve used other app lock apps on Android that worked great. They could grey out the apps without having to delete them. This app removes all your apps completely from the screen. At first I thought well maybe that’s ok. Until over an hour passed and they never returned. I waited and waited. Eventually had to google how to restore them. They were restored... unorganized and all my folders deleted...
Good For Specific Use
by Wrobl1bn on 2020/07/28 22:38
I was going to originally mention my folders not returning to the same spot, as well as the inability to select certain apps as “safe” apps i can use during the lock but, having looked at developer feedback I now see these are iOS issues the dev cannot get around, so these things have no impact on my review. These things aside I highly recommend this app, it works very well and does what it advertises: hides all “extra” apps from your device for the selected period of time so you can focus. It keeps essential apps such as phone and settings in case of emergencies as well as the apple music app for music while you work if you so desire it. I’ve been looking for a good lockdown app for awhile that I cannot back out of or sneak around to still use my device (as I’m want to do instead of studying) and this is the best so far. I’ll be recommending it to my friends to help them focus too.
Dont Bother
by mightyduck2369 on 2020/07/24 22:43
They had it. They had the best lock out app with flipd and then Apple came in and told them to change it due to permission issues. So what do they do? Make us wait for months and charge too much money for a feature that used to be free because they got greedy. Congratulations, you’re apps are now garbage. OH! They also respond with an automated generic response, like “Sorry for the inconvenience, we know it can be frustrating. Apple made us change our features blah blah blah, but we’re committed to trying to give a better experience and appreciate the feedback! Blah blah blah” Yeah right. Hopefully nobody falls for this and they go under.
Rearranged all my apps
by NinjaNerd007 on 2020/06/16 17:32
The concept of this app is great. It does what it sets out to do. But having it rearrange all my downloaded apps to alphabetical order when it came back online is a major deal breaker for me. I keep my apps in a specific order for ease of access. Having to rearrange them all again was a total pain and there’s no way in hades am I doing that every time I need to disconnect for work. Concept is a 4 or 5 star idea. The outcome is awful for anyone who likes their apps organized a specific way.
I want to love it
by L_Wesley on 2020/06/10 05:26
Like so many others, this function on Flipd was amaaaazziinngg!!! And tbh, I did not mind paying the annual charge for Focus. To me, it was worth it. But having all your apps rearranged is almost a deal breaker. So is not being able to have a whitelist. I find myself rarely using Focus because I like having access to my meditation apps and Spotify. The solutions for these problems aren’t helpful. They suggest to declutter how many apps you have. But what if they’re for your business and deleting them isn’t a solution? They also recommend downloading your music/meditation files and putting them in them in Apple Music. But what apps allow you to download its content like that? I understand these problems are Apple issues, but they’re still impacting my experience with the app. I hope these issues can be resolved with Apple. This feature on Flipd used to help me tremendously and I will always be grateful for it. Hoping it will be able to help me again once these issues are resolved.
Please fix it
by i hate this1135789632 on 2020/06/05 20:22
It’s awful it set all my apps in alphabetical order out of my groups.
Should do so much more...
by debalsers on 2020/05/18 06:00
For the price of the subscription, this app really should do more. For one thing, it’s super frustrating that apps don’t come back to their same spot/folder on my home screen. I like to have my apps in a specific order, so this on its own is *almost* a deal breaker for me. I really hope the developers are working on figuring out a way to fix this issue. The other thing is, I’d like to be able to block certain specific apps instead of having to block everything. For example, I normally listen to Audible on my way to/from work or n the shower. This app in no way affects my productivity. In fact, it allows me to “read” while performing other tasks. But I don’t have a way to continue using this app while blocking just those that pose a distraction. Also, I should be able to schedule future blocks so that they happen automatically. For example, if I want to allow myself to use these apps at a certain time each day I should be able to do this. And finally, I should be able to block time-sucking apps (in my case Facebook or Instagram) for days at a time if I really wanted a reset. This app simply does not do why it should be able to do and is not worth the cost of the subscription. Super disappointing.
please help
by nataliacupolk on 2020/05/13 00:19
i started a session to end at 6 pm and it is currently 9:19 pm and my apps still have t showed up. what do i do now
Locked me out of my phone for 17 hours
by fettucheesy on 2020/05/09 16:15
I don’t often write reviews, but I feel like this one is necessary. After I locked my phone for four hours, I realized the next day that my phone was still locked. After more than 17 HOURS. I genuinely panicked, and I still don’t know why that happened. I will be uninstalling. Plus, you only get 4 free sessions anyway, so what’s the point? After that debacle of s first time trying this app, it knocked me down to two free sessions left. I don’t know what’s up with the app. Plus, after the lockout is cancelled or over, my apps are all out randomly on my screen. I keep them in folders usually, so this is really annoying that they are now all jumbled together. Please fix this app. The concept is useful and cool, but the execution is not great.
Lifesaver
by gramolinial on 2020/05/08 13:02
I use flipd every day at work and it’s crucial for helping me focus. It’s a little annoying that you can’t choose apps to keep open (I’d love to have Spotify open, for example) but I listen to podcasts on Apple Podcasts and beyond that I just don’t get distracted. It’s super helpful. Thanks!
Pick N Choose
by Angelic2success on 2020/04/30 12:50
PLEASE add a feature so I can decide which apps I want locked. I’m new to this app and within the first hour I realized I couldn’t start locking my phone because it would remove all my apps, including Zoom that I needed for a meeting and also removes Kindle and Audible which I need for learning. Please add a feature to let us decide which apps we would like removed. Plus this would be a huge help for the dizzying experience of the alphabetized apps that reappear. My mine focus to using this app is to lock social media. Most of my other apps, besides what I use for work and learning, I never touch anyway so there’s no need for them to disappear or for me to choose to lock them. This app is a great start but I’m very hesitant to pay the subscription. Is this option coming soon?
Makes you hella productive!!
by Qpo0 on 2020/04/29 19:22
As soon as I put the phone down and start my lock session, my productivity dramatically sky rockets! No notifications from Facebook or Instagram and even if I open my phone I see no Facebook or instagram so just have to lock the phone again and do WHAT AM SUPPOSED TO DO!
Praise and potential opportunities for improvement
by teetd on 2020/04/27 06:32
Hey! First and foremost, you guys have done a great job thus far. This app saved my semester on several occasions last semester when I needed to buckle down and type three research papers. It’s because of Flipd, I finished last semester confident in my work. My personal qualm remains that the apps and notification settings reshuffle upon use. Which you are prudent for communicating with users. Hopefully Apple will allow a change to this as it would directly boost to the quality of the app. I wish more would understand that app development, like every other developing good/skill, costs time and money. However, the people have a point. If a subscription costs $30/year and avg US student loan debt is > $5000, many will struggle to finance the app. My experience in marketing tells me that a good approach would be offering discounts/incentives. This would grow the brand’s second branch, spread awareness, and create more traction in a market which you have control of at the moment. These are my thoughts in sum, feel free to drop a link where I could share more. Best, Dan
This app is really good BUT...
by Pretty girl12345 pretty on 2020/04/19 19:56
I use this app daily. I think that $30 per year is a good deal so I pay for the subscription. The only problem I have is this: I want there to be an option to disable the Settings app. The reason for that is that I can easily go into settings while my phone is on FocusLock and remove the MDM profile, and all my apps reappear, and my productivity is worse. I feel like that defeats the purpose of the app. But otherwise, it works super great and I think it’s worth the price.
Waste of money; do not buy!
by Mak S. on 2020/04/18 12:27
I loved the full lock feature in the old app. It really was a game changer for how I managed my time. I was so excited to see the feature brought back! However, I had to re-pay my premium account from the old app, and then I only got 5 free locks? What did I even pay for? Plus the app is glitchy. No matter what I do I keep getting an error to even use the feature. Deleting today and hopefully someone comes out with a better product soon. Horrible company for making this move.
Another fee
by junex199999999999999 on 2020/04/17 22:23
I paid for flipd subscription but I can’t access focus lock app without paying agin. Why is this?
Screwed myself over
by kaeleighv on 2020/04/06 19:47
This app is a little too good at what it does. I have a hard time with self control so it was perfect for me. I downloaded it because I had a big presentation due but it wasn’t till after I restricted all my apps that I realized I wouldn’t be able to use my google slides. Now I can’t get in to undo the restrictions to use the app I need. It’d be nice if you could pick and choose which apps you want to close down instead of all or none.
Problem
by oliviamina_ on 2020/04/04 12:27
I can’t open my apps after the time selected
Where are my apps?
by daryellynn on 2020/04/03 14:12
My 6 hour full lock session was supposed to end 3 hours ago. Still no apps on my phone.
What the heck
by Fbdjjdjnvj on 2020/04/01 15:34
Not only do you need to pay, BUT after the time is up, it completely messed up my home screen. EVERYTHING WAS OUT OF PLACE.
Amazing app, however...
by Madeleine Aline on 2020/03/30 15:17
When I heard that Flipd was offering an app lock feature again, I was really happy because that was the main purpose I had for Flipd. I have no self control, so forcing myself out of my phone is my best option to get myself to work. Flipd’s option for this is probably the best out there, as there’s nothing sketchy about it and it’s made specifically for people who need to force themselves off their phone, while most apps like this are for parents restricting their child’s screen time. Based off of my great past experiences with this feature, you can imagine my disappointment when I opened this app to find that I have to pay to have more than 4 locks. That defeats the entire purpose.. I’m in high school and therefore can’t pay for that. Now instead of locking my phone whenever I need to work or study, I have to be wise about when and why I use my phone locks, which just encourages me to be on my phone more! I have to find a new app to lock my phone now. I’ve looked a lot of places in the past, but none are of the quality of Flipd. I highly recommend Flipd if you can afford the subscription, but otherwise it’s pretty much useless and not paying for the subscription defeats the point of the whole app.
Used to be a fan, now am disappointed
by roohafzamilk on 2020/03/27 08:46
I had the original flipd app that had the full lock mode, and was so disappointed when the traitors was taken away! In the app, a message kept saying that developers were working on the issue. Flash forward, this new app was created just for the lock down mode, except now there’s an added charger for using it multiple times. I’m not sure why a shift to making this feature more expensive happened, but if you could bring back the free lockdown mode (that had set time frames rather than optional) o would really appreciate it
Terrible
by Lee12290 on 2020/03/26 04:53
The one thing it advertises is the one thing it does - it blocks you from using apps. BUT that’s because it removes them (in some fashion) from your phone. All of your downloaded apps disappear during the allotted time, and then come back afterward. However, every app is re-arranged and requires you to adjust the notification settings again. Every app you open asks you, regardless of how often you have used it, whether you want to receive notifications again. Great that it is effective in eliminating app usage - but at what cost?
So glitchy I can’t use it
by MaryDriscoll on 2020/03/25 11:17
Tried to sign up. Keyboard covered options and wouldn’t slide down. Managed to get past that and to the first “Why are you using this app” page. I clicked my selections, and AGAIN the keyboard was firmly locked over the Continue button. Could not continue. So I guess the journey ends here, folks...
disappointed
by ItIsOnlyJust on 2020/03/23 18:19
i loved this app so much. i used it religiously and recommended it to all my friends! when i was looking through my email to see a new version i was super excited and ready to try it. when i saw that i had to pay i was truly disappointed. yes time is money but as a full time college student who needs productivity and lives this app i can’t put aside 10 or even 3 dollars a month :(
It keeps locking me out of my apps permanently
by kay-dubbs on 2020/03/22 11:47
This app was a waste of my money. Not only does it disorganize all of my apps but it keeps all of my apps locked for longer than the time I request. I then have to go and manually take off the management permission and then to use it again I have to re-download everything. I want my money back.
climax? more like failmax
by sketsketsket on 2020/03/21 23:05
yes, let’s make everyone wait a few months to unnecessarily remove full lock mode from Flipd and then convert into a whole new app just to charge everyone. yay! bravo
Once useful, now impossible.
by idontwanttowriteausername on 2020/03/21 04:19
They had a great product...once. Now it is locked up in fees and imperfectly rearranges our apps. I am disappointed in the price gouging; I suppose, it was only a matter of time. It is truly sad to see greed ruin an otherwise helpful and awesome feature. I hope it someday returns to its former state. Respectfully, Daniel
What about internet?
by thessamp on 2020/03/20 22:46
Thank you for coming up with a solution for the loss of the flipd off feature. I checked this one out and though it removes the downloaded content - unlike the original app; Safari is still able to be accessed. Is there a way to have this hidden/unusable as well? And is there a way for those of us that paid for the previous app - to have it applied to this new one?
Best app for success
by Sepide Shirani on 2020/03/17 16:50
I’m a last year medical intern preparing myself for the Residency exam which needs constant attention and long hours of studying. Before using focus lock I had trouble staying focused and I constantly found myself reaching for my phone and using social media or games. I had used many other apps for this purpose but since none of them was as strict as focus lock I didn’t have much improvement. Focus lock really helped me with my studying and I definitely recommend it for anyone who wishes to improve any aspect of their life specially studying.
THANK YOU
by in ur face corona virus on 2020/03/15 08:06
Just in time for colleges moving everything to online classes because of corona virus. Will help a lot. Thank you for getting full lock back!!!!!!!!!!
Are you serious?
by The best and the man 4 on 2020/03/15 07:11
You expect us to wait so many months for us to PAY to use the program we used for free previously? What type of app is this? Where you disappoint the users by not looking ahead of time into the iOS update compatibility, and now with the lack of utility just to make money? I mean come on, I can’t believe how this was free, and now the app is attempting to obtain mass profits.. it’s absolute BS. Truly, I hope this app goes down the drain as it benefits no one but the producers who made users wait MANY months just to be disappointed.
Love this app BUT the membership...
by Halvh on 2020/03/13 00:17
It doesn’t let me carry over my subscription from flipd. I paid almost $30 for unlimited use when full lock used to be through the flipd app and it won’t connect. Not sure if this is a developer problem or a company policy
Full lock is back... and now it costs money.
by steerat the cat on 2020/03/12 23:56
The original app was inconveniently blocked from the App Store as permissions were worked out. I was excited for this solution, but now the full lock suddenly costs money where it previously did not which is disappointing. It’s only a matter of time before Apple/others begin building more robust app and screen time controls. I’ll wait.
Tricked into paying
by loneberry on 2020/03/12 22:21
If you’ve used the old app they make you pay $35 to use the new version. Yet only after paying do you find out that using the full lock feature removes the apps from your folders and puts them loose, in alphabetical order. I would not have bought the app if I knew that it had this major flaw, yet they don’t tell you before paying.
Should do so much more...
by debalsers on 2020/05/18 06:00
For the price of the subscription, this app really should do more. For one thing, it’s super frustrating that apps don’t come back to their same spot/folder on my home screen. I like to have my apps in a specific order, so this on its own is *almost* a deal breaker for me. I really hope the developers are working on figuring out a way to fix this issue. The other thing is, I’d like to be able to block certain specific apps instead of having to block everything. For example, I normally listen to Audible on my way to/from work or n the shower. This app in no way affects my productivity. In fact, it allows me to “read” while performing other tasks. But I don’t have a way to continue using this app while blocking just those that pose a distraction. Also, I should be able to schedule future blocks so that they happen automatically. For example, if I want to allow myself to use these apps at a certain time each day I should be able to do this. And finally, I should be able to block time-sucking apps (in my case Facebook or Instagram) for days at a time if I really wanted a reset. This app simply does not do why it should be able to do and is not worth the cost of the subscription. Super disappointing.
Amazing app, however...
by Madeleine Aline on 2020/03/30 15:17
When I heard that Flipd was offering an app lock feature again, I was really happy because that was the main purpose I had for Flipd. I have no self control, so forcing myself out of my phone is my best option to get myself to work. Flipd’s option for this is probably the best out there, as there’s nothing sketchy about it and it’s made specifically for people who need to force themselves off their phone, while most apps like this are for parents restricting their child’s screen time. Based off of my great past experiences with this feature, you can imagine my disappointment when I opened this app to find that I have to pay to have more than 4 locks. That defeats the entire purpose.. I’m in high school and therefore can’t pay for that. Now instead of locking my phone whenever I need to work or study, I have to be wise about when and why I use my phone locks, which just encourages me to be on my phone more! I have to find a new app to lock my phone now. I’ve looked a lot of places in the past, but none are of the quality of Flipd. I highly recommend Flipd if you can afford the subscription, but otherwise it’s pretty much useless and not paying for the subscription defeats the point of the whole app.
Good For Specific Use
by Wrobl1bn on 2020/07/28 22:38
I was going to originally mention my folders not returning to the same spot, as well as the inability to select certain apps as “safe” apps i can use during the lock but, having looked at developer feedback I now see these are iOS issues the dev cannot get around, so these things have no impact on my review. These things aside I highly recommend this app, it works very well and does what it advertises: hides all “extra” apps from your device for the selected period of time so you can focus. It keeps essential apps such as phone and settings in case of emergencies as well as the apple music app for music while you work if you so desire it. I’ve been looking for a good lockdown app for awhile that I cannot back out of or sneak around to still use my device (as I’m want to do instead of studying) and this is the best so far. I’ll be recommending it to my friends to help them focus too.
Used to be a fan, now am disappointed
by roohafzamilk on 2020/03/27 08:46
I had the original flipd app that had the full lock mode, and was so disappointed when the traitors was taken away! In the app, a message kept saying that developers were working on the issue. Flash forward, this new app was created just for the lock down mode, except now there’s an added charger for using it multiple times. I’m not sure why a shift to making this feature more expensive happened, but if you could bring back the free lockdown mode (that had set time frames rather than optional) o would really appreciate it
Pick N Choose
by Angelic2success on 2020/04/30 12:50
PLEASE add a feature so I can decide which apps I want locked. I’m new to this app and within the first hour I realized I couldn’t start locking my phone because it would remove all my apps, including Zoom that I needed for a meeting and also removes Kindle and Audible which I need for learning. Please add a feature to let us decide which apps we would like removed. Plus this would be a huge help for the dizzying experience of the alphabetized apps that reappear. My mine focus to using this app is to lock social media. Most of my other apps, besides what I use for work and learning, I never touch anyway so there’s no need for them to disappear or for me to choose to lock them. This app is a great start but I’m very hesitant to pay the subscription. Is this option coming soon?
Praise and potential opportunities for improvement
by teetd on 2020/04/27 06:32
Hey! First and foremost, you guys have done a great job thus far. This app saved my semester on several occasions last semester when I needed to buckle down and type three research papers. It’s because of Flipd, I finished last semester confident in my work. My personal qualm remains that the apps and notification settings reshuffle upon use. Which you are prudent for communicating with users. Hopefully Apple will allow a change to this as it would directly boost to the quality of the app. I wish more would understand that app development, like every other developing good/skill, costs time and money. However, the people have a point. If a subscription costs $30/year and avg US student loan debt is > $5000, many will struggle to finance the app. My experience in marketing tells me that a good approach would be offering discounts/incentives. This would grow the brand’s second branch, spread awareness, and create more traction in a market which you have control of at the moment. These are my thoughts in sum, feel free to drop a link where I could share more. Best, Dan
App stopped working with no support option
by avery8888888 on 2020/09/05 18:15
I love this app, but one time I used it and it continued to keep my device on lock after the focus time of one hour expired. I removed the permissions for the app to manage my phone, and it went back to normal. However, now, even after reinstalling the app and the permissions, it doesn’t work. I have uninstalled and reinstalled three times. This is really annoying because I purchased a year long subscription to the app, and if I can’t use it, I’m wasting money. It simply doesn’t work, telling me to check for the profile in my settings and whether it’s verified. The profile is verified, and I have a WiFi signal. IT STILL DOESNT WORK THOUGH!
Best app for success
by Sepide Shirani on 2020/03/17 16:50
I’m a last year medical intern preparing myself for the Residency exam which needs constant attention and long hours of studying. Before using focus lock I had trouble staying focused and I constantly found myself reaching for my phone and using social media or games. I had used many other apps for this purpose but since none of them was as strict as focus lock I didn’t have much improvement. Focus lock really helped me with my studying and I definitely recommend it for anyone who wishes to improve any aspect of their life specially studying.
This app is really good BUT...
by Pretty girl12345 pretty on 2020/04/19 19:56
I use this app daily. I think that $30 per year is a good deal so I pay for the subscription. The only problem I have is this: I want there to be an option to disable the Settings app. The reason for that is that I can easily go into settings while my phone is on FocusLock and remove the MDM profile, and all my apps reappear, and my productivity is worse. I feel like that defeats the purpose of the app. But otherwise, it works super great and I think it’s worth the price.
Not there yet.
by Jv333 on 2020/08/17 21:53
When I was prompted that all my apps will be rearrange into alphabetical order, I didn’t mind so much. Until I did a trial and I was like “oh wow.” I didn’t realize that I personalized my phone so much. But that didn’t annoy me and I was warned about it. What I didn’t see or read was that all of my apps setting would be changed back to default. So all my notification settings, signing back in to apps, so forth. That was way beyond annoying. However for the one minute I did a trial run, I immediately did something productive. The app works but is it worth losing all your settings? That’s up to you. I was of the belief, eh it’s settings, how bad could it be? But then I saw and realized that the app isn’t for me. I’m going to spend a ton of time just getting my phone back to where it was. It’s a great idea! But the technology isn’t there yet to make this a truly effective and efficient app for a consumer yet.
Screwed myself over
by kaeleighv on 2020/04/06 19:47
This app is a little too good at what it does. I have a hard time with self control so it was perfect for me. I downloaded it because I had a big presentation due but it wasn’t till after I restricted all my apps that I realized I wouldn’t be able to use my google slides. Now I can’t get in to undo the restrictions to use the app I need. It’d be nice if you could pick and choose which apps you want to close down instead of all or none.
I don’t hate it... BUT
by ***OVERSLEPT*** on 2020/10/23 04:01
I’m a NOTORIOUS procrastinator and avoid time sensitive work like <Covid> so this app was definitely made for me... BUT, I wish there was a way to add my messaging app to the ones hidden. I love that my favorite games and social media apps are hidden (PRAISE!!!), but I still find myself wasting time texting people about nonsense. Hopefully a future update will allow me to block messaging or at least send auto responses to people saying to call me if it’s urgent.
Dont Bother
by mightyduck2369 on 2020/07/24 22:43
They had it. They had the best lock out app with flipd and then Apple came in and told them to change it due to permission issues. So what do they do? Make us wait for months and charge too much money for a feature that used to be free because they got greedy. Congratulations, you’re apps are now garbage. OH! They also respond with an automated generic response, like “Sorry for the inconvenience, we know it can be frustrating. Apple made us change our features blah blah blah, but we’re committed to trying to give a better experience and appreciate the feedback! Blah blah blah” Yeah right. Hopefully nobody falls for this and they go under.
Terrible
by Lee12290 on 2020/03/26 04:53
The one thing it advertises is the one thing it does - it blocks you from using apps. BUT that’s because it removes them (in some fashion) from your phone. All of your downloaded apps disappear during the allotted time, and then come back afterward. However, every app is re-arranged and requires you to adjust the notification settings again. Every app you open asks you, regardless of how often you have used it, whether you want to receive notifications again. Great that it is effective in eliminating app usage - but at what cost?
Are you serious?
by The best and the man 4 on 2020/03/15 07:11
You expect us to wait so many months for us to PAY to use the program we used for free previously? What type of app is this? Where you disappoint the users by not looking ahead of time into the iOS update compatibility, and now with the lack of utility just to make money? I mean come on, I can’t believe how this was free, and now the app is attempting to obtain mass profits.. it’s absolute BS. Truly, I hope this app goes down the drain as it benefits no one but the producers who made users wait MANY months just to be disappointed.
Waste of money; do not buy!
by Mak S. on 2020/04/18 12:27
I loved the full lock feature in the old app. It really was a game changer for how I managed my time. I was so excited to see the feature brought back! However, I had to re-pay my premium account from the old app, and then I only got 5 free locks? What did I even pay for? Plus the app is glitchy. No matter what I do I keep getting an error to even use the feature. Deleting today and hopefully someone comes out with a better product soon. Horrible company for making this move.
App doesn’t work
by Haroldoaidhgkl on 2021/08/10 19:57
I ran one lock that went normally, I understand the iOS restrictions so my issue is not with that. The second time I tried a lock I set a custom time on it and the lock just never ended, and I had to uninstall the media manager in order to get my apps back. I saw a review from a year ago that said the same thing so I hoped this had been fixed but it hasn’t. It’s unfortunate this app can’t function the way it should, I would absolutely pay for it without a single complaint.
This app could be great - but
by WhateverBella on 2020/09/20 22:19
Update: deleted the app for awhile and now it will not work at all. Some of my apps are for work, so when I’m locking my phone so I can focus on work, I can’t do certain parts of my job. This makes the app useless. I also don’t like that my apps are dumped back into my phone out of order, but I could live with this if I were able to choose which apps to lock. It would also be nice to set locks according to a schedule rather than relying on willpower to lock the app each time.
Full lock is back... and now it costs money.
by steerat the cat on 2020/03/12 23:56
The original app was inconveniently blocked from the App Store as permissions were worked out. I was excited for this solution, but now the full lock suddenly costs money where it previously did not which is disappointing. It’s only a matter of time before Apple/others begin building more robust app and screen time controls. I’ll wait.
Makes you hella productive!!
by Qpo0 on 2020/04/29 19:22
As soon as I put the phone down and start my lock session, my productivity dramatically sky rockets! No notifications from Facebook or Instagram and even if I open my phone I see no Facebook or instagram so just have to lock the phone again and do WHAT AM SUPPOSED TO DO!
What about internet?
by thessamp on 2020/03/20 22:46
Thank you for coming up with a solution for the loss of the flipd off feature. I checked this one out and though it removes the downloaded content - unlike the original app; Safari is still able to be accessed. Is there a way to have this hidden/unusable as well? And is there a way for those of us that paid for the previous app - to have it applied to this new one?
Rearranged all my apps
by NinjaNerd007 on 2020/06/16 17:32
The concept of this app is great. It does what it sets out to do. But having it rearrange all my downloaded apps to alphabetical order when it came back online is a major deal breaker for me. I keep my apps in a specific order for ease of access. Having to rearrange them all again was a total pain and there’s no way in hades am I doing that every time I need to disconnect for work. Concept is a 4 or 5 star idea. The outcome is awful for anyone who likes their apps organized a specific way.
I want the old free flipd back
by da29012000 on 2020/11/04 19:15
I find it extremely unfair how this feature used to be free on flipd, but now I have to pay a subscription. There are people with actual phone addictions , I used this app religiously almost every day. I was more productive and for a while I actually didn’t need it but then with quarantine my addiction became stronger. I have been trying to replace this app but I can’t find a free alternative. I just wish you could become free or start doing 3 free trials per day or 2. I just want the old flipd back.
Flipd 0.2
by Dayz07 on 2021/06/28 05:53
It’s been a while since this app has been upgraded by the creators and with a new iOS upgrade on my phone I’ve been starting to see a lot of glitches. I really hope they didn’t abandoned this app completely because it’s such an amazing idea, and I hope to see new upgrades in the future!
So bummed!
by IslandRadio on 2021/04/09 20:57
What a fantastic idea. Needs work!!! Works like a charm when you’re using it, but even with a strong WiFi connection my lock wouldn’t expire and I had to go delete the profile in my iOS settings. Bummer. Thought I’d found the solution to wasted hours on screen time. Definitely would have been willing to shell out the cash if not for these system bugs.
Locked me out of my phone for 17 hours
by fettucheesy on 2020/05/09 16:15
I don’t often write reviews, but I feel like this one is necessary. After I locked my phone for four hours, I realized the next day that my phone was still locked. After more than 17 HOURS. I genuinely panicked, and I still don’t know why that happened. I will be uninstalling. Plus, you only get 4 free sessions anyway, so what’s the point? After that debacle of s first time trying this app, it knocked me down to two free sessions left. I don’t know what’s up with the app. Plus, after the lockout is cancelled or over, my apps are all out randomly on my screen. I keep them in folders usually, so this is really annoying that they are now all jumbled together. Please fix this app. The concept is useful and cool, but the execution is not great.
Doesn’t work well
by Qawsedrftgyh1-234509 on 2021/01/18 16:24
Hate to give a 1 star review on something that could’ve been very useful for me but oh well. This app does not work well at all. 1. It does not return your apps in order once you use it. So if you have your Home Screen organized in a way you like, prepare for it to be reset every time 2. The 8 hour lock. Does. Not. Lift. I put it on when I go to sleep and when I wake up like 10 hours later it’s still locked. Have to install and uninstall full lock permissions everytime and it’s incredibly annoying. I don’t disconnect from WiFi or go out or anything because it’s at night when I sleep. Until these two are fixed I suggest just trying to stay off your phone with your power of will. At least that’s free haha
Glitchy
by wr209 on 2021/07/10 18:19
App has had so many issues since I’ve downloaded it. Super frustrating it takes my apps out of order. Today it started being glitchy and saying no permissions. Deleted & Defoe loaded both app and permissions & it’s not working. If I could get my money back I would.
Love this app BUT the membership...
by Halvh on 2020/03/13 00:17
It doesn’t let me carry over my subscription from flipd. I paid almost $30 for unlimited use when full lock used to be through the flipd app and it won’t connect. Not sure if this is a developer problem or a company policy
Help! Apps won’t come back!
by kk100 on 2021/02/26 15:23
Normally I love this app but for whatever reason my apps aren’t coming back on my phone! I set it for 3 hours last night at 7pm, and now it’s been almost exactly 12 hours and there are no apps in sight. I definitely didn’t set it for this long and I’m really frustrated. Any advice on how to get the apps back (or if there’s a way to override this this one time) would be awesome :/
Tricked into paying
by loneberry on 2020/03/12 22:21
If you’ve used the old app they make you pay $35 to use the new version. Yet only after paying do you find out that using the full lock feature removes the apps from your folders and puts them loose, in alphabetical order. I would not have bought the app if I knew that it had this major flaw, yet they don’t tell you before paying.
Not very useful without a domain blocker
by pixeltarian on 2021/07/14 14:24
FB app is gone? Yay! Oh wait - I can just visit in my browser. Same with all social meds apps. If this can’t include a url blocker isn’t not for anyone who has impulse control challenges. If it did include a url blocker it would be your most useful app around.
Help!
by Gabriellabird on 2020/09/22 15:24
I love this app but I think there is a serious bug. Last night I turned it on for half an hour. After 3 hours it still didn’t reload my apps. I kinda liked the quiet but it’s 9am I just woke up and my apps still aren’t back! It’s been over 12 hours and I need them back for work! Developers please help. I’ll change my review if you can help me figure this out!
I want a clock timer to pick my time to start and end
by Dr.CheetahGaming on 2020/10/26 14:39
I need a timer so I can lock my phone when I do school for example like one of my classes start at 10:30 and ends at 11:05 there should be that timer and also lock certain apps to
Changed my home screen
by AnnaMarie13 on 2021/10/24 17:00
Just used this for the first time and when it unlocked all my apps again ALL of my apps were back on my Home Screen....went from 1 page of very select apps to 6 pages and everything out of order - my first past isn’t even the same as how it was when I started it.
It keeps locking me out of my apps permanently
by kay-dubbs on 2020/03/22 11:47
This app was a waste of my money. Not only does it disorganize all of my apps but it keeps all of my apps locked for longer than the time I request. I then have to go and manually take off the management permission and then to use it again I have to re-download everything. I want my money back.
Good when works but barely works
by md0430 on 2021/03/28 02:22
This app i loved when it actually is functional it just rarely is. Sometimes the app just wouldnt lock and i would have to restart phone until at one point the profile just stopped working and i havent been able to redownload it again.
I like the app but some suggestions
by Estaboandre on 2020/10/04 16:43
Please make the gmail app visible because checking your email is important😃
You can’t choose what apps you want
by fed up 83 on 2021/09/23 15:50
This is a great app. The only thing I wish is that you could block specific apps that you get to choose not all my apps. That’s frustrating
disappointed
by ItIsOnlyJust on 2020/03/23 18:19
i loved this app so much. i used it religiously and recommended it to all my friends! when i was looking through my email to see a new version i was super excited and ready to try it. when i saw that i had to pay i was truly disappointed. yes time is money but as a full time college student who needs productivity and lives this app i can’t put aside 10 or even 3 dollars a month :(
So glitchy I can’t use it
by MaryDriscoll on 2020/03/25 11:17
Tried to sign up. Keyboard covered options and wouldn’t slide down. Managed to get past that and to the first “Why are you using this app” page. I clicked my selections, and AGAIN the keyboard was firmly locked over the Continue button. Could not continue. So I guess the journey ends here, folks...
Is not working anymore
by eytew egg hj on 2021/02/22 05:58
When I first got the app it was working fine. Now we are refuses to work. The app keeps giving me a notification telling me to delete the app and re-download it or delete the permissions and re-download them. I paid a lot for this app and it’s not working
Useless now, don’t bother
by majamma on 2020/11/20 03:13
You have to pay too much and it defeats the purpose of the app in the first place. It was good while it lasted. I don’t want to pay that much just to lock myself out. I loved the old one but imma have to find a different app now.
DELETED ALL MY APPS
by quarintine boredom on 2020/08/27 12:21
They say my apps are still there but I can’t get on any of them they don’t even show up on my home screen and I can’t delete your app because it doesn’t show up on my home screen either I’m so done with this app I can’t do anything
Back to original folder
by fjiolkn on 2021/10/03 01:14
Are you guys gonna update this app? This app is good , but can you guys fix the problem for back to original folder?
Wanted to love it
by bayyyy on 2020/10/29 14:57
This app has caused more frustration than help. My app icons didn’t return to their folders. Also, if you are a type 1 diabetic and/or use the Dexcom/Inpen, DO NOT GET THIS APP. You will be locked out of your dexcom and Inpen apps and won’t be able to see your blood sugar/insulin dosages.
Overheats phone????
by ryliray on 2021/03/25 18:24
My phone has been overheating due to this app. Wish it also didn’t rearrange all my apps.. good concept but clearly needs work as it hurt my phone.
Another fee
by junex199999999999999 on 2020/04/17 22:23
I paid for flipd subscription but I can’t access focus lock app without paying agin. Why is this?
Focus lock not working
by poatto2019 on 2020/09/03 15:43
Hi my focus lock isn’t working because the profile permissions have expired can you please fix this issue as soon as possible because it renders the app useless
Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
marinara timer
0.00
196
19
pomadoro
58.58
180
61
pomodoro timer ™
0.00
176
34
study lockdown
143
165
1
last day of work games
161
140
looksery inc.
0.00
75
15
focus timer
119
56
1
study timer
77.85
38
1
distraction app
0.00
17
2
un-plugg
0.01
8
3
flipd inc.
187
2
focus lock
61.11
1
tomato timer
31.69
pomodoro technique
0.00