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Staying on task seems is a real challenge for our screen-bound generation. The be focused lets you get things done by breaking up individual tasks among discrete intervals, separated by short breaks. It’s a surprisingly effective way to retain motivation and focus. Create tasks, configure breaks and track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period. Key features: - Start, pause, or skip intervals - Auto-start the next timer (option) - Customize the timer settings to maximize productivity: • Work interval duration • Short break duration • Long break duration • Number of intervals between long breaks • Target number of intervals per day - Manage your tasks - Specify different timer settings for different tasks - Add notes and due dates to tasks - Estimate the number of intervals required to complete a task and track the estimation error - View and manage completed intervals - Customize reports for fast and easy goal tracking - Ability to paste a task list from other apps - Optional chronometer ticking sound - Customizable frequency of the chronometer sound - Wide range of alarm sounds - Ability to adjust alarm and chronometer volumes - Alarms sound even if the app is in the background - Interactive notifications - Widget in the Notification Center - 3D Touch - Supports Apple Watch - One universal app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch - Mac version is also available Upgrade to Pro version to: - Sync data between iPhone, iPad and Mac * - Use tags and filters to keep focussed - Export data to a CSV file - Auto backup your account data daily - Integrate with Focus Matrix to manage tasks using urgent/important principle ** - Remove banners and ads * Sync with Mac requires be focused Pro for macOS, sold separately. ** Integration with Focus Matrix requires the Pro version of Focus Matrix, sold separately.
Forgets to send reminders
by Ch. u. on 2020/09/24 23:02
It sometimes forgets to send an alert which can be very annoying. Otherwise I would have gave it 5 stars.
Instantly Beneficial
by abumagan on 2020/09/19 15:39
This is how I use it: Goal- 7 hours Timer- 50 minutes Break- stretch drink water and back get to studying
Hmmm
by /4!?. b on 2020/09/17 21:26
Is pretty good that’s all BYYEEEEE
Good interval timer
by tony(56$ on 2020/09/11 21:39
Adjustable timer
Love this
by Bertiebotseveryflavorbeans on 2020/09/08 20:45
Very helpful and recommend often
Only for the Productive Minded
by Billy the kid's grandson on 2020/09/06 14:12
Referred to this App by Dan Martell @ Escape Velocity, as I searched for a productive means of managing my ADHD. I feel less overwhelmed by life living 20 minutes at a time. Thanks to those that developed this Tool.
For self-interrupters
by SaudiScrapper on 2020/09/02 17:15
I find it hard to focus and am constantly jumping from one task to another. This simple timer helps me stick to one thing for a pre-determined time. I make a list of all those other things that pop into my head and tend to them later. When I use it for work, I know how many 25 min intervals make a good workday and then I can use that as a goal to have high focus days. It also reinforces brief and longer breaks. I have used it for years and gladly gave my $0.99 for this useful app.
It's the best application, it makes you to be routine and have reliable schedules
by saraalizadeh on 2020/08/30 13:23
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by cloudedbabypoop on 2020/08/16 00:28
Ha
Life Changing!
by RWalkley on 2020/08/14 16:13
This app has truly changed my life For someone with ADD it keeps me on track with one task both more approachable and doable. Thank you!
Great design and options, but notifications sounds do not work
by Amadi24 on 2020/08/12 19:07
This app has great design. The tasks features and custom options are useful. However a key component of a timing app such as this is to alert you when your work time and break times are finished and it fails to do that. The notification will pop-up sometimes, but the sound never comes on. I’ve tested this at various time intervals and made sure the volume was at max and it doesn’t work. The sound alert is central to apps like this and it’s unreliable. The Mac app doesn’t seem to have this problem.
Congrats and Suggestions
by Armidash on 2020/07/31 17:37
I really like the software and the timer with alarms. I would like to suggest the option at setting to change the color of the App, and if it’s possible to assign different color to the different activities. Overall it is a great app!
The best
by iji_243 on 2020/07/06 08:46
It’s an amazing app
Perfect
by _tiamia123_ on 2020/07/06 03:29
Perfect for what I need in time management
My favorite timer!
by leahmacvie on 2020/07/03 15:24
I love this timer! I use it to keep focused on my phone and computer. Thank you to the creator!
Minimalist design, exactly what I need!
by CLA505 on 2020/07/01 16:30
I love the easy to use interface, and the ability to track how much time I spend on different projects. Very straightforward, well executed way to implement pomodoro technique. I would love to change the alert sounds though because the nuclear blast alarm that is the default is really jarring.
Uses notifications to send ads
by Jim Lipsey on 2020/06/30 21:35
Please respect your users.
Simple and Useful
by AkhlakM on 2020/06/30 15:45
Love this app. It has a simple but user friendly interface and doesn’t annoy you with full screen ads.
Simple. Easy. Effective.
by grad school studying on 2020/06/25 20:14
It’s user-friendly and magically makes you want to focus.
Very nice
by Yanshu777 on 2020/06/25 14:42
Very helpful to record time using
So easy to use!
by LuEsmeC on 2020/06/24 14:56
Love using this app to track my time at work and to analyze how I’m using my time.
Love it!
by Liz Phoe on 2020/06/11 00:22
Use this for my grad exam study and it’s so perfect at keeping me on track without exhausting me mentally
Rhuta3366
by rhuta3366 on 2020/06/09 17:43
😜👍
Helpful when you have “too much” to do
by SironaSong on 2020/06/09 16:55
I use this to break all the tasks I have into little segments. In that way, everything gets some time and effort addressed to it. It keeps me from procrastinating on taks I dread doing!
Awesome. Thanks
by Gubinec on 2020/06/09 16:46
Absolutely love it.
Nice app
by MeliMV95 on 2020/06/08 18:36
Very nice to forget about my phone
Perfect for a student
by toñaval8 on 2020/06/07 19:33
This works great to keep me working when I’m supposed to be working and taking a break for a short amount of time instead of forgetting to get back to work! I love it
Get More Done
by dkapellen on 2020/06/07 13:47
I get more done in 4 Pomodoro sessions than I normally get done in an unfocused 10 hour day.
Different chart options
by Lynsiga on 2020/06/06 00:44
This app is great. It keeps me focused and tracks my study sessions. The only thing I would change is the chart settings. I wish there was an option to view time in chart form. This is because depending on the day I switch the interval time from 25 min to 50 mins and in those days the chart makes it look like I did less than the day before.
Great app for productivity
by AStewart1989 on 2020/06/01 01:44
This really does help! I use it every day and would be lost without it.
Awesome
by miguelvaldez20 on 2020/05/28 19:54
Awesome!
Like it
by Mah$a on 2020/05/27 17:32
Very useful and cool
its great for manage my times
by David kheiry on 2020/05/27 11:05
i love this app with this app i manage my time dor any project 😍
Love it.
by jj3094 on 2020/05/23 18:46
Really helps me stay focused and get things done.
Love this!!
by tindowe on 2020/05/23 13:45
Love it!!
Very Helpful
by SmashMineGame on 2020/05/21 05:56
I recently started using this app and have not had a single problem with it. It doesn’t bother you by repetitively asking for premium and the free features are very nice. The customization is relatively thorough and was very useful for me.
Just love it
by bnk1111 on 2020/05/20 17:43
I’ve learned that I am best when I am focused and using a pomodoro technique - especially now working from home. This app makes my life so much easier and helps me accomplish my goals and adapt and reset the timer schedule, breaks and sounds as needed. Highly recommend.
Watch and Phone don’t sync sometimes
by Lufraef on 2020/05/19 15:12
Sometimes the watch and phone don’t sync. I had 7 Pomodoros in my watch but my phone didn’t update to that and only showed 4. But because I opened my phone app, it overrode the watch and my watch showed only 4 pomodoros
❤️
by havashirin on 2020/05/18 21:40
It’s very useful 😎👌🏻
Simple, useful
by nate_app_review on 2020/05/15 13:04
Perfect app does just its job really well. No adds or distractions, clean UI. I’ve been using it for over a year.
Covers All Basics
by ZyaZyaGabor on 2020/05/14 17:19
I’ve only used the free version so far, and it’s fine for what it is. Clean design, you can choose sound for your alarms, allows you to have a task list. Even tracks your progress with neat diagrams. Good app.
time management
by thsnko on 2020/05/11 17:34
This app has helped with time management so much especially through this quarantine. I have been packed on with work including essays and test and I can never seem to get off my phone this is a amazing app really helps me from snacking all day and be on my phone. Thank you so much for making this app available!
Awesome!
by Pika143 on 2020/05/10 03:05
Great app! Easy to use and absolutely helps with my concentration while studying! Thank you!
I use it every day
by ZachFromTacoma on 2020/05/08 13:53
Nice to not have to switch my timer. Makes me super productive. Glad I found it!!
I like it
by Fctudejnicexqvt4719 on 2020/05/06 16:47
I really like this app! It’s useful, and is easy to use. I had an issue with something, so I emailed customer service. They responded right away, and were really nice about it. The only thing that I don’t like is the fact that you have to pay for some features, but I suppose that the company needs some way to get money, right? Anyways, this is a good app, I definitely would recommend!
Best app to focus on
by Ambrilina on 2020/05/05 19:57
Do you know when I first looked at it i’m shocked how amazing this app was it made me focus so much more. It was a new World for me it was amazing it made me want to study so hard without even push to do so ,it was amazing. I have never act like this.
Excelent
by Vv10898823 on 2020/05/05 17:06
I recommend this app 100%
It’s very usual and about Ux super easy
by ecuadorsebastianbomvon on 2020/05/05 03:01
Super easy to be focused and every usual
So productive!
by LalahBabey on 2020/05/01 21:38
Try: Four, 30 minute cycles studying with 5 minutes break in between. Then after that take a 15 minute long break. It really helps if you need to study for long hours. Good luck!
Just great!!
by Burgoise on 2020/05/01 04:54
Easy to use, responsive and very helpful.
Usability First
by DrBravohead on 2020/04/29 19:27
My favorite pomodoro app. Simple and practical. There are a lot of clever pomodoro apps, like forest and flora (to name two popular ones), but I always end up back at this app for its sheer usability. It let’s me get straight to work.
Great for working from home
by Lasesana on 2020/04/28 12:00
Works great with the pomodoro method for time management, especially if you work from home
I love it 😍
by ceci.lia 🌻 on 2020/04/28 02:10
This is a great app. I myself like to procrastinate and this app really helps me stay on task
Great app
by Vonnie M on 2020/04/22 21:57
No fuss no muss app! Love how it works and is keeping me focused and on task!
Hi
by kayk🐌 on 2020/04/22 17:42
It keeps me on track and I love it
Great!
by VeronicaLozedes on 2020/04/21 22:04
I strongly recommend you to use BeFocused on homework or any other assignments!
Pretty great!
by Fredokpppppp on 2020/04/20 15:27
Helps divide the poms into specific tasks and projects. Downside for the free version is you have to keep your app actively open so it will alert you; otherwise, you will miss it!
Useful however...
by jcn98615 on 2020/04/14 21:30
I wish the app was more customizable and colorful: being able to specify colors for tasks or being able to even edit the names of my tasks.
Great timing
by Tiajuanadventours on 2020/04/13 17:17
Love the app keeps me on track all day! Specially during this quarantine where you can barely stay focused. Thanks
Useful
by louiehd6 on 2020/04/13 02:17
No complaints at all very pleased
Love how this app helps keep me focused
by Wildcatsfan67 on 2020/04/12 10:40
This app has been a huge help in minimizing distractions and helping keep me focused. Using the pomodoro technique has been a game changer!
Love
by taliasaige on 2020/04/10 19:01
Seriously the best method for focus. Thank you.
The break doesn’t start on its own
by Byram96 on 2020/04/05 16:37
Break doesn’t start automatically when focus time is finished, its so stupid....
HIGLY RECOMMENDED
by Paaume on 2020/04/04 02:15
Since I have started to use this application, I have being able to focus more on my work. This has greatly increase my productivity! ✨✨
Great for improving focus
by RR, SLP on 2020/04/01 23:56
If you’re finding it difficult to attend to a particular task, studying, for example, the ability to break up large tasks into chunks of studying interspersed with chunks of downtime has been shown to be effective. This app helps you do it. Excellent.
Sounds stop playing!! Doesn’t work
by icepreyas on 2020/04/01 13:30
App doesn’t works. None of the sounds play between intervals and between sessions. Ticks just stop. Something wrong with reviews here or my phone.
Great for procrastinators
by lovelae on 2020/04/01 00:50
I get easily distracted or procrastinate specifically when it comes to studying, so this app is perfect for keeping me on task. The stats are a nice feature as well- there’s a sense of accomplishment when you notice that you’ve studied or worked on a task for a good amount of time!
Great app!
by ellesmc03 on 2020/03/31 16:01
Easy to use! Helps me to stay focused!
Very nice
by MohammadHossein1996 on 2020/03/31 14:46
I like this application for staying in focusing more. Thanks developer 🌺
класс!
by embeliysir on 2020/03/31 01:46
мне все нравится! простой интерфейс, со своей задачей справляется
Awesome app
by Rinnocent2020 on 2020/03/28 14:03
Awesome App! Has changed the paradigm of my routine.
Not sure
by aaron9965357 on 2020/03/24 18:39
No sound after the time is up, only a buzzer. Can’t change this irrespective of the settings I change. The rest of the app looks ok but I can’t use it because of the lack of sound
Works well for free
by JimLots on 2020/03/24 17:22
Free version works well. Alarm is a little jolting when you are focused on something but it’s keeping me accountable as I learn how to focus and work from home.
Love!
by Tripalyn on 2020/03/24 15:55
I use this for discipline when I need to get things DONE. Thanks for this awesome resource.
Pretty good
by bada_alex on 2020/03/21 01:59
I used to use brain focus that was a little more basic but this like organizes it way more. So it was hard to understand it at first but I think I got it.
Good
by Ameer Kittaneh on 2020/03/20 08:57
I like this app, it’s totally helping me to focus on my study. My only comment is to allow the timer to appear at lock screen like original apple timer. Thanks
Simple, helpful and easy to use.
by Teee D on 2020/03/19 21:12
Preset with exactly what you need for regular breaks to keep you healthy if you sit a lot. I recommended it to my coworkers and they are using it.
Great app!!
by Burtic on 2020/03/19 16:41
Makes me more productive and I can control it through my watch so I’m not constantly looking at my phone and being distracted.
Great
by ehhsush on 2020/03/18 23:00
Good app
Keeps your mind on the ball.
by Conradsk on 2020/03/18 21:42
Easy to use, self-explanatory, and effective.
Super helpful!
by Jas_Roques on 2020/03/17 15:41
I don’t feel as bogged down with a task knowing that the time is being monitored and I can take breaks before I burn out.
Work flow
by Dalton Studio on 2020/03/11 22:04
It’s been the thing I’ve needed to break my day into manageable chunks. The 25 minutes speed by with a reward. I’ve never been rewarded for working before. I’ve accomplished more in 1 week with this app than almost 1 month before. I like the “pause” option. It keeps me time accountable while allowing me to take important calls.
Try it!
by g13467 on 2020/03/11 02:19
Love this because when I see the time ticking it motivates me to keep on doing my schoolwork/task and I know that I’m close to my break time. It’s not overwhelming just a good reminder to stay focused and take short breaks.
The application!
by Maryam☘️ on 2020/03/08 18:56
التطبيق جدا مفيد ورائع، بسبب هذا التطبيق استطعت ان افهم واحفظ بوقت اقل دون ان أضيع وقتي في المذاكرة الأولية، وحصيلتي وقت زائد للمراجعة. The application very useful and wonderful! Because of the application I can save my time and study in a few minutes.
Chime Issue
by B Pace on 2020/03/03 17:56
Work completed and end break sounds do not chime when app is in background (Be Focused 1.7.6, iOS 13.3.1). Ruins the app for my purposes.
I like it
by Masharl34 on 2020/03/02 19:55
No comment
Good source of tool
by Musical12# on 2020/02/27 15:15
This is a really good app to use to help manage your time and efforts a day
Duong
by tungduonghgg123 on 2020/02/26 14:57
It’s good
Great reminder to take a break
by Chr1s71na on 2020/02/25 19:05
I love using this app. They say you learn better and can focus more if you break your work into short blocks of time. It’s also not good to sit for too long. This app helps remind me to take a break. I set it to do 20 minute blocks with five minute breaks after each block and a long 15 minute break after four blocks. I get up and move around during each break. It’s easy to loose track of time but this app fixes that issue. I also love that it tracks everything so I’m able to see how productive I’ve been at the end of the day.
Great
by Not Sean Curry on 2020/02/24 18:37
🤙🏻
Good app
by Laska5 on 2020/02/20 21:52
Although it is not always possible to follow the pre-programmed time slots
I don’t know what to say
by Alirezayzr on 2020/02/20 08:05
When i pause the timer and do not study.the app still counting and i can’t handle this problem
Best ever
by Anas Nardam on 2020/02/19 20:04
I tried so many apps to focus my study sections but only BeFocused which satisfies me ! I m looking for the pro version soon !
Be Focused
by LayBW on 2020/02/19 18:43
Simple and easy to use. Great for tracking your progress.
So far so good
by Ftbern on 2020/02/16 17:34
Well done. In the free version i am allowed to change the study and break intervals. User friendly, thank you.
BeFocused is My Mobile’s Pomodoro
by M.Alejandra Brons on 2020/02/15 15:01
BeFocused does the 25/5 efficiently. It is a pomodoro timer, perfect for limiting my focus time to 25min and my pause for 5min. I like the option of setting different times for focus.
Efficiency
by CelBldr on 2020/02/12 18:48
Helps me focus and be present on work, and take a 5 minute break to relax and unwind before the next stretch.
Productivity Increased
by Albert2Transform on 2020/02/09 18:45
I’m this is one of the best apps ever created! Being able to use the Pomodoro Technique using 25 minutes intervals and taking a 5 minute break in between tasks has allowed me to become more focused as I do my tasks and I’ve noticed an increased on my productivity, I’m even retaining more information and feel more alert. If you’re all about Optimal Performance, then this app is for you. #BeyourBestSelf
love it !
by Tatertot Reviews on 2020/02/09 17:11
I use this app so much. it helps me finish homework, cleaning, and any other dreaded tasks. i love it also, being an artist, i can see how much time i spent on a single piece by looking at my weekly stats and specific tasks. i do wish i could change the color palette, but that is very minor! thank u for this app!
Great reminder to take a break
by Chr1s71na on 2020/02/25 19:05
I love using this app. They say you learn better and can focus more if you break your work into short blocks of time. It’s also not good to sit for too long. This app helps remind me to take a break. I set it to do 20 minute blocks with five minute breaks after each block and a long 15 minute break after four blocks. I get up and move around during each break. It’s easy to loose track of time but this app fixes that issue. I also love that it tracks everything so I’m able to see how productive I’ve been at the end of the day.
Useful and simple
by WildElizaThornberry on 2017/03/09 03:29
After downloading a few pomodoro apps, I liked this one the best due to it's simplicity, and that it has the features I wanted. It includes an alarm, easy to categorize your "focus" times, and make any adjustments if needed. A lot of other apps were very complex. I wanted something I could learn in the matter of seconds. If your main focus is to spend more deliberate times, why spend too much time learning an app? I am able to categorize my work, study, and free time. I'd recommend to the developers to create a feature where you can enter your own manual time, more of a time management tool. That would make a good addition, making the app a more robust. Even for $1.99, I'd buy it. Especially since I would want to enter my time I'm wasting. I could compare how much I'm spending on productive time vs wasteful times.
A Few Things
by cGardios on 2018/01/26 20:38
Seeing as how this app hasn’t been updated in over a year, I doubt anything will be done about this. It tracks time and tasks well, I like the categorization of tasks feature. My issues lie with the Watch app being hit or miss as to whether you can begin tracking from the app. Sometimes it works, I can literally see the clock ticking away. Then I check it a few minutes later and it has reset as if it was never started in the first place, and no progress is logged for the task even if the allotted time has passed. Which brings me to my second issue... notifications. The app is again unreliable in chiming when time is up. It does this on both the phone and the watch. It makes it difficult to take breaks when time is up, or to know when a break is over and it’s time to begin working again.
Buggy - options don't work properly
by AmyB8484 on 2018/11/21 03:45
If you just want to use this as a basic 25/15 timer with no extra features, this app will work fine. But the feature that lets you give the items on your task list custom times doesn't work. You can set it to whatever time, but as soon as you hit start, it's going to go for 25 regardless of what you set it to. Also, there's a blank task item you can't get rid of that's just kinda there for no reason. You can't even edit it to use it for one of your tasks. You can edit the time but not the name. The basic timer works, but there are plenty of other pomodoro apps that are just a timer. The point of choosing this one was that it supposedly had some extra features, but they don't work.
Good introduction to the Pomodoro technique
by juliajohngirl on 2019/01/22 03:10
I like this app for the way it has introduced me to this technique and for helping me realize how important it is to take breaks. I also like that both the on-task time and the break time can be varied. I’ve tried a few different intervals to see which blanks work best for me. I guess the only thing I don’t like is that it seems as though the longer I use the free version the more frequently the “buy premium version” ad pops up and interrupts my use of the app. That’s the main reason for four stars instead of five. I can handle of the banner ads but I don’t like it when I am interrupted while trying to use this tool.
Love It
by Big fan of Be Focused on 2017/04/18 22:07
This app combines the effective "pomodoro technique" with helpful customization on an easy-to-use platform. Users can choose the standard 25-minutes-of-work and 5-minutes-of-rest approach, or personalize the sessions and break times to fit their personal needs and goals. A wonderful bonus is the range of alerts available. I have come to rely on the sounds of the "victory" chime telling me I have finished a session and the "train whistle" signaling the end of a break. Frankly, I don't know if I would have finished my current writing project without Be Focused. All in all, this is a great app!
One of my fav apps & most used
by Baby Sherpa on 2018/01/29 13:37
Love the simplicity of it. The ability to set multiple tasks that are saved and then go into the 25 min timer is awesome. I wish like my phone alarm I could choose to still have the completion of time make a noise/vibrate when done even when my phone is clicked to vibrate mode on the side. Also wish I could change the ticking sound to other sound options that are not as loud without changing my entire phone volume at times but hey this app is awesome and one of my favs to use, thank you for making it!!
Love it after one day of use
by SarahMicheleF on 2019/03/14 13:12
So far this app is doing everything I want it to and more. I wanted a timer to help with focus and got that plus a clean representation of where I'm spending my time. Apple watch integration is great too. UPDATE After a couple of days of use, the app started"losing" timers... I ran it for an entire morning (three or four cycles of work) and then it was just... gone. Timers that I started on my watch didn't show on the app on my phone... and so on. I've gone back to using a regular multi-timer app for my pomodoro needs.
Love as is, w/ suggestions to bump to 5 star
by periodbrainblows on 2019/10/30 16:22
Love this app, it’s super useful just a few tweaks would turn it to a five star app. 1. Ability to have multiple tasks with different interval times. Currently I have to go to settings to switch the time for different types of tasks. 2. Ability to create a recurring task or to duplicate a previous task would work as well. None of the current pro features are enticing enough to go pro BUT the above features would totally be worth the money. Having said that, I think this app is so incredibly helpful as is and worth using without having to pay for pro.
Strongly recommend, of all Pomodoro apps
by Ruthiequebueno on 2018/12/13 14:02
I tried about 6 different Pomodoro apps, even paying for a few, and this is by far the best for me! SO user friendly, allows you to do a lot of the stuff you have to pay for with other apps (e.g. create different projects and then the ap keeps track of how many 25 min segments you have spent on each project, charts showing you how you’re using your time). This is a really great app and I may upgrade to pro just to support you all even though the free version is so good. Thanks!
For self-interrupters
by SaudiScrapper on 2020/09/02 17:15
I find it hard to focus and am constantly jumping from one task to another. This simple timer helps me stick to one thing for a pre-determined time. I make a list of all those other things that pop into my head and tend to them later. When I use it for work, I know how many 25 min intervals make a good workday and then I can use that as a goal to have high focus days. It also reinforces brief and longer breaks. I have used it for years and gladly gave my $0.99 for this useful app.
Incredibly Helpful
by kp2bee on 2019/01/11 12:40
This app has helped me fight mental fatigue through 12 hour study days and I could not be more thankful! My productivity has skyrocketed! One suggestion: While the tracker for number of work intervals completed resets daily, the short break vs. long break setting does not. (Ex: After my second work session this morning, I was told to take a long break.) If you could make the “long break after” setting reset with each day as well, it would be greatly appreciated!
Simple, but has a bug...
by D. Nikolaeva on 2019/03/04 02:33
I like that this app is easy to use and tracks how many blocks of work you've done. I also love the sounds it features. However, I'm not receiving sound notifications when the time is up. I am getting a banner, but it would be very helpful if I could also receive a sound notification. I did check that my phone would allow sound notifications from the app, and made sure that my phone wasn't on silent. The app did send me a notification the first time, but not after that Otherwise, great app!
Does its job
by kangaowl on 2018/10/03 14:20
It’s amazing that the use of a simple timer can keep me focused. On the days when I use this app, I get more done than I thought possible. When I tell myself that I don’t need the app - well, my productivity falls apart. I gave it four stars because I can’t figure out how to delete tasks from the task list when they are done. I also wish there was a feature where the user could estimate the number of “pomadoros” that a task would take and then compare that to the actual number. It would be helpful in calibrating and estimating time for future tasks.
Great concept, but needs some minor changes
by Brittanyirwin96 on 2018/04/06 15:06
I’m an engineer, so I like to collect data about myself, whether its my health data or even what I did that day with Life Cycle. Data is knowledge, and knowledge is power, so I’d like for this app to communicate with my Life Cycle app somehow so that I may look back on how long I worked on a project or studied. I think one way to do this would be either through the Health App or the Workouts App’s communication to Life Cycle. Studying is technically a mental workout, so I’d like to see that data shared with Workouts with the workout name being the subject of that task in BeFocused.
Simply effective
by Cantare means To Sing on 2016/12/24 17:29
When my boyfriend suggested I install this app to get my many tasks completed for building my business, I went along with it. Now I'm addicted because my brain loves to be told to focus for short periods of time. It keeps me on task in such a simple yet effective way. If I didn't have the timer set to one specific task, I would spend hours or all day on one item. That so easily leads to me being overwhelmed and burning out. So, thanks for the simple app and thanks, CB, for the suggestion <3
Work From Home Help
by Robrovers review on 2018/10/08 18:30
I work from home and the BeFocused app really helps me get my work done without getting distracted and without taking more time than is necessary for a particular task. I love that the app is customizable. I set different intervals based on my schedule for the day the chronometer for certain tasks, like grading papers, that are easy to spend too much time on. Bonus the frequent breaks keep me from sitting too long and I get a few chores done between work sessions.
Two problems
by Dearheart22 on 2018/11/26 19:21
I’ve been trying to find an effective pomodoro app that connects to my watch to keep me on task. After giving this one a shot for a day I already had two major issues. The first issue I have is the inconsistency with which my watch tells me my time is up. Sometimes it buzzes to let me know and sometimes it doesn’t. My second major issue is the discrepancy between my phone and my watch. It’s like they’re on two separate timers. I’ll pause it on my watch but it keeps going on my phone which leads to my phone telling me I’m due for a break when really I’m not. I guess I’ll keep looking for an app that meets my needs.
My Go-To Pomodoro Timer
by ImmortalAl on 2017/03/08 02:50
It does what I need I to do in typical Pomodoro method. I enjoy using it on my iPad because I like to dedicate the iPad to the time while I work on the computer. I like the buzzer that I always hear because it gets your attention. What I am disappointed in is its lack of ability to disregard tasks and target Pomodoros and just keep it running until I stop it and not care about keeping track of the Pomodoros I did. All things considered, a great, simple, Pomodoro timer that is designed efficiently and provides advanced Pomodoro functions.
Best used for Focused Effort
by Foopscoop on 2018/03/14 21:38
I use this to track my study time. 25m on, 5m breaks. I THINK I’m doing more than I actually am. Also use this to focus on giving undivided attention to work tasks. It’s not looking at a long list of to do’s and thinking how long will this take, it’s the opposite effect. How many thugs can I do well in a focused session? The tracking is a big eye opener. That’s where you see how much time has gone by and how much or little you have accomplished.
Helpful and nice
by ywiamnog on 2018/07/20 05:47
I love this app and it helps me control my life so much better. My productivity increases and I feel more motivated to just keep working instead of checking social media because I feel guilty if I have to pause the timer. This is motivation I haven’t had with just my phone timer. One thing I would like added is if you could customize the amount of time for an interval in each separate task. For example, one task might have one hour intervals while another task may have half hour intervals.
App works well, only minor issues so far
by najo--- on 2017/10/30 18:31
So far I love the app. Probably one of the better (free) Pomodoro style timers available. There are a few things keeping it from being perfect. For starters, it seems to reset back to 25 minutes every so often which interrupts my workflow. It doesn't tell you when this happens so often I'll check my timer and I'll realize it's at 25 minutes when I should be starting a break soon. This is mildly annoying as it only happens every once in a while and brings it down about half a star in terms of rating. The other issue is that the task list is somewhat unintuitive with the swipe style controls. It'd be great if these options, such as done and delete, were simple buttons outside of the swipe control. Again, this is a minor issue and really only worth half a star in my mind. Keep up the good work!
The Unusual yet Traditional method to Study
by Batblues on 2019/10/04 12:28
Pomodoro method was something I heard on social medial by a motivational speaker, 5 years ago I learned about it and thought to myself to try it, this app makes easier for me to use efficiently, I have used throughout high school and still using it in college, this app is actually very effective, you should give it a shout, you may actually benefit from it like I did. Best of luck to every hardworking student & every developer of this app
I recommend this app 100%
by Sweetneyy on 2019/12/20 16:31
I think that this app is awesome because first of all, you don't need to pay in order to do something in it. You only need to pay if you want to have extra little gadgets but you don't need to. It helps me stay focused all the time and I get my homework done faster and in a more efficient way without getting burn outs. It super easy to customize the time for your break and work time!
High quality app!
by Kayenime on 2019/07/11 04:01
I’ve used plenty of time management apps and this one is the best one I’ve used so far. Other apps tend to limit it’s use if you didn’t buy the premium but this app works wonders even without buying premium, which is plus for a frugal student like me haha. I love how it shows stats of how many 25 minute intervals I’ve done for certain tasks. 10/10 would recommend to everyone who wants to be focused!
Sound Doesn’t Work Well
by Nicole Bravo on 2019/09/23 21:31
I love the app overall, but if my iPhone is on silent, the end work/end break notifications don’t sound—even if the in-app volume is up. This makes it hard to use the app at all; I work in an office and don’t want all my phone notifications going off while I work, causing not only myself but my coworkers to get distracted. I wouldn’t mind the occasional short timer going off, but it’s all or nothing. I am disappointed because I love the premise of this app but it’s just not practical with the sound issues.
I like it
by Fctudejnicexqvt4719 on 2020/05/06 16:47
I really like this app! It’s useful, and is easy to use. I had an issue with something, so I emailed customer service. They responded right away, and were really nice about it. The only thing that I don’t like is the fact that you have to pay for some features, but I suppose that the company needs some way to get money, right? Anyways, this is a good app, I definitely would recommend!
Great design and options, but notifications sounds do not work
by Amadi24 on 2020/08/12 19:07
This app has great design. The tasks features and custom options are useful. However a key component of a timing app such as this is to alert you when your work time and break times are finished and it fails to do that. The notification will pop-up sometimes, but the sound never comes on. I’ve tested this at various time intervals and made sure the volume was at max and it doesn’t work. The sound alert is central to apps like this and it’s unreliable. The Mac app doesn’t seem to have this problem.
Work from home? This app is a Godsend.
by Work From Home Ryan on 2019/03/05 16:00
This app has helped finally find a flow that works for my work projects. I work from home, primarily, and this has helped me stay focused. I do a 25-minute work session with a 5-minute “reset” break. When I started couple this app with another free project management app called “Trello” my work day not only got more productive but became infinitely more organized. Thank you for this product!!!!!!!! -Ryan
Work from home life saver
by Carranocd on 2017/08/25 16:25
This has been super simple but the best tool for me to stay focused and set goals and benchmarks through my day. Love it. Use it every day. My only issue is the timer doesn't always sound at the end of the interval so I have to look at my phone to reset which is what I'm trying to avoid. I keep my phone on not disturb and silent while I'm working. Guess you can't have it both ways.
Great Study Hack
by anjyli on 2017/01/31 19:33
I tend to struggle with focusing and end up distracting myself, but my friend introduced me to this app and it's helped me. Generally 99% of the time, seeing how many tomatoes I can get is a good boost to me feeling productive, thus helping me continue to study. The one thing is it takes a while to get a "long break" which is set back. But, still am somewhat new to the app and maybe in the settings you can change the breaks.
Love this technique
by Gingerlee I on 2020/02/02 22:19
It really does something to your approach to studying when you know you only have to work really really hard for short intervals and taking a short break. It makes you want to be more productive in that short time and it makes you appreciate the value of a break without allowing you to become distracted and break too long. I love having the ticker on.
Best Pomodoro App perfect for Virgos
by Ceraun on 2018/07/20 21:01
I’ve used many pomodoro apps and I thought they were all the same until i used this one. The ability to label tasks and create graphs based on type or subject is everything. I’m def gonna splurge in the future to be able to download the .csv in order to do in depth data analysis in my work schedule. This app has precision and clarity that most other apps don’t!
Problem on Apple Watch
by anonymous49803 on 2019/04/14 19:07
Really nice app except for one significant flaw: end-of-timer notification on my Apple Watch is unreliable. I want to say that the vibration alert (what Apple calls haptics) starts working as expected after the 3rd or 4th interval, or pomodoro, but I haven’t spent enough time verifying this is consistently true. All I know is that the several days I’ve tried this app the timer expires without an alert on my watch, at least for the first handle of intervals, which defeats the point of using a timer. Will definitely give 5 stars if this issue is resolved.
Focus!
by RueRue8381 on 2017/09/11 13:00
I downloaded this app after a good friend mentioned she uses it. I enjoy it because it keeps me from being too scattered during my work day. Since I started using it I noticed how easily I am distracted while trying to complete a task. This now helps me stay on task, prioritize & actually be more productive while make less errors as it keeps me focused on one thing at a time.
Yes!!!!!
by Clarissa_Rose on 2019/08/25 16:52
I am sooo happy that I finally found an app where you can change the study and break time durations without having to upgrade!! I like the app’s interface design and I like that you can choose whether you want to hear the ticking for each second/minute or not. Overall I’m really grateful for this app and I definitely recommend!
Be focused
by Hanan Hamid on 2018/12/01 12:04
This app can really increase the efficiency of your study if used properly, for example if your target is to study for 6 hrs daily don’t do it in one chunk, instead divide it to 30 minute chunks and take 5 minutes break after each session. This way instead of 6hrs you would have studied 5 and half hours but with 80% extra efficiency.
It Works!
by RobynVA on 2019/07/16 14:50
Aside from fairly relentless nagging to upgrade to the paid version, I have no complaints about this app. The interface is clean and simple, and the free version is adjustable enough to suit my needs. It definitely keeps me more focused and has boosted my productivity. My practice is to upgrade apps that work for me anyway, because I believe developers deserve to be paid, so less nagging while I'm deciding would be appreciated.
Good structure but annoying persistent ads
by roamingmatt on 2018/02/28 05:30
I really like this app. It helps structure time and break down tasks and goals. Unfortunately, I’ll probably have to delete it as video ads have begun to pop up very frequently (9 times in one minute). I understand ads in free content but this is excessive. Additionally, full screen video ads that pop up during the work times is counter productive. Please fix this as this is the best pomodoro app I have found but The ads are too disruptive.
Love the app, wish it would get one new feature...
by Cowabunga Steve on 2019/11/06 14:30
I use this app on my Mac quite a bit and just installed it on my iPad. I find the Pomodoro method to be effective for me (if I remember to use it, ha!) so this app has been hugely beneficial for me. I wish the app would get updated so that I can use the flyover mode in iPad os so I can easily swipe and see the progress on my timer. My two cents!
Work flow
by Dalton Studio on 2020/03/11 22:04
It’s been the thing I’ve needed to break my day into manageable chunks. The 25 minutes speed by with a reward. I’ve never been rewarded for working before. I’ve accomplished more in 1 week with this app than almost 1 month before. I like the “pause” option. It keeps me time accountable while allowing me to take important calls.
Good app for stydying
by Bird641 on 2019/02/28 23:26
I use this app to study and clean up. It works great and is almost completely free. The only thing to purchase is the pro version which it only asks you if you want to buy every once in a while. There are no ads, and you can choose how loud the alarm is. I also like how you can choose how long to work for. All in all a great app.
Excellent self-discipline / accountability tool!
by EmryYew on 2017/02/13 23:05
I'm in law school, so I have a lot of assignments and many of them are long. It can be hard to stay focused or to become discouraged at having been at a task for what feels like forever and only 20 pages in. This app provides perspective and short breaks to get my second wind. I find it very useful and the format is intuitive.
time management
by thsnko on 2020/05/11 17:34
This app has helped with time management so much especially through this quarantine. I have been packed on with work including essays and test and I can never seem to get off my phone this is a amazing app really helps me from snacking all day and be on my phone. Thank you so much for making this app available!
Different chart options
by Lynsiga on 2020/06/06 00:44
This app is great. It keeps me focused and tracks my study sessions. The only thing I would change is the chart settings. I wish there was an option to view time in chart form. This is because depending on the day I switch the interval time from 25 min to 50 mins and in those days the chart makes it look like I did less than the day before.
This app made finals soo much more productive
by Prayerworks22 on 2017/05/10 21:39
I love this app! It's simple, easy to use, and very effective. You can program how long you want to study, how long you want your short breaks to be, and how long you want your long breaks to be. It's very great and still runs when you lock your phone, which helps with battery life! I recommend this app!
Thank you.
by DisturbedRules on 2018/03/17 20:54
I use the free version and have a wireless headset on while I work so I can pace with the ticking off of seconds. My mind follows that rhythm and that helps me focus so easily. I have ADHD and have used Vyvanse successfully since 2010. BeFocused was recommended in an ADHD blog and this app improves my focus thus productivity whether or not I take Vyvanse when I am studying. Easy to use.
Critical error wrecks an perfect build
by PatNorton on 2019/05/10 09:11
This app has the potential to really help me minimize becoming burnt out from not taking breaks. The first day I used it the was excellent, but when I went to the library Monday after class it all went back to the way it was. I started up my new study partner, but when I picked up my phone to see that if been there for almost an hour. Where were my helpful *dings*!? Who knows. Could be that I listen to music, or that my phone was on silent. Could be that My phone is programmed for do not disturb mode M-F 9:30-6:30 to prevent distractions...
Let me delete intervals! And select each individual day to see more stats would be nice.
by pinaymlc on 2018/03/14 00:36
Update: Used again and nice while it worked. Completely stopped alerting me at ends of time intervals. No sound, no alert. Tried restarting my phone, the app, redownloaded, nothing helped. Pretty useless if I have to keep looking at the phone to check if I’m actually in a break mode or if I missed one completely. ———— I fell asleep studying while using this and woke up with false stats-- multiple rounds of studying that I didn't really do! I love tracking my time and it just bugs me that I have hours of "studying" that shouldn't be logged. Also, i hope this comes out with a way to view stats daily-- not just by the week. Otherwise, I love this app and it keeps me on track while I'm studying I grad school. The layout is very aesthetically pleasing and the alarm options are just adorable!
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Staying on task seems is a real challenge for our screen-bound generation. The be focused lets you get things done by breaking up individual tasks among discrete intervals, separated by short breaks. It’s a surprisingly effective way to retain motivation and focus. Create tasks, configure breaks and track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period. Key features: - Start, pause, or skip intervals - Auto-start the next timer (option) - Customize the timer settings to maximize productivity: • Work interval duration • Short break duration • Long break duration • Number of intervals between long breaks • Target number of intervals per day - Manage your tasks - Specify different timer settings for different tasks - Add notes and due dates to tasks - Estimate the number of intervals required to complete a task and track the estimation error - View and manage completed intervals - Customize reports for fast and easy goal tracking - Ability to paste a task list from other apps - Optional chronometer ticking sound - Customizable frequency of the chronometer sound - Wide range of alarm sounds - Ability to adjust alarm and chronometer volumes - Alarms sound even if the app is in the background - Interactive notifications - Widget in the Notification Center - 3D Touch - Supports Apple Watch - One universal app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch - Mac version is also available Upgrade to Pro version to: - Sync data between iPhone, iPad and Mac * - Use tags and filters to keep focussed - Export data to a CSV file - Auto backup your account data daily - Integrate with Focus Matrix to manage tasks using urgent/important principle ** - Remove banners and ads * Sync with Mac requires be focused Pro for macOS, sold separately. ** Integration with Focus Matrix requires the Pro version of Focus Matrix, sold separately.
Forgets to send reminders
by Ch. u. on 2020/09/24 23:02
It sometimes forgets to send an alert which can be very annoying. Otherwise I would have gave it 5 stars.
Instantly Beneficial
by abumagan on 2020/09/19 15:39
This is how I use it: Goal- 7 hours Timer- 50 minutes Break- stretch drink water and back get to studying
Hmmm
by /4!?. b on 2020/09/17 21:26
Is pretty good that’s all BYYEEEEE
Good interval timer
by tony(56$ on 2020/09/11 21:39
Adjustable timer
Love this
by Bertiebotseveryflavorbeans on 2020/09/08 20:45
Very helpful and recommend often
Only for the Productive Minded
by Billy the kid's grandson on 2020/09/06 14:12
Referred to this App by Dan Martell @ Escape Velocity, as I searched for a productive means of managing my ADHD. I feel less overwhelmed by life living 20 minutes at a time. Thanks to those that developed this Tool.
For self-interrupters
by SaudiScrapper on 2020/09/02 17:15
I find it hard to focus and am constantly jumping from one task to another. This simple timer helps me stick to one thing for a pre-determined time. I make a list of all those other things that pop into my head and tend to them later. When I use it for work, I know how many 25 min intervals make a good workday and then I can use that as a goal to have high focus days. It also reinforces brief and longer breaks. I have used it for years and gladly gave my $0.99 for this useful app.
It's the best application, it makes you to be routine and have reliable schedules
by saraalizadeh on 2020/08/30 13:23
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by cloudedbabypoop on 2020/08/16 00:28
Ha
Life Changing!
by RWalkley on 2020/08/14 16:13
This app has truly changed my life For someone with ADD it keeps me on track with one task both more approachable and doable. Thank you!
Great design and options, but notifications sounds do not work
by Amadi24 on 2020/08/12 19:07
This app has great design. The tasks features and custom options are useful. However a key component of a timing app such as this is to alert you when your work time and break times are finished and it fails to do that. The notification will pop-up sometimes, but the sound never comes on. I’ve tested this at various time intervals and made sure the volume was at max and it doesn’t work. The sound alert is central to apps like this and it’s unreliable. The Mac app doesn’t seem to have this problem.
Congrats and Suggestions
by Armidash on 2020/07/31 17:37
I really like the software and the timer with alarms. I would like to suggest the option at setting to change the color of the App, and if it’s possible to assign different color to the different activities. Overall it is a great app!
The best
by iji_243 on 2020/07/06 08:46
It’s an amazing app
Perfect
by _tiamia123_ on 2020/07/06 03:29
Perfect for what I need in time management
My favorite timer!
by leahmacvie on 2020/07/03 15:24
I love this timer! I use it to keep focused on my phone and computer. Thank you to the creator!
Minimalist design, exactly what I need!
by CLA505 on 2020/07/01 16:30
I love the easy to use interface, and the ability to track how much time I spend on different projects. Very straightforward, well executed way to implement pomodoro technique. I would love to change the alert sounds though because the nuclear blast alarm that is the default is really jarring.
Uses notifications to send ads
by Jim Lipsey on 2020/06/30 21:35
Please respect your users.
Simple and Useful
by AkhlakM on 2020/06/30 15:45
Love this app. It has a simple but user friendly interface and doesn’t annoy you with full screen ads.
Simple. Easy. Effective.
by grad school studying on 2020/06/25 20:14
It’s user-friendly and magically makes you want to focus.
Very nice
by Yanshu777 on 2020/06/25 14:42
Very helpful to record time using
So easy to use!
by LuEsmeC on 2020/06/24 14:56
Love using this app to track my time at work and to analyze how I’m using my time.
Love it!
by Liz Phoe on 2020/06/11 00:22
Use this for my grad exam study and it’s so perfect at keeping me on track without exhausting me mentally
Rhuta3366
by rhuta3366 on 2020/06/09 17:43
😜👍
Helpful when you have “too much” to do
by SironaSong on 2020/06/09 16:55
I use this to break all the tasks I have into little segments. In that way, everything gets some time and effort addressed to it. It keeps me from procrastinating on taks I dread doing!
Awesome. Thanks
by Gubinec on 2020/06/09 16:46
Absolutely love it.
Nice app
by MeliMV95 on 2020/06/08 18:36
Very nice to forget about my phone
Perfect for a student
by toñaval8 on 2020/06/07 19:33
This works great to keep me working when I’m supposed to be working and taking a break for a short amount of time instead of forgetting to get back to work! I love it
Get More Done
by dkapellen on 2020/06/07 13:47
I get more done in 4 Pomodoro sessions than I normally get done in an unfocused 10 hour day.
Different chart options
by Lynsiga on 2020/06/06 00:44
This app is great. It keeps me focused and tracks my study sessions. The only thing I would change is the chart settings. I wish there was an option to view time in chart form. This is because depending on the day I switch the interval time from 25 min to 50 mins and in those days the chart makes it look like I did less than the day before.
Great app for productivity
by AStewart1989 on 2020/06/01 01:44
This really does help! I use it every day and would be lost without it.
Awesome
by miguelvaldez20 on 2020/05/28 19:54
Awesome!
Like it
by Mah$a on 2020/05/27 17:32
Very useful and cool
its great for manage my times
by David kheiry on 2020/05/27 11:05
i love this app with this app i manage my time dor any project 😍
Love it.
by jj3094 on 2020/05/23 18:46
Really helps me stay focused and get things done.
Love this!!
by tindowe on 2020/05/23 13:45
Love it!!
Very Helpful
by SmashMineGame on 2020/05/21 05:56
I recently started using this app and have not had a single problem with it. It doesn’t bother you by repetitively asking for premium and the free features are very nice. The customization is relatively thorough and was very useful for me.
Just love it
by bnk1111 on 2020/05/20 17:43
I’ve learned that I am best when I am focused and using a pomodoro technique - especially now working from home. This app makes my life so much easier and helps me accomplish my goals and adapt and reset the timer schedule, breaks and sounds as needed. Highly recommend.
Watch and Phone don’t sync sometimes
by Lufraef on 2020/05/19 15:12
Sometimes the watch and phone don’t sync. I had 7 Pomodoros in my watch but my phone didn’t update to that and only showed 4. But because I opened my phone app, it overrode the watch and my watch showed only 4 pomodoros
❤️
by havashirin on 2020/05/18 21:40
It’s very useful 😎👌🏻
Simple, useful
by nate_app_review on 2020/05/15 13:04
Perfect app does just its job really well. No adds or distractions, clean UI. I’ve been using it for over a year.
Covers All Basics
by ZyaZyaGabor on 2020/05/14 17:19
I’ve only used the free version so far, and it’s fine for what it is. Clean design, you can choose sound for your alarms, allows you to have a task list. Even tracks your progress with neat diagrams. Good app.
time management
by thsnko on 2020/05/11 17:34
This app has helped with time management so much especially through this quarantine. I have been packed on with work including essays and test and I can never seem to get off my phone this is a amazing app really helps me from snacking all day and be on my phone. Thank you so much for making this app available!
Awesome!
by Pika143 on 2020/05/10 03:05
Great app! Easy to use and absolutely helps with my concentration while studying! Thank you!
I use it every day
by ZachFromTacoma on 2020/05/08 13:53
Nice to not have to switch my timer. Makes me super productive. Glad I found it!!
I like it
by Fctudejnicexqvt4719 on 2020/05/06 16:47
I really like this app! It’s useful, and is easy to use. I had an issue with something, so I emailed customer service. They responded right away, and were really nice about it. The only thing that I don’t like is the fact that you have to pay for some features, but I suppose that the company needs some way to get money, right? Anyways, this is a good app, I definitely would recommend!
Best app to focus on
by Ambrilina on 2020/05/05 19:57
Do you know when I first looked at it i’m shocked how amazing this app was it made me focus so much more. It was a new World for me it was amazing it made me want to study so hard without even push to do so ,it was amazing. I have never act like this.
Excelent
by Vv10898823 on 2020/05/05 17:06
I recommend this app 100%
It’s very usual and about Ux super easy
by ecuadorsebastianbomvon on 2020/05/05 03:01
Super easy to be focused and every usual
So productive!
by LalahBabey on 2020/05/01 21:38
Try: Four, 30 minute cycles studying with 5 minutes break in between. Then after that take a 15 minute long break. It really helps if you need to study for long hours. Good luck!
Just great!!
by Burgoise on 2020/05/01 04:54
Easy to use, responsive and very helpful.
Usability First
by DrBravohead on 2020/04/29 19:27
My favorite pomodoro app. Simple and practical. There are a lot of clever pomodoro apps, like forest and flora (to name two popular ones), but I always end up back at this app for its sheer usability. It let’s me get straight to work.
Great for working from home
by Lasesana on 2020/04/28 12:00
Works great with the pomodoro method for time management, especially if you work from home
I love it 😍
by ceci.lia 🌻 on 2020/04/28 02:10
This is a great app. I myself like to procrastinate and this app really helps me stay on task
Great app
by Vonnie M on 2020/04/22 21:57
No fuss no muss app! Love how it works and is keeping me focused and on task!
Hi
by kayk🐌 on 2020/04/22 17:42
It keeps me on track and I love it
Great!
by VeronicaLozedes on 2020/04/21 22:04
I strongly recommend you to use BeFocused on homework or any other assignments!
Pretty great!
by Fredokpppppp on 2020/04/20 15:27
Helps divide the poms into specific tasks and projects. Downside for the free version is you have to keep your app actively open so it will alert you; otherwise, you will miss it!
Useful however...
by jcn98615 on 2020/04/14 21:30
I wish the app was more customizable and colorful: being able to specify colors for tasks or being able to even edit the names of my tasks.
Great timing
by Tiajuanadventours on 2020/04/13 17:17
Love the app keeps me on track all day! Specially during this quarantine where you can barely stay focused. Thanks
Useful
by louiehd6 on 2020/04/13 02:17
No complaints at all very pleased
Love how this app helps keep me focused
by Wildcatsfan67 on 2020/04/12 10:40
This app has been a huge help in minimizing distractions and helping keep me focused. Using the pomodoro technique has been a game changer!
Love
by taliasaige on 2020/04/10 19:01
Seriously the best method for focus. Thank you.
The break doesn’t start on its own
by Byram96 on 2020/04/05 16:37
Break doesn’t start automatically when focus time is finished, its so stupid....
HIGLY RECOMMENDED
by Paaume on 2020/04/04 02:15
Since I have started to use this application, I have being able to focus more on my work. This has greatly increase my productivity! ✨✨
Great for improving focus
by RR, SLP on 2020/04/01 23:56
If you’re finding it difficult to attend to a particular task, studying, for example, the ability to break up large tasks into chunks of studying interspersed with chunks of downtime has been shown to be effective. This app helps you do it. Excellent.
Sounds stop playing!! Doesn’t work
by icepreyas on 2020/04/01 13:30
App doesn’t works. None of the sounds play between intervals and between sessions. Ticks just stop. Something wrong with reviews here or my phone.
Great for procrastinators
by lovelae on 2020/04/01 00:50
I get easily distracted or procrastinate specifically when it comes to studying, so this app is perfect for keeping me on task. The stats are a nice feature as well- there’s a sense of accomplishment when you notice that you’ve studied or worked on a task for a good amount of time!
Great app!
by ellesmc03 on 2020/03/31 16:01
Easy to use! Helps me to stay focused!
Very nice
by MohammadHossein1996 on 2020/03/31 14:46
I like this application for staying in focusing more. Thanks developer 🌺
класс!
by embeliysir on 2020/03/31 01:46
мне все нравится! простой интерфейс, со своей задачей справляется
Awesome app
by Rinnocent2020 on 2020/03/28 14:03
Awesome App! Has changed the paradigm of my routine.
Not sure
by aaron9965357 on 2020/03/24 18:39
No sound after the time is up, only a buzzer. Can’t change this irrespective of the settings I change. The rest of the app looks ok but I can’t use it because of the lack of sound
Works well for free
by JimLots on 2020/03/24 17:22
Free version works well. Alarm is a little jolting when you are focused on something but it’s keeping me accountable as I learn how to focus and work from home.
Love!
by Tripalyn on 2020/03/24 15:55
I use this for discipline when I need to get things DONE. Thanks for this awesome resource.
Pretty good
by bada_alex on 2020/03/21 01:59
I used to use brain focus that was a little more basic but this like organizes it way more. So it was hard to understand it at first but I think I got it.
Good
by Ameer Kittaneh on 2020/03/20 08:57
I like this app, it’s totally helping me to focus on my study. My only comment is to allow the timer to appear at lock screen like original apple timer. Thanks
Simple, helpful and easy to use.
by Teee D on 2020/03/19 21:12
Preset with exactly what you need for regular breaks to keep you healthy if you sit a lot. I recommended it to my coworkers and they are using it.
Great app!!
by Burtic on 2020/03/19 16:41
Makes me more productive and I can control it through my watch so I’m not constantly looking at my phone and being distracted.
Great
by ehhsush on 2020/03/18 23:00
Good app
Keeps your mind on the ball.
by Conradsk on 2020/03/18 21:42
Easy to use, self-explanatory, and effective.
Super helpful!
by Jas_Roques on 2020/03/17 15:41
I don’t feel as bogged down with a task knowing that the time is being monitored and I can take breaks before I burn out.
Work flow
by Dalton Studio on 2020/03/11 22:04
It’s been the thing I’ve needed to break my day into manageable chunks. The 25 minutes speed by with a reward. I’ve never been rewarded for working before. I’ve accomplished more in 1 week with this app than almost 1 month before. I like the “pause” option. It keeps me time accountable while allowing me to take important calls.
Try it!
by g13467 on 2020/03/11 02:19
Love this because when I see the time ticking it motivates me to keep on doing my schoolwork/task and I know that I’m close to my break time. It’s not overwhelming just a good reminder to stay focused and take short breaks.
The application!
by Maryam☘️ on 2020/03/08 18:56
التطبيق جدا مفيد ورائع، بسبب هذا التطبيق استطعت ان افهم واحفظ بوقت اقل دون ان أضيع وقتي في المذاكرة الأولية، وحصيلتي وقت زائد للمراجعة. The application very useful and wonderful! Because of the application I can save my time and study in a few minutes.
Chime Issue
by B Pace on 2020/03/03 17:56
Work completed and end break sounds do not chime when app is in background (Be Focused 1.7.6, iOS 13.3.1). Ruins the app for my purposes.
I like it
by Masharl34 on 2020/03/02 19:55
No comment
Good source of tool
by Musical12# on 2020/02/27 15:15
This is a really good app to use to help manage your time and efforts a day
Duong
by tungduonghgg123 on 2020/02/26 14:57
It’s good
Great reminder to take a break
by Chr1s71na on 2020/02/25 19:05
I love using this app. They say you learn better and can focus more if you break your work into short blocks of time. It’s also not good to sit for too long. This app helps remind me to take a break. I set it to do 20 minute blocks with five minute breaks after each block and a long 15 minute break after four blocks. I get up and move around during each break. It’s easy to loose track of time but this app fixes that issue. I also love that it tracks everything so I’m able to see how productive I’ve been at the end of the day.
Great
by Not Sean Curry on 2020/02/24 18:37
🤙🏻
Good app
by Laska5 on 2020/02/20 21:52
Although it is not always possible to follow the pre-programmed time slots
I don’t know what to say
by Alirezayzr on 2020/02/20 08:05
When i pause the timer and do not study.the app still counting and i can’t handle this problem
Best ever
by Anas Nardam on 2020/02/19 20:04
I tried so many apps to focus my study sections but only BeFocused which satisfies me ! I m looking for the pro version soon !
Be Focused
by LayBW on 2020/02/19 18:43
Simple and easy to use. Great for tracking your progress.
So far so good
by Ftbern on 2020/02/16 17:34
Well done. In the free version i am allowed to change the study and break intervals. User friendly, thank you.
BeFocused is My Mobile’s Pomodoro
by M.Alejandra Brons on 2020/02/15 15:01
BeFocused does the 25/5 efficiently. It is a pomodoro timer, perfect for limiting my focus time to 25min and my pause for 5min. I like the option of setting different times for focus.
Efficiency
by CelBldr on 2020/02/12 18:48
Helps me focus and be present on work, and take a 5 minute break to relax and unwind before the next stretch.
Productivity Increased
by Albert2Transform on 2020/02/09 18:45
I’m this is one of the best apps ever created! Being able to use the Pomodoro Technique using 25 minutes intervals and taking a 5 minute break in between tasks has allowed me to become more focused as I do my tasks and I’ve noticed an increased on my productivity, I’m even retaining more information and feel more alert. If you’re all about Optimal Performance, then this app is for you. #BeyourBestSelf
love it !
by Tatertot Reviews on 2020/02/09 17:11
I use this app so much. it helps me finish homework, cleaning, and any other dreaded tasks. i love it also, being an artist, i can see how much time i spent on a single piece by looking at my weekly stats and specific tasks. i do wish i could change the color palette, but that is very minor! thank u for this app!
Great reminder to take a break
by Chr1s71na on 2020/02/25 19:05
I love using this app. They say you learn better and can focus more if you break your work into short blocks of time. It’s also not good to sit for too long. This app helps remind me to take a break. I set it to do 20 minute blocks with five minute breaks after each block and a long 15 minute break after four blocks. I get up and move around during each break. It’s easy to loose track of time but this app fixes that issue. I also love that it tracks everything so I’m able to see how productive I’ve been at the end of the day.
Useful and simple
by WildElizaThornberry on 2017/03/09 03:29
After downloading a few pomodoro apps, I liked this one the best due to it's simplicity, and that it has the features I wanted. It includes an alarm, easy to categorize your "focus" times, and make any adjustments if needed. A lot of other apps were very complex. I wanted something I could learn in the matter of seconds. If your main focus is to spend more deliberate times, why spend too much time learning an app? I am able to categorize my work, study, and free time. I'd recommend to the developers to create a feature where you can enter your own manual time, more of a time management tool. That would make a good addition, making the app a more robust. Even for $1.99, I'd buy it. Especially since I would want to enter my time I'm wasting. I could compare how much I'm spending on productive time vs wasteful times.
A Few Things
by cGardios on 2018/01/26 20:38
Seeing as how this app hasn’t been updated in over a year, I doubt anything will be done about this. It tracks time and tasks well, I like the categorization of tasks feature. My issues lie with the Watch app being hit or miss as to whether you can begin tracking from the app. Sometimes it works, I can literally see the clock ticking away. Then I check it a few minutes later and it has reset as if it was never started in the first place, and no progress is logged for the task even if the allotted time has passed. Which brings me to my second issue... notifications. The app is again unreliable in chiming when time is up. It does this on both the phone and the watch. It makes it difficult to take breaks when time is up, or to know when a break is over and it’s time to begin working again.
Buggy - options don't work properly
by AmyB8484 on 2018/11/21 03:45
If you just want to use this as a basic 25/15 timer with no extra features, this app will work fine. But the feature that lets you give the items on your task list custom times doesn't work. You can set it to whatever time, but as soon as you hit start, it's going to go for 25 regardless of what you set it to. Also, there's a blank task item you can't get rid of that's just kinda there for no reason. You can't even edit it to use it for one of your tasks. You can edit the time but not the name. The basic timer works, but there are plenty of other pomodoro apps that are just a timer. The point of choosing this one was that it supposedly had some extra features, but they don't work.
Good introduction to the Pomodoro technique
by juliajohngirl on 2019/01/22 03:10
I like this app for the way it has introduced me to this technique and for helping me realize how important it is to take breaks. I also like that both the on-task time and the break time can be varied. I’ve tried a few different intervals to see which blanks work best for me. I guess the only thing I don’t like is that it seems as though the longer I use the free version the more frequently the “buy premium version” ad pops up and interrupts my use of the app. That’s the main reason for four stars instead of five. I can handle of the banner ads but I don’t like it when I am interrupted while trying to use this tool.
Love It
by Big fan of Be Focused on 2017/04/18 22:07
This app combines the effective "pomodoro technique" with helpful customization on an easy-to-use platform. Users can choose the standard 25-minutes-of-work and 5-minutes-of-rest approach, or personalize the sessions and break times to fit their personal needs and goals. A wonderful bonus is the range of alerts available. I have come to rely on the sounds of the "victory" chime telling me I have finished a session and the "train whistle" signaling the end of a break. Frankly, I don't know if I would have finished my current writing project without Be Focused. All in all, this is a great app!
One of my fav apps & most used
by Baby Sherpa on 2018/01/29 13:37
Love the simplicity of it. The ability to set multiple tasks that are saved and then go into the 25 min timer is awesome. I wish like my phone alarm I could choose to still have the completion of time make a noise/vibrate when done even when my phone is clicked to vibrate mode on the side. Also wish I could change the ticking sound to other sound options that are not as loud without changing my entire phone volume at times but hey this app is awesome and one of my favs to use, thank you for making it!!
Love it after one day of use
by SarahMicheleF on 2019/03/14 13:12
So far this app is doing everything I want it to and more. I wanted a timer to help with focus and got that plus a clean representation of where I'm spending my time. Apple watch integration is great too. UPDATE After a couple of days of use, the app started"losing" timers... I ran it for an entire morning (three or four cycles of work) and then it was just... gone. Timers that I started on my watch didn't show on the app on my phone... and so on. I've gone back to using a regular multi-timer app for my pomodoro needs.
Love as is, w/ suggestions to bump to 5 star
by periodbrainblows on 2019/10/30 16:22
Love this app, it’s super useful just a few tweaks would turn it to a five star app. 1. Ability to have multiple tasks with different interval times. Currently I have to go to settings to switch the time for different types of tasks. 2. Ability to create a recurring task or to duplicate a previous task would work as well. None of the current pro features are enticing enough to go pro BUT the above features would totally be worth the money. Having said that, I think this app is so incredibly helpful as is and worth using without having to pay for pro.
Strongly recommend, of all Pomodoro apps
by Ruthiequebueno on 2018/12/13 14:02
I tried about 6 different Pomodoro apps, even paying for a few, and this is by far the best for me! SO user friendly, allows you to do a lot of the stuff you have to pay for with other apps (e.g. create different projects and then the ap keeps track of how many 25 min segments you have spent on each project, charts showing you how you’re using your time). This is a really great app and I may upgrade to pro just to support you all even though the free version is so good. Thanks!
For self-interrupters
by SaudiScrapper on 2020/09/02 17:15
I find it hard to focus and am constantly jumping from one task to another. This simple timer helps me stick to one thing for a pre-determined time. I make a list of all those other things that pop into my head and tend to them later. When I use it for work, I know how many 25 min intervals make a good workday and then I can use that as a goal to have high focus days. It also reinforces brief and longer breaks. I have used it for years and gladly gave my $0.99 for this useful app.
Incredibly Helpful
by kp2bee on 2019/01/11 12:40
This app has helped me fight mental fatigue through 12 hour study days and I could not be more thankful! My productivity has skyrocketed! One suggestion: While the tracker for number of work intervals completed resets daily, the short break vs. long break setting does not. (Ex: After my second work session this morning, I was told to take a long break.) If you could make the “long break after” setting reset with each day as well, it would be greatly appreciated!
Simple, but has a bug...
by D. Nikolaeva on 2019/03/04 02:33
I like that this app is easy to use and tracks how many blocks of work you've done. I also love the sounds it features. However, I'm not receiving sound notifications when the time is up. I am getting a banner, but it would be very helpful if I could also receive a sound notification. I did check that my phone would allow sound notifications from the app, and made sure that my phone wasn't on silent. The app did send me a notification the first time, but not after that Otherwise, great app!
Does its job
by kangaowl on 2018/10/03 14:20
It’s amazing that the use of a simple timer can keep me focused. On the days when I use this app, I get more done than I thought possible. When I tell myself that I don’t need the app - well, my productivity falls apart. I gave it four stars because I can’t figure out how to delete tasks from the task list when they are done. I also wish there was a feature where the user could estimate the number of “pomadoros” that a task would take and then compare that to the actual number. It would be helpful in calibrating and estimating time for future tasks.
Great concept, but needs some minor changes
by Brittanyirwin96 on 2018/04/06 15:06
I’m an engineer, so I like to collect data about myself, whether its my health data or even what I did that day with Life Cycle. Data is knowledge, and knowledge is power, so I’d like for this app to communicate with my Life Cycle app somehow so that I may look back on how long I worked on a project or studied. I think one way to do this would be either through the Health App or the Workouts App’s communication to Life Cycle. Studying is technically a mental workout, so I’d like to see that data shared with Workouts with the workout name being the subject of that task in BeFocused.
Simply effective
by Cantare means To Sing on 2016/12/24 17:29
When my boyfriend suggested I install this app to get my many tasks completed for building my business, I went along with it. Now I'm addicted because my brain loves to be told to focus for short periods of time. It keeps me on task in such a simple yet effective way. If I didn't have the timer set to one specific task, I would spend hours or all day on one item. That so easily leads to me being overwhelmed and burning out. So, thanks for the simple app and thanks, CB, for the suggestion <3
Work From Home Help
by Robrovers review on 2018/10/08 18:30
I work from home and the BeFocused app really helps me get my work done without getting distracted and without taking more time than is necessary for a particular task. I love that the app is customizable. I set different intervals based on my schedule for the day the chronometer for certain tasks, like grading papers, that are easy to spend too much time on. Bonus the frequent breaks keep me from sitting too long and I get a few chores done between work sessions.
Two problems
by Dearheart22 on 2018/11/26 19:21
I’ve been trying to find an effective pomodoro app that connects to my watch to keep me on task. After giving this one a shot for a day I already had two major issues. The first issue I have is the inconsistency with which my watch tells me my time is up. Sometimes it buzzes to let me know and sometimes it doesn’t. My second major issue is the discrepancy between my phone and my watch. It’s like they’re on two separate timers. I’ll pause it on my watch but it keeps going on my phone which leads to my phone telling me I’m due for a break when really I’m not. I guess I’ll keep looking for an app that meets my needs.
My Go-To Pomodoro Timer
by ImmortalAl on 2017/03/08 02:50
It does what I need I to do in typical Pomodoro method. I enjoy using it on my iPad because I like to dedicate the iPad to the time while I work on the computer. I like the buzzer that I always hear because it gets your attention. What I am disappointed in is its lack of ability to disregard tasks and target Pomodoros and just keep it running until I stop it and not care about keeping track of the Pomodoros I did. All things considered, a great, simple, Pomodoro timer that is designed efficiently and provides advanced Pomodoro functions.
Best used for Focused Effort
by Foopscoop on 2018/03/14 21:38
I use this to track my study time. 25m on, 5m breaks. I THINK I’m doing more than I actually am. Also use this to focus on giving undivided attention to work tasks. It’s not looking at a long list of to do’s and thinking how long will this take, it’s the opposite effect. How many thugs can I do well in a focused session? The tracking is a big eye opener. That’s where you see how much time has gone by and how much or little you have accomplished.
Helpful and nice
by ywiamnog on 2018/07/20 05:47
I love this app and it helps me control my life so much better. My productivity increases and I feel more motivated to just keep working instead of checking social media because I feel guilty if I have to pause the timer. This is motivation I haven’t had with just my phone timer. One thing I would like added is if you could customize the amount of time for an interval in each separate task. For example, one task might have one hour intervals while another task may have half hour intervals.
App works well, only minor issues so far
by najo--- on 2017/10/30 18:31
So far I love the app. Probably one of the better (free) Pomodoro style timers available. There are a few things keeping it from being perfect. For starters, it seems to reset back to 25 minutes every so often which interrupts my workflow. It doesn't tell you when this happens so often I'll check my timer and I'll realize it's at 25 minutes when I should be starting a break soon. This is mildly annoying as it only happens every once in a while and brings it down about half a star in terms of rating. The other issue is that the task list is somewhat unintuitive with the swipe style controls. It'd be great if these options, such as done and delete, were simple buttons outside of the swipe control. Again, this is a minor issue and really only worth half a star in my mind. Keep up the good work!
The Unusual yet Traditional method to Study
by Batblues on 2019/10/04 12:28
Pomodoro method was something I heard on social medial by a motivational speaker, 5 years ago I learned about it and thought to myself to try it, this app makes easier for me to use efficiently, I have used throughout high school and still using it in college, this app is actually very effective, you should give it a shout, you may actually benefit from it like I did. Best of luck to every hardworking student & every developer of this app
I recommend this app 100%
by Sweetneyy on 2019/12/20 16:31
I think that this app is awesome because first of all, you don't need to pay in order to do something in it. You only need to pay if you want to have extra little gadgets but you don't need to. It helps me stay focused all the time and I get my homework done faster and in a more efficient way without getting burn outs. It super easy to customize the time for your break and work time!
High quality app!
by Kayenime on 2019/07/11 04:01
I’ve used plenty of time management apps and this one is the best one I’ve used so far. Other apps tend to limit it’s use if you didn’t buy the premium but this app works wonders even without buying premium, which is plus for a frugal student like me haha. I love how it shows stats of how many 25 minute intervals I’ve done for certain tasks. 10/10 would recommend to everyone who wants to be focused!
Sound Doesn’t Work Well
by Nicole Bravo on 2019/09/23 21:31
I love the app overall, but if my iPhone is on silent, the end work/end break notifications don’t sound—even if the in-app volume is up. This makes it hard to use the app at all; I work in an office and don’t want all my phone notifications going off while I work, causing not only myself but my coworkers to get distracted. I wouldn’t mind the occasional short timer going off, but it’s all or nothing. I am disappointed because I love the premise of this app but it’s just not practical with the sound issues.
I like it
by Fctudejnicexqvt4719 on 2020/05/06 16:47
I really like this app! It’s useful, and is easy to use. I had an issue with something, so I emailed customer service. They responded right away, and were really nice about it. The only thing that I don’t like is the fact that you have to pay for some features, but I suppose that the company needs some way to get money, right? Anyways, this is a good app, I definitely would recommend!
Great design and options, but notifications sounds do not work
by Amadi24 on 2020/08/12 19:07
This app has great design. The tasks features and custom options are useful. However a key component of a timing app such as this is to alert you when your work time and break times are finished and it fails to do that. The notification will pop-up sometimes, but the sound never comes on. I’ve tested this at various time intervals and made sure the volume was at max and it doesn’t work. The sound alert is central to apps like this and it’s unreliable. The Mac app doesn’t seem to have this problem.
Work from home? This app is a Godsend.
by Work From Home Ryan on 2019/03/05 16:00
This app has helped finally find a flow that works for my work projects. I work from home, primarily, and this has helped me stay focused. I do a 25-minute work session with a 5-minute “reset” break. When I started couple this app with another free project management app called “Trello” my work day not only got more productive but became infinitely more organized. Thank you for this product!!!!!!!! -Ryan
Work from home life saver
by Carranocd on 2017/08/25 16:25
This has been super simple but the best tool for me to stay focused and set goals and benchmarks through my day. Love it. Use it every day. My only issue is the timer doesn't always sound at the end of the interval so I have to look at my phone to reset which is what I'm trying to avoid. I keep my phone on not disturb and silent while I'm working. Guess you can't have it both ways.
Great Study Hack
by anjyli on 2017/01/31 19:33
I tend to struggle with focusing and end up distracting myself, but my friend introduced me to this app and it's helped me. Generally 99% of the time, seeing how many tomatoes I can get is a good boost to me feeling productive, thus helping me continue to study. The one thing is it takes a while to get a "long break" which is set back. But, still am somewhat new to the app and maybe in the settings you can change the breaks.
Love this technique
by Gingerlee I on 2020/02/02 22:19
It really does something to your approach to studying when you know you only have to work really really hard for short intervals and taking a short break. It makes you want to be more productive in that short time and it makes you appreciate the value of a break without allowing you to become distracted and break too long. I love having the ticker on.
Best Pomodoro App perfect for Virgos
by Ceraun on 2018/07/20 21:01
I’ve used many pomodoro apps and I thought they were all the same until i used this one. The ability to label tasks and create graphs based on type or subject is everything. I’m def gonna splurge in the future to be able to download the .csv in order to do in depth data analysis in my work schedule. This app has precision and clarity that most other apps don’t!
Problem on Apple Watch
by anonymous49803 on 2019/04/14 19:07
Really nice app except for one significant flaw: end-of-timer notification on my Apple Watch is unreliable. I want to say that the vibration alert (what Apple calls haptics) starts working as expected after the 3rd or 4th interval, or pomodoro, but I haven’t spent enough time verifying this is consistently true. All I know is that the several days I’ve tried this app the timer expires without an alert on my watch, at least for the first handle of intervals, which defeats the point of using a timer. Will definitely give 5 stars if this issue is resolved.
Focus!
by RueRue8381 on 2017/09/11 13:00
I downloaded this app after a good friend mentioned she uses it. I enjoy it because it keeps me from being too scattered during my work day. Since I started using it I noticed how easily I am distracted while trying to complete a task. This now helps me stay on task, prioritize & actually be more productive while make less errors as it keeps me focused on one thing at a time.
Yes!!!!!
by Clarissa_Rose on 2019/08/25 16:52
I am sooo happy that I finally found an app where you can change the study and break time durations without having to upgrade!! I like the app’s interface design and I like that you can choose whether you want to hear the ticking for each second/minute or not. Overall I’m really grateful for this app and I definitely recommend!
Be focused
by Hanan Hamid on 2018/12/01 12:04
This app can really increase the efficiency of your study if used properly, for example if your target is to study for 6 hrs daily don’t do it in one chunk, instead divide it to 30 minute chunks and take 5 minutes break after each session. This way instead of 6hrs you would have studied 5 and half hours but with 80% extra efficiency.
It Works!
by RobynVA on 2019/07/16 14:50
Aside from fairly relentless nagging to upgrade to the paid version, I have no complaints about this app. The interface is clean and simple, and the free version is adjustable enough to suit my needs. It definitely keeps me more focused and has boosted my productivity. My practice is to upgrade apps that work for me anyway, because I believe developers deserve to be paid, so less nagging while I'm deciding would be appreciated.
Good structure but annoying persistent ads
by roamingmatt on 2018/02/28 05:30
I really like this app. It helps structure time and break down tasks and goals. Unfortunately, I’ll probably have to delete it as video ads have begun to pop up very frequently (9 times in one minute). I understand ads in free content but this is excessive. Additionally, full screen video ads that pop up during the work times is counter productive. Please fix this as this is the best pomodoro app I have found but The ads are too disruptive.
Love the app, wish it would get one new feature...
by Cowabunga Steve on 2019/11/06 14:30
I use this app on my Mac quite a bit and just installed it on my iPad. I find the Pomodoro method to be effective for me (if I remember to use it, ha!) so this app has been hugely beneficial for me. I wish the app would get updated so that I can use the flyover mode in iPad os so I can easily swipe and see the progress on my timer. My two cents!
Work flow
by Dalton Studio on 2020/03/11 22:04
It’s been the thing I’ve needed to break my day into manageable chunks. The 25 minutes speed by with a reward. I’ve never been rewarded for working before. I’ve accomplished more in 1 week with this app than almost 1 month before. I like the “pause” option. It keeps me time accountable while allowing me to take important calls.
Good app for stydying
by Bird641 on 2019/02/28 23:26
I use this app to study and clean up. It works great and is almost completely free. The only thing to purchase is the pro version which it only asks you if you want to buy every once in a while. There are no ads, and you can choose how loud the alarm is. I also like how you can choose how long to work for. All in all a great app.
Excellent self-discipline / accountability tool!
by EmryYew on 2017/02/13 23:05
I'm in law school, so I have a lot of assignments and many of them are long. It can be hard to stay focused or to become discouraged at having been at a task for what feels like forever and only 20 pages in. This app provides perspective and short breaks to get my second wind. I find it very useful and the format is intuitive.
time management
by thsnko on 2020/05/11 17:34
This app has helped with time management so much especially through this quarantine. I have been packed on with work including essays and test and I can never seem to get off my phone this is a amazing app really helps me from snacking all day and be on my phone. Thank you so much for making this app available!
Different chart options
by Lynsiga on 2020/06/06 00:44
This app is great. It keeps me focused and tracks my study sessions. The only thing I would change is the chart settings. I wish there was an option to view time in chart form. This is because depending on the day I switch the interval time from 25 min to 50 mins and in those days the chart makes it look like I did less than the day before.
This app made finals soo much more productive
by Prayerworks22 on 2017/05/10 21:39
I love this app! It's simple, easy to use, and very effective. You can program how long you want to study, how long you want your short breaks to be, and how long you want your long breaks to be. It's very great and still runs when you lock your phone, which helps with battery life! I recommend this app!
Thank you.
by DisturbedRules on 2018/03/17 20:54
I use the free version and have a wireless headset on while I work so I can pace with the ticking off of seconds. My mind follows that rhythm and that helps me focus so easily. I have ADHD and have used Vyvanse successfully since 2010. BeFocused was recommended in an ADHD blog and this app improves my focus thus productivity whether or not I take Vyvanse when I am studying. Easy to use.
Critical error wrecks an perfect build
by PatNorton on 2019/05/10 09:11
This app has the potential to really help me minimize becoming burnt out from not taking breaks. The first day I used it the was excellent, but when I went to the library Monday after class it all went back to the way it was. I started up my new study partner, but when I picked up my phone to see that if been there for almost an hour. Where were my helpful *dings*!? Who knows. Could be that I listen to music, or that my phone was on silent. Could be that My phone is programmed for do not disturb mode M-F 9:30-6:30 to prevent distractions...
Let me delete intervals! And select each individual day to see more stats would be nice.
by pinaymlc on 2018/03/14 00:36
Update: Used again and nice while it worked. Completely stopped alerting me at ends of time intervals. No sound, no alert. Tried restarting my phone, the app, redownloaded, nothing helped. Pretty useless if I have to keep looking at the phone to check if I’m actually in a break mode or if I missed one completely. ———— I fell asleep studying while using this and woke up with false stats-- multiple rounds of studying that I didn't really do! I love tracking my time and it just bugs me that I have hours of "studying" that shouldn't be logged. Also, i hope this comes out with a way to view stats daily-- not just by the week. Otherwise, I love this app and it keeps me on track while I'm studying I grad school. The layout is very aesthetically pleasing and the alarm options are just adorable!
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