Recently I’ve spent more and more time working on iOS devices, due to the increasingly powerful features that iOS offers. However, that’s not always the case when I need to work on college assignments or when I’m learning how to code. That’s where my Mac comes to the rescue.
When working on my Mac, I tend to try and keep my social media apps and web browser closed. Focus is very important, which is why I keep as few apps open as possible to reduce distractions.
If you’d like to focus when working on your Mac, here are a few apps that are sure to help.
I’ve talked about Hocus Focus previously on The App Factor, and I still use it to this day. This app serves one purpose — to hide inactive apps so you can focus on the current one you’re in. It automatically hides apps you don’t use after certain amount of time. There’s also a Profile feature that lets you configure which apps can be whitelisted from hiding.
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This app is the first Mac app from Marco Arment, the creator of Overcast, Instapaper and more. Quitter is similar to Hocus Focus in that it’ll hide apps, but it can also quit apps that you haven’t used for a set amount of time, hence the name. There are no complicated settings in this app. You just need to add apps, and then set it to hide or quit within a given time frame. It’s free and you can grab it on Marco’s blog(link below).
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Instead of hiding and quitting apps, Focus takes a different approach. It’ll reduce distractions while running in the menu bar by blocking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and others. The app blocks websites on all browsers installed, and displays motivational quotes to inspire you. You can also add your own quotes from Focus’ settings.
What are your tips to stay focused when working on Mac?
I’ve enjoyed these 3 apps to reduce distractions and stay focused while working on my Mac. If you use other apps, I’d love to hear which ones! Let me know in the comments below.