9 Important Apps to Keep You Focused

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After posting about iPad apps that can help teachers get things done, here is another list of some equally important apps to enhance your productivity. These are all applications to help you manage your time and keep you focused. Some of them use the popular Pomodoro technique and others combine both time and task management features. Check them out and see which ones work the best for you.

9 Important Apps to Keep You Focused.
1- Workflow Timer
‘Bring structure to your workflow by utilising time blocking technique.Time blocking is an effective strategy for using time wisely and achieving greater results. Blocking out time for specific activities allows you to focus on one task at a time, limit distractions and procrastination.’

2- Flat Tomato
‘Flat Tomato is an application for time management, to help people improving productivity by keeping away from distraction and tracking the time spends on each activities.’

3- Be Focused
‘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.’

4- 30/30 (no longer working)
‘Simple. Attractive. Useful. 30/30 helps you get stuff done! You set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them. When you start the timer, it will tell you when to move on to the next task.’

5- Forest - Stay focused
‘If you want to temporarily put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in real life, you can plant a seed in Forest. As time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, your tree will wither. The sense of achievement and responsibility will encourage you to stay away from your phone, and will help you make better use of your time. Stop getting distracted by your phone, make you self-motivated and get more things done.’

6- FocusList 
‘FocusList is your one app to plan the day and be more productive using 25 minutes intervals, timeboxing and retrospective.’

7- Helios
‘We aim to simplify time tracking process by organizing important tasks in one place and focus your attention on the work. Create tasks, organize them by projects, set hourly rate to calculate your revenue, export your statistics via email in .csv. Set periodical sound signal and notifications as a reminder of what you're working on. Analyze statistics for completed tasks in Archive to improve your productivity.’

8- Clockit: The Pomodoro Timer
‘Clockit is an incredibly simple to use Pomodoro timer that helps you manage your time and get things done. Just enter how much time you need to spend on something, press start, and Clockit will notify you when to break, when to resume task, and when you’re done with that task. Repeat with all your tasks and see yourself getting more and more done. Don't want to estimate completion time? Switch to classic pomodoro mode to do things the traditional way’

9- Hours Time Tracking
‘With a visual timeline, smart reminders, detailed reporting, and an interface crafted by and Apple Design Award winning team, Hours turns a tedious process into — dare we say — an enjoyable one.’