Digital Tools to Help You Focus on Work and Study

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In a digitally focused world where we are constantly bombarded with all kinds of distractions, focus becomes a rare currency.  In fact, the loss of sustained focus is not due merely to digital distractions but also to the inner nature of the web technologies we are dealing with on a daily basis. For instance, social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, to mention a few, are designed to host and share content that is consumed in very short chunks of time. Brevity becomes the name of the game. These new digital habits have severely undermined the kind of focus needed for engaging in deep analytical activities. In today's post we are sharing with you two important tools that you can use to build your focus back and enhance your productivity. Both of these tools draw on the popular Pomodoro technique.

1- BlockSite

"You can now remove all distracting and harmful websites from your life by blocking them while you need to stay in the zone and be productive. You can even set yourself a focus timer and make sure you keep on track throughout the day while at work or school...The focus mode timer feature enables you to control your schedule via the Pomodoro technique timer. Break down your tasks into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes followed by a short break. With ‘Focus Mode’ you can set times when to disable websites and when to browse freely - no willpower necessary."

2- Focus To-Do

"Focus To-Do combines Pomodoro Timer with Task Management, it is a science-based app that will motivate you to stay focused and get things done. It brings Pomodoro Technique and To Do List into one place, you can capture and organize tasks into your todo lists, start focus timer and focus on work & study, set reminders for important tasks and errands, check the time spent at work."