Google Focus Mode disables your most distracting apps so you can concentrate, it’s scheduled to arrive on Android P & Q devices this fall. If you don’t want to wait to live your most productive life there are apps that you can download today that will help you to focus on the task at hand. Here are a list of Google Focus alternatives:
An app like FocusMe provides better control over internet activities and website access. It can also be used to do better scheduling, create black and whitelists for internet activities and do effective time tracking.
Scheduler let’s you plan your focus time in advance and it has a Pomodoro timer built in and you can create focus plan where you can create multiple blocking plans/profiles. Set up your morning routine, your working routine or allow yourself to use specific applications during breaks.
The Android App is free, so you can have Focus mode on your phone today! Visit FocusMe’s website here.
Freedom is an inexpensive app that allows users to block pretty much anything on the Internet. Users can identify specific websites, services, even mail servers to blacklist, preventing access for a predetermined period of time. There’s no limit to the number of devices (including Mac, Windows and iOS) you can connect to Freedom, so you’ll be distraction free regardless of where you are or what you’re doing.
Using Freedom is super simple. Users add websites to their blacklist and set a duration of time. Only when the time is up will you be able to hop back on to those addictive behaviors.
Try it free for 7 days, yearly it will cost you $29.99 or $6.99 monthly.
Visit Freedom’s website here.
I’ve actually tried a bunch of these apps, you can totally find work arounds StayFocusd in a Chrome extension that blocks sites once you’ve reached a certain amount of time. The problem with this app is that you can just open another browser to feed your addition.
We’re a big fan of productivity Apps, having working blocks of time allowed me to focus intensely on my tasks without overdoing any particular work session. Taking breaks, be it for a bathroom visit or just to mentally reset for a few minutes between work sessions did wonders for my relative enthusiasm levels.
Google Focus will be free, but for now we suggest you download FocusMe onto your Android phone and get a sense of what a world will less distractions is like.