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Flipd Focus & Study Timer

Flipd Focus & Study Timer

Flipd Inc.

Track productivity goals, connect with friends & communities, and achieve more!

3.7 Ratings 8K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads

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3.7
8.0K+ Ratings
  1. 5
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  • Mar 3, 2021

    By Ifeanyi Solomon
    Great app...but it's really expensive. I loved the app because I get up to 8hrs for free, but now I can't go beyond 40mins. I don't mind 4hrs for free, but 40mins is a start for me.
  • My icons! Dec 3, 2018

    By Mollmoll007
    So yesterday I used for first time and loved the FULL LOCKDOWN. I was able to use text, email and phone but nothing else, well camera and standard apps I basically rarely use. I was surprised to find there was no way to disable this at least that I know of. Ok so here is why I gave it only a 3. I have the majority of my icons in a separate folder because I DONT like my screen cluttered with icons! So when my phone went OFF full lockdown ALL OF MY ICONS WERE ALL OVER MY SCREEN!!!!! If you are going to block them PLEASE PIT THEM BACK! Ok so it’s a free app does that give me the right to complain???? I would never pay $7.99 a month though or is it $5.99? I forgot but either one is way too much! Ok so last thing is that you can set an alarm, an alarm that is basically worthless because it is such a faint little “ting” that if you don’t have your phone right next to you it is worthless..... plus I haven’t seen a repeat feature for the alarm so when you miss that tinny ting you can set it to ting again and again till you turn it off. Other then those complaints I really liked it and will use it again. I set the 4 hour mode lockdown and when I need google I wasn’t able to access it but that’s good in one sense I guess... I got a it done!
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Andrea Ævars.
    After reading the reviews I was so happy to have finally found an app that would take away my control of my phone and make me really be able to fight my phone addiction. But sadly its not hard to override the app and keep scrolling.
    more
  • Ok it’s good-some suggestions Nov 14, 2018

    By sayen princess
    This is just something I wanted to say, you can ignore this part. So I installed the thing to keep my apps in order. Then I tested it. Guess what. It didn’t work. I followed every step and had PERFECT internet connection. Turns out I wasn’t supposed to restart my phone, so okay..... but otherwise best screen time app I’ve found. (Okay ignore that part) I have a few suggestions though: A medium lock. You have light lock and a full lockdown mode, so it would be nice have a medium lock. It would be, you choose apps to restrict for a certain amount of time, almost like the lockdown mode, or it’s like the lockdown mode, but you choose apps to keep. More apps to keep on lockdown mode. Not just any apps, but it would be nice to be able to keep some self help apps! That’s my main problem. Time tracker. I couldn’t think of a name for it, but it’s like you have say a hour to use a app every day before it disappears until the next day. Sorry for this being so long, but those are some suggestions I think would be cool. Thanks for helping with my screen addiction!!!
    more
  • If you want a strict disconnection, this is for you! Aug 19, 2018

    By acwillet
    Full disclosure: I have a phone addiction I wanted to control and a friend recommended Flipd. First few times even a half hour full block will drive you crazy but later you start to live like a 90s person who only used their phone for calls and texts -and whichever email you have associated to the default app on your phone. Other email apps won’t work- (which I’ve found is the only really useful things I do with my phone) so I have lost much less time since I installed flipd and I have learned how to disconnect from my phone a bit and just live life on the present (pretty philosophical, huh?) New version is pretty sleek looking and nice, and selection of time in the free version is reasonable. You also have the option for a light block if you are at a stage where your willpower is good and you need to check one of your downloadable apps, which is cool. Overall, I think it is one of the few productivity apps that do work! I love it.
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  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Johanna Muller
    I love this app, but it has now serious problems with counting the focus lock session time. I put 2 hours of study today, and it counted 44min. For me the reward of my hard work is to see my performance by the end of the day, so this is really frustrating. I already emailed the tech support and I am waiting for an answer asap.
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  • Too Many Locked Features Mar 31, 2020

    By lambayear
    When I first started using Flipd, I found it incredibly useful. However, I watched over time as they slowly hid more of their features under the premium subscription. At first, I was able to tolerate the changes. For example, the change from unlimited breaks with every Flipd session to only one break allowed without a premium subscription wasn’t too bad for me. I decided that it would be best to take less breaks anyway. However, today it was the last straw. I discovered that all sessions longer than 40 minutes have been locked under the premium subscription. While I used to be able to go a few hours to a whole day at a time, now I can’t even spend an hour in a Flipd session. The only way for me to extend the session would be to constantly start a new one every 40 minutes. This is very inefficient, especially since I use Flipd to help me stay focused on homework for long periods of time. I am finding it increasingly less useful than it was before without upgrading to premium. I am in high school and currently unable to get a premium subscription. All I ask is for the sessions longer than 40 minutes to be made available for everyone again, or at least the 1 hour and 4 hour sessions. Flipd has been so helpful for me in the past, and I’d hate to lose so much from such a great tool. If you can make these longer sessions available without premium, it would be immensely appreciated. Thanks so much!
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Emily Beckman
    I used to love this app. Now you have to pay for a premium account to do basically anything. I still use it because I haven't found a better alternative, but definitely disappointed at the changes.
  • Probably as good as full lock can get given iOS limitations Jul 24, 2019

    By Ashlee Y
    (I was looking for an app that could achieve a true lock down of non-essential apps. I only tried the 5 minute lock down on this app once, and haven’t used the app since.) As many others have said, full lock is an excellent idea but not great in execution. Others complained about the apps being out of order - that was fine for me. What I can’t live with is having my notification settings reset every time I get back from lock mode. I assume this is how the app works: they achieve lock mode by uninstalling and reinstalling all of your applications. The profile you install gives their servers access to control your phone remotely - which is why an internet connection is necessary. However, it seems that the scope of what they can control is limited - most likely due to iOS’s own limitations. The additional script you download seems to be a workaround to reorganize your apps as you had before, but it doesn’t restore your notification preferences on the apps that were un/reinstalled. Your apps give you the “allow notifications” pop-up next time you go into each of them. If you are OK with default notification settings, maybe this is a limitation you can live with. I customize the notifications for each app and I am not willing to readjust those every time I use lock down.
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  • Dec 3, 2020

    By Amanda Ong
    after the updates, the app got abit disappointing. used to be a great app, and i understood the benefits of becoming a premium member. but after the updates, small things like deciding the amount of time on my timer (or focus lock) was reduced to 40mins and below, making it very inefficient and ineffective in helping me to focus. also, some apps used to be available even in focus lock (e.g. calendar, spotify) but those were gone with the new updates too. sigh.
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  • Ok it’s good-some suggestions Nov 14, 2018

    By sayen princess
    This is just something I wanted to say, you can ignore this part. So I installed the thing to keep my apps in order. Then I tested it. Guess what. It didn’t work. I followed every step and had PERFECT internet connection. Turns out I wasn’t supposed to restart my phone, so okay..... but otherwise best screen time app I’ve found. (Okay ignore that part) I have a few suggestions though: A medium lock. You have light lock and a full lockdown mode, so it would be nice have a medium lock. It would be, you choose apps to restrict for a certain amount of time, almost like the lockdown mode, or it’s like the lockdown mode, but you choose apps to keep. More apps to keep on lockdown mode. Not just any apps, but it would be nice to be able to keep some self help apps! That’s my main problem. Time tracker. I couldn’t think of a name for it, but it’s like you have say a hour to use a app every day before it disappears until the next day. Sorry for this being so long, but those are some suggestions I think would be cool. Thanks for helping with my screen addiction!!!
    more
  • If you want a strict disconnection, this is for you! Aug 19, 2018

    By acwillet
    Full disclosure: I have a phone addiction I wanted to control and a friend recommended Flipd. First few times even a half hour full block will drive you crazy but later you start to live like a 90s person who only used their phone for calls and texts -and whichever email you have associated to the default app on your phone. Other email apps won’t work- (which I’ve found is the only really useful things I do with my phone) so I have lost much less time since I installed flipd and I have learned how to disconnect from my phone a bit and just live life on the present (pretty philosophical, huh?) New version is pretty sleek looking and nice, and selection of time in the free version is reasonable. You also have the option for a light block if you are at a stage where your willpower is good and you need to check one of your downloadable apps, which is cool. Overall, I think it is one of the few productivity apps that do work! I love it.
    more
  • Glad I found it. Awesome free version. Nov 22, 2018

    By Andriy Ivakhov
    It’s probably my first review on the app ever. With the procrastinating soul, and plenty of time limitations installed already, i usually caught up myself “trying not to procrastinate”. Long time ago all social media was deleted from my phone but it didn’t really turned me into the productivity monster, I would find some hacks like reading telegram channels(READING can’t be procrastinating, right?!), constantly checking email/credit karma/headspace app. So far I tried: forest, focus at will, screen time internal, cold turkey on Mac, and maybe another thousand of apps like this. Most of them can be easily hijacked, probably in the lockout mode if you delete the previously installed profile you’ll get your life full of distractions back, but at least it’s harder than 6 digits of my passcode and just loosing another tree in forest. You guys did a really great job with groups, challenges, customization. I’m still surprised that your app can be easily used for free.
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  • Dec 7, 2020

    By Megan Harwell
    Works on pixel 3 without breaking now!! I was using this app regularly, and it very much helped me stay focused and unplugged while working from home. An update broke it, I gave up, and now I'm using this working app to study for finals and balance research as a PhD student. I love this app and highly recommend it for productivity!
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  • I f@$&?! love this app Oct 4, 2018

    By cedarschimke
    What I’ve been looking for fur. Eh. Vur. I don’t know what kind of voodoo magic the flipd folks work on my phone when it goes into full lock mode, but it’s exactly what I need. I am so much happier not having those moments of ‘oh look, I just wasted 30 minutes of my life scrolling instagram’. I open my phone, see that none of my apps are there, and don’t care. Now, I have such peace of mind from not having them there (when I’m in full lock mode), that I often enable it even when I’m not actively working or trying to be productive. It’s so much easier to be present. Also, make sure you add on the thing that puts your apps back where you had them before you go into full lock mode. And read the instructions and prompts for how to do that. I know, I know, reading instructions is a draaaag but they’re short and simple and you only have to do it once. Enjoy not feeling like a squirrel anymore!
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  • Mar 3, 2021

    By Ifeanyi Solomon
    Great app...but it's really expensive. I loved the app because I get up to 8hrs for free, but now I can't go beyond 40mins. I don't mind 4hrs for free, but 40mins is a start for me.
  • One of the best focusing apps out there Mar 21, 2018

    By nsoni
    This app is one of, if not the best app on iOS that helps you break away from your distracting apps. It goes way beyond just sending you a notification about stop using distractions apps and sites which can easily be dismissed. This locks all distracting from your phone by making them literally disappear. It was scary at first and thought there was a glitch and that my phone was erased but after some time everything came up. My only issue with this app is that after go full mode and the distracting apps disappear from your phone which is perfect and amazing but after the timer is over and the apps return by they’re in alphabetical order not the way I set it up. That’s the only reason I’m taking 1 star off. If they can somehow fix that after the timer is up then I will gladly change my review and pay for the app as necessary
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  • Wish it had an auto-lock Sep 6, 2018

    By techburger
    I am really pretty thankful for this app. It has improved my self-control when charging my phone next my bed at night. I haven’t really used any other feature besides the full lock. However, I do wish that the app had an auto-lock system that would allow you to set the time that you want it to lock, as well as give customized warning certain minutes before locking. It would be a lot more helpful because the main issue with digital self-control at night is having the self discipline to actually go on the app and lock you yourself out. If they found a way to auto lock you from the phone using a set amount of time, it would be so much more useful. I would pay for a premium subscription if that were the case.
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  • Great App, A Few Suggestions Sep 7, 2019

    By SocialLonerFromFrance
    I don’t comment often but I really do love this app. It’s simple, useful, and efficient when it comes to helping me stay on task. However, there are a couple of things that I’d absolutely love to see in the next updates, and both have to do with (generally) the same thing. One: it would be great if we could choose which apps are allowed while we’re ‘Flipd’ off. There are a few apps that I need to use while studying, like Desmos, Google Classroom and similar apps. Two: the same goes for the ‘Full Lock Mode.’ I love the idea of it, but being able to keep select apps would be amazing. These two things are the only reasons I’m not using the app every time I study. Again, great app, and I hope you guys keep my ideas in mind :)
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  • Flipd is the best! Sep 3, 2018

    By Amanda406
    This app is awesome. My brain doesn’t feel like mush that’s been overstimulated for every second of the day. I’m a small business owner, so I do need to access my social media accounts throughout the day. But I don’t need to access them every time I’m at a red light or every time a website is loading. I turn off my apps for 4 hours at a time and I’m free to just get to work. It’s amazing. Seriously, this is great! Only thing...just so everyone knows, you need to be in good cell service or have good WiFi in order for your apps to come back at the time they’re supposed to.
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  • My icons! Dec 3, 2018

    By Mollmoll007
    So yesterday I used for first time and loved the FULL LOCKDOWN. I was able to use text, email and phone but nothing else, well camera and standard apps I basically rarely use. I was surprised to find there was no way to disable this at least that I know of. Ok so here is why I gave it only a 3. I have the majority of my icons in a separate folder because I DONT like my screen cluttered with icons! So when my phone went OFF full lockdown ALL OF MY ICONS WERE ALL OVER MY SCREEN!!!!! If you are going to block them PLEASE PIT THEM BACK! Ok so it’s a free app does that give me the right to complain???? I would never pay $7.99 a month though or is it $5.99? I forgot but either one is way too much! Ok so last thing is that you can set an alarm, an alarm that is basically worthless because it is such a faint little “ting” that if you don’t have your phone right next to you it is worthless..... plus I haven’t seen a repeat feature for the alarm so when you miss that tinny ting you can set it to ting again and again till you turn it off. Other then those complaints I really liked it and will use it again. I set the 4 hour mode lockdown and when I need google I wasn’t able to access it but that’s good in one sense I guess... I got a it done!
    more
  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Andrea Ævars.
    After reading the reviews I was so happy to have finally found an app that would take away my control of my phone and make me really be able to fight my phone addiction. But sadly its not hard to override the app and keep scrolling.
    more
  • I wanted to like this app... Feb 6, 2019

    By Stephsteph11
    This app is almost perfect. I could see this really helping me achieve my goals by helping me get off my phone so much. I didn’t even have issues with my apps getting oh of order like others mentioned. However, the nuisance of having my notification settings reset every single time you go into “full lockdown” is enough for me to delete this app. There’s no easy fix for this. Every time to go into a different app the app prompts you if you’d like to turn notifications on or off as it does when you first install an app. And whatever your settings were for the notifications before full lockdown gets erased. For example: for my email app, I only have the badge notifications turned on. After using full lockdown and selecting “allow notifications” I then got a default notification (with sound) every single time I got an email. Which is like every other minute. Which caused me to look at my phone to see why it vibrated/made noise. The exact opposite of what I’m trying to accomplish.
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  • Dec 28, 2020

    By saman Kh B
    1. It is impossible to edit a live session.it makes some new sessions that causes problem. 2. It is impossible to use pdf files in mobile and count study time. Give some file exeptions.
  • Feb 7, 2021

    By Pedro Ramos
    I can easily go around the locking by rebooting the phone.
  • Jan 20, 2021

    By Johanna Muller
    I love this app, but it has now serious problems with counting the focus lock session time. I put 2 hours of study today, and it counted 44min. For me the reward of my hard work is to see my performance by the end of the day, so this is really frustrating. I already emailed the tech support and I am waiting for an answer asap.
    more
  • Too Many Locked Features Mar 31, 2020

    By lambayear
    When I first started using Flipd, I found it incredibly useful. However, I watched over time as they slowly hid more of their features under the premium subscription. At first, I was able to tolerate the changes. For example, the change from unlimited breaks with every Flipd session to only one break allowed without a premium subscription wasn’t too bad for me. I decided that it would be best to take less breaks anyway. However, today it was the last straw. I discovered that all sessions longer than 40 minutes have been locked under the premium subscription. While I used to be able to go a few hours to a whole day at a time, now I can’t even spend an hour in a Flipd session. The only way for me to extend the session would be to constantly start a new one every 40 minutes. This is very inefficient, especially since I use Flipd to help me stay focused on homework for long periods of time. I am finding it increasingly less useful than it was before without upgrading to premium. I am in high school and currently unable to get a premium subscription. All I ask is for the sessions longer than 40 minutes to be made available for everyone again, or at least the 1 hour and 4 hour sessions. Flipd has been so helpful for me in the past, and I’d hate to lose so much from such a great tool. If you can make these longer sessions available without premium, it would be immensely appreciated. Thanks so much!
    more
  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Emily Beckman
    I used to love this app. Now you have to pay for a premium account to do basically anything. I still use it because I haven't found a better alternative, but definitely disappointed at the changes.
  • Probably as good as full lock can get given iOS limitations Jul 24, 2019

    By Ashlee Y
    (I was looking for an app that could achieve a true lock down of non-essential apps. I only tried the 5 minute lock down on this app once, and haven’t used the app since.) As many others have said, full lock is an excellent idea but not great in execution. Others complained about the apps being out of order - that was fine for me. What I can’t live with is having my notification settings reset every time I get back from lock mode. I assume this is how the app works: they achieve lock mode by uninstalling and reinstalling all of your applications. The profile you install gives their servers access to control your phone remotely - which is why an internet connection is necessary. However, it seems that the scope of what they can control is limited - most likely due to iOS’s own limitations. The additional script you download seems to be a workaround to reorganize your apps as you had before, but it doesn’t restore your notification preferences on the apps that were un/reinstalled. Your apps give you the “allow notifications” pop-up next time you go into each of them. If you are OK with default notification settings, maybe this is a limitation you can live with. I customize the notifications for each app and I am not willing to readjust those every time I use lock down.
    more
  • Dec 3, 2020

    By Amanda Ong
    after the updates, the app got abit disappointing. used to be a great app, and i understood the benefits of becoming a premium member. but after the updates, small things like deciding the amount of time on my timer (or focus lock) was reduced to 40mins and below, making it very inefficient and ineffective in helping me to focus. also, some apps used to be available even in focus lock (e.g. calendar, spotify) but those were gone with the new updates too. sigh.
    more
  • Scared Aug 27, 2019

    By Doddlekid20
    So I downloaded this to try to use it while I was studying. I set a 30 minute timer and I was left with just Apple apps. This thing scared me. It like you download it self and I couldn’t get my apps back, I was so scared and I spent my studying time figuring out how to disable it without the app. If this out go to settings and remove its access profile. Trust me this got my apps back. Don’t try shutting/powering it off that doesn’t help (I tried that twice.) I will try this app again and if it works I will raise my review to a 5 if it works and the company responds to me. If the company doesn’t respond my review stays a 1. *edit* I tried this again and the app didn’t show up it disappeared when I did the full lock down the app Flipid disappeared and I couldn’t get out of full lock down so one again I had to go to settings and remove the management. I don’t have time to do this every time I go in lock down. Also I think the price is too much it should be the price of 1 month forever and I think that doing the custom times should be free. Also the developers are slow they still haven’t responded and it’s been a couple of days. I’m at the point where I’m going to delete this app. It’s not worth any more of my time.
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  • Dec 1, 2020

    By Usui Takumi
    Gotten the premium. First few months was fine but now it started having bugs. I paid for premium but I'm unable to use whitelist and get >1 breaks. App doesn't block other applications and doesn't end me end the flipid. Until now, it still thinks I'm having breaks(according to the notifications) but its the flipid timer is blue not orange (for breaks). Wasted money on this. Nearly SGD45 a year. Hope developer can fix this as it happened multiple times already. Will go back to Forest instead
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  • Dec 23, 2020

    By Kevin McBain
    Apparently this app used to be halfway decent, but after paying for a premium subscription I got shafted by the fact it straight up doesn't work. Tried contacting support to figure out what to do about the reset resetting the phone lock and got no response. Absolutely dreadful.
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  • Feb 20, 2021

    By Victor Onuoha
    I've been trying to verify my email, it keeps telling me link has been moved try using another page at the navigation link. I wasted time and data downloading and trying to use the app
  • Nov 29, 2020

    By Naresh Reddy Regalla
    The app is great and useful and after the update it ruined the entire purpose of the app. Anything I touch it is asking premium subscription. This is a terrible idea whoever gave it to you and the premium subscription is also expensive and with that price I can buy another phone. Searching for the other detox apps and this app will be Uninstalled.
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