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Focus Keeper - Time Management

Focus Keeper - Time Management

PIXO Inc.

Keep your to-do productivity at the best by focusing with the Pomodoro timer

4.8 Ratings 15K+ Reviews 10K+ Downloads

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Keep your to-do productivity at the best by focusing with the Pomodoro timer
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4.8
15.3K+ Ratings
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  • Another ADHD-approved reviewer! Feb 24, 2020

    By SEGwrites
    After getting diagnosed with Adult ADHD last year, I realized how all these “impenetrable systems” I created over the years became penetrable... although my symptoms were exacerbated by a major hormone shift, it threw me into desperately seeking help to maintain focus as my work as an entrepreneur and writer declined and continued descending rapidly. With that, I re-discovered Pomodoros. What I believe sets this app apart (from the ones that I know of, at least) is the ability to assign sounds and music to intervals and breaks. It’s a great way to keep working, *ding* stop and take a break, [sound] start working again. The constant sound (waves crashing on the shore) while working adds more focus for me as my brain assigns the sound on a loop with relaxation and focus—and it’s automatic so I don’t have to fiddle with the music app and get distracted there too... And now that my hormone situation is back under control, the Pomodoro method is even more effective in keeping my brain engaged when necessary, and queuing me to reward myself when the breaks roll around. The only thing I’d add to improve it is the option to label intervals. For example, in another app I have on my desktop it allows me to identify what exactly I did during those working intervals. (i.e. “Maintenance Tasks” and “Writing” and “Journaling” and “Brainstorming”.) It makes a difference for me, but it definitely isn’t a deal breaker. Five stars! Highly recommend it.
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  • Nov 3, 2020

    By Laura Grilli
    I loved the ios app. I just got a Samsung and I miss the ability to change the default times and not have the clock run continuously. Holding on to this in case there's an update 🤞
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  • ADHD / ADD APPROVED!!! Yes!!! Apr 9, 2020

    By Jasmin-Corvette
    Wow! Never in a million years would I have thought that I would gain effective productivity with an app, such as this one! I suffer from anxiety and uncontrollable ADD and my medication to control this challenge, lately, has been effective for my energy (caffeine boost), but I needed something to support me, in addition, to my focus concerns. I have been extremely behind on my work assignments which increases the negative behaviors through my anxiety. I find that I do well, with my medications, combined with a simple tool or self-challenge to hold myself more accountable toward my efforts (or ability) to complete my massive load!!! This app is beyond simple and user friendly and that’s all you need to get your task DONE!!!! I love the fact that I have the ability to change the countdown times, however I see fit for myself in the moment of. I have literally been more productive in my very first time of using this app, that I have in MONTHS! This is my new life saver and I would totally recommend this to ANYONE with ADD/ ADHD. I feel more accomplished and at ease because I am getting my work caught up in long sittings!!! The routine breaks are perfect!!! Prior to the app, I had my life coach advise this on and off rotation for my condition, but it’s not as beneficial or effective as an app that can track your progress! I’m grateful! I think this app saved my job as a director!!! Wow.
    more
  • Sep 29, 2020

    By Brianna Morales
    App does what it is supposed to. I don't like it does not have settings to turn off the sound effects, even when you leave the app (clock ticking and waves). It also drained the battery of my phone. App can be improved.
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  • Best Pomodoro Timer You Can Get!! Mar 19, 2020

    By seasickdyl
    Trust me I’ve scoped them all, even written a couple myself (via Shortcuts), but this is the best app on the AppStore if you’re often distracted, unmotivated, or suffer from adult ADHD. I definitely upgraded to pro, worth it to customize my chimes (Pavlov conditioning myself haha), and set the background colors to something I enjoy glancing at all day. The main benefit of this app in my opinion is the tracking/data analytic aspect they perfectly built in. The only thing I wish this app had was a text box you could enter your current task into so that it was present on-screen while the work-session timer is counting down. All in all this is my favorite and most used app whenever I have big tasks to work on or if I ever feel my productivity isn’t at the level where I know it can be. Highly recommend my friends! Edit: One other note, seems the chime settings are a bit backwards. I guess I expect to set the chime sound that would start the session. For example when setting the Focus Alarm to News Is expect that sound to play when I’m going into a new Focus session however I have to set this sound to the other two breaks to get this to play how I intend since the sound for Focus Alarm actually plays when that session is over.
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  • Oct 26, 2020

    By Renan Henrique Oliveira
    Enquanto tá em pausa e mexo no celular, o app para. Daí quando vou abrir o app, o contador continua parado como se eu nem tivesse começado a pausa.
    more
  • Used to be good Jan 24, 2019

    By Shraga!bz
    I had this app (the free version) on my older device, it worked perfectly! Switched to a new phone and used the auto backup process to set it and now it is all messed up. First the app version I had didn’t even open (the only app that failed the auto move process), so I had to delete and reinstall it. Then, the new version I installed didn’t support any of the cool features I loved so much, they are all blocked now under the “get pro version” wall. Very poor experience to have it all open and then get a crippled version when upgrading my phone... Ok, so I bought the pro version and guess what, the main feature that made me do it won’t even work!! Trying to set a song from my music library as the ticking sound keep failing, and actually does nothing (won’t even open my songs list to pick from). For me it was the main feature (it is an awesome feature) that distinguished this app from the rest of the similar apps out there. Not only that I could set a song as ticking sound but I could also have it keep playing in the background when other sounds (videos, lectures etc) were playing simultaneously. And now it is all gone.... Rather than that the app is fine but doesn’t offer any key advantage compared to many free timer apps. Please fix it. The app support link leads to a tumblr page 😩 so I had to write this review as a support ticket.
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  • Timer stopped counting down in background Oct 21, 2020

    By Ez550
    I recently purchased the Pro version of this app because it was helping me organize my time so well. Within the last week, the app has stopped functioning correctly. When I leave the app, the timer stops counting down in the background. I did a test where I had my phone next to me with a stopwatch. The stopwatch recorded two minutes had past, while Focus Keeper had only gone down one minute. This makes no sense. It leaves me working way longer than the 25 minutes and confused with the amount of time I have spent working on an assignment. Please fix this!! I LOVED this app and began recommending it to all my college friends but now if it is not working, I cannot continue telling people to use it. If this problem were fixed I would be giving this app 5 stars but unfortunately this is my only way of reliably contacting support.
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  • Another ADHD-approved reviewer! Feb 24, 2020

    By SEGwrites
    After getting diagnosed with Adult ADHD last year, I realized how all these “impenetrable systems” I created over the years became penetrable... although my symptoms were exacerbated by a major hormone shift, it threw me into desperately seeking help to maintain focus as my work as an entrepreneur and writer declined and continued descending rapidly. With that, I re-discovered Pomodoros. What I believe sets this app apart (from the ones that I know of, at least) is the ability to assign sounds and music to intervals and breaks. It’s a great way to keep working, *ding* stop and take a break, [sound] start working again. The constant sound (waves crashing on the shore) while working adds more focus for me as my brain assigns the sound on a loop with relaxation and focus—and it’s automatic so I don’t have to fiddle with the music app and get distracted there too... And now that my hormone situation is back under control, the Pomodoro method is even more effective in keeping my brain engaged when necessary, and queuing me to reward myself when the breaks roll around. The only thing I’d add to improve it is the option to label intervals. For example, in another app I have on my desktop it allows me to identify what exactly I did during those working intervals. (i.e. “Maintenance Tasks” and “Writing” and “Journaling” and “Brainstorming”.) It makes a difference for me, but it definitely isn’t a deal breaker. Five stars! Highly recommend it.
    more
  • ADHD / ADD APPROVED!!! Yes!!! Apr 9, 2020

    By Jasmin-Corvette
    Wow! Never in a million years would I have thought that I would gain effective productivity with an app, such as this one! I suffer from anxiety and uncontrollable ADD and my medication to control this challenge, lately, has been effective for my energy (caffeine boost), but I needed something to support me, in addition, to my focus concerns. I have been extremely behind on my work assignments which increases the negative behaviors through my anxiety. I find that I do well, with my medications, combined with a simple tool or self-challenge to hold myself more accountable toward my efforts (or ability) to complete my massive load!!! This app is beyond simple and user friendly and that’s all you need to get your task DONE!!!! I love the fact that I have the ability to change the countdown times, however I see fit for myself in the moment of. I have literally been more productive in my very first time of using this app, that I have in MONTHS! This is my new life saver and I would totally recommend this to ANYONE with ADD/ ADHD. I feel more accomplished and at ease because I am getting my work caught up in long sittings!!! The routine breaks are perfect!!! Prior to the app, I had my life coach advise this on and off rotation for my condition, but it’s not as beneficial or effective as an app that can track your progress! I’m grateful! I think this app saved my job as a director!!! Wow.
    more
  • Best Pomodoro Timer You Can Get!! Mar 19, 2020

    By seasickdyl
    Trust me I’ve scoped them all, even written a couple myself (via Shortcuts), but this is the best app on the AppStore if you’re often distracted, unmotivated, or suffer from adult ADHD. I definitely upgraded to pro, worth it to customize my chimes (Pavlov conditioning myself haha), and set the background colors to something I enjoy glancing at all day. The main benefit of this app in my opinion is the tracking/data analytic aspect they perfectly built in. The only thing I wish this app had was a text box you could enter your current task into so that it was present on-screen while the work-session timer is counting down. All in all this is my favorite and most used app whenever I have big tasks to work on or if I ever feel my productivity isn’t at the level where I know it can be. Highly recommend my friends! Edit: One other note, seems the chime settings are a bit backwards. I guess I expect to set the chime sound that would start the session. For example when setting the Focus Alarm to News Is expect that sound to play when I’m going into a new Focus session however I have to set this sound to the other two breaks to get this to play how I intend since the sound for Focus Alarm actually plays when that session is over.
    more
  • Helping me through my roughest day Oct 6, 2020

    By Chelley449
    If I have a day of intense productivity (aka hyperfocus), I suffer from brain fog for the next few days, sometimes even a whole week. Today is one those days. I was struggling through the most basic tasks. I couldn’t even focus for a 5 minute stretch in order to answer my work emails. This app is a lifesaver for my ADHD brain. I turned on the White Noise app and set the timer for 10 minutes. So far I’ve been able to complete 3 cycles of 10 minutes each. I’ve now bumped it up to 15 minutes. Hopefully the apps will carry me through the day. Update 10/6 - I have one complaint about the way the app functions. I have it installed on my iPhone. It seems to stop randomly and it doesn’t restart itself or even alert me to let me know that I need to restart it. I don’t know if it stops when I get a text message or a phone call or if a calendar alert pops up. I’m so focused on my work (or trying to be focused re:ADHD). I only realize that the timer has stopped when I switch to it to see how much time is left until my next break. It’s very frustrating.
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  • Completely Changes the WFH Balance Sep 24, 2020

    By L•R•C
    After switching from 5-6 days a week in the office, to COVID and working from home, I really struggled to balance everything. Somehow the load of laundry or the dishes in the sink were very hard to ignore while trying to focus on work. I found myself constantly distracted, only able to focus on work when household tasks were done (which of course they never are!) This app changed my life. The structure of working for 25 minutes with a 5 minute break allows for focus time, and then I can take 5 minutes to switch the laundry or empty the dishwasher, which really helps to keep the work-life balance actually balanced. Four repeats of a “block” equals 8 hours of focus, which also makes a very tangible way to work 8 hours during your day. And this is broken up by 30 minute breaks between each two hour block, which I find helps me produce higher quality work throughout the day, while also giving me time to keep up with housework. I highly recommend focus keeper to anyone struggling to work from home and keep their work life balance.
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  • Sep 29, 2020

    By Brianna Morales
    App does what it is supposed to. I don't like it does not have settings to turn off the sound effects, even when you leave the app (clock ticking and waves). It also drained the battery of my phone. App can be improved.
    more
  • Nov 25, 2020

    By Ti268
    it works and the sound helps
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  • Nov 27, 2020

    By sumit Murari
    I really like this app, was using in iOS and for me does what it has. I personally like tick-tock sounds. Waiting for options menu to come up, to stop auto restarting the timer.
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  • Great app, but... Jul 29, 2020

    By idealistic.realism
    So I’ve only been using this for a few days to help keep my focus on work at home instead of all the background activity that I don’t usually have when I was working in the office. Generally speaking, I really do like this and find it easier to keep my focus on my tasks knowing I’ve got a short break coming up. I like the functionality of the app - I appreciate the simplicity and ease in using it. My only complaint is that, if I have to switch apps, it will stop the clock. I know the point is to focus, but my employer is using a VOIP app to let us answer our calls via our mobile phones while at home, meaning I don’t really have a choice about switching between this and the phone app. But, when I switch back, the timer has often stopped. And, if I forget to switch back and check it, then I’m often sitting there thinking to myself that it seems like a really long 25 minutes! If this bug was fixed, I would absolutely give this app 5 stars.
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  • Almost perfect, the best I've used so far May 3, 2017

    By katscott93
    I really enjoy this app - it has a clean interface (with NO ads in the free version - much appreciated) and the option to tweak the length of each type of work or break session. It also includes long sessions & breaks, which many of the apps I've tried that rival this one to me, do not include - very big plus, and truer to the pomodoro technique. The only thing so far I can complain about is that the sound alert for new sessions does not take priority over things like music or videos playing in the background - pretty much every other app that has a sound alert will slightly lower the volume of whatever you have playing to allow the chime to be heard, but this one gets drowned out. I either have to not have music playing, or have the app idle and visible so I can notice the sessions changing. I'm not really satisfied with being able to up the volume of the alert - I'd really appreciate if this were updated.
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  • Nov 3, 2020

    By Laura Grilli
    I loved the ios app. I just got a Samsung and I miss the ability to change the default times and not have the clock run continuously. Holding on to this in case there's an update 🤞
    more
  • Oct 11, 2020

    By yakub chaks
    A bit more customizable for rounds and the goals required. But love the simple interface
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  • Sep 29, 2020

    By Edgar Rodriguez
    I really like how easy and simple it is to use, but the TICKING. The only drawback I found was that you can not turn off the TICKING sound which, when unwanted, is very annoying.
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  • Effective for studying but underhanded in selling pro version Mar 30, 2020

    By Focus_123
    I’ve never written a review for an app before but I felt like I had to warn other people. First of all, credit where it is due, this app is effective. It is set to the traditional pomodoro technique as a default: four rounds of 25/5 minute study/break sessions followed by a longer break. I found it worked very well when I was studying. When I was poking around in the settings I noticed there were some settings that I couldn’t change without buying the “Pro” version. That’s normal. HOWEVER hidden at the bottom of the settings menu is a button labeled “Restore Pro” which when I clicked it, bought the Pro version of the app without giving me a chance to authenticate it. I didn’t intend to buy the Pro version. Because of the underhanded tactics I can’t give it 5 stars.
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  • Good start but it could use more. Nov 25, 2017

    By allkindsofunusual
    This app is great for obtaining some serious focus. In my opinion it could use a few features. For instance, I don't like how the timer for a break starts up immediately after the bell for a focus session. When writing I need a second to rap up my thought and grab something fun before I can start a break. By the time I get to relax I'm 30 seconds to a minute into my break. I would prefer if they had an option to put a short countdown between sessions or have me I start the timer when I'm ready. Also I think it would be helpful if they asked you to record your productivity level per session so you can see trends in what works and what doesn't.
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  • Oct 26, 2020

    By Renan Henrique Oliveira
    Enquanto tá em pausa e mexo no celular, o app para. Daí quando vou abrir o app, o contador continua parado como se eu nem tivesse começado a pausa.
    more
  • Used to be good Jan 24, 2019

    By Shraga!bz
    I had this app (the free version) on my older device, it worked perfectly! Switched to a new phone and used the auto backup process to set it and now it is all messed up. First the app version I had didn’t even open (the only app that failed the auto move process), so I had to delete and reinstall it. Then, the new version I installed didn’t support any of the cool features I loved so much, they are all blocked now under the “get pro version” wall. Very poor experience to have it all open and then get a crippled version when upgrading my phone... Ok, so I bought the pro version and guess what, the main feature that made me do it won’t even work!! Trying to set a song from my music library as the ticking sound keep failing, and actually does nothing (won’t even open my songs list to pick from). For me it was the main feature (it is an awesome feature) that distinguished this app from the rest of the similar apps out there. Not only that I could set a song as ticking sound but I could also have it keep playing in the background when other sounds (videos, lectures etc) were playing simultaneously. And now it is all gone.... Rather than that the app is fine but doesn’t offer any key advantage compared to many free timer apps. Please fix it. The app support link leads to a tumblr page 😩 so I had to write this review as a support ticket.
    more
  • Timer stopped counting down in background Oct 21, 2020

    By Ez550
    I recently purchased the Pro version of this app because it was helping me organize my time so well. Within the last week, the app has stopped functioning correctly. When I leave the app, the timer stops counting down in the background. I did a test where I had my phone next to me with a stopwatch. The stopwatch recorded two minutes had past, while Focus Keeper had only gone down one minute. This makes no sense. It leaves me working way longer than the 25 minutes and confused with the amount of time I have spent working on an assignment. Please fix this!! I LOVED this app and began recommending it to all my college friends but now if it is not working, I cannot continue telling people to use it. If this problem were fixed I would be giving this app 5 stars but unfortunately this is my only way of reliably contacting support.
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