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In a world of push notifications and customized message tones, blocking out distractions can seem downright impossible. We socialize and entertain ourselves on the same computers we work on, and the inevitable category bleed means interruptions a’plenty stand between you and the task at hand.

For the endless procrastinators and distraction addicts, Focus is a lifesaver Mac menu-bar utility which helps keep your work environment productive by blocking social media time-suckers and delivering motivating quotes. For a limited time, you can take 50% off the retail price for Focus.

Focus is a new utility for Mac users that makes it simple and easy. Turn off your mail, socials and other distractions with the click of a button, and instantly get in the zone with a global hotkey to pull you out of any app or program taking you away from getting stuff done. Focus sits in the menubar and runs in the background. Tell it the sites you want to avoid, and when you try to visit, it’ll display a motivational quote to encourage you to get back to work.

Activation is just a click away, with Focus utilizing OS X’s built-in automatic proxy configuration to work. It doesn’t communicate with the web on its own or read your traffic—it uses your Mac’s built-in tools to keep you on task.

Get serious about your productivity with Focus for just $9.99.

Read our Focus review for more details.

  • 9to5Slavery

    Even with the deals, can you make a video regarding the above? It seems like its not attractive to click on without the video or enthusiasm of the article posted.

    • Video added

      • 9to5Slavery

        You don’t know how much video makes the site so much better! And not just another article which it seems to be nowadays without Jeff. Thanks Sebastien, you the man!

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    I use this – it works quite well. The main advantages over Self Control (free) are app blocking and that you don’t need to enter your password every time.
    I’ve set it up to block Activity Monitor, so that I can’t quit Focus once it’s started. I’ve also got it working with BetterTouchTool – I just need to double click the menu bar to activate it.

    The only slight annoyance I’ve found is that pages load for a couple of seconds before getting blocked and hidden – those two seconds really annoy me (maybe it’s just me). With Self Control, it’s all blocked system-wide with no lag. One other minor thing is that you can’t block more sites once the timer’s already started if you’re in hardcore mode whereas you can with SelfControl.