Built by someone with ADHD for people who need better focus.
We built Focus Bear with the help of our scientific advisory board. Standard productivity apps work well for neurotypical people but not so well for neurodiverse folks.
Read more about our approach here.
Other apps send you gentle push notifications asking you to track your habits. Focus Bear is much more hands-on: your whole computer and phone is locked until you finish your morning routine (you can still skip habits if you absolutely need to). It’s not just habit reminders either, Focus Bear does your habits with you in real time. For habits that benefit from guidance, it can play relevant Youtube videos (e.g. a follow along HIIT video) without the distractions of the Youtube feed.
There are a lot of content blockers out there that try to avoid distractions. We’ve tried a lot of them and haven’t found one that works well across all your devices. With Focus Bear, when you’re in deep work, your phone won’t ding and distracting apps are automatically blocked. We’ve got all the obvious features: pomodoro mode, block lists, allow lists.
Focus Bear reminds you to take regular breaks so all that productivity doesn’t give you a screen headache/sore neck.
Importantly, it won't interrupt you when you're in a meeting to avoid awkward screen sharing moments. We detect if your microphone/camera is on and don't prompt you for breaks until you're out of the meeting.
Despite my best intentions, every day my amazing morning routine would devolve into sleepily checking emails - and then wondering what happened to my time.
I wanted a tool that would actually force me to get my yoga done instead of scrolling. And I tried everything; parental control apps, hiding my laptop in a cupboard, asking my wife to slap me if she found me on email in the morning.
None of them worked consistently and my cheeks were getting sore.
In desperation, I started working with a MacOS dev on a new app that would blend the best features from other apps out there. One that would guide me towards better habits while reducing procrastination.
And now I have the solution - Focus Bear.
Since using the app, I’ve consistently done my morning routine and reached Super Saiyan status as a Yogi (or at least that’s my excuse for dying my hair blond).
Try out Focus Bear for free and have your beary best day!
Chief Bear Obeyer (CBO), Focus Bear
The Focus Bear app has been designed based on recent neuroscience and psychology research. Our scientific advisory board includes Alex Malioukis (Registered Clinical Neuropsychologist) and Marta Galan (Registered Clinic Neuropsychologist and ADHD specialist).