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Focus Bear Vs Bear Focus Timer: Blocking Distractions on Your Phone

Jan 6, 2023

It’s hard to imagine life without smartphones. They help us stay in touch with friends, direct us to unfamiliar locations and provide unlimited entertainment. But when you are in the middle of an important task, your smartphone is normally not your friend. Checking your phone can slow down your progress and distract you so much that it can take up to 23 minutes for you to refocus

With the help of Focus Bear and Bear Focus Timer, you can focus on what’s important and block those distractions for good.

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Focus Bear

Focus Bear is an android, iOS, Mmac, and windows app with various features effective in fighting procrastination and distractions. Here is how it does it:

Block Distractions with Focus Mode

Focus mode is one of Focus Bear’s features that automatically blocks websites. If you struggle with controlling the urge to pick up your phone rather than concentrating on your task, then the feature will come in handy.

After starting the “Super Pomodoro Mode,” the app will block any website you visit unrelated to your task. Not only that, but it will also remind you of what you should be doing instead. 

Allow List for Productive Work

For those who mindlessly scroll through social media and the internet, in general, every chance they get, the allow list feature is a godsend. It can block both websites and apps on your phone. Since the feature blocks every website and app except the ones you choose to allow, there is little to no chance of you mindlessly scrolling through the internet. 

Habits Routines

Research indicates that starting the day with a morning routine involving meditation and exercise can boost focus for the rest of the dayFollowing a schedule is a good way to avoid distractions. With Focus Bear’s habit routines feature, you can design your ideal morning routine and stick to it without fail. Every day when you open your computer or phone, the app will guide you through your habits in real-time.

create a daily schedule of small to bigger activities you want to do. It can also include scheduling when and how long to use your smart devices for entertainment and to contain distractions.

When it’s time to do the activity, Focus Bear will make sure you can’t ignore it easily. The notification covers the entire screen, making it harder to hide it or procrastinate on it. 

Bear Focus Timer

Bear Focus Timer is a smartphone app available for iOS and Android devices only. It has simple and straightforward features to help you concentrate on your tasks without distractions.

The app is essentially a Pomodoro app. But rather than keeping the timer in your vision, the timer starts after putting the phone face down, for you to put all your focus into your task at hand.

To make sure you don’t randomly pick up your phone during a session, the friendly Bear will fume with anger the moment you flip or even move the phone. It will only go back to being friendly again once you put the phone flipped down.

Moreover, to help you get into deep work during the Pomodoro sessions, the app also has a selection of white noise sounds. It can help block out any other surrounding distractions.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for an effective mobile app to block distractions, then the two apps definitely meet the mark. With Bear Focus Timer, you can follow the Pomodoro technique and finish the task by breaking them down into increments though it won’t help with distractions on your computer. Focus Bear keeps you safe from distractions on both your computer and phone and has the added benefit of guiding you through your morning routine can help you follow a schedule and block distractions for good till you have met your goal for the day.

Jan 6, 2023

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