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Focus/Distraction Free & Time Tracking

The following Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Focus and Distraction Free Support. The information about the following applications has been summarized from the applications’ websites and/or from experience testing the applications. We update this page approximately once a year. Please refer to the applications’ websites for the most up to date information.

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Focus/Distraction Free & Time Tracking


Alarmy app logo


  • Advanced alarm clock application designed to help users stick to their alarm clock time
  • Variety of ringtones available including custom ringtones
  • Has users complete a “wake-up mission” task when their alarm goes off before they can turn it off
  • More information: Alarmy Website

Cost: Free and $59.99 annual Premium plan

Compatibility: Android, iOS

Cold Turkey

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  • Block distracting websites
  • Set the websites you want blocked and for how long and go “cold turkey” from them
  • If the timer is still going, you won’t be able to access your blocked websites
  • Pro version provides blocking of Applications, scheduled blocks and Frozen Turkey features

Cost: Free and Pro

Compatibility: Chrome Extension; Windows; Mac


Flora app logo


  • Focus and habit tracking app
  • Set 25-minute timers to help with focus and a tree will begin to grow during that time
  • Create to-do lists and track your progress overtime
  • More Information: Flora Website

Cost: Free with in-app purchases

Compatibility: iOS


Flow App logo


  • Pomo­doro timer app
  • Includes an app blocker to help stay focused, timer durations, and notifications
  • Track and view your progress overtime
  • More information: Flow Website

Cost: Free or PRO version lifetime access for $20

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Mac

focus booster



  • Pomodoro timer to help you stay on task when completing work
  • Using the Pomodoro method of 25 minutes of work and breaks to maximize your work session
  • Track your time more efficiently within your account
  • Productivity reports on your dashboard
  • More Information: Focus Booster Website

Cost: Free for starter; Professional for $4.99/month

Compatibility: Online Resource; Windows; Mac

Focus Keeper

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  • Focus timer with built-in short breaks and long breaks
  • The default timer settings are 25 minutes for focus, 5 minutes for short break, and 30 minutes for long break, but this can be customized in the app
  • Works as an online resource and as a mobile app
  • Sign in to track progress/usage overtime
  • More information: Focus Keeper Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS, Android, Online Resource


Forest app logo


  • Customizable timers that grow trees during the time set
  • Create blocklists for distracting websites while using the Chrome Extension
  • Track your progress overtime and explore the gamification features in the mobile app
  • More Information: Forest Website

Cost: Free for Chrome Extension and $3.99 for mobile app

Compatibility: Chrome Extension; iOS; Android

Just Read

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  • Chrome extension for distraction free reading
  • Customizable platform
  • More Information: Just Read Website

Cost: Free; $1/month Premium

Compatibility: Chrome Extension


Multitimer app logo


  • Timer app where you can set multiple timers on one screen
  • Add icons, change the color of the timer, and adjust the timer style
  • Includes a Pomodoro Timer option
  • More Information: MultiTimer Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS, Android


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  • Use MyTomatoes to time and track your progress using the Pomodoro technique
  • Start the timer and work for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break
  • At the end of each work sitting, write what you did to track your progress
  • More Information: MyTomatoes Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource


Noisli app logo


  • A focus sound app where you can select various background sounds and set timers
  • You can select multiple sounds at once
  • Includes a distraction free writing space as well
  • More Information: Noisli Website

Cost for Online: Free for basic version and $10/month for pro

Cost for Mobile App: $1.99 one-time purchase

Compatibility: Online Resource, iOS, Android, Chrome Extension

Opal: Screen Time for Focus

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  • A focus and distraction blocking application
  • Provides users with reports to track their focus progress
  • Features include block lists, app limits, focus reminders, and more
  • More Information: Opal Website

Cost: Free version and $99.99/year for Pro version

Compatibility: iOS, Android, Chrome Extension

Reader Mode

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  • Distraction free webpage reader
  • Clears webpages of any potentially distracting content so users can focus on the text
  • Built-in text to speech and customizable fonts
  • More Information: Reader Mode Website

Cost: Free or $15 one-time payment for Pro

Compatibility: Chrome Extension


Stayfocusd app logo


  • Chrome extension that assists with increasing your productivity by setting website limits and blocking websites when your specified allotted time has been used
  • Pre-program distracting and time wasting websites
  • More Information: StayFocusd Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Chrome or Edge Extension

Time Timer

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  • Visual timer for people of any age
  • Visually structure your time or break time up into segments using this timer program
  • Easy to use app interface with customizable visual timers
  • Time seconds, minutes or hours with this timer
  • More Information: Time Timer Website

Cost: Free for mobile app; $19.95 for Desktop app

Compatibility: Mac; Windows; iOS; Android




  • Track how long you’ve been on a website
  • A running time clock appears at the top of the tab you have opened counting how many minutes and seconds you’ve been in that website
  • More Information: TimeTracker Chrome Extension

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Chrome Extension

Tomato Timer

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  • Using the Pomodoro Time method, break up your work or school tasks into manageable worktimes
  • Use the 25 minutes of worktime and then take a 5-minute or 10-minute break to maximize workflow
  • More Information: TomatoTimer Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource

Windows Clock

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  • Built-in clock Windows application
  • Includes options to set alarms, timers, focus sessions, daily goals, and track progress
  • More Information: Windows Clock App

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Windows

White Noise

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  • Sound app that allows users to browse from a variety of HD Stereo stock sounds and relaxing sounds
  • Users can also record their own sounds
  • Has the ability to save users favorite sounds, set timers, and customize a playlist
  • Advertised as an app that can be used for reduced distractions, relaxation, sleep or focus
  • More Information: White Noise Website

Cost: Free and Full version for a one-time purchase of $0.99

Compatibility: Android, iOS, Fire OS, Mac, Windows, Amazon




  • Distraction-free virtual white board space
  • Share your witeboard to collaborate with others
  • Save your work as an image
  • More Information: Witeboard Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource

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