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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.

Focus/Distraction Free & Time Tracking

Cold Turkey

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Features:

  • 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, White Listing, Break Intervals, and Frozen Turkey features

Cost: Free and Pro

Compatibility: Windows; Mac


Flora

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Features:

  • 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

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Features:

  • Pomo­doro timer app
  • Includes an app blocker to help stay focused, adjustable 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

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Features:

  • Pomodoro Timer to help you stay on task when completing work
  • Using the Pomodoro Method of 25 minutes of work and 5 minute break, maximize your work session
  • Track your time more efficiently within your account
  • Productivity reports on your dashboard
  • Different visual themes for your flexibility
  • More Information: Focus Booster Website

Cost: Free for starter; Professional: $5/month

Compatibility: Online Resource; Windows; Mac


Focus Keeper

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Features:

  • 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


Fokus

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Features:

  • Highlight only the text you want to read while Fokus dims and darkens the rest of your Chrome or Firefox window with an overlay
  • Highlights the paragraph you’re reading with the ability to change the opacity of the background overlay
  • Easy to install extension with the ability to turn the feature on or off
  • More Information: Fokus Chrome Extension

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Chrome and Firefox Add-On


Forest

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Features:

  • 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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Features:

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

Cost: Free; $1/month Premium

Compatibility: Chrome Extension


MyTomatoes

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Features:

  • 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


Page Eraser

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Features:

  • Assist with erasing unwanted parts of a webpage
  • Minimize distractions while browsing
  • Easily toggled on and off
  • More Information: Page Eraser Chrome Extension

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Chrome Extension


Reader Mode

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Features:

  • 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

Compatibility: Chrome Extension


RescueTime

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Features:

  • Personal-Analytic service to track how you spend your time on your computer, smartphone or tablet
  • Get a customized report of what sites you visit and what you do on your devices
  • No manual date-entry, it tracks as you work
  • More Information: RescueTime Website

Cost: Free for Lite version and $6.50/month for Premium

Compatibility: Windows; Mac; Chrome Extension; iOS; Android


StayFocusd

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Features:

  • Increase your productivity by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites that waste your time
  • Pre-program distracting and time wasting websites
  • When your time limit is up, these sites will be inaccessible for the rest of the day
  • More Information: StayFocusd Chrome Extension

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Chrome Extension


Strict Workflow

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Features:

  • Use this Chrome Extension to enforce a 25 minute work and 5 minute break distraction-free work zone
  • Uses the Pomodoro Technique
  • Blocks you from distracting websites you have set in your customizable list
  • More Information: Strict Workflow Chrome Extension

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Chrome Extension


Time Timer

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Features:

  • Visual timer great 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 up to four visual timers and physical timers available as well
  • 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


TimeTracker

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Features:

  • Track how long you’ve been off task in 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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Features:

  • Using the Pomodoro Time method, break up your work or school tasks into manageable worktimes
  • Use the 25 minutes of worktime and 5 minutes of break time pattern to maximize workflow
  • After a set number of short Pomodoros, take a longer Pomodoro break
  • More Information: Tomato Timer Website

Cost: Free

Compatibility: Online Resource


Witeboard

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Features:

  • 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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