Products and solutions we love or have heard great things about.
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A technology blocker that works across devices allowing one to customize what websites and applications are allowed in the cave.(MAC, WINDOWS, iOS, ANDROID). Subscription-based.
MAS OS open-source blocker. Warning: cannot be quit during a session. Donation-based
PC and Mac Technology Blocker. Free or Premium features.
Plugin by Boomerang that pauses incoming emails so you aren’t distracting while mono-tasking in your inbox (Chrome - Gmail, Outlook, iOS). Freemium.
Super powerful browser plugin that creates friction between you and distractions. Distracting websites require a pause before launching, and get a pop up reminder every 2 minutes that you’re still on those sites.
Android launcher batches all notifications to come every 30 minutes and the apps on your phone are just a black and white letter removing color and imagery.
(Chrome plugin, Firefox Plugin, Android).
SOUNDSCAPES FOR FOCUS
Music engineered by scientists to enhance focus.
(Web, iOS, Android - 5 free sessions, then monthly subscription.)
Web-based noise and sound generator.
(Web, iOS, Android, Chrome Plug-In – Free)
White noise generator.
(Web, iOS, Android - Free on web, in-app purchases on mobile.)
Calming looping soundscapes and timed breathing
(iOS, Google Play - In app purchases)
Computer plugin that monitors app usage and generates usage reports (Free, MAC, PC, Android, Linux. Premium Version has distraction blocking)
Progress tracking that can pull data from services. Can pledge money be deducted if you don’t hit your goals
(IOS & Google Play, Fremium)
Goal and habit trackers (iOS, In App-Purchases)
Goal and habit trackers (Android, In App-Purchases)
Task and focus tracking. (Google Play, Free)