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It takes up to 15 minutes to regain focus after an interruption, yet in many offices people can’t go more than six minutes without getting pulled into email, group chat, or other distractions that derail focus and concentration.

What if you could block it all out? Now you can. Meet FocusTime.

FocusTime by RescueTime gives you an amazing superpower — the ability to create ideal conditions for sustained focus — on demand. Quiet the distractions that swirl around you, and lock into a state of energized attention that will let you get things done faster.

What makes FocusTime so great for overcoming distractions?

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INTELLIGENTLY BLOCK
DISTRACTING WEBSITES

RescueTime knows what websites you spend time on, and what sites you consider distracting. You’ll be able to cast a wide net with very little effort.

Of course, you have full control and can make changes to the list if the defaults don’t fit your needs.

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SMART SCHEDULING THAT'S
THERE WHEN YOU NEED IT

Schedule a FocusTime session when you really need it, such as after you’ve logged too much distracting time for the day. With our IFTTT (If This Then That) and Zapier integrations, you can schedule based on all sorts of conditions, like when you first arrive at the office, or when a high-priority help ticket comes in.

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A FRIENDLY FORCE FIELD TO
HELP YOU CONCENTRATE

Silence your phone. Automatically tell your group messaging that you are in the zone so no interruptions, please. Set your Slack status to ‘away.’ Post a do-not-disturb note on your calendar.

It’s like noise-cancelling headphones for your digital life.

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GO TO YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
HAPPY PLACE

Create an environment that’s perfect for focus. IFTTT connects FocusTime to the Internet of Things, so you can turn down the lights, adjust the thermostat, and rock out to your favorite power jams.

INTEGRATIONS: FOCUSTIME WORKS WITH THE APPS YOU ALREADY USE

Use your existing tools to create the perfect conditions for concentration. Some examples:

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Control your Slack presence

  1. Set your status to 'away' during times when you are concentrating
  2. Automatically post a message to a channel letting people know not to disturb you
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Android
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Control your ringer

  1. Silence your phone during FocusTime sessions (see recipe)
  2. Turn the ringer back on when you're done (see recipe)
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Automatic
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Location-based focus: Automatic knows where you park your car, and can:

  1. Start FocusTime when you arrive at work / school / your favorite coffee shop (see recipe)
  2. End FocusTime when you leave a location...
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Harvest
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Get the most from your billable time

Turn on FocusTime when a Harvest timer is active (see recipe) and make sure that you get the most out of your time on the clock.

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Nest
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Reward yourself with comfort

When you're in the zone, you deserve to feel comfortable. Splurge a little and turn the A/C down a few degrees. Then set it back to normal when you're done.

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Focus when a high-priority ticket comes in.

Keep a special list in Trello specifically for 'drop-everything' critical items. When a new card is added to that list, automatically start FocusTime so you're not distracted.

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Some ideas for optimizing your work environment for better focus.

FocusTime is part of RescueTime Premium

  • Modal icon block Block distractions
  • Modal icon alert Intelligent notifications
  • Modal icon offline Track offline time
  • Modal icon highlight Daily highlights
  • Modal icon history Unlimited report history

RescueTime Premium is the best way to understand and manage your time. Use alerts to stay informed of where your time is going, log time away from the computer, log daily highlights, get richer reports, and full access to historical data.

There are only so many hours in the day. Make the most of them.