Focused Work comes to Mac with Apple silicon support, gets iOS improvements

Focused Work On Mac
Focused Work On Mac

What you need to know

  • Focused Work now supports Apple silicon, bringing it to the Mac for the first time.
  • The version 1.2 update also brings improvements to iPhone and iPad as well.

Fans of the Focused Work app can now get their time management on without picking up their iPhone or iPad. The app is now Apple silicon-ready, meaning you can install it on your new M1 MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini.

Focused Work helps users to focus on their tasks by setting work periods and then taking breaks, all based on time slots that have been pre-set. The app can even remind you to take a break to recharge your batteries as well.

The new Mac version is free for existing users, but there's no indication when we can expect a version of Focused Work to be available to those of us running Intel Macs. If that happens at all.

As for the new version 1.2 update, there's more here than the arrival of a Mac app.

## What's New

  • Focused Work is now available for Mac computers with Apple silicon! Move between Desktop, Laptop, iPhone, and iPad.
  • Added a brand spanking new Productivity dashboard, with SwiftUI.
  • Summary graphs for Productivity Rating, Focus Sessions, Focused Work, and Break Time. Review your weekly, monthly, half year averages, and totals.
  • See your most recent completed focus sessions, and productivity notes at a glance.
  • Added a new Time Input popup to quickly adjust the duration of a focus session stage, replacing the Stepper
  • Add a 30 second increment to focus session stages
  • Swipe-to-delete focus session stages
  • Swipe-to-duplicate focus session stages
  • Drag & Drop focus session stages without entering edit mode.
  • Completed Session: The productivity rating list is now sorted by highest rating, when adjusting a completed sessions rating.
  • Widgets: Make Daily Goals widget UI consistent with new Productivity tab UI

All of this is free to existing users, while new users can get Focused App from the App Store now. It's a free download with in-app purchases available.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.