What are the best resources for concentration?

  • #1
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    Written on January 10, 2017

    Harold Lowe

    "SelfControl helps me resist that urge to check my social media while trying to get work done. It's a simple solution because even if you open a new tab and absentminded-ly go to a forbidden site, it blocks it. I can now focus on the things I need done, if only for a little..." Read more

    Comments about "SelfControl" as one of the best Resources for concentration

    HL
    Written on January 10, 2017
    Harold Lowe
    "SelfControl helps me resist that urge to check my social media while trying to get work done. It's a simple solution because even if you open a new tab and absentminded-ly go to a forbidden site, it blocks it. I can now focus on the things I need done, if only for a little while."
    EF
    Written on February 14, 2017
    Evelyn Fuller
    "If every morning you convince yourself that today is going to be a very productive day, but then fall into the trap of checking your emails, then running through the top news stories of the day, and then checking game scores, this is the app for you. Whenever you finally make the decision to install and use this app you will understand just how often you want to be distracted. Every few minutes you will open a new tab without putting much thought into it and then you will realize that you can't visit the site you were already envisioning going to because it's blocked by SelfControl. The awareness of this pull of concentration will help train your mind to stay in the moment and focus on your current task, hopefully so over time you can focus to the best of your ability without needing this app."
    DH
    Written on January 26, 2017
    Doris Horton
    "Always find myself headed to the usual sites when I should be working. Hopefully this puts an end to that."
  • #2
    RescueTime
    Software

    Windows , Mac , Android

    $9 - Month. Free trial available,

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    Written on January 20, 2017

    Vincent Manning

    "Some productivity apps block you from accessing your favorite sites. This one can do that too, but more importantly it tracks how you use your time on the internet, and gives you a helpful portrait of your daily and weekly habits online." Read more

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    VM
    Written on January 20, 2017
    Vincent Manning
    "Some productivity apps block you from accessing your favorite sites. This one can do that too, but more importantly it tracks how you use your time on the internet, and gives you a helpful portrait of your daily and weekly habits online."
    RJ
    Written on February 12, 2017
    Ralph Johnston
    "This is a great program to be able to use for being able to manage my work and concentrate on one thing at a time. There's no way I would get distracted using this!"
    TP
    Written on February 6, 2017
    Tyrone Peterson
    "I was wondering where all my time was going and how I might be more efficient. I installed this app and tracked my time over the last month. I spent some time reviewing all the data on my activities and found that I am pretty efficient with my time. I do spend a lot of time going in and out of emails, so I'm going to try to streamline that time as my first priority and study the logs weekly. This is they only tool I know that can help me track my activity in the background."
    CF
    Written on January 29, 2017
    Christina Franklin
    "I find Rescue Time a bit cumbersome to use and also ironic. It helps you evaluate your time, but its really something that contributes to what it is trying to fix as well."
  • #3
    Focus
    Software

    Mac

    $19.99 - free trial available

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    Written on February 1, 2017

    Jack Cannon

    "I can clearly vouch for "Focus" when it comes to doing any kind of work, be it school or professional when you absolutely need to focus on the task at hand. Focus basically is a lock that prevents you from going to certain blocked websites while you are in work mode,..." Read more

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    JC
    Written on February 1, 2017
    Jack Cannon
    "I can clearly vouch for "Focus" when it comes to doing any kind of work, be it school or professional when you absolutely need to focus on the task at hand. Focus basically is a lock that prevents you from going to certain blocked websites while you are in work mode, preventing you from letting your mind wander to another place."
    MF
    Written on January 9, 2017
    Micheal Fleming
    "Every now and again I find myself going back to the same homepage, and nothing has been updated, and I realize Im wasting time. This app is like you parents, except you tell it what you don't want to do. I think if you need a quick solution to block those sites and programs that are distraction, Focus is perfect for you."
    EF
    Written on January 9, 2017
    Everett Fisher
    "focus - reclaim your productivity is an app purchase for your mac to block distracting websites like face book. It would be benefical to have something else helping me other than my own free will to ignore posts"
    JO
    Written on January 1, 2017
    Joan Owens
    "This service does a great job blocking webpages so I can focus on the work at hand. The free trial is nice, but I think the asking price might be a little too high."
  • #4
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    Written on January 26, 2017

    Randy Nguyen

    "I write for a living and needed to find a way to keep writing even when I feel like I have writers block. I tried the Focus Writer and while I found it alright I need not think it had much benefit over the programs I normally use. I could see this being a good program for some..." Read more

    Comments about "FocusWriter" as one of the best Resources for concentration

    RN
    Written on January 26, 2017
    Randy Nguyen
    "I write for a living and needed to find a way to keep writing even when I feel like I have writers block. I tried the Focus Writer and while I found it alright I need not think it had much benefit over the programs I normally use. I could see this being a good program for some people esppecialy if you don't want to by a fancy writing program, but I will stick with what I already have."
    AS
    Written on January 25, 2017
    Angela Soto
    "If while writing you are easily distracted, FocusWriter can help. When I am writing, I find myself seeing other programs either open on my computer or I just know that wonderful distractions away just an alt+tab away. FocusWriter gives me a background that is pleasant to work on so that I am less tempted to stray from my assignments. I can also use the timer tools to set goals for my writing and allow myself breaks ever so often."
    TE
    Written on January 29, 2017
    Terry Elliott
    "Sometimes I want to write but there are so many distractions. This program helps with that a lot! It fills the screen with a blank canvas and no clutter on the screen so I can just focus on what I want to say. If I do need to get to the UI, it is still easily accessible."
    PC
    Written on August 5, 2017
    Pamela Cole
    "I needed the best resources for concentration out there. I found focusWriter, and while it helped at first, I've decided that there are better solutions out there for me. I don't use it anymore."
  • #5
    freedom
    Software

    Windows , Mac

    Free - There's a premium version

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    Written on January 31, 2017

    Grace Dean

    "I downloaded Freedom so that I would be forced to avoid distractions on my phone. I like that it works on my ipad and computer too, since those can be distracting when I need to work as well." Read more

    Comments about "freedom" as one of the best Resources for concentration

    GD
    Written on January 31, 2017
    Grace Dean
    "I downloaded Freedom so that I would be forced to avoid distractions on my phone. I like that it works on my ipad and computer too, since those can be distracting when I need to work as well."
    WN
    Written on January 23, 2017
    Warren Newman
    "This app is a very unique way to make sure you are concentrating on the tasks at hand that you need to get done. This allows you to block all distractions your phone such as email, texts, and internet, so you have no choice but to be diligent in your work!"
    BC
    Written on January 8, 2017
    Bobby Curry
    "it helped me concentrate more on the activities that matter most for me , like spending more time for my family. quality time is important in our lives"
  • #6
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    Written on February 10, 2017

    Rumiko Yamaguchi

    "If you are like me, you can have difficulty staying on task. The Go For It program allows me to create a to-do list for my day and then check off the tasks as I complete them. I can even set a timer for myself to ensure that I complete the work within a reasonable amount of time...." Read more

    Comments about "Go For It!" as one of the best Resources for concentration

    RY
    Written on February 10, 2017
    Rumiko Yamaguchi
    "If you are like me, you can have difficulty staying on task. The Go For It program allows me to create a to-do list for my day and then check off the tasks as I complete them. I can even set a timer for myself to ensure that I complete the work within a reasonable amount of time. This has been a great tool for my productivity!"
    EC
    Written on February 16, 2017
    Evelyn Carroll
    "This has worked great for me. I feel I can organize my life better and improved my level of concentration."
    SA
    Written on February 12, 2017
    Stephanie Armstrong
    "For me it was difficult to simultaneously use the internet and pay attention to the tasks at hand. However, after trying Go For It! I became much more focused on virtual tasks and have become more efficient with my time on the computer."
  • #7
    FocusBooster
    Software

    Windows , Mac

    Free - There's premium versions

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    Written on January 2, 2017

    Jackie Riley

    "I've never been more focused! After using FocusBooster I can better devote my attention to the tasks I need completed. I don't even have to fill out tedious time sheets anymore thanks to FocusBooster!" Read more

    Comments about "FocusBooster" as one of the best Resources for concentration

    JR
    Written on January 2, 2017
    Jackie Riley
    "I've never been more focused! After using FocusBooster I can better devote my attention to the tasks I need completed. I don't even have to fill out tedious time sheets anymore thanks to FocusBooster!"
    CC
    Written on January 7, 2017
    Christina Cox
    "I like many people have a hard time concentrating on certain task. I always feel like if I'm not on my phone or watching tv or on social media I'm missing something. I ran across this focus booster app that changed that. I have the ability to monitor whatever session im doing, look at time sheets of my progress, understand how I personally work in order to improve myself and just keep track of how my day went. Overall, great app, I love seeing the progress and where my time is going."
    LC
    Written on January 1, 2017
    Leonard Cannon
    "A time management technique that requires a subscription. Apparently, both simple and effective and the software is available on both mac and PC. This software looks as though it might help a small amount for saving time if you use it correctly. If you are not naturally organized and have no drive to use the software then you probably wont get much out of it."
  • #8
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    Written on January 19, 2017

    Joe Torres

    "If you're anything like me, you want to meditate, but just don't know how or where to start! With the Buddhify app, that is no longer a problem. It shows me exactly how to get the most out of meditation and helps me to figure out what I hope to achieve by doing it. The..." Read more

    Comments about "buddhify - modern mindfulness for busy lives" as one of the best Resources for concentration

    JT
    Written on January 19, 2017
    Joe Torres
    "If you're anything like me, you want to meditate, but just don't know how or where to start! With the Buddhify app, that is no longer a problem. It shows me exactly how to get the most out of meditation and helps me to figure out what I hope to achieve by doing it. The app is easy to use and contains various types of meditations. There are short tracks, long ones and timers to help guide you to meditate better."
    DM
    Written on January 1, 2017
    Donald Murray
    "If you're looking for a mindfulness app on the go this is one you want. I love having this app whenever I need to take a mindfullness break from reality!"
    EJ
    Written on January 28, 2017
    Edward Johnson
    "I have trouble unwinding and falling and staying asleep. I tried this app and found so many that work for me. i love the auto timer. just set it and lie down. Best night I've had in years."
    JD
    Written on January 25, 2017
    Jeremy Davidson
    "If you are trying to improve not only your concentration but your self this is the app. SO many ways to do it. Its great."
  • #9
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    Written on February 25, 2017

    Warren Lewis

    "This is pretty cool - we all have random thoughts and ideas, and many of them go out the window. But mindly can help you track and organize your thoughts, feelings and ideas" Read more

    Comments about "Mindly (mind mapping)" as one of the best Resources for concentration

    WL
    Written on February 25, 2017
    Warren Lewis
    "This is pretty cool - we all have random thoughts and ideas, and many of them go out the window. But mindly can help you track and organize your thoughts, feelings and ideas"
    AD
    Written on January 14, 2017
    Annette Davidson
    "We face distractions everyone, it could be the facebook post or a message on the phone, we are always bombarded with information asking for our attention. I wanted something to help me calm down and focus on the important things. Mindly was the answer for me. It says it helps to organize your inner universe. I could not agree more. I perform better with a calmer mind after using this for about 3 months now."
    RT
    Written on January 5, 2017
    Ruby Turner
    "I have just tried Mindly and I have to say that I'm very impressed. The way it helps me brainstorm and play with ideas to approach a specific goal is really innovative. It keeps my ideas organized and well structured."
  • #10
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    Written on February 21, 2017

    Franklin Andrews

    "Daniel Goleman's book changed my life. I had always lacked focus when it came to anything, but this book helped me get things in order. If you implement what you read here, it will pay dividends, just as it did for me." Read more

    Comments about "Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence" as one of the best Resources for concentration

    FA
    Written on February 21, 2017
    Franklin Andrews
    "Daniel Goleman's book changed my life. I had always lacked focus when it came to anything, but this book helped me get things in order. If you implement what you read here, it will pay dividends, just as it did for me."
    RM
    Written on January 23, 2017
    Rosemary Miles
    "This is a great book that explains how and why you should learn to focus. This book focuses on what it takes to become a high achiever and how being a high achiever will drastically change your life for the better. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for success!"
    DE
    Written on January 29, 2017
    Deborah Ellis
    "This book really helps you get to the bottom of the reasons you might not be achieving to your best ability. The material in here is so valuable when you're taking stock of what you can do to get to the next level in your life, career or relationships."
    AI
    Written on January 2, 2017
    Amrish Ilyas
    "This book has helped me to find a clearer and more better understanding of what it means to be focused. I am set on my path now to strive for a more personal excellence."
  • #11
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    Written on January 5, 2017

    Frank Nichols

    "While sometimes I still have issues concentrating, this book has helped me understand how to improve it. Being able to understand how my unique experiences and interests affect my professional life and productivity has been invaluable." Read more

    Comments about "Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your..." as one of the best Resources for concentration

    FN
    Written on January 5, 2017
    Frank Nichols
    "While sometimes I still have issues concentrating, this book has helped me understand how to improve it. Being able to understand how my unique experiences and interests affect my professional life and productivity has been invaluable."
    NM
    Written on February 2, 2017
    Natalie Mack
    "This book transformed my life! I went from an unfulfilling career as an IT guy to one of Professional Masturbator! Kidding! Comedian! I have much more fun now!"
    JA
    Written on January 6, 2017
    Jesse Anderson
    "This book has helped me tremendously in focusing and making myself more productive."
  • #12
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    Written on April 10, 2017

    Blake Gilmour

    "Recently, I discovered that my concentration was proving an issue for me with my work. I have trouble focusing and it was hurting my productivity. Fortunately, I found Brain Focus Productivity Timer. By rewarding myself with a break after I finish a task, this application helps..." Read more

    Comments about "Brain Focus Productivity Timer" as one of the best Resources for concentration

    BG
    Written on April 10, 2017
    Blake Gilmour
    "Recently, I discovered that my concentration was proving an issue for me with my work. I have trouble focusing and it was hurting my productivity. Fortunately, I found Brain Focus Productivity Timer. By rewarding myself with a break after I finish a task, this application helps condition my brain to focus on the task at hand rather than the numerous distractions I could otherwise focus on. I am very satisfied with how it is helping me focus."
    SF
    Written on February 1, 2017
    Samuel Frazier
    "great app to help keep you on task and know how long you have been on task."
    PE
    Written on January 15, 2017
    Paty Enriquez
    "As a poker professional, it can be difficult to know when to stop and take a break, due to the rhythm I often find myself in. The Brain Focus Productivity Timer lets me keep track of how long I've been working for, as well as what tasks I've accomplished and what else I need to do. It has helped me with my productivity, as I don't feel bad taking a break since I know how much I've done during the work timings. I can adjust the work and break times as well to match my personal needs."
  • #13
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    Written on February 21, 2017

    Kathryn Thornton

    "I've always wanted to own my own business, but lacked the courage and discipline to do so. But I was completely miserable in my retail job. So, on whim, I bought this book. It was the best choice I've could have made for myself. It inspired me to start my dream of opening..." Read more

    Comments about "The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and..." as one of the best Resources for concentration

    KT
    Written on February 21, 2017
    Kathryn Thornton
    "I've always wanted to own my own business, but lacked the courage and discipline to do so. But I was completely miserable in my retail job. So, on whim, I bought this book. It was the best choice I've could have made for myself. It inspired me to start my dream of opening up a custom cake and cupcake shop! It's going really well, and I fear if not for this book I would have never took the plunge to open my store."
    LS
    Written on February 13, 2017
    Lloyd Sharp
    "The book The Practicing Mind helps you develop a sense of focus and discipline which greatly aid with concentrations. You make what is important to you the focus while shutting out all unnecessary distractions to become super concentrated on your goal."
    PW
    Written on January 24, 2017
    Pete Waters
    "I like what the book says about how people might give up too easily because they don't expect the need to practice certain things. I'm curious about the techniques that the book offers about practicing patience and mind clarity."

Summary

Best resources for concentration
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 SelfControl Software 108 Free
2 RescueTime Software 89 Paid
3 Focus Software 76 Paid
4 FocusWriter Software 73 Free
5 freedom Software 63 Free
6 Go For It! Software 48 Free
7 FocusBooster Software 37 Free
8 buddhify - modern mindfulness for busy lives Apps 25 Paid
9 Mindly (mind mapping) Apps 23 Free
10 Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence E-books 21 Paid