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What are the best resources for concentration?

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    Olivia Alvarez
    Written on March 6, 2017
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      Christopher Foster
      Written on January 10, 2017
      "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."
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      Christopher Foster
      Written on January 10, 2017
      "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."
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      Philip Jenkins
      Written on February 14, 2017
      "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."
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      Jeffrey Morales
      Written on May 14, 2017
      "I like SelfControl to help with concentration by eliminating access to sites that are distracting it forces you to concentrate on what you are supposed to do."
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      Nathan King
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "Always find myself headed to the usual sites when I should be working. Hopefully this puts an end to that."
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      RescueTime
      Software

      Windows, Mac, Android

      Free - Month. Free trial available,

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      Arthur Richards
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "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."
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      Arthur Richards
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "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."
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      Alan Hawkins
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "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."
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      Terry Gomez
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "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!"
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      Marilyn Curtis
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "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."
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      Focus
      Software

      Mac

      $19.99 - free trial available

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      Patrick Nelson
      Written on February 1, 2017
      "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."
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      Patrick Nelson
      Written on February 1, 2017
      "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."
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      Jerry Cooper
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "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."
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      Brandon Hicks
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "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"
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      John Martinez
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "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."
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      Pranav Dasgupta
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "I used the Focus app because I need to stay productive. Unfortunately, the activity log does not track which task you were doing and this was a major problem for me."
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      Wayne Austin
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "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."
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      Wayne Austin
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "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."
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      Shreyas Singhal
      Written on January 25, 2017
      "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."
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      Nathan Wood
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "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."
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      Sara Medina
      Written on August 5, 2017
      "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."
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      Phillip Dunn
      Written on January 31, 2017
      "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."
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      Phillip Dunn
      Written on January 31, 2017
      "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."
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      Louis Lewis
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "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!"
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      Brian Morris
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "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"
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      Moisés Peña
      Written on May 22, 2017
      "I think freedom is great for concentration, my phone often takes my attention away from what I supposed to be doing with freedom it stops the distraction and makes me concentrate and finish my work."
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      Christopher Davidson
      Written on February 10, 2017
      "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!"
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      Christopher Davidson
      Written on February 10, 2017
      "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!"
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      Dylan Weaver
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "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."
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      Philip Smith
      Written on March 20, 2017
      "I like the simplicity of Go For It! and it will help with concentration but I don't feel like it is one of the best on the market."
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      Bobby Ortiz
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "This has worked great for me. I feel I can organize my life better and improved my level of concentration."
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      FocusBooster
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free - There's premium versions

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      Jose Schultz
      Written on January 2, 2017
      "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!"
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      Jose Schultz
      Written on January 2, 2017
      "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!"
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      William Hill
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "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."
      JH
      Jason Hu
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "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."
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      Howard Alexander
      Written on September 14, 2017
      "This app is okay, but it's not worth the money at all. For the features included the company is just being greedy. They have a free plan, but if you're actually utilizing pomodoro technique, you'd exceed the limitation very quickly. I'd purchase this for a small one time fee, but the subscription is a rip-off, and there are similar tools out there."
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      Roger Brooks
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "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."
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      Roger Brooks
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "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."
      RM
      Roger Meyer
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "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!"
      ZM
      Zachary Martinez
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "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."
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      Eduardo Rosas
      Written on January 25, 2017
      "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."
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      Frank Cook
      Written on June 26, 2017
      "I really don't like buddhify to help with concentration, I personally do not consider meditation to be a helpful method of concentration it is more of a distraction. It does help with calming the nerves and focus but it can take away from the here and now."
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      Gabriel Salgado
      Written on January 14, 2017
      "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."
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      Gabriel Salgado
      Written on January 14, 2017
      "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."
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      Roy Williamson
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "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."
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      Terry Morris
      Written on February 25, 2017
      "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"
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      Howard Parker
      Written on June 25, 2017
      "A page for an app to organize your thoughts. The idea is novel but not very interesting."
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      Ralph Powell
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "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."
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      Ralph Powell
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "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."
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      Benjamin Kelly
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "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!"
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      Frank Banks
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "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."
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      Gary Fisher
      Written on January 2, 2017
      "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."
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      Gregory Medina
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "I feel the Daniel Goleman is an excellent psychologist and I have read a few of his books and all have been very interesting. Now, to get to the point of resources for concentration, I think this book is more of a look into different types of focus and it may help some people. I can not say that this is the best resource for concentration though."
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      Amit Patel
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "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."
      AP
      Amit Patel
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "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."
      JG
      Jack Green
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "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!"
      JR
      Juan Rios
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "I did not like the channels provided. They were already know and pretty much watered down resources"
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      Vishal Rangan
      Written on January 6, 2017
      "This book has helped me tremendously in focusing and making myself more productive."
      JM
      Jeffrey Morris
      Written on September 5, 2017
      "I found this book to be a difficult read. The information did not keep my interest"
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      Jason Armstrong
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "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."
      JA
      Jason Armstrong
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "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."
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      Arthur Guerrero
      Written on April 10, 2017
      "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."
      GS
      Gregory Snyder
      Written on April 3, 2017
      "An app in the google store for brain focus timer. I don't think this is very useful and most will not either."
      PM
      Patrick McDonald
      Written on February 1, 2017
      "great app to help keep you on task and know how long you have been on task."
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      Matthew Bishop
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "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."
      MB
      Matthew Bishop
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "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."
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      Roger Reid
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "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."
      RG
      Roger Gray
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "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."
      RG
      Ralph Gilbert
      Written on June 13, 2017
      "A page for a kindle book about focusing your mind on Amazon. This is average and I don't seen many people interested in this sort of thing."
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      Gloria Mendez
      Written on December 1, 2017
      "I use this app to monitor employees on my team. It's a good way to track that information for when I have to give annual reviews. The dashboard is steamlined and easy to use at a glance."
      GM
      Gloria Mendez
      Written on December 1, 2017
      "I use this app to monitor employees on my team. It's a good way to track that information for when I have to give annual reviews. The dashboard is steamlined and easy to use at a glance."
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      Lawrence Duncan
      Written on February 5, 2018
      "I mean, as just keeping track of time it appears to do so, but I do not seem to understand the reason behind getting this app. It is under tested and do not seem to offer as much as just what is already built into your phone for clock settings and alarms. Also many mainstream banks offer apps that have built in budgeting."
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      Lawrence Duncan
      Written on February 5, 2018
      "I mean, as just keeping track of time it appears to do so, but I do not seem to understand the reason behind getting this app. It is under tested and do not seem to offer as much as just what is already built into your phone for clock settings and alarms. Also many mainstream banks offer apps that have built in budgeting."
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      Linda Chen
      Written on March 11, 2018
      "This is a great tool to help keep you on task. It is user friendly and allows syncing to other devices."
      LC
      Linda Chen
      Written on March 11, 2018
      "This is a great tool to help keep you on task. It is user friendly and allows syncing to other devices."

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    Summary

    Best resources for concentration
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 SelfControl Software 109 Free
    2 RescueTime Software 90 Paid
    3 Focus Software 77 Paid
    4 FocusWriter Software 73 Free
    5 freedom Apps 63 Free
    6 Go For It! Software 48 Free
    7 FocusBooster Software 37 Free
    8 buddhify Apps 25 Paid
    9 Mindly Apps 23 Free
    10 Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence Books 21 Paid
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