What we are using: Focus Keeper

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Boost your productivity with Focus Keeper, an application that times your tasks so that you avoid procrastination.

Focus Keeper offers a simple interface, task management, customization of focus sessions, goals, and sounds, tracking your productivity with charts.

It is available on iPhone/iPad with iCloud support and Google Play.

It has basic focus steps and requires you to finish a task in 25 minutes with 5-minute intervals in between the tasks.

First, you write the title of your task, set the timer for 25 minutes, and focus on the task until the timer rings, and take a 5-minute break to do something relaxing.

If you have completed four such sessions, take a longer break of 20-30 minutes.

You can track your progress with two different chart cycles, 14 days and 30 days.

Set your number of focus sessions per day, choose how many sessions you want to finish before taking a long break, and you can also customize the length of the sessions and breaks.

A clock ticking sound plays when you start your task, and you have the option to mute it if the sound stresses or annoys you. You can also choose your ticking sound from 10 different options provided, or anything from your music library.

If you choose to upgrade, you can use Focus Reminder to remind you notifications to use the app as well.

Focus Keeper has been a real game-changer for me. I found myself checking off so many things off my to-do list. I began using it at the office and I am amazed at myself for getting so much done efficiently and at record time.