Lazar Focus is a tiny app and website distraction blocker to help you focus. When you press the "Focus" button, Lazar Focus does two things: 1. It starts blocking distracting websites on all the most popular browsers, without any additional plugins required. Any distracting sites that you have configured will automatically be redirected to an inspirational quote instead. 2. It closes and then blocks any distracting apps, for example your mail app, and any chat apps, enabling you to focus. Press the focus button again to stop the focus session, re-enabling the blocked sites and apps. You can add a description of what you did during that bock. Lazar Focus keeps track of all of these blocks in its database, so you know how you are doing! Since version 1.1.0, Lazar Focus can optionally also do fully automatic and private time-tracking on your PC!
What's new in this version
This new version, 1.1.2.beta, released on 2020-07-23, has the following changes: - Implemented config persistence system, and then used that to persist the "log" setting. In other words, Lazar Focus will now remember whether you had the log checkbox checked or not, instead of returning to the default setting. - Updated URL blocker to support latest version of Edge, and made more robust. - Fixed logo clipping issues on displays with 100% scaling. - Added minimum size constraints for settings window. Previous version 1.1.1.beta, released on 2020-07-14, had the following changes: - Thanks to the great feedback of user Axel Lenz from Germany, the following issues have been fixed: - Issue 1: You can now also block browsers in total, in addition to blocking specific URLs. - Issue 2: You can now easily block modern UWP apps by their true EXE path which will be extracted and shown by LF. - Added more inspirational quotes. These are displayed when you go to a blocked URL during a focus session.
- Uses only 8MB RAM.
- Blocks distracting websites on Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Brave, no plugins required.
- Blocks distracting Windows apps, of your choosing, by closing them and keeping them closed while you work.
- Optional detailed and fully private recording of your activity for personal analytics, billing or timesheets.