Improve Focus Score App Ratings

Why are apps like google documents, google drive, and ibooks considered to be unproductive? The whole purpose of them is to complete work. I believe that perhaps the focus score would be more effective if we could select which apps are our “working apps” or, at least, there was much consideration going into which apps are used to do work and which apps are distracting/social media esque apps.

I also think that self care apps should be considered productive or, at the very least, should not impact your focus score. Telling people that apps that help their mental health (e.g. diary apps, meditation apps, etc) are unproductive/not good for focus encourages a toxic destructive workflow rather than one that is well balanced. That said, I also think there should be set hours where ones’ focus score cannot decrease in order to encourage time for self care and connection with others. In reality, just like human beings were not built to stare at screens for 24 hrs a day, they were also not built to work (even if it is on paper or something) for 24 hours a day.


As a writer and creative, allowing productivity apps to add to one’s focus score and help incentivize people to use those apps, such as Pages, Scrivener, Procreate, etc. I’d rather not feel punished for using the apps I want to spend my time on.

Thanks so much!

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@lilpit can we move these over to Focused?

@Pepper_Joub I agree with you on this. We will review the list and make improvements.

Agreed! We will review the list.

Could you please also add apps like toggl track and motion (the scheduling app) to focus?

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