So it is with a little pleasant surprise that I introduce a clever Mac app that can help to boost your productivity a bit, reduce eye strain while you’re using your Mac, and ensure you focus on the task at hand.
It’s called Fokus and that’s what it helps Mac users to do– focus on a single app at a time. Why? Because multi-tasking is highly overrated (if not a basic affront against human nature).
The way Fokus works is rather simple. I dims all the background windows except for the frontmost application– the one you’re using. That means you can focus on the task at hand, and not all the visuals of floating windows on the Mac’s screen.
Use the Mac’s Menubar to start Fokus, or use the customizable keyboard shortcuts, including an option to set the ideal brightness (or, dimness). There are even built-in sound effects so you know Focus is working.
If you need to crank through 100 email messages, use Fokus to block out all the other apps swimming around on your Mac’s screen so you get work on Mail and not be distracted. Use the slider bar to adjust the background dim-to-bright levels. What if you switch to another Mac app? Fokus switches with you.
What’s interesting about Fokus is this. It works. Visually, there’s nothing on your Mac’s screen except the app you’re working on, and everything else becomes dim; out of sight, out of mind. Fokus is easy to get used to, easy to use.