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Anne-Marie Mongeon

As Devolutions’ marketing coordinator, I’m in charge of the company’s social media and advertising portfolios. I’m also responsible for establishing, maintaining and developing relationships within and beyond the Remote Desktop Manager community. I’m also in charge of the Devolutions blog, which means that I’ll be writing about various topics that, I hope, will be interesting and relevant to community members like you.

Apps for People Who Are Easily Distracted at Work!

Hey everyone,

Do you sometimes feel that it’s hard to focus on…hey look, a unicorn!...where was I? Do you sometimes struggle to stay focused at work? :)

Well, if you said yes, then JOIN THE CLUB! It can be especially difficult if you work in an open office environment, where something like the sound of the shredder eating a document or a sneeze can be all it takes to lose one’s concentration.

Or maybe you aren’t easily distracted, but you just have so many tasks on your plate that staying focused is tough. Just when you finish one job or solve one problem, there are two more waiting for you.

Well, if you’re easily distracted or just over-burdened with tasks, then there’s some relief in sight, because there are some awesome apps that help people be more efficient at work. Here’s a look at a few of them, along with links and descriptions:


Isolator is a small menu bar application that helps you concentrate. When you're working on a document, and don't want to be distracted, turn on Isolator. It will cover up your desktop and all the icons on it, as well as the windows of all your other applications, so you can concentrate on the task in hand.

(BTW: This one is only for iOS…sorry Android users!)


Todoist helps you organize your task list, collaborate with co-workers on shared tasks, and prioritize your items so you don't have to guess what needs to be done first. Since you build your lists and set your priorities, you'll always know which task you should be focusing on now, and which tasks can wait.


Based on the Pomodoro technique, which encourages short breaks (three to five minutes) between longer working periods, Focus Booster is a digital timer helps you stay on task, but it also ensures you take breaks to increase your long-term productivity.


Calm gives you seven free, guided meditation sessions that range from two to 20 minutes, so you always have a way to recharge. When you're constantly switching from one task to the next, your mind has a tendency to tire, making it difficult to stay sharp and focused when distractions occur. Taking time to recharge can help you minimize distractions by keep you feeling fresh and focused.

(Personally, this all is my favorite!)

What’s Your Advice?

Have you tried any of these apps? If so, please share your thoughts and experiences. Or if you know of any other good apps, tools or techniques that help people focus, concentrate and avoid getting stressed-out, please share them with our community so that we can all benefit!


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