Opal: Screen Time for Focus

Opal: Screen Time for Focus

By Opal OS

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2020-12-15
  • Current Version: 3.13
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 112.03 MB
  • Developer: Opal OS
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 16.0 or later.
Score: 4.6643
4.6643
From 3,795 Ratings

Description

Better than screen time, Opal helps you focus so you can make the most out of every day. 4 hours. That’s the average time you’ll spend looking at your phone today. With a combination of app restrictions, real time feedback and rewards, you can begin to focus better and accomplish your dreams, just like Opal’s members. Many of the world's top teams and companies companies trust Opal to help protect their focus. You can too. **Opal cut my screen time by 2 hours per day – Marketing at Google ** **Opal cuts off your apps’ internet access to help you stop doomscrolling – The Next Web ** **I’ve been managing my social media time for months and couldn’t recommend it more - Strategy at Twitter ** **Opal Helped Me Quit My Nightly TikTok Habit – Bustle ** BENEFITS 94% of Opal members are less distracted 93% are more productive thanks to the app 90% experience improved mental health 79% save at least 1 hour *daily* thanks to the app Added benefits: - Better screen time management - Improve productivity at work - Reduce stress, be more mindful - Better manage ADHD - Set daily working hours, sleep, and routines - Unplug with family and friends - Stay in focus when you need it most - You're happy and in control of your screen time FEATURES - Focus Report: Diagnose your Focus and measure your progress with clear metrics, important context and compare with your peers. - Focus Score: check your focus level at any point throughout the day. - #1 Blocker: Instantly block apps and websites you choose. It’s safe, precise, and doesn’t affect internet speed. - Sessions: Block apps from your phone while you’re focusing, and you can always take a break to unblock them temporarily. - Calendar: Set daily working hours, sleep and routines, block apps automatically, so you don’t have to remember. - Precious Rewards: Get rewarded on your journey towards better Focus with unique MileStones you can unlock and share with friends. - Leaderboard: Get inspired by others from the community with our daily leaderboard, highlighting the most focused of us directly in the app. - Breaks: Use apps without mindless scrolling. Choose the app you want to use, write your intention, and set a timer. - Focus Mode Integration: Sync your Opal Focus Sessions with iPhone Focus Mode. - Shortcut Integration: Connect iPhone shortcut automations to start/stop Focus Sessions based on app opens, time, location and more! - Focus Reminders: Get timely reminder notifications when you get distracted or reach a time limit. - Focus Mode and Filters: Connect Opal to your Focus to block apps automatically - Deep Focus: Maximum protection, you can’t cancel or bypass the timer you set. - More Fun: Opal is guilt-free and fun. Pick your background and app icon to one that suits your mood. - Widget: Have Opal on your home screen! CREATE A PERSONALIZED APP LIST You can add or remove any App and Website that are distracting to you directly from Opal's settings in the app. You can customize your Opal experience and block all apps and sites on your phone, including: - Facebook - Instagram - Snapchat - TikTok - Youtube - Netflix - Tinder - Hinge - Bumble - Many more: News, Messaging, Dating, Adult/Porn, Money apps etc. PRIVATE & SAFE We use Apple's Screen Time API in order to monitor and block apps you use. Installation is easy and takes a few seconds on your iPhone. Unlike most apps, Opal works entirely on your phone and personal browsing data never leaves your device. HEAR IT FROM THE COMMUNITY "Never in a bazillion years did I think I would be below 3 hours of screen time a day. My mood is SO much better." - Kristi "Weird to think that an app would make me use my phone less but Opal is the only thing helping me focus on deep work days" - Zach "Thanks Opal for being the only way my monkey brain can do homework for more than like 20 minutes" - Daniel TERMS, PRIVACY & CONDITIONS Read on https://opal.so/terms & https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/

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  • iPadOS version

    5
    By Bursely Go Blue
    It would be great to have an iPad version as well
  • Wonderingful

    5
    By Cat_Guy#
    I highly advise this for anyone who has trouble studying, staying focus or using their phone too much unproductively. I’m always either SUPER tired, like 3-5 naps a day tired and constantly distracted by my phone when I’m finally awake to do some work. Used this app to block the apps that I always distract myself from, drink some pre workout and did 9 hours of work with only like 5 min breaks every 1 hour. I noticed that for the first hour i constantly almost unconsciously would pick up my phone many times and would just try to open the apps that distract me(but obviously it wouldn’t open) and then for the next hours I didn’t even pick up my phone. I had set the session for only 3 hours but I ended up going a full 8 hours without getting distracted from my phone and the apps. One suggestion: Should add a counter for how many times the person picked up and turned their phone one during the session.
  • Leaving this app after some time

    3
    By jessiek234
    I used to have a Pro account for this app and found it really useful before the last major update. I liked that you could configure it in a way where it would ask you what your intention was if you wanted to unblock apps for a certain amount of time. It helped me be mindful about what I was doing. They got rid of that feature now, which was a huge bummer for me but not a dealbreaker. I understand that in the last major update they went from a VPN to using Screen Time, which made it easier for them to block the apps themselves, and not just the data. This is helpful. However, it seems like a huge oversight on their behalf that now I’m somehow still able to access social media websites on my web browser. So when Opal blocks my Instagram app, I can still go on my safari and access Instagram in no time. I reached out to their customer support for a solution. Apparently you can’t block specific websites, only the ones your screen time deems as “most visited” ones. There’s no way around this other than blocking every single website on your phone and then just manually adding the ones you wanna visit which is unrealistic, as I oftentimes work from my phone and I don’t know exactly which sites I need to go on. So this app virtually doesn’t work anymore. I can still go on Facebook or Instagram or any of those sites through my browser. It’s useless. Unfortunately I can’t get past this and I’ll have to find another app to help me block social media
  • Keeps me Focused

    5
    By Chris Eggerichs
    This app is great! Does exactly what it says. Subscription is well worth it if you posses the money.
  • Perfect!!

    5
    By Juleshenry101
    This app is so great!
  • Great app

    5
    By crkearney
    Worth the money tbh
  • VPN often doesn’t work

    3
    By B4d 1t zuckz f0(k u
    I love Opal’s concept and it has been hugely helpful… when it works. I often find that the VPN is not blocking the apps I’ve specified and on settings when I’m not supposed to be able to edit the time for which the blocker is on (deep focus mode), I often find that I can easily get rid of the blocker. Initially, I didn’t mind paying $65 a year because I found it helpful, but over the past few months I’ve found it to be quite expensive for being so buggy. Unless something changes I likely won’t renew my membership (which I’ve had for about two years).
  • Helped with my procrastination

    5
    By isack king6
    You know when you set up a limit in the apple settings and then you choose the, “ignore for the whole day” option…? Yea that won’t happen with this app. Like the only way to use your app is to go through settings and as a procrastinator I don’t want to do that.. so, I would 110% recommend this app. It really helped me, my weekly usage ain’t the same anymore 🫡. Thx
  • Great app

    5
    By Jpn114
    Seems silly to pay $100 for a program to block your phone but it really has increased my productivity by a lot.
  • Therapist approval

    5
    By Mike scoots
    Social media addiction is hurting people. It hurts me. I LOVE how effective and simple this app is. I recommend it to all of my clients.

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