A Focused Activity Timer

Episode #42 January. 22, 2016 45m 57s Download
In this episode: Joseph Darnell and Joshua Peiffer
Joshua and Joe discuss the Focus app with Mac/iOS developer Jan Heiermann.

Highlights and Show Notes

Joshua and Joe discuss the Focus app with Mac/iOS developer Jan Heiermann: it’s a to-do list, pomodoro timer and activity tracker rolled into one. Designed to cultivate clarity and effectiveness, Joe believes there’s nothing else like it for the Apple platform. Jan talks about its development, how he’s used the pomodoro technique, syncing on Mac, iOS and the Apple Watch, and the struggle for third party developers in the Apple App Store.

Show Notes & Links

Laser Focused:
Jan Heiermann on Twitter (@janheiermann)
Laser Focused website
Focus for Mac
Focus for iOS
Splitfari app
Counter app

The Pomodoro Technique:
A Primer to The Pomodoro Technique
Where the pomodoro technique got started (the kitchen timer)

About Objective-C
Swift programming language

Related to discussion:
MacStories: Productivity Through Tasks and Time
OmniFocus app
First Look: Apple’s New MacBook (2006)

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