For Mac power users, you can activate Focus instantly, from within any program (or straight from the desktop) by using its Global Hotkeys.
The default setting for the Focus hotkeys is:
Activating Focus via hotkeys will instantly start a regular session. However, if Focus is setup to default to a Pomodoro session then using the hotkeys will activate a Pomodoro (timed) session.
Modifying Focus’ Global Hotkeys
If you want to change the Global Hotkeys combination to something more your liking then you can. To do this:
- Open Preferences
- Select the General tab
- Click Advanced
- This will present the General-Advanced window
Success! Your new Global Hotkeys combination has been set.