Even features like Locked Mode make it so that when a Focus session starts, it always finishes.
But what happens after a Focus session finishes? That's where Password Protection comes in.
With Password Mode, Focus can lock down your preferences so you cannot change them.
This lets you set up your perfect productivity routine, and freeze it so you can't change it. Don't worry though, you can still add new distractions and when you enter the password, you can still make changes.
Here's how to set it up.
To get started, click the Focus menubar icon, then select the Preferences icon in the window.
Then select the Profiles panel from Focus Preferences, Focus should look like this:
Enable Password Mode by clicking Lock with password.
You'll be prompted for a password twice to confirm.
Now to change any Focus preference, you'll have to enter the password before you can make any change. Passwords work on individual profiles, so you can setup a password protected block list to run on a schedule, and have another profile with more flexibility.
With Password Mode, Focus goes from a helpful productivity tool to an extreme productivity enforcer. When you need an extra push to seriously block websites, password-protecting Focus can be a great way to keep distractions away.
Now that you've got password protection set up, you can fine-tune your website blocking to password protect only the websites you want.
With Allowed Websites, you can password protect the entire Internet.
You can even set up breaks, which allow a certain amount of free time, without being able to change the productivity routine.
Password Protect works best with a friend or family member.
For Parental Controls, setting up Focus and password protection is one of the best ways to ensure children have a positive and productive Internet experience.
In extreme cases, you can enter a random password that you don't know. We don't recommend this, but it's an option.
Turning off password mode is as simple as entering the password, and then unchecking Lock preferences with a password in General Focus Preferences.
If you don't know your password, ensure the spelling (capitalization matters) is as accurate as possible.
If you can't figure it out, please contact [email protected] and we can help you out.
Focus aims to fit into your productivity routine. That’s why it works on every major web browser like Safari and Google Chrome. It can block specific websites, groups of web pages, notifications, apps and more.
Focus supports a block list and allow list enabling any kind of distraction blocking you can imagine.
Now that you've learned how to lock down Focus with a password, learn how to set up a global hotkey that lets you start Focusing whenever, wherever you may be on your Mac.