Focused Work 1.6 is now available with Siri Shortcuts - Late April Update

published6 months ago
1 min read

Hey hey! šŸ‘‹

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It feels a lot longer than 20 days since releasing Focused Work for the Mac and sharing my last update. I've received overwhelmingly positive feedback for it and have noticed more people consistently using the app every day!

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A lot of people have also shown their support with Focused Work Pro since the 1.5 update which is fantastic, I am very, very grateful for this. ā¤ļø

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Today 1.6 is available with another exciting addition i've wanted to include since way back in the closed beta testing days... Siri Shortcuts support!

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šŸ—£ Leverage Siri to start a Focus Session and chain together multiple Shortcuts that adjust your environment for focusing.

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Trigger shortcuts like;

šŸŒ™ Enable Do Not Disturb

šŸŽ§ Play Music

šŸ’” Adjust HomeKit lights

šŸ“† Save the last completed session to the Calendar

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You can also set up mid-session Shortcuts that will be triggered when starting/finishing a session and also when starting/ending a stage.

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These add great flexibility for integrating the app with various workflows and tasks, but there's more... šŸ‘€

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šŸ’¬ Receive Session alerts across all devices.

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Start a Focus Session on your Mac, walk away on your break and continue receiving alerts on iPhone (and iPad/Apple Watch) when it's time to get back to work.

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Accountability for spending break time wisely? āœ…

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ā± For the Toggl enthusiasts; you can now set a timer to Count Up toward the stage time limit.

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šŸ“ And freely set stage descriptions for the currently selected and running focus session.

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With Focused Work 1.6 now available, I'd really love to know how people end up integrating the app with their Shortcut workflows.

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If you haven't left an App Store rating & review already it would mean the world to me if you could spare a minute to leave one! The link is at the bottom of the Settings screen in-app, or you can tap the link above this sentence on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to directly open the App Store page.

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Thank you again for staying in the loop with Focused Work, and happy focusing! ā¤ļø


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