Definitely helps keep distractions at bay! The tracks on this app greatly diminish the ability outside forces have to yank away your focus by drowning out the outside world with a variety of pleasant cafe sounds. I've tried playing music to mask the distractions, but I tend to just get into the songs, the words, the beats, my mind focuses on the music instead of what I'm trying to read or write. The murmering and chatter is unrecognizable so your brain doesn't have specific words to latch onto and pull you out of focus, and the track lasts long enough that you don't lose focus every 3 minutes. The app is very simple and just gives you the option of three different tracks in different settings. For the most part, the sounds do what they're supposed to, however I find a couple of the effects to be a little bit distracting; mostly the occasional vocal sounds that might be reused a couple times too often. I'm also hoping the developer can improve the track looping, as there is a noticeable break when it starts over, and perhaps include lock screen control. Otherwise, it just does what I need!
No settings & does not run in the background The "settings" option does nothing. One could expect at the least a timer. The app does not run in the background, so if you close the screen to do something else the program closes. While I'd like to give a star for effort to a free program, one is better off running a sound file through one's music player. C'mon guys. Complete your project before offering it to the public.
Wish there were options to pause/play from the notifications pane and through the physical button on connected headsets. Also, the tracks don't repeat seamlessly — would love to see them loop or play in sequence without any gaps. Other than that, simple app & does what it's built for.
Such a simple idea! You guys have hit it right on the head. I downloaded this app on my Macbook because I was curious, and it has become indispensable to me while I'm studying. The only thing I would like is the ability to control the volume of coffitivity exclusively, because I too use it in conjunction with Spotify focus playlists, and find that the music is much louder than coffitivity. Maybe have the option to put coffitivity on a different media stream, like android's "Notification s" stream or something like that.
Interesting idea, obviously in beta Clever idea, I do find I work better in coffee shops but I feel it's because I'm around other people rather than the noise level. This app has three different sounds and works exactly as it should in terms of playing the audio. The app clearly isn't finished yet but it's in beta. There's only one option in the menu (Settings) and it doesn't even do anything. No customisation or options at all. I'll update this review when the app is complete to see how far it's come.
Awesome Background Noise for Concentration Thanks for making a portable version so I can use it with my Bluetooth earphones instead of having to use my wired headphones at work. It is awesome for helping me focus at work. I also have the problem where pressing on the "Settings" button gives me nothing for now, but I'm sure this will be fixed. Five stars just for making it portable and useful :)
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