Lazar Focus 1.1.0.beta has been released, now with automatic activity logging

Lazar Focus is the tiny app and website distraction blocker for Windows, and it’s just had a new release!

The most major new feature in version 1.1.0.beta is the fully automatic and 100% private automatic activity logger.

Whether you’re in a focus block or not, Lazar Focus can optionally keep track of every application that you use, and every URL that you visit, all in a 100% private database on your PC.

You can use this information for personal analytics, for billing your customers, or for filling in timesheets.

The following 4 minute screencast is for the largest part a demonstration of the new activity logging, but it also shows how the main distraction blocking function works:

Changes in version 1.1.0.beta, released on 2020-07-02

  • Besides helping you focus, Lazar Focus now also has an automatic activity logging function! This is great for detailed personal analytics or for billing clients.
    • Activate this by checking the “log” checkbox on the main window. When this is active, logging will run regardless of focus mode or not.
    • Lazar Focus will now log, fully privately to your PC, all of your activity throughout the day: Window title, EXE name and URL if available.
    • On the log window, you’ll see on which apps and websites you spend the most time, over any configurable period of time.
    • You can export this data over any period as an Excel spreadsheet for further analysis.
  • Bugs fixed
    • If you start up a second LF by accident, it will simply foreground the already running instance.

Changes in version 1.0.9.beta, released on 2020-06-14

  • Ask for confirmation if user exits with focus block in progress.
  • Fix bug where changes to block lists would not be saved.
  • After settings changes or focus block starts, don’t change focus (haha) to redirected browser windows.
  • Fix UI alignent in settings dialog.

Be deliberate, get things done!

Block distractions with Lazar Focus so that you can focus on what's important.