Focus Mode

What is it?

Any.do was designed to help you organize your life and get more done. But, being productive can be difficult with so many distractions around you. That’s why we created Focus Mode, a  simple and fun way to keep you concentrated on what’s important.

Who has access?

  • The Focus Mode is available for Premium users only
  • The feature is available on iOS and Android.

How does it work?

  • When using the Focus Mode you set a timer for any task you want to dedicate time to complete.
  • While the Focus Mode is counting down, you’re growing a tree on your phone.
  • If you get distracted and try to open up a game or another app on your phone, the tree will die and you don’t want that!
  • The more time you invest on your tasks, the more trees you’ll add to your forest, making it a powerful visual motivator.
  • You may even activate a white-noise option and view your forest to see how much progress was done.

To activate Focus Mode

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Tap the task you want to complete
  2. Tap the Focus icon
  3. Set the timer to amount desired
  4. Tap “Start Focus”

Note: In order for the feature to run properly on your Android device, make sure Any.do is allowed to run in the background and is not optimized by your battery. On certain devices users might also need to lock the app from the Applications Menu.


To activate white-noise

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Activate Focus Mode
  2. Connect you headphones to your device
  3. Tap the headphones icon

To disable the white noise, simply tap on the headphones icon once more.


To view your forest

✔️ Android/ iOS

  1. Activate Focus Mode
  2. Tap the tree icon

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