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 macOS 13 +


A simple wizard wand


Minus.app is a forever-free productivity application dedicated to helping people do their best work. The software eliminates digital distractions and provides essential tools for getting things done. Minus.app replaces numerous productivity apps, scripts, hacks, and workarounds into a single, supported solution.
A lock to show your thinking is secure

Think Privately

Minus.app is a notarized, native macOS application with privacy built-in. It is fast, works on-device, and does not send your data to the cloud. Minus.app does not monitor or track your tasks or settings. Minus is not an Electron app.
A laser focus improves deep work and your wellbeing

Distraction-Free Zone

Minus.app is serious about eliminating all of the distractions that get in your way. Turn on "Desktop Environments" to instantly declutter your workspace and tune your desktop experience for greater concentration.
Work on one thing at a time

Do One Thing

Minus.app gives you a minimal UI companion named Task Bar that helps you focus on one thing at a time. It floats on your desktop in the perfect spot and displays the top task from your favorite todo manager. Task Bar helps you remember what you're working on as you switch around applications and websites.
One setting and you eliminate mindless scrolling

Scroll Control

Minus.app helps you regain attention lost from time-consuming websites, apps, and media players. Unlike harsh 'website-only blockers' that require extra browser plugins, Minus.app instead works conveniently at the OS level with all browsers. Block the bullshit.
Headphones can help put you into a sonic workzone

Work Music

When it's time for focus, Minus.app can play endless hours of lyric-free, work-optimized background music powered by Spotify. Use our standalone player, or put Work Music directly into your existing routines and automations. Minus.app is a deep-thinking, voice-free zone.
Sweep away distractions and regain attention

Extreme Focus Mode

Minus.app unlocks special task focusing powers within OmniFocus Pro, Things.app, and other todo managers. Simply drag your task onto the Minus.app icon to experience a deeper level of focus mode. Minus.app will also launch a smart timer if your original task has a time duration estimate. ⏱ ✅ 🤯
A keystroke is all it takes for intense focus


Minus.app has a "Superkey" which helps build productive habits and better outcome-based impulses. Tap once for focus. Tap again to reveal important work. Need to think for a minute? ..use Superkey.
A gear turns so your workflow is effortless

Status Upgrade

Minus.app gives your Luxafor status lights extra superpowers. No more manual toggling. Minus.app can automatically detect when you are focusing on work or whether you have drifted off. Get your entire team in the game with the Distraction Warnings feature.
A professional tie to remind you that you still have meetings

Meeting Siren

Minus has Fullscreen Calendar Notifications which help you stay focused right up to the last minute. Sometimes native notifications are disabled or are just not enough to grab you. When it's meeting time, Minus.app will interrupt your work with the link to your next meeting. Zoom you later alligator.
A lighting bolt is certainly quick

Make it Quick

Using "Quick Actions", conveniently assign a keyboard shortcut to your favorite Minus.app feature. You can also access Quick Actions from the main application menu. Speed up your work-world with Minus.app
We love your apps

Keep your Apps

We work where you work. Keep the tools you already love to use. Minus.app currently integrates with: Todoist, OmniFocus Pro, Things.app, Luxafor, Spotify, Calendar.app, Reminders.app, Todo.txt, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Brave, Arc and Applescript.

Minimalism for macOS

Minus.app uses a minimalist design to streamline your macOS computing experience to the essentials. It aims to lessen workspace stress and expedite the completion of tedious tasks.
macOS and Minus are always up to date

Sonoma Ready

Minus.app is built for macOS 14 and beyond with Apple Silicon Support if available. Our Update Log has more information about new releases, changes, and fixes.