Mac Apps

Do You Get Distracted At Work? There’s An App To Help You With That – Obtract

Obtract monitors your activities and allows you to identify your own distractions. Behind the scenes, Obtract collects data to automatically determine the most common distractions. As you become more distracted, Obtract creates increasingly complex obstacles to make distracting activities harder to access. You can share your activities with your teammates you can all stay motivated and focused together.



Keep track of your productive and distracting activities over the course of your day. Compare your distraction level to your teammates over the day.



When you get too distracted, a maze intervention appears to slow you down and help you get back to work. Solve the maze to allow yourself more distracted time.



A monitor window sits on the side of your screen and pops out to notify you that you’re distracting yourself.



See where the bulk of your time is going. Share your most frequent activities with your teammates.

Request Help


As you get more distracted, the maze gets more complex. Ask a teammate for help if you can’t solve it yourself, for 15 more minutes of distraction time.



When you’re productive, it stays out of the way, so you can focus on your work. This Mac App is free and you can download it here.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: