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New in version 2.9:

  • Compatible with macOS Catalina.

New in version 2.8:

  • Intel 64 bit version.

New in version 2.7:

  • Spaces compatibility: Focus is now visible on every Space.
  • Leopardized icon

New in version 2.6:

  • Better compatbility with Tiger and Leopard
  • Universal application
  • Better compatbility in multi-screen situations and when switching screens

New in version 2.5:

  • If autohiding is on, Focus will now also hide itself if the mouse comes near it during a drag operation.
  • The separators of the time will blink in the digital clock if the seconds are not shown

New in version 2.4:

  • Exclusion list for applications in which Focus will hide itself
  • Horizontal and vertical position sliders for the digital clock
  • The digital clock font size can now also be set using the Font panel
    You may have to do this the first time you run this version to see the clock
  • Dutch Read Me and localization (along with an updated Japanese one)

New in version 2.3.1: Enabled analog clock transparency for all hands.
New in version 2.3:

  • Analog clock color can be set for hour and minute hands
  • Support for multiple-monitor systems
    • Select a screen from the screen popup in the preferences
    • or drag the icon to any screen you like
    • Thanks to Thomas Deliduka & Michael Jardeen for testing this

New in version 2.2:

  • Japanese (thanks to RedGecko) and Dutch localization

New in version 2.1:

  • Digital clock option added

New in version 2.0:

  • Focus can now optionally display an analog clock on the icon
  • Focus is easy on the CPU, but you can hide the second hand of the clock to let Focus use almost no CPU time at all
  • Transparency of the clock is freely adjustable
  • Added option to ignore the dock and menubar while auto-positioning the icon
  • Added option to ignore all clicks on the icon, effectively allowing you to click ‘through’ the icon for applications that support it
  • Added option to draw a window background behind the icon, for example to better display above the Apple logo in the menubar
  • Transparency can be set to 100% now (double click the application icon in the Finder to show the preferences if you can’t find the Focus icon)
  • Preferences window re-organized
  • Updated application icon to have *just* a little transparency
  • Added donation link to About window (a man’s got to eat 😉 ) but Focus will remain freeware

New in version 1.2:

  • Optional fade between icons when switching applications
  • Optional drop-shadow behind the icon
  • Option to float icon above the menubar and dock
  • 1.2.1: Small preferences bug fixed

New in version 1.1:

  • Auto-hiding of icon if the mouse floats over it
    hiding can temporarily be disabled by holding the control key
  • icon format is shown and can be changed to a free value
  • icon format slider now goes all the way down to 16 pixels