Previous Versions

Version 1.3 (Download)

Released Thu, 31 Dec 2015 13:14:00 +0000
  • Added a grace period of a few seconds when changing profiles to avoid immediate hiding of windows when cycling through profiles
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the "Choose Application" window to appear on versions of OS X using non-English languages

Version 1.2 (Download)

Released Fri, 5 Jun 2015 07:30:00 +0000
  • Hocus Focus will now detect mouse scroll events which occur in out-of-focus windows and will reset that applications timer accordingly. This should fix those annoying cases where browser windows disappear out from under you because they didn’t have primary focus.
  • Hiding of Finder windows should now be much more reliable!
  • There’s been a number of fixes to the profile editing page, which should save it’s changes more reliably and generally behave better.
  • Various other bug fixes and UI improvements.

Version 1.1 (Download)

Released Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0000

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to email, tweet and/or donate. It’s been wonderful to hear that Hocus Focus is helping so many of you stay organised!

Here’s to a more productive 2015…

  • Introducing Focus Mode! Focus Mode is a new profile that only allows you to have one application on screen at a time. It’s great for when you need to get your head down and really focus. Remember: you can quickly switch between profiles using the hotkey: ⌘\
  • The Preferences and Profile Editor window have had a complete UI overhaul.
  • The Profile Editor now offers the option to enable “hide on loss of focus” behaviour by default.
  • Added an “Activity Log” setting to enable flat file logging. This is useful if you’re experiencing strange behaviour and need to contact support. Generally you want to leave this disabled.
  • Hocus Focus will now identify and ignore full screen applications.
  • Hocus Focus will now leave an application visible if it currently has control over the system menu bar.
  • Applications are now hidden in a more orderly fashion (trust a British developer to ask everyone to form an orderly queue).
  • Blacklisted a number of core processes to avoid Hocus Focus hiding things it shouldn’t and generally causing mischief.
  • Fixed a number of issues which could cause applications to render their circular progress views incorrectly in the application list view.

Version 1.0.1 (Download)

Released Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:13:00 +0000
  • None! This is a bug fix release.
  • Fixes an issue which could cause the application window to become unresponsive.