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New App Obsession: Tide

September 21, 2016 8 Comments

I think I check new apps for productivity every month. I get sucked into a Google and App Store black hole that it’s actually counterproductive. LELZ. But at least once in a while, I get to discover some gems.

Art by Ana Luciano

Art by Ana Luciano

I’ve been using this app called Tide and my productivity has been on fire. It uses The Pomodoro Technique but with white noise to keep you even more focused. If you enjoy using Coffitivity like I do, I think you should give this app a shot.


It’s totally free! You can choose different sounds from forest to café — whatever works best for you. It also comes with an “immerse mode” so if you exit the app to check Twitter or another distraction, it automatically stops the 25-minute focus timer and your focus reports will *gasp* be affected.

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The downside is that it’s only available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. No desktop or Android version.

So to all my iOS-powered, easily-distracted brothers and sisters…. You’re welcome. For the rest of you, just use Pomodoro Time and Coffitivity COS IT’S PRACTICALLY THE SAME THING. Did I just waste my time raving about this app??? UGH. HAVE A PRODUCTIVE WEEKDAY TO US ALL!!!




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    September 21, 2016

    I use a similar one called Noisli. So amazing!


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      September 22, 2016

      Nice! Thanks!

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    Raei Baccay

    September 22, 2016

    I haven’t used any of these apps. Would you say Tide is the best among the ones you’ve tried?

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      September 26, 2016

      Well, I like a lot of productivity apps but I would say this one is the one I’ve been using consistently lately :)

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    October 16, 2016

    In case no one has told you yet, there’s Block & Focus extension for Google Chrome (though it’s not equipped with white noise).😉

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      October 20, 2016

      Nie tip, thank you!!

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    March 15, 2017

    It’s now available in Android 😊

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      March 17, 2017

      YAY! Enjoy!!