Obtract is a Mac app designed to track and reduce digital distraction for small teams of knowledge workers.

It 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.


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

Intervention. 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.

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


Activities. 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.

Hides. When you're productive, it stays out of the way, so you can focus on your work.