New Clock app for Windows 11 with Focus Sessions rolling out to Windows Insiders
Hello Windows Insiders! Last week, we began releasing updates for apps that come included as part of Windows 11. The first set of updates included the new Snipping Tool and updates for the Calculator and Mail & Calendar apps. We are continuing this effort today with the release of the new Clock app for Windows 11 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel! The app update has begun rolling out so if you don’t see it right away, keep checking!
Not only does the new Clock app have new visuals so that it looks beautiful in Windows 11, it also includes a major new feature we’re really excited about: Focus Sessions!
Another first look from the team…#FocusSessions on #Windows11 coming soon. This has been a game-changer for me, especially with @Spotify integration #Productivity #Creativity #WindowsInsiders pic.twitter.com/HfJh4niDiS
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) August 5, 2021
We have heard feedback from customers that staying focused and being productive is really challenging. We feel that too! With hybrid working and learning becoming the norm, focusing on digital health has never been more important, and the new Focus Sessions feature is designed to help.
Here are some things for you to try as you use Focus Sessions to stay focused on the things you want to get done:
Focus Timer: Achieve your goals and get more done with a focus session. Tell us how much time you have, and we’ll set up the rest.
Find Your Perfect Audio to Focus with Spotify: Research has shown that audio reduces the chance of getting distracted by other things. Focus Sessions supports connecting your Spotify account to help you find the perfect audio to help you focus. Learn more about how Spotify can help you to be more productive.
Stay on top of your tasks with Microsoft To Do: Select the task you would like to work on during your focus session and check it off once it is done. Focus Sessions integrates with Microsoft To Do, enabling you to manage your To Do tasks without having to switch context. Leverage Focus Sessions to work on your tasks planned for the day and make the most out of it.
Habit Building: To help you build healthy digital habits, you can set a daily goal and challenge yourself to not break your streak!
We hope you find Focus Sessions helpful! As always, we’d love to hear from you, so please let us know what you think about the latest update!
We still have more updates to the apps that come in Windows 11 on the way – stay tuned!
Dave Grochocki, Senior Program Manager Lead – Windows Inbox Apps