Focus
Focus
2.8

4.7

Focus free download for Mac

Focus for Mac2.8

19 July 2012

Shows frontmost application icon.

What is Focus for Mac

Focus shows you the active application's icon. Because its function is that simple, I've thrown in the usual junk of customizability: size, transparency, position on screen and window layering can all be adjusted to your needs.

What's new in Focus

Version 2.8:

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.

  • Updated to Intel 64 bit
  • For OS X Mountain Lion compatibility: Control-click the application and choose Open to be able to override your Gatekeeper setting

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sgmoye-1
sgmoye-1
Dec 6 2019
2.8
5.0
Dec 6 2019
5.0
Version: 2.8
Wonderful app, of which it is impossible to say too much in its favor. Showing the frontmost application, unobtrusively at that, is worth any amount -- and I would be glad to pay it. It needs desperately to be updated for Mac OS Catalina. I miss this app more than any other, and is a good argument for reverting to an earlier version of the OS.
Djefis
Djefis
Feb 9 2014
2.7
5.0
Feb 9 2014
5.0
Version: 2.7
Very nice.
Stranger
Stranger
Aug 12 2012
2.7
0.0
Aug 12 2012
0.0
Version: 2.7
WIll this app change the TEXT of the current app/finder to the right of the apple menu to an icon? I had something that used to do that, but since upgrading to 10.8 I can't find it. I think it was part of an app I used to have, but I don't recall what it was
gcoghill
gcoghill
Oct 13 2007
2.6
5.0
Oct 13 2007
5.0
Version: 2.6
Focus is a great little app for those that want something like this - visual users who like to see the icon instead of plain text showing the user which application is in front. Glad to see this updated to Intel, thanks!
Igabe
Igabe
Feb 10 2007
2.6
5.0
Feb 10 2007
5.0
Version: 2.6
Superb. I make the 'Focused icon' ~100px large and put it on top of the menubar (partially hidden gives it a nice look) in the top right of my screen. Set it to hide when the mouse approaches the area for Spotlight.
hced
hced
Feb 1 2007
2.6
5.0
Feb 1 2007
5.0
Version: 2.6
Follow-up on EL-CRAVITO's comments below: It would be nice if I could exclude the Finder icon, but keep the clock dials. :)
hced
hced
Jan 23 2007
2.6
5.0
Jan 23 2007
5.0
Version: 2.6
Hi, you asked for my CPU usage. I have a Mac G5 dual 2.5 Ghz, 1.5 GB RAM, ATI Radeon 9800 XT Pro (256 MB), PPC, OS X 10.4.8. I tried to use some of the memory analyzing programs in the Developer suite, but I'm not too sure how they works, so I used the old 'top' method in Terminal. In normal operation, without moving the mouse or doing anything that affects Focus, it's between 0.6% - 1.1% CPU (never less, never more than this). If I switch from the current program to another program, Focus goes up to about 4.5% CPU, and stays there for about 1.0 seconds. Maximum CPU usage value that I've seen so far: 10.3% CPU. At the time of this test, I only had Safari, Mail and Terminal open. Although, I'm using a lot of window-less apps such as iCalViewer, Zooom, Relaunch, MacMinder, etc. I don't mean to say that Focus is a complette memory hog, not by any chance. :) But if it could help in any way, these are my statistics. Good luck with further improvement and thanks a bundle, for a very nice application! (I definitely intend to keep using it!). Henrik
hced
hced
Jan 23 2007
2.6
5.0
Jan 23 2007
5.0
Version: 2.6
I love it. Works great! Looks geourgeous. One note: it seems like it's a little hard on your CPU resources, but I guess that is the price you'll have to pay for eye candy such as this. :) Thanks!
New-User
New-User
Feb 18 2006
2.5
0.0
Feb 18 2006
0.0
Version: 2.5
Well it does what it says, it displays the current app icon. Personally I like to put it next to the App menu in the menubar at 16x16 size. I wish Apple gave us the option of doing that. It's a nice app. But it's not actually useful in any sense. Just more eye-candy on the screen.
Guest
Guest
Jun 24 2005
2.5
4.5
Jun 24 2005
4.5
Version: 2.5
Basically what previews reviewers have said. Really great little app!
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later

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