Think
Think 1.3
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Allow full screen display for any application, helps concentration.   Free
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    Freeverse Software
Note: Think is no longer being actively developed.

Think... Look around your screen right now. It's okay, we'll wait.

At this very moment, applications are fighting for your attention. Between chat windows, Finder windows, Web browser windows, and everything else, it's amazing any of us can concentrate at all. As it has become easier to multitask, we've become more likely to have two dozen windows on the screen at any given moment. Innovations like Expose makes finding what you want in the sea of visual stimuli easier, but they've done little
What's New
Version 1.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later



MacUpdate - Think




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Think User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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burypromote
+1

+12

Macupdate-User reviewed on 02 Jun 2012
I love the idea, but it crashes all the time, every day on me. I have Lion 10.7.4, 8GB RAM, 2.4 GHZ... so it shouldn't crash... but it does - constantly.
[Version 1.3]

1 Reply

burypromote

+70
hugelshofer replied on 24 Jan 2013
this app is not optimized for Lion and later.

It was updated the last time in 2009.
burypromote

+17

Jichi reviewed on 08 Jan 2012
Just want to confirm that it NEVER crash on my macbook with OS X Lion 10.7.3.

Start using it since Leopard. I often used it with mac's magnifier ('mac'+'shift'+'+') to simulate a fullscreen environment while playing wine games which didn't have fullscreen support. Thanks for the developer for his idea and efforts!
[Version 1.3]


burypromote
+1

+2

Pattithepotato reviewed on 13 Oct 2011
This app is great -- simple to use and elegant in design. Dr.-Girlfriend's comment on how Think allows more than one application to be used was the key selling point for me. I'm using Mac OS X Lion (10.7.1 to be exact) and I have not experienced the crashing issue. In fact, Think has crashed on me a total of only 3 times since when I started using it, which was about 3-4 years ago. I have no idea why it works for me but not for others. All I can say is I think that it's worth giving a try to see if it'll work.
[Version 1.3]


burypromote
+5

+400
Dr.-Girlfriend commented on 28 May 2010
This app used to be fantastic, but unfortunately, it took a turn for the worse in 2009; the end result being a buggy, unstable disaster that crashes every time you try to use it. I've sent crash logs to the devs at Freeverse, who seemed to want to help upon initial contact, but ultimately never got back to me, nor have they updated the app since December 2009, as you can see.

This is too bad because I like Think enough to pay for it (if it were working properly) and I'd bet other users would too. Reluctantly, I'm removing it from my applications folder for good since it appears to have been abandoned.

If you're looking for a program like this, try Isolator; it's almost as helpful. The only feature missing is the ability to focus on more than one application (Think allowed this, Isolator doesn't), but you can work around this flaw by using Afloat in conjunction with Isolator. Both apps are free. Cheers!

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24052/isolator
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22237/afloat
[Version 1.3]


burypromote

+1
Rpitcairn commented on 08 Jan 2010
Crashes very time I try to use it. Running this latest version on a Macbook Pro, OS 10.6.2.
[Version 1.3]


burypromote
+2

+2
Brent Murray commented on 01 Sep 2009
This application does my soul a world of good. So simple, works perfectly, and lets you focus on one task at a time. Thank you for this!
[Version 1.2]


burypromote
+4

+4
jordi vidal commented on 25 Sep 2008
It works beautifully on a computer with one screen! and sure for 99% of people's needs.
But there is place for improvement, and I am not alone:

I am writing a piece of research and I use two screens (my laptop and a side monitor).
I would like to have not ONE but TWO applications running, each on it's own screen.

Wouldn't it be cool to have one application on each screen? I'd like to have an application to view other source documents in order to proceed with my research writing.

Sure this scenario applies to other people who have to read and write, not just creative writing.
And surprisingly, there are a lot of people who use TWO monitors, at least in the environments where the company provides a desktop and the user has her/his own laptop.

Looking forward to see this application evolving with the need of the users!

Thanks guys for such a great little app!

Hint: the way to chose the applications is great! Why not have one of this controls on each screen?
[Version 1.2]


burypromote
+2

+5

bogen reviewed on 20 Jul 2008
It's free, it certainly seems well implemented, it works as advertised. What more can you want?
[Version 1.2]


burypromote
+3

+7

babyfett reviewed on 23 Apr 2008
Not sure what the last poster was talking about because in v1.2 you can certainly use the command + tab feature to switch between applications. I just tried both this app and Isolator and Think wins hands down. With Isolator if I was working in Word and wanted to switch between two documents, I couldn't. I'd have to turn off Isolator and then click on the second document window and then turn Isolator back on. Annoying. But with Think it's flawless and the interface is great and easy to use. Does exactly what it promises and does it great. And I love how you can bring up a guest application (to check mail while writing a Word document) and then just click back on the main application or the background the guest application is hidden away again. Love this. Improving my productivity to no end.
[Version 1.2]


burypromote
+1

+2
Rae commented on 09 Apr 2008
Pity this works as an app instead of a "plugin" in the system preference... This means that I have to swift between softwares within this application, in this way, I can't use the ordinary command + tab to change in between applications. So might not be all that good if u r frequently using keyboard to give command.
And iSolator does a much better job.
[Version 1.2]


burypromote
+1

+400
Dr.-Girlfriend had trouble on 04 Jan 2010
This latest version is crashtastic.
[Version 1.3]


burypromote

+17
Millca had trouble on 01 Sep 2007
The developer link no longer works. Freeverse appears to no longer support Think. Does anyone know where Think went?
[Version 1.1]

1 Reply

burypromote

+403
MacUpdate-Lon replied on 01 Sep 2007
I have no idea why Freeverse has apparently killed this app, but I found Think 1.1 and have posted it to MacUpdate servers, so at least it is still available to download.
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Downloads:26,089
Version Downloads:17,825
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:23 Dec 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Note: Think is no longer being actively developed.

Think... Look around your screen right now. It's okay, we'll wait.

At this very moment, applications are fighting for your attention. Between chat windows, Finder windows, Web browser windows, and everything else, it's amazing any of us can concentrate at all. As it has become easier to multitask, we've become more likely to have two dozen windows on the screen at any given moment. Innovations like Expose makes finding what you want in the sea of visual stimuli easier, but they've done little to remove those distractions.

Focusing takes concentration, and concentration takes energy. You can only concentrate on so much at a time, and you can't create more energy. What we need to do is change how we work.

Let's limit our attention to one application--any application--at any time. Let's make it easy to change focus when we have to. Let's allow ourselves to bring other apps up quickly if we need them, but put them out of sight again just as quickly.

Think lets you rediscover how to focus, and get back to thinking.


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