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How it works
Clockwise helps you visualize how much time you have for focused work by automatically creating Focus Time events on your calendar. These dynamic calendar events are updated in real-time as your calendar changes, so you can always have an up-to-date view of your Focus Time. Syncing Focus Time means that your coworkers will see when you are in blocks of Focus Time.
Choose how much Focus Time to sync per week
You have a choice between syncing all available Focus Time on your calendar or a maximum amount of hours per week.
From your Menu>Settings>Focus time, lunch, and travel time>Schedule Focus Time on your calendar:
Decide how you display your Focus Time on your calendar
When you set up your Focus Time events, you can choose to sync it or not to your primary calendar.
Customize if your Focus Time event appear as "Free" or "Busy"
When choosing to sync directly to your primary calendar, you'll want to decide your calendar availability during Focus Time:
- Free - this is ideal for users who want to provide and maintain their availability to external contacts, allowing them to book time with you.
- Busy - this is ideal for users who truly want to protect their Focus Time by limiting the sense of availability on their calendar to focus on their work.
Disabling alert notifications for Focus Time events
Event alerts can be great to remind you that it is time to switch modes. If you'd like to maintain the notifications for Focus Time events, Clockwise will respect the Google settings that you have enabled from your GCal.
If you do not want an alert to go off reminding you about Focus Time, you can disable them by going to Menu>Settings>Focus Time, lunch, and travel time and choose Off for Focus Time event notifications:
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I edit Focus Time events?
Yes, Clockwise allows you to manually edit your Focus Time events. With this option, you can edit the title of the event to your liking, drag up the event duration to shorten or down to increase it, or simply edit the event description to add details of what you want to work on during that Focus Time window.
Are the Focus Time events marked as busy or free?
You can choose how your Focus Time is displayed in your calendar between busy and free. Settings>Focus Time, lunch, and travel time>Focus Time>Availability during Focus Time
If my calendar changes, how quickly will the Focus Time event update?
Clockwise Focus Time events are updated in real time – if there is a change to your calendar that impacts your Smart Holds, they will update within seconds.
What is the minimum duration for a block of Focus Time? Can I customize that duration?
The minimum duration for a Focus Time block is 2 hours. Read more about Focus Time here. Unfortunately, that minimum time threshold can't currently be customized.
Can I disable alert notifications for Focus Time events?
Yes. Turn Focus Time notifications off in Settings>Focus Time, lunch, and travel time. Otherwise, alerts will align with your GCal settings.
How do I delete an event from my calendar?
To delete a Smart Hold, click on the event in your calendar, then click on the "Delete this Hold" button from the Event Details view in the chrome extension. If you delete the blocks from any other location, they will be recreated.
If you're using the web app, find the link to settings through the event details.
If you have any questions or feedback, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.