Contextual audio to build productive habits.
Use Backwards.io to give your brain the feedback it needs to work for you, not against you.
How It Works
Backwards.io monitors your behaviours via a browser extension, rewarding you with positive sounds when you're working, and negative sounds when you're not.
Create postive and negative feedback loops using multiple "channels". Refine them to suit your work.
Over time, the consequences of small actions lead to positive habits: and habits are a powerful force.
Time to go Backwards?
Build a Productivity Habit
Form positive behaviours over a period of time. Your brain's natural reaction to positive/negative stimulus grow into productive habits.
Find Your Flow
Use Backwards.io's polarity in sound to give you clarity in your work.
Reach the elusive state of flow and enjoy deep, razor-focused work.
Match your sounds
Set specific sounds for postitive and negative behaviours.
Match the palette of sounds to your activities and stay on-track.
Limited number of beta accounts now open
Join a community of users who are helping to build a tool which will greatly improve your focus, and increase your productive output.
We're limiting the number of beta accounts as we monitor the quality of our service and respond to feedback appropriately.
- Things might break
- You'll need some patience
- It will be awesome in the end
We're busy building backwards.
Want to stay updated?
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you store my browsing history?
No. Our architecture doesn't send any data about your browsing activity to our servers.
Our browser extension passes data to our web app, but it happens locally on your device.
Can I have silence for focused working states?
Yes, simply create a channel to match your focused activities and leave all audio tracks deselected.
Does this really work?
Honestly: it's a bit of an experiment. However, early signs indicate that Backwards will make a significant positive impact. We'll have more/better evidence soon.
What's on the horizon?
Our most exciting plans are to continue to enhance the audio experience. We plan to share extensive details about the audio production process: please stay tuned!
What will this cost after the beta?
Subscriptions will probably be $12/$120 month/year.