It came in the form of an app called Freedom, which blocks your Internet access for up to eight hours at a stretch.
Software that disables bits of your computer to make you more productive sounds daft, but may help keep distractions at bay.
The designers of the Freedom program give users a way to boost productivity by switching off the Internet, the chief source of distraction in our times.
Social media sites have gotten so difficult to ignore that millions of people are using apps to stop them from wasting time on the Internet.
Download Freedom, a program that will block you from going online for whatever length of time you set.
Freedom will free you from the distractions of the Internet, allowing you focus to get real work done. (p. 116-117)
When you need to get work done, use Freedom or another such program that will shut down your access to the Internet for a predetermined period of time.
One antidote to the always-on life is Freedom, free software that disables any Apple computer's Internet access for up to eight hours.
Yet another friend recently recommended that I try Freedom, the popular program that “locks” you off the Internet.
So, Fred Stutzman, a software developer, created an application to combat all of this time wasting. It's called Anti-Social.
In these ever-connected times, the idea of a little self-imposed Freedom sounds like bird-chirping, brook-babbling peace.
When he has to focus, he relies on Freedom, a productivity application that blocks the Internet for up to eight hours.
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Let me introduce you to something called Freedom, an Internet blocking program for your Mac or PC.
A Ph.D. candidate at Chapel Hill wrote software that enables people to shut off their access to the Internet for up to eight hours; the program, called Freedom.
Use a program such as Freedom internet blocker, which turns off web access for a specified period. When I start my working day, I set Freedom to 180 minutes.
Try out the handy little $10 utility Freedom, which simply cuts off your internet connection for a specified period of time.
Alas, this won’t work if your main distraction, your laptop, is also your main work tool. But that’s why they make Freedom.
A grad student told me about a life-changing piece of freeware at a wedding called Freedom. I usually wake up... then I turn on Freedom for two hours.
My morning routine is simple: After I brush and shower, I: 1) Shut off the Internet for 30 minutes (using Freedom).
Freedom (macfreedom.com, $10) disables all roads to the Internet for an allotted amount of time. And cheating isn’t easy—to sneak back online early.
After entering my password and starting the session, I was startled by how much I use the Internet without thinking about it while working.
People who get this concept use programs like Freedom, which disables Internet access on a computer for up to eight hours... making it impossible for future-you to sabotage your work.
Some folks use the equivalent of barricading the refrigerator with software like Freedom. But I wonder if we could go further and help each other out.
Das populärste dieser Selbstdisziplinprogramme heißt Freedom. Für einmalig zehn Dollar wird der Browser stundenlang komplett abgeschaltet.
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The grandaddy of the Internet restriction programs, Freedom has garnered celeb fans like Dave Eggers, Nick Hornby, Seth Godin and Nora Ephron.
Clear distractions. Just before your writing block, turn off the Internet. Use Freedom or some other Internet blocker.
As "Freedom" shows, the solution to the problems created by technology isn't anti-technology, but more and better technology.
If your job doesn't require you to be online to communicate or access assets, you should probably just ditch the whole damn internet until you're done with your project.
Turn off your router, and go do something else. Mac and Windows users can use an app like Freedom to switch off your Internet connection for up to 8 hours at a time.
Sur le Net, le commerce de logiciels qui, à l'instar de Freedom et Anti-Social, bloquent votre accès à la Toile pour une poignée de dollars serait en pleine forme.
Freedom disables all roads to the Internet for an allotted amount of time. And cheating isn't easy -- to sneak back online early, you have to reboot your computer.
Causing an intentional passive barrier by intentionally removing something.. install software like Freedom to force yourself not to browse 50 websites in a day.
Each time it's used, Freedom can disable your computer's networking for up to eight hours. Freedom is designed so it can't be disabled once a session is started.
One of the things I did—I had to do it—is I have an app called Freedom. Freedom, though. I should say on the back: "This book brought to you by Freedom."
Secondly, I go into airplane mode – switching off the phone and email, and using Freedom to lock me off the internet.