Praise for Freedom


We love reading about how Freedom is helping people be more productive. Here we've collected some of our favorite clippings. If you spot a great article featuring Freedom, please send it our way!


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Stop Your Search Engines

It came in the form of an app called Freedom, which blocks your Internet access for up to eight hours at a stretch.

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Stay on Target

Software that disables bits of your computer to make you more productive sounds daft, but may help keep distractions at bay.

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How Today's Computers Weaken our Brain

Boost productivity by switching off the Internet, the chief source of distraction in our times.


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Apps Block Social Media

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.

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O's 101 Best Pieces of Advice

Download Freedom, a program that will block you from going online for whatever length of time you set.

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Recommended Tool

Freedom will free you from the distractions of the Internet, allowing you focus to get real work done. (p. 116-117)


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How to Use Technology to Make You Smarter

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.

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'Friends' No More?

One antidote to the always-on life is Freedom, free software that disables any Apple computer's Internet access for up to eight hours.

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Why is the Freedom App so Popular?

Yet another friend recently recommended that I try Freedom, the popular program that “locks” you off the Internet.


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Stop Me Before I Facebook Again

So, Fred Stutzman, a software developer, created an application to combat all of this time wasting. It's called Anti-Social.

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What Does Procrastination Tell Us About Ourselves?

In these ever-connected times, the idea of a little self-imposed Freedom sounds like bird-chirping, brook-babbling peace.

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For the Plugged-In, Too Many Choices

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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Switching Off Online Distraction

Let me introduce you to something called Freedom, an Internet blocking program for your Mac or PC.

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What Does Procrastination Tell Us About Ourselves?

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.

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Working From Home: Give Golden Rules

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.


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The Best Apps For Your New Mac

Try out the handy little $10 utility Freedom, which simply cuts off your internet connection for a specified period of time.

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Stop Procrastinating! Here's How

Alas, this won’t work if your main distraction, your laptop, is also your main work tool. But that’s why they make Freedom.

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Christopher Hayes: What I Read

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.


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5 Steps Entrepreneurs Should Take To Get More Done

My morning routine is simple: After I brush and shower, I: 1) Shut off the Internet for 30 minutes (using Freedom).

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How to Stop Procrastinating

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.

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Focus! No Willpower Required

After entering my password and starting the session, I was startled by how much I use the Internet without thinking about it while working.


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Three Self-Delusions that Influence Your Productivity

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.

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How to Say No - Especially to Things You Want to Do

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.

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Wir brauchen mal 'ne Pause

Das populärste dieser Selbstdisziplinprogramme heißt Freedom. Für einmalig zehn Dollar wird der Browser stundenlang komplett abgeschaltet.


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100 Tips About Life, People, and Happiness

88. Download Freedom. Use it for an hour every day. [Viral post, 12k likes, 1MM+ Visits - By author of "Trust Agents"]

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Block Online Distractions So You Can Get Work Done

The grandaddy of the Internet restriction programs, Freedom has garnered celeb fans like Dave Eggers, Nick Hornby, Seth Godin and Nora Ephron.

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The 7-Step Method to Find Focus for Writing

Clear distractions. Just before your writing block, turn off the Internet. Use Freedom or some other Internet blocker.


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15 Apps That’ll Make You Insanely Productive

The app is incredibly simple to use. Create a list of your app and website weaknesses (Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, the whole internet, etc.).

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Everything You Need to Actually Meet Your Deadlines

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.

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Do you have an Internet addiction? Here’s how you can control it.

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.


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Déconnexion choisie

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.

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How to stop procrastinating today!

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.

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Here's Why Your Friends Aren't Saving Money

Causing an intentional passive barrier by intentionally removing something.. install software like Freedom to force yourself not to browse 50 websites in a day.


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Robin Sloan's Low-Tech Triumph

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."

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Why Boredom Is Good for Your Creativity

Secondly, I go into airplane mode – switching off the phone and email, and using Freedom to lock me off the internet.

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GPS for the Soul: A Killer App for Better Living

As "Freedom" shows, the solution to the problems created by technology isn't anti-technology, but more and better technology.




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