Get serious about preventing online distractions with Freedom for Mac

May 18, 2010 - 2 Comments

If you’re a writer, developer, designer, musician, anyone that needs to have complete concentration to create freely, this app just might be your saving grace. Freedom forces you to pull away from the ubiquitous distractions of the online world by disabling your Mac’s network interface for a set amount of time, up to 8 hours. When the time is up, Freedom automatically reenables your Mac’s networking capabilities and you’ll be back online again as usual. How’s that for serious concentration?

You’d be amazed to find out how easy it is to concentrate on something when you can’t really do much else. As a student I used to unplug my computers ethernet cable when I had to really focus on a project, which is proof of concept really.

Freedom is a great app and is now an essential part of my Mac productivity arsenal, highly recommended.

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Freedom is free to download and is donationware. If you use it often, consider sending the developer a donation.


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Posted by: Bill Ellis in Mac Apps, Utilities


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  1. mad hatter says:

    just unplug/disconnect??

  2. Ryan says:

    If you want more fine control over what gets blocked I find this App helps my SelfControl:

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