April 18, 2008
Gimme some Freedom!
If you're a Twitter addict, Internet junkie, or just can't stop checking your email, Freedom is for you.
Freedom is a Mac application that disables wireless and ethernet networking on an Apple computer for up to three hours at a time. Freedom will free you from the distractions of the internet, allowing you time to code, write, or create. At the end of your selected offline period, Freedom re-enables your network, restoring everything as normal.
Freedom enforces freedom; a reboot is the only circumvention of the Freedom time limit you specify. The hassle of rebooting means you're less likely to cheat, and you'll be more productive.
You just plug in how many minutes of freedom you'd like, then work away undistracted by network temptations. (now if only Freedom would also hide the refrigerator, unplug the phone, and cut off the cable TV.) Freedom is free, but the author Fred Stutzman notes a donation of ten dollars would be very much appreciated.
Ironically I found out about Freedom from a Tweet. I'll definitely be trying this out sometime... maybe after I check my email, and Techmeme, and reddit, and... :-D
Posted by Snaggy at April 18, 2008 02:22 PM