Control The Urge To Browse, If You Can…
The internet distracts and lowers productivity. There’s no doubt about it. Research after research study shows we waste endless hours watching cat videos, posting messages on social media, or reading incredibly insightful and meaningful blog posts!
Thank the software developer in the sky then for Stop Procrastinating, the internet and website blocker, that takes you back to an age when the internet didn’t exist and you did things, real things, offline, in the real world. A time when productivity meant something different to counting how many Facebook likes you gave your ‘friends’ during your lunch break.
Stop Procrastinating – Block Websites Like A Pro
This website blocker kicks the internet into the long grass. Unlike many others, it blocks the internet at source, so you can’t get around it by opening up another browser. It comes with three options to keep the internet at bay.
Option one: Allows you to disconnect your computer from the internet for up to 24 hours, locking you out of email, web browsing and social media. However, there is a reprieve, you can get back online before your time is up by restarting the computer.
Option two: This is the ultimate internet block! Working like option one, but without the option to reboot. You are stuck offline until the time you set is finished.
Option three: A blacklist filter. This allows you to stay connected to the internet, but block the most distracting websites, social media sites and email accounts. This is great if you still need to access the internet for research, studying or looking at funny cat videos!
And there’s more: The app says it combines technology with psychologically as it gives users the option to set goals, which you then achieve when you are disconnected from the web. Plenty of research shows that writing down a goal means you’re more likely to achieve it. This is a nice bit of old school thinking that helps users to focus.
And the cons are:
The home page of the website features a young lady sitting on a pile of books using an old fashioned typewriter. Just makes you want to throw away your router and buy one of those instead.
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