Freedom is the amazing little app for Windows and Mac computers that locks you away from the 'net for up to eight hours at a time. At the end of your time offline, Freedom allows you back on the internet.
Freedom enforces freedom; you'll need to reboot if you want to get back online while Freedom's running. The hassle of rebooting means you're less likely to cheat, letting you focus on work.
How does Freedom work?
Freedom works by disabling your internet connections for the time period you specify. When you run Freedom, you’re not able to get online. Freedom makes no permanent changes to your computer. If you need to get back online, just reboot.
How do I run Freedom?
Freedom is easy to use because it only does one thing: it blocks your internet. To run Freedom, double-click the Freedom icon, enter the number of minutes you’d like to run the program, and hit submit. It is as simple as that!
Any tips on using Freedom?
Freedom is as much a psychological block as it is a technical block. You’ll notice how your computer actually feels different when Freedom is running. We suggest that your first few Freedom sessions be short: 20-45 minutes.
I need to be online to do research!
If you’re looking to simply block distracting sites while you work, you might want to take a look at Anti-Social. Anti-social works just like Freedom, except that it only blocks distracting social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.