I demand Freedom!
Freedom, the saviour of distraction plagued Internet workers recently turned 0.4.
From the site:
Freedom is an application that disables networking on an Apple computer for up to eight 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.
You know that problem, right?
Immersed in work and after a couple of minutes [Insert favourite distraction] pops up and screams at you "LOOK AT ME! NOW!". Good-bye productive time. Of course, you could close all these apps, but you'll be just one click away from distraction. With Freedom, you're one reboot away. And everyone hates reboots, right?
Since Version 0.4, Freedom allows to keep your Local Area Network intact, so you can still do Rails or browse your local Webserver. This feature really held me from fully using it in the past.
For myself, I mostly use Freedom when I do tasks which are not really amazing, like fixing bugs for our beloved IE for example. The less fun you have with a task, the faster you get distracted. Freedom really helps to concentrate and get all those nasty tasks done.
Download Freedom today, and finally get some work done.