Program for Lazy Slackers?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dirkph, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. dirkph, Jan 29, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012

    dirkph macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2008
    I'm looking for a program that limits my internet use. Like, for example, if I wanted to work straight for an hour, I could turn my internet off and make it so that it's very, very difficult/impossible to turn it back on.

    Yes, this is for productivity purposes. I know I could turn off wi-fi or use parental controls, but it simply isn't good enough for me! Any ideas?


    I need to work on my new blog, how to get my ex back.

    Also need to learn how to be more charming
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Technology is a poor substitute for self-discipline.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    :D Turn it off once in a while....Even I do, and I practically live here. I don't know of any apps that will do what you require.
  4. dirkph, Jan 29, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012

    dirkph thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2008
    Thanks, I know...

    And usually I don't have a problem getting work done when I am motivated, but I think a lot of people can relate to me that sometimes, motivation's hard to find. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

    I also need to figure out how I can stop my divorce from happening since I use my computer way too much.
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Power your router with a battery. That should limit the amount of time you can spend on the internet.
  6. dirkph, Jan 29, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2012

    dirkph thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2008
    That's a great idea, although I'm not the only one using my router at home... :(

    I know there's a FireFox extension that will limit your internet use but unfortunately there's still Safari/Google Chrome.

    My ex girlfriend just recently dumped me and I've been trying hard to find motivation to do stuff. I've been using this article to help me prevent future breakups!
  7. macjram macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2008
    theres "Google Concentrate" for Chrome
  8. alexreich macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2011
    There is an application called SelfControl that can be viewed/downloaded here:

    It basically allows you to set up a filter on your Internet usage by letting you create a blacklist of websites that would not be accessible in the time allotted on the timer. For instance, if you added Facebook to the blacklist, once you start the timer you will not be able to access Facebook in any browser until the timer is finished (or you quit the app, essentially making the app useless).

    I too tried looking for apps to keep me productive (hence me knowing about that one) years ago, but in all honesty your productivity is up to you. You need make the decision to be productive, and stick to it. No computer software will kick you into gear.

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