Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Temptation Blocker

Maybe it's only me? Have you ever sat down at the computer full of determination to work yourself to the bone only to find yourself frittering away hours fiddling with everything but what you are supposed to be doing? If so, "Temptation Blocker" is the application for you.

It is free and it lets you block selected applications from yourself for defined periods of time. I just tried it and it seemed to work smoothly. After you download, a few applications will be added to the blockable list automatically but you may have to go to the "add new program" menu item and browse for your particular softspot.

One problem is that the blocker does not block websites selectively, just the whole browser, which may make some types of work difficult. A possible solution would be to download a second browser (say Opera) for work, without all the non-work bookmarks and passwords on your normal browser.

1 comment:

Shining Love Pig said...

If only I could get one for my brain.