We have become a culture where the Internet is at the tips of our fingers at most times during the day. Between work computers, home laptops and smartphones, it is not uncommon for people to become fearful of going “offline.” A new application called Freedom, blocks users access to the Internet for up to eight hours at a time. The only way users are allowed to bypass the system, once you have plugged in the number of minutes of freedom you want, is to reboot your computer, which most of the time is annoying and quite the process.
The program is currently only available for Macs but it downloaded more than 4,000 times a month. The creator of Freedom believes the application helps free people from the distractions of the Internet so they can concentrate of coding, writing or creating.
For more information on this application, go to: http://www.switched.com/2009/10/27/freedom-web-blocker-takes-you-off-the-grid-for-the-evening/ or http://macfreedom.com/