Do you run into distractions like social media, email and text messages every time you are trying to get some work done on a computer. Then you really need to read this review about a free MAC application called SelfControl, exactly designed for those who are addicted to social media and email notifications.
SelfControl App Features
SelfControl lets users block specific website for a specified length of time. Once a lock is placed on a website, there is no way of getting around it.
The lock will not be taken off even if you try to restart the computer. Once you have blocked a website you cannot access it till the specified period of time is over.
You might think the app is a little too strict but such level of strictness is required to cure your addiction to social media and stop your compulsive behaviour of checking emails every second minute. There is no way that you can get anything done with such distractions.
How to Use SelfControl App
The app has a very simple and clean interface that is really easy to use. All that you need to do is start the app on your computer and add your distracting, addictive and compulsive websites to the domain blacklist.
Next you need to set the time for blocking those addictive and distracting websites on a slider control panel.
Important: Keep in mind that once you block a site you cannot access it till the specified period of time is completely over. There is no way to stop the block, you cannot quit and even rebooting will not get you out of your self-imposed block.
You can be productive only when you are able to focus entirely on the task at hand, without getting distracted or side tracked by an email message or the thought of logging into your social media account. SelfControl App helps you get distraction free time for you to finish what is important and needs to be done.
Overall, the SelfControl App is a good application that helps you stay away from distractions. The app is definitely recommended if you have become addicted to some websites and find it extremely difficult to stay away from these websites.