Don’t get me wrong I love social media and I enjoy interacting with friends, family and fans on Twitter, Facebook and Google+, but there are days I do need to remove distractions and get down to the business of work. Well I found a few solutions to hit the social media mute button and tested them out this past week. In case you’re looking for a virtual (working) cone of silence you may find the following solutions of interest.
- Anti-Social (Mac) – Block specific sites for up to 8 hours, you choose the sites and the duration.
- Freedom (Mac) – Block Internet access for up to 8 hours, you choose the duration.
- StayFocused (Chrome extension) – limits time you spend on distracting web sites that you set in the extensions configuration.
Personally I prefer bringing my laptop out to the beach to unplug and work, but that’s not always possible. In the meantime these applications seemed to do the job I needed. As you’ve guessed I’m a Mac guy so if you have PC or Linux equivalents you use that are recommendable add them in the comments so others can find them.
[tags]technology, social media, software[/tags]