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There's an app for that
« on: 25 Nov 2021, 22:36 »

Is there a thread around for people to post about handy apps they discovered?

If there is, please merge this post into it. If not... well, here it is, I guess.

In the meantime; this one is Australia-centric, but seems good.

https://identify-spiders.com/
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Re: There's an app for that
« Reply #1 on: 06 Dec 2021, 06:13 »

Can anyone recommend an app for a PC to prevent someone from accessing other apps or websites for a set time to increase productivity? I find it easy to get distracted because I can just open steam or imgur, etc and get off track. Sometimes without even thinking about it.
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Re: There's an app for that
« Reply #2 on: 06 Dec 2021, 11:16 »

Parental controls and multiple user accounds?
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Re: There's an app for that
« Reply #3 on: 06 Dec 2021, 13:17 »

Not sure about apps, but your router might have a feature that allows you to block certain domains on a schedule.
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Re: There's an app for that
« Reply #4 on: 06 Dec 2021, 14:48 »

Some firewall packages will do this.
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Re: There's an app for that
« Reply #5 on: 07 Dec 2021, 09:33 »

I guess I just wanted something I can set up and easily turn off or on with a click of a button. Kind of like the productivity apps they have on phones.
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Re: There's an app for that
« Reply #6 on: 07 Dec 2021, 13:36 »

You could create a rule in Windows Firewall which you can then enable/disable at will.

https://malwaretips.com/threads/how-to-block-websites-in-windows-firewall-guide.55305/
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Re: There's an app for that
« Reply #7 on: 10 Dec 2021, 00:42 »

Argh. I'm sure I've read about exactly what you're asking for but I can't remember enough to search.

A Google about eliminating distractions turned up
https://memory.ai/timely-blog/anti-distraction-apps
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https://zapier.com/blog/stay-focused-avoid-distractions/ for desktops and laptops.
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Re: There's an app for that
« Reply #8 on: Today at 10:09 »

Thanks everyone. I found a method that weirdly works for me. Its a bit mundane. While I'm working on the computer, I listen to music on my phone. That separation of using headphones tied to my phone rather than my computer seems to be doing the trick as I'm less likely to "wander" on the internet since I can't hear youtube and am not getting distracted there which leads me else where, etc, etc.
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