As soon as my mind starts to wander, I find myself picking up my phone to check Snapchat or typing in the word 'Facebook' into my address bar and, before you know it, I've ventured down a long, tedious and totally unnecessary rabbit hole. Freedom is an app that wants to help people like me keep those distractions at bay.
It works on both smartphones and desktops to block apps (I'm talking to you, Pokemon Go addicts!) and websites that are keeping you from being focused. You can schedule time in advance and create recurring sessions -- a great feature if you want to protect those precious Power Hours. You can also implement a lock mode that will stop you from being able to sign out of the app during your Freedom sessions.
Freedom is currently available for Mac OSX, Windows Vista and iOS. Pricing starts at $2.42/month.