Software to measure procrastination on the computer.
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Hi, I did a search, but I
could not find any threads on the software. I'm not certain if this is
considered spam, but the software is completely free, I've been using it for
over two years, and it is practically designed for procrastinators.
Here's something I posted on
the olganon forums:
"Computer programs will only aid you in seeing your flaws. In the end,
you will need to find your own strength to pull away from games.
Now that that little disclaimer is gone, there is a freeware program.
That means it's completely free. Called manic time. This thing
automatically starts up and records the amount of time you spend doing
things on the computer. You can track what you're spending it on and the
statistics page is really easy to use.
Please note that I am not in any way involved with this company, I
just feel this program was specifically designed for people who have
problems with gaming addiction to see the numbers of how much they're
actually hurting themselves and to calculate how much more they could
have done instead of 10 hours of gaming. You can see trends based on
days to find what your triggers to gaming are: work, friends, etc...
So if you've been trying to
track your progress in the war against procrastination, then each night, while
you're posting your list of things to do the next day, you can easily, and
sometimes automatically count up the number of hours you've wasted. Pretty
I know, I mention gaming, but
manic time is just as useful for procrastination as a whole. Try it and pin it
to your start menu.
edit: I accidentally posted this in the wrong forum.
Anyways, if you like manic time, then maybe you would also like the other software that I can not live without. Leechblock. You can find a video about it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AWbIz0kQ9E
It's an addon for firefox, a web browser. If you do not use firefox, and rather internet explorer, I reccomend that you switch. Fewer people use firefox than IE so fewer viruses are built for it, meaning it is safer. In addition firefox is open source so it has all these cool addons, and in online tests has performed faster than internet explorer.
Since firefox is older than google chrome, and is open source, it has far more addons. Anyways, that's about advertising for firefox, get leechblock!. It's also free.
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Chrome plug-in like leechblock
I used leechblock when I was using firefox. There is a similar plug-in for Chrome, its called StayFocused. I find that it does help me. You can set a time limit for blocked sites. You can also shut down everything but your allowed sites for a period of time.
I like the emergent task timer to track time. Very simple, no bells and whistles, just a time sheet.