Date Added:Jan. 18, 2006
Price:Free to try (20-day trial); $29.95 to buy
Downloads Last Week:1
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It does what it says on the packet: it will block your access to distracting computer programs. I mainly use it to block web browsing and email (but also iTunes, video software)
* Could have more functionality, like a blocked time of each day.
* Forces programs to close in a relatively brutal way. I worry this could compromise the software in the longer term.
* Software isn't being updated: it's been version 2.3 for ages.
It's saved my life and made me productive and happy. Seriously. I love it. I recommend it to all of my friends.
Simple and easy program to stop me from spending too much time playing games and the like.
Can't use the task manager while program runs. I miss being able to set particular time periods where use is blocked rather than from now on until some specified time. Nag screen appears even after buying program.
Maybe it works properly normally. But this is just to f****d up. I wanted to use the program to block a nagging message that kept on going about registrating a program that had long been removed. So I filled in the .exe file (which I could not remove) and hell broke loose. I got messages about entering some long code and that I had chosen to block the concerning program. But now these messages KEEP ON SHOWING every time I shut the message. They are STILL showing while I've removed the damned program. AAARGH WHY? I'm shure this prog works fine under different circumstances, but this is just INSANE! I HATE these messages. There worse than the ones I've had before! I don't know wether other users had this problem, but I strongly disadvise you to download, if you wan't to use it for blocking certain hidden or nagging files. Dreadfull. ]:(
Reply by mauro_vos on January 22, 2007
You should be able to shut the messages down, than I might just give it 4 stars. It doesn't make sense that the app shows messages just as annoying as the blocked program itself.
Reply by mauro_vos on January 22, 2007
The program is supposed to block an exe file. The message appeared as an exe. So what's your point? You can only select exe files anyway!
Besides, it isnt normal that the program itself keeps showing messages about registration, unistalling and errors.
Reply by yeky333 on January 21, 2007
Of course the program reacted the way it did.
First of all, this program is not meant to stop annoying messages. This program should be used to block access to programs.
The reason it reacted the way it did is this. When the annoying messages come up, the computer is accessing the annoying message. It's opening that program. DoNotDisturb blocks access to programs. It doesn't make programs completely unable. So when that annoying message opened itself up, the program was doing its job and displaying that message that tells you to plug in a long code.
I'm just a little frustrated at how people get angry at things that work, giving it a bad name.
funny "human nature containment" application
Keeps me focused, in fact once I even forgot it was there! I have a lot of people trying to chat with me on my AIM list, and I can say no by blocking it.
I would have liked URL blocking, but you could just block Firefox if you were'nt using the internet at all.
I thought it was really interesting and useful little utility to have. Needs to have more features expecially for timing activities.
a super idea...really good to know we still get new ideas coming through
This is the first time i have seen any software that saves you from wasting your time surfing needlessly...
Needs to be neater and have snooze function
I am always playing PC Games, so it's cool for me to control my time playing. Something I've always wanted..
Just works really well. Excellent for self control and productivity on the PC and its Free!!!!!
A good addition would be to have reminder screens as well.
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|Publisher web site||http://www.seeplain.com/donotdisturb.htm|
|Release Date||January 18, 2006|
|Date Added||January 18, 2006|
|Subcategory||Alarms & Clock Software|
|Operating Systems||Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP|
|Additional Requirements||Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server|
|Downloads Last Week||1|
|License Model||Free to try|