DoNotDisturb

DoNotDisturb

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    4,519
  • Date Added:
    January 18, 2006
  • File Size:
    1.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This application aims to curb the temptation to goof off while you work, though it falls short in a big way. While DoNotDisturb effectively blocks specified programs and Web sites, URL and browser blocking isn't available in this version. Getting started, the program detects the applications installed on your PC. Simply click on those that pose the biggest distraction, then specify the days and the length of time to immobilize the applications. During tests, we attempted to outsmart DoNotDisturb by adjusting the computer's clock but to no avail. You can't execute a simple system reboot to override this clever utility either. The program doesn't irrevocably halt all access during timed intervals, however, it does require you to enter a discouraging 64-character string to open its well-organized and intuitive interface just to disable blocks. This free version of DoNotDisturb is better categorized as a demo since it doesn't block the Internet. Nevertheless, those with addictive games and other applications installed on their PC will find it quite effective.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Solid program. Served me well for 3 or 4 years."

September 17, 2011  |  By nick_harr

 |  Version: DoNotDisturb 2.3

Pros

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)

Cons

* 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.

Summary

It's saved my life and made me productive and happy. Seriously. I love it. I recommend it to all of my friends.

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3 stars

"simple and effective"

May 19, 2007  |  By jebuni

 |  Version: DoNotDisturb 2.3

Pros

Simple and easy program to stop me from spending too much time playing games and the like.

Cons

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.

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1 stars

"This is terrible, just terrible. Don't download. PLEASE don't."

January 08, 2007  |  By mauro_vos

 |  Version: DoNotDisturb 2.3

Cons

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. ]:(

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5 stars

"funny "human nature containment" application"

May 29, 2006  |  By upublic

 |  Version: DoNotDisturb 2.3

Pros

funny "human nature containment" application

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5 stars

"No more distractions."

April 27, 2006  |  By SonicChao05

 |  Version: DoNotDisturb 2.3

Pros

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.

Cons

I would have liked URL blocking, but you could just block Firefox if you were'nt using the internet at all.

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4 stars

"Very clever but could do with more features"

February 09, 2006  |  By sambuckland

 |  Version: DoNotDisturb 2.3

Pros

I thought it was really interesting and useful little utility to have. Needs to have more features expecially for timing activities.

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5 stars

"Distracted no more"

January 30, 2006  |  By rizwiz

 |  Version: DoNotDisturb 2.3

Pros

a super idea...really good to know we still get new ideas coming through

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5 stars

"Interesting Software"

January 24, 2006  |  By dynatribe10

 |  Version: DoNotDisturb 2.3

Pros

This is the first time i have seen any software that saves you from wasting your time surfing needlessly...

Cons

Needs to be neater and have snooze function

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5 stars

"Works for me I'm always distracted"

January 20, 2006  |  By pythonmonk

 |  Version: DoNotDisturb 2.3

Pros

I am always playing PC Games, so it's cool for me to control my time playing. Something I've always wanted..

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5 stars

"What a great idea"

January 19, 2006  |  By dominicc

 |  Version: DoNotDisturb 2.3

Pros

Just works really well. Excellent for self control and productivity on the PC and its Free!!!!!

Cons

A good addition would be to have reminder screens as well.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Seeplain DND
Publisher web site http://www.seeplain.com/donotdisturb.htm
Release Date January 18, 2006
Date Added January 18, 2006
Version 2.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.55MB
File Name dndfreecnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,519
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 20-day trial
Price $29.95

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