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Editors' Review

Freedom is a free, ironically named application that's designed to increase productivity by temporarily disabling networking on your computer so you won't be able to visit Web sites, send or receive e-mail, or get distracted by anything else over the Internet.

In Freedom's simple, spare interface, you set the number of minutes that you want your computer to be offline (totaling anywhere between 5 minutes and 8 hours), and you decide whether you want to allow access to your local network (for tasks like printing and file sharing) or completely disable all networking. In recent updates, Freedom now saves the time you select as the default, and it also better handles apps that require network access (such as apps that use your network for antipiracy safeguards).

The only way to circumvent the time limit and restore networking is by restarting your computer. Overall, this is a seemingly silly app--it's trivial to turn off networking on your computer manually--but many users may find that Freedom is a useful tool for limiting tempting distractions. For the truly inspired, the developer will even create a custom version of the app (with a five-seat license) for $250--if, for example, you absolutely need e-mail and Last.fm while you're working.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Fred Stutzman
Publisher web site http://macfreedom.com/
Release Date December 01, 2017
Date Added December 01, 2017
Version 1.6.2

Category

Category Networking Software
Subcategory Internet Operations

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan

Download Information

File Size 8.33MB
File Name FreedomSetup.dmg

Popularity

Total Downloads 12,143
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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