Work Hard, Party Harder. But Don't Combine the Two.
Use these softwares to limit your procrastination.
1.Write or Die
For: Windows, Mac and Linux
Use this software to boost productivity when writing, be that
an academic paper or more creative undertakings. You can pick a time limit, a
word count goal and a “grace period” (time period after which the punishment is
activated). You can also choose the difficulty level of your punishment – the
“gentle” mode simply sends a pop-up reminder to continue working, while the
“normal” mode plays unpleasant sounds such as a baby’s wail that continue until
the typing resumes. The severest punishment is the Kamikaze mode where the
software will begin to delete your work if you are not keeping up with your
goals. Later versions also have “Reward”
modes that provide positive reinforcement with custom reward images once you
achieve your goals.
For: Windows and Mac
Block the Internet for a certain time period set by you to
limit procrastination. The Internet can be blocked using this software for time
periods ranging from 45 minutes to 8 hours, allowing you to work without
This software can be purchased for $10.
Block certain websites for a specified time period, while
still retaining access to other websites, so that distractions can be tuned out
while allowing you to focus on work that requires Internet access.
Use this software to allow MS word to take up the whole screen
while you’re working on it, so as to compel you to focus on what you’re working
on, without distractions.
For: Mozilla Firefox Browsers
the amount of time spent browsing different websites. This software also
compiles this data to give you statistics about your surfing habits. It also
informs you of your procrastination, in that, it gives you an estimate of the
percentage of the time you spent surfing the Internet that could have been
spent working instead. This software induces a feeling of guilt to boost your
Work in spurts of productivity on different tasks interspersed
with the much-deserved break using this software. Procrastination Killer works
on the 10*2*5 law – it has a timer that forces you to work on a task for 10
minutes. It then allows you a 2 - minute break where you can do what you want,
including surfing the Internet. After this break is over, it gives you 5
minutes to work on another task. This software mixes up tasks to provide
novelty, while at the same time allowing breaks to ensure maximum productivity