Apps for Productivity

Freedom App



Cost: Monthly, Yearly, or One-Time Cost

The Freedom app blocks distracting websites and apps on iOS, Windows, and Android devices. You can set up a weekly schedule and highlight the times and the days you want the app to work. Freedom will then block you from the internet during those times.


Simple to set up and use


By: Focus @ Will Labs, Inc.

Cost: Free for a limited time

The idea behind Focus @ Will is based on human neuroscience. It helps you focus, reduce distractions, maintain your productivity and retain information when working, studying, writing and reading. Focus @ Will uses specially engineered audio in which frequencies similar to the human voice are removed. It does this because we are wired to pay attention to voices and they can be distracting.


Dragon Dictation App

Dragon Dictation                      

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By Nuance                                                                  

Cost: Free

Dragon Dictation is a voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. You can also dictate status updates to your social networking applications (Facebook, Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself all using your voice.


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Created by Rareş Pamfil

This computer program allows users to self-monitor their computer use (e.g., email, web browsing, social networking). This tool can be useful for teenagers and adults who want to change their computer use habits by keeping track of usage data and providing immediate alerts (audible and visual) about usage.