I’ve previously written and mentioned the advantages of Concentrate to block time stealing websites. Today I noticed that they’ve made it available for free so head over and get it as soon as you can. It’s without doubt the most productive software you can get for Mac.
I also found Bartender which is a software for Mac you can use to remove distractions from the menu bar. In the image above you can see what a major difference it did for me. However, the main advantage came when I combined it with Concentrate and simply removed the possibility to right click on Concentrate to pause and visit blocked sites. By using Bartender I’ve removed Concentrate from the menu bar and now have to open it the old fashioned way.
Sure, it only takes a few seconds to navigate with Finder and open Concentrate but for every second and every obstacle you increase your chances to remain productive.
Speaking of software – don’t forget RescueTime to find out where you waste your time.