Internet is very useful when used under control. But, when you’re always online, you often get distracted from your work. All the noise coming through the Internet through various channels like social networks, YouTube, answering email or IM messages… reduces our productivity. Of course many of you will agree with what has just been said.
It would be awesome if there was a simple control to disconnect ourselves after a fixed amount of time. Better, if we can only get online for only few minutes and get disconnected easily. Get our work done and get offline automatically. Of course you’ll find many applications that lets you control your online time. Meet InternetOff a freeware app that helps you control your online time and increase productivity.
When you use InternetOff along with your strong willpower, you can become more productive. The concept of the application is very simple. It controls the amount of time you want to be online and then it disables the network. This way you can block the Internet connection and avoid getting distracted into online activities like browsing social networks, watching videos on YouTube, etc. The time period ranges from 5, 15, 30, 60 minutes or keep Internet always on.
Once you have installed the application, you can get access to it from the Windows system tray. Just click on the app’s icon and a pop-up will display the current status of your Internet. A single click on the “Turn off the Internet” disabled all your network adapters and makes you offline. Once offline, all those distractions disappear. You can now concentrate more on your work.
If you want to go online for a specific time period, click on the app’s icon again and click on “Turn on the Internet” button. This time, it displays a contextual menu with specific time intervals. Select the time period you want to go online for. Once, the time period expires, it automatically switches off the Internet.
InternetOff is developed by Crystal Rich, the same developers who have developed USB Safely Remove and Zentimo xStorage Manager. The app is free and worked without any problem on our Windows 7 (64-bit). The app can run on Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit). You can download it from the official website.