The wide world of web is full of distractions. As such you should have control over unwanted, undesired distractions to help you optimize your time. There are tons of programs readily available to help you achieve this task. Seriousd is one such handy and reliable time tracker tool that helps you to efficiently monitor the time spent on every web activity.
How does it work? Well, Seriousd possesses the capability of controlling and limiting the access to unwanted distractions like Facebook, YouTube, etc and even block the Internet connection or select websites for few hours, if required. It’s actually a sort of self-imposed ‘parental control’ software for grown ups.
Seriousd – Free Productivity Software
Using sSriousd is dead simple! Having said that, it may be possible that your antivirus may block its VIProcess.exe. This is because VIProcess.exe injects itself into the system process, winlogon.exe. If this happens, you may be required to add an exception to allow VIProcess.exe to work, or just do not install VIProcess but doing so will disable the “Lockdown” feature. Also, while installing Seriousd, you need to restart your computer to avoid any problems – an additional and unwanted step!
The standard interface although not cluttered lacks menus. You can just see few buttons with no tool tips.
Clicking on one such, readily displays an Activity History, for tracking time. It clearly displays how long you’ve been focusing on each window. It is via this icon you can block most applications. The button is located just adjacent to the ‘KEY’ icon as seen in the screen-shot above.
Just click on it to open a new window and block the applications you want to easily. How? Create a policy rule for an application by simply right-clicking on an application name. When presented with some options to use restrictions to block the applications. For instance, a window will show up on your computer screen where you can set the executable name, title, time limit for application as well as lock time. It is essential to set the lock time else, the application will open again.
The latest version of Seriousd is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. The program is compatible with Windows 8 too. It worked well on my version of Windows 8.
Key Features Present in Seriousd:
- Easy to use program, no cluttered interface
- Blocks unwanted applications like games, internet
- Completely free parental control program
- Improves productivity by keeping off distractions
- Featured with VIProcess that doesn’t let you shutdown the program.
You can download Seriousd from here.