Procrastination Punisher

Procrastination Punisher

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Is procrastination on your phone a problem for you? "Just 5 more minutes of Angry Birds" and the workday is over and your boss is angry? In the evening you say "Yes, honey, I will do the dishes", then start answering emails to make up for your wasted workday, and a quick 3 hours later, your marriage goes to pieces and you lose custody of the dog? Well, there's a way to avoid that now. Procrastination Punisher can save your career and marriage or, if you're really determined, at least help you help somebody else.

Procrastination Punisher lets you disable certain apps for certain time frames, for example Angry Birds on workdays from 9 to 5, or your business email app on evenings and weekends. And because, sometimes, you need to be a rebel and break the rules, Procrastination Punisher gives you the option to do just that ... but you will have to pay for it! Specifically, you will have to donate an amount you yourself can specify per app to a charity of your choice. Still playing Angry Birds during work hours? $0.99 to the Red Cross, thank you very much. "I may not have done the dishes, honey, but I did donate a dollar to UNICEF." Who could be angry at such a kind and generous person as yourself?

Give Procrastination Punisher a try and increase your productivity and/or the good you do to the world! You will be happy you did!

Please note: Because each charity uses a different donation processing solution (e.g. PayPal, Moneybookers, custom credit card payments), it would be impossible to integrate all of them in this app. This is why donations are processed through the developer of this app, and forwarded to charities each quarter to save on processing fees and to maximize the value of your donation. You may request a copy of the payment-receipts for the payments made to charities from support@greatbytes.org. A 5% processing fee is assessed to cover bank wire transfer and credit card payment fees.

Permissions:
READ_LOGS & WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: The app has an option to send an error log to the developer, in case you discover a bug or the app crashes. This log is temporarily stored on the SD-card before being sent.

INTERNET & ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: The app has an option to collect anonymous usage statistics (deactivated by default!) to improve it in future versions. You explicitly have to opt in to this, and the collected data won't be used for anything else than improving the app.

BILLING: For processing the donation via Google Play (if you choose to start a blocked app).

GET_TASKS: To find out when a blocked app is being launched.

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: If enabled, the app auto-starts after boot.

Feature-image attribution: "All the things" by meme.tn

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  • (56 stars)

    by Larry J on 03/05/2014

    Does not find several apps that I have installed

  • (56 stars)

    by Laura Brown on 20/02/2014

    Programming this app was unbelievably clunky. It doesn't let you say, "Block this app during the following three time slots," or "Block apps X, Y & Z between 2 and 4 pm." No, each app and each time period must be entered separately. After spending far too long doing this, I tested the thing and discovered it didn't even bloody work. I don't know why, but wasn't willing to spend yet more time f

  • (56 stars)

    by Daniel Zhuk on 31/12/2013

    The app often can't find the installed application when you're trying to add one. If you can fix this, then this it's a 5 star app!

  • (56 stars)

    by Clare McLaughlin on 17/12/2013

    This is a brilliant app and would be perfect if you could actually use the app on itself. It is too easy to disable.

  • (56 stars)

    by Dylan Drapela on 16/12/2013

    The disable button renders the app pointless. If I don't want to pay... No problem just disable the app.

  • (56 stars)

    by Hermione Chen on 01/11/2013

    A great app! Hope I can choose multiple apps at one time, and make the same rule. Picking a single app then deciding the rule for over 40 times almost drove me mad.

  • (56 stars)

    by Chris G on 23/05/2013

    It sucks