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The Go Fucking Work app is not fucking around

Illustration for article titled The Go Fucking Work app is not fucking around

The internet is full of productivity apps that, somewhat ironically, are meant to keep you from browsing the internet when you’re supposed to be working. Most of them are Pomodoro-type timers that let you know when you’re due for a break. But those of us who have “break” as our default need something a little more forceful. We need Go Fucking Work.

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Go Fucking Work is an app that not only blocks productivity-sucking sites like Pinterest, Facebook, and The A.V. Club, but reminds you in no uncertain terms that you need to get back to work with messages like “Tick Tock. Fucking Work” and “You’re Dying Soon. Work.” (When you think about it, that last one could be kind of counterproductive. If you’re dying soon, the last thing you want to do is waste your time with KPI reports.)

At any rate, the app’s creator, Alex Lam, is overwhelmed by his app’s sudden success: Launched six days ago without any marketing push, it already has almost 8,000 users. “Fuck. Was not expecting this to blow up!” He wrote in a ProductHunt comment. “I was feeling unproductive, so instead of working, I made a website blocker to shout expletives at me. There are tons of blockers out there but none that shouted at me for wasting time.”

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Go check it out. Then go fucking work.

[Via Daily Dot]

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