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  • StayFocusd icon

    StayFocusd

    StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have...

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome

  • Cold Turkey icon

    Cold Turkey

    Cold Turkey is a productivity program that you can use to temporarily block yourself off of popular social media sites, addicting websites and games so that you can get your work done!

    Freemium Windows Android

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  • FocusMe icon

    FocusMe

    Block all distractions on your devices to help to get your work done! Focus Me (previously Distraction Blocker) is the most powerful application and website blocker for Windows, Mac and Android. This productivity tool helps you...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android

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    BrowseControl

    BrowseControl is an easy to use Internet management program that restricts inappropriate surfing and enforces Internet usage policies across your enterprise. BrowseControl can completely block the Internet, allow access to authorized...

    Commercial Windows

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    SelfRestraint

    If you find yourself constantly ending up on distracting websites, you know what a time sink your computer can be. Unfortunately, you can't just stop using your computer because you need it to be able to get work done. There are...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The URL to the official website does not work & source at Github has not been updated for an extended period
    • It's very simple and does its work. I just think the icon is a little weird. Guest • 15 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    Freedom

    Freedom is an application that disables networking on an Apple computer for up to eight hours at a time. Freedom will free you from the distractions of the internet, allowing you time to code, write, or create. At the end of your...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Forest app icon

    Forest app

    Forest is an app to help you stay focused on your work by planting seeds in a forest.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Windows Phone ... Chrome Firefox

    • It is a very cute app, but also very functional without unnecessary functions (like ColdTurkey has, for example). Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Procrastination Punisher icon

    Procrastination Punisher

    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.

    Free Android Android Tablet

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  • Moment icon

    Moment

    Track how much you and your family use your iPhone and iPad each day, automatically • Set daily limits on it and find a balance for the screens in your life Now on the Apple Watch • Quickly see how long you and your family have...

    Freemium iPhone iPad Apple Watch

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    Anti-Social

    Anti-Social is a productivity application for Macs that turns off the social parts of the internet. When Anti-Social is running, you’re locked away from distracting social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and other sites you...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    AppDetox

    Smartphone addicted? Heavy app user? Need more control over your apps? AppDetox helps you to calm down your mobile app usage, and take a digital detox. You are able to set your own rules for your apps to detox from some heavy usage...

    Free Android

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    Self Control for Study

    This app help people to reduce intemperate use of smart phones. For a specified period of time the execution of apps banned in order to help to focus a little more. (Basic telephone functions, such as phone call and SMS, are...

    Free Android

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    SprintWork

    SprintWork is an effective distraction blocking and time tracking software that can help you get work done on time and recover valuable time lost to social media and games. By default SprintWork blocks Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and...

    Commercial Windows

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    FocusNow

    FocusNow is a small yet powerful productivity app for Windows that allows you the freedom to block out the distractions online and offline, while retaining your access to the sites and programs you need. It’s very easy to use and it...

    Commercial Windows

  • Quiet icon

    Quiet

    Push distractions aside, silence disruptions and enter a zen like state of focus with Quiet for Mac OS X. With the push of a button, silence noisy applications and fade out all unwanted windows. It gives you that moment of peace you...

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued Developer's site says: "Quiet has been discontinued and withdrawn from the Mac App Store as it cannot conform to App Store 'sandboxing' rules. If you already own Quiet, your copy will continue to function indefinitely (or until it breaks in a future update of Mac OS X). Thank you for your support and we hope you have enjoyed the benefits of Quiet!"
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    SelfControl -- The Linux port

    Linux port of the Mac OS X application SelfControl . Uses Perl/Gtk2 + iptables. Provides basic timed blocking of specified hosts.

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer updated. Last version, 0.9, released in September 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Stop Procrastinating

    Stop Procrastinating allows you to block the internet and cut online distraction. It has the highest quality features for the best price with the highest level of Software Quality Assurance. Set a time and then choose one of three...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Discontinued Website is not available.
  • AntySocial Website blocker icon

    AntySocial Website blocker

    AntySocial Windows Software blocks access to websites like Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Hulu, Digg and other social media / time-wasting websites. An admin user can specify the websites to block and only an admin user (Such as a...

    Commercial Windows

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    Offtime

    Unplug, just enough. ( OFFTIME ) lets you monitor and customize your connectivity so you can do the things that matter. Unplug and focus on your work, have quality time with the people you care about, or simply enjoy some peace of...

    Freemium Android iPhone

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    Keep Focus

    KEEP FOCUS. Fewer Distractions. Better Focus. Unlimited Productivity! KEEP FOCUS... Quite simply the best way to eliminate distractions on your Android phone. Are you addicted to your Droid? Can you not stop opening & refreshing...

    Free Android

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    • Discontinued App no longer available.
  • SiteCop icon

    SiteCop

    SiteCop is a website timer and blocker that protects you from time-wasting websites and includes a Pomodoro option.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome

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  • BreakFree icon

    BreakFree

    BreakFree is the best app for monitoring and taking control of your smartphone usage habits and your digital life. It helps you check your addiction levels and also helps you unplug and disconnect from your smartphone.

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Time Sink

    Time Sink helps you track how you spend your time on your Mac. It automatically logs opened windows and applications, and keeps track of how long you've spent using things in total (i.e. running), and in the foreground (i.e....

    Commercial Mac

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SelfControl Comments

It doesn't block facebook properly

Comment by srenbrunsgaard
about SelfControl Oct 2015

Hi,

I use SelfControl very often and I'm very satisfied with it in general. But for some reason it doesn't block facebook completely. Everything in facebook works just fine except the photoes and videos in the feed, and to be honest FB is the page that steals most of my time..

What can I do about this. Is there some sneaky way to make it also block facebook, or can I download another app, that (in cooperation with Selfcontrol)can make Facebook inoperable..

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One of my favorites

Positive Comment by Thelle
about SelfControl Aug 2014

This is one of my favorite apps - simply let's you block sites and there is no going back before you time you specify is up!

One of the best productivity apps ever..!

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It is possible to use SelfControl as an automatic internet ...

Comment by karljamm
about SelfControl Jun 2011

It is possible to use SelfControl as an automatic internet filter, which can run at specified times/dates. See the Mac OS X Hint here: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20100801214648362

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