BrowseControl Alternatives

    BrowseControl is described as 'agent-based web filter that blocks websites based on URLs and categories. Internet use quotas can be set based on schedules and timers. Includes a port filter and Windows application blocker' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to BrowseControl for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Cold Turkey, which is free. Other great apps like BrowseControl are FocusMe (Paid), StayFocusd (Free), Qustodio (Paid) and SelfControl (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2021

    1. 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!
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    2. The All-In-One Application and Website Blocker for Windows, Mac and Android.
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    3. 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.
    4. Qustodio helps parents protect their kids online. See how they use the Internet, set healthy access limits, and protect against dangerous or inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and online predators.
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    5. SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click "Start.
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      Norton Online Family protects your kids from online predators by allowing you to understand what your kids are really doing online and spot potential dangers before they become problems
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      SafeDNS provides sophisticated cloud-based and software solutions for web content filtering which increase users' safety online by blocking botnets, malware and phishing resources, filter out most advertising and content users consider inappropriate.
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    6. e2guardian is an Open Source web content filter, It filters the actual content of pages based on many methods including phrase matching, request header and URL filtering, etc. It does not purely filter based on a banned list of sites.
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    7. Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) and applications, so you can improve your productivity. It has lots of awesome features like scheduling, showing motivational quotes on blocked pages, whitelisting and pomodoro support.
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    8. It will aid in protecting your family from inappropriate websites, blocking them automatically.
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