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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 50 alternatives to BrowseControl for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Android, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is Cold Turkey, which is free. Other great apps like BrowseControl are Privoxy, FocusMe, Qustodio and SelfControl.

BrowseControl alternatives are mainly Anti Procrastination Tools but may also be Parental Control Tools or DNS Resolvers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of BrowseControl.
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  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. Privoxy icon

    Privoxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.

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    FocusMe

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    The All-In-One Application and Website Blocker for Windows, Mac and Android.

    ⚫︎ Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in FocusMe to stay focused and productive.
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  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.

    ⚫︎ Block TrackersQustodio has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceSelfControl either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    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.

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    Norton Family

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Internet Explorer
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    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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    E2Guardian

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    Dns Angel

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    DNS Angel , it will protect your family from inappropriate websites and will Block them Automatically it is Freeware and Portable

    ⚫︎ PortableDns Angel can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) and applications, so you can improve your productivity.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingFocus supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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