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    Best Cold Turkey Alternatives

    Cold Turkey is described as '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!' and is a popular Anti Procrastination Tool in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Cold Turkey for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Google Chrome and Linux. The best alternative is LeechBlock, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cold Turkey are FocusMe (Paid), SelfControl (Free, Open Source), Forest (Freemium) and StayFocusd (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 16, 2022
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    1. LeechBlock is a simple free productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. All you need to do is specify which sites to block and when to block them.
      LeechBlock vs Cold Turkey opinions
      Most users think LeechBlock is a great alternative to Cold Turkey.
      It's really hard to bypass Leechblock and it keeps you off distracting websites. Unfortunately, it doesn't do so for apps, which would be useful.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      4
      vetu11 Free, easy to set up and very effective. If it could block apps too then it would be perfect.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      2
      Simple interface; everything explained clearly and shortly; and also the process of setting it up was quick. Thanks LeechBlock.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      0
    2. The All-In-One Application and Website Blocker for Windows, Mac and Android.
      FocusMe vs Cold Turkey opinions
      Most users think FocusMe is a great alternative to Cold Turkey.
      Blocks exactly what you want it to block. I was afraid I'd need to disable Chrome on my device, but FocusMe even lets you block the specific websites that give you trouble.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      2
      SoloPirlo FocusMe is the best app to block distractions on the internet. A lot of options, very reliable and excellent support. Being the biggest procrastinator in the universe, I have tested them all. FocusMe is it.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    3. 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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      Most users think SelfControl is a great alternative to Cold Turkey.
    4. Forest is an app to help you stay focused on your work. Whenever you want to concentrate, you can plant a seed in Forest. In the next 30 minutes, this small seed will gradually grow into a big tree.
      Forest vs Cold Turkey opinions
      Some users think Forest is a great alternative to Cold Turkey, some don't.
      Doesn't actually block apps or Websites.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      10
      It is a timer not a blocker
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      1
    5. 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.
      StayFocusd vs Cold Turkey opinions
      Most users think StayFocusd is a great alternative to Cold Turkey.
      Not the same features but then again it's free
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      0


    6. 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.
      Some users think Freedom is a great alternative to Cold Turkey, some don't.
    7. BrowseControl is an 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.
      BrowseControl vs Cold Turkey opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      marykawasaki Let's the user control Internet access
      Positive comment almost 7 years ago

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    8. Unplug yourself in a hyperconnected world.
      Offtime vs Cold Turkey opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Offtime is a great alternative to Cold Turkey.
      Allows scheduling. Flexible pricing
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      3
    9. Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) and applications, so you can improve your productivity.
    10. BlockSite is an extension, which automagically blocks websites of your choice. Additionally, this extension will disable all hyperlinks to these websites, by just displaying the link text without the clicking functionality.

      Warning

      See report from AdGuard mentioning BlockSite: https://adguard.com/en/blog/big-star-labs-spyware.html

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