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Cold Turkey Alternatives for Linux

Cold Turkey is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is LeechBlock, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Cold Turkey and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Cold Turkey are Productivity Owl, Block Site Extension, SelfRestraint and Wisdom Tree.

Cold Turkey alternatives are mainly Anti Procrastination Tools but may also be Parental Control Tools or Time Tracking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cold Turkey.
This page was last updated Feb 16, 2022
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows

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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.
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    Free, easy to set up and very effective. If it could block apps too then it would be perfect.

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    Simple interface; everything explained clearly and shortly; and also the process of setting it up was quick. Thanks LeechBlock.

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    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.

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  2. Productivity Owl

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    The Productivity Owl is a Google Chrome extension that eliminates your time wasting habits on the internet.



  3. Block Site Extension

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Firefox

    Block Site is a browser addon to help you block desired websites. To operate, simply right-click on any webpage and click on the "Block this website" context-menu item. The website will be added to the block list.

  4. SelfRestraint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

    The URL to the official website does not work & source at Github has not been updated for an extended period

  5. Wisdom Tree

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Wisdom Tree is a tui concentration app. Inspired by the wisdom tree in Plants vs. Zombies which gives in-game tips when it grows, Wisdom Tree gives you real life tips when it grows. How can you grow the tree? by concentrating!



  6. SelfControl -- The Linux port

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

    Discontinued

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

  7. Time Companion

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera
    • Chromium

    This extension will call you to order on a recurring basis using 4 different modes adapted to you, so that you does not lose sight of the essential goals of your life.

  8. Focus.py

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Focus.py helps you keep focused by applying schedulable firewall rules to distracting websites.

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  9. Focus Extension

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Block distracting sites and time-sinks with this Chrome extension so that you can focus and get things done! Has advanced scheduling, multiple blocklists, pre-made suggestions and more!.

  10. SiteCop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Google Chrome

    SiteCop is a light and sharp extension made to protect us from those life-draining websites that make us waste hours on them through no fault of our own. It features 3 different option-rich timed lists to block websites and a bonus Pomodoro option.

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