Digital Detox Alternatives

    Digital Detox is described as 'Disconnect from your phone in order to reconnect with yourself, others, and the world. Start your challenge today!'. There are more than 50 alternatives to Digital Detox for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Android, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is RescueTime, which is free. Other great apps like Digital Detox are Cold Turkey (Freemium), LeechBlock (Free, Open Source), Forest (Freemium) and ProcrastiTracker (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 22, 2021

    1. Understand exactly how you spend your time and attention, with no data entry. Get Smarter with Effortless Time Tracking With no data entry, know exactly what software and sites you’re actively using.
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    2. 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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    3. 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.
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    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.
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    5. ProcrastriTracker is a time tracking tool that automatically tracks what applications and documents you use, and allows you to view statistics on your usage in great detail. It is written to be small and non-intrusive.


    6. Time tracking with a buzzer? Time tracking that is fun! TIME TRACKING WITH A HARDWARE BUZZER
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    7. 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.
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    8. 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.
    9. The All-In-One Application and Website Blocker for Windows, Mac and Android.
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    10. 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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