SelfControl is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to SelfControl for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Android, Windows, Google Chrome and iPhone. The best alternative is Cold Turkey, which is free. Other great apps like SelfControl are StayFocusd (Free), FocusMe (Paid), SelfRestraint (Free, Open Source) and Forest (Freemium).
- Push distractions aside, silence disruptions and enter a zen like state of focus with Quiet for Mac OS X. View 33 alternatives to Quiet
Developer's site says:
"Quiet has been discontinued and withdrawn from the Mac App Store as it cannot conform to App Store 'sandboxing' rules. If you already own Quiet, your copy will continue to function indefinitely (or until it breaks in a future update of Mac OS X). Thank you for your support and we hope you have enjoyed the benefits of Quiet!"
- Paid • Proprietary
- Linux port of the Mac OS X application SelfControl . Uses Perl/Gtk2 + iptables. Provides basic timed blocking of specified hosts. View 36 alternatives to SelfControl -- The Linux port
The project is no longer updated. Last version, 0.9, released in September 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
- Free • Open Source
- SPACE is designed to help users understand their phone usage, break phone addiction and to find their phone life balance. View 60 alternatives to SPACE: Break phone addiction
- Freemium • Proprietary
- Android Tablet
- 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!. View 19 alternatives to Focus Extension
- Free • Proprietary
- Chrome OS
- Google Chrome