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SelfControl Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to SelfControl for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Cold Turkey, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SelfControl and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to SelfControl are FocusMe, Pluckeye, Freedom and Focus.

SelfControl alternatives are mainly Anti Procrastination Tools but may also be Pomodoro Timers or Time Tracking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SelfControl.
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  1. Cold Turkey icon

    Cold Turkey

    • Mac
    • Windows
    65 alternatives to Cold Turkey 

    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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    Most users think Cold Turkey is a great alternative to SelfControl.
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    because it is good for windows

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    FocusMe

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    53 alternatives to FocusMe 

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

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    1.  Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in FocusMe to stay focused and productive.
    2.  Distraction-freeFocusMe has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
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    Most users think FocusMe is a great alternative to SelfControl.
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    Can be easily disabled. New update, I have been told by the developer, could change that though. (July 2017)

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    Pluckeye

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    52 alternatives to Pluckeye 

    Pluckeye is a filter that bolsters self-control on the Internet.

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    Freedom

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    63 alternatives to Freedom 

    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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    Almost everyone thinks Freedom is a great alternative to SelfControl.
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    When you ask for alternatives for Windows, you dont wanna hear some apple stuff

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    Really love it. Only thing they need to add is a whitelist feature.

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    SelfControl is for Windows, Freedom is not.

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  5. Focus icon

    Focus

    66 alternatives to Focus 

    Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) and applications, so you can improve your productivity.

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    1.  Support for scriptingFocus supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  Distraction-freeFocus has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
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    Focusbar

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    51 alternatives to Focusbar 

    Bring your tasks to a focus with Focusbar - simple but powerful tool to help you work on one thing at a time. Stop multitasking and stay focused.

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    Discontinued

    The Mac App Store shows that the most recent version in 1.3 from 9 years ago.

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    Productivity Owl

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
    55 alternatives to Productivity Owl 

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

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    1.  Distraction-freeProductivity Owl has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
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    Wisdom Tree

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    59 alternatives to Wisdom Tree 

    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!

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    1.  Distraction-freeWisdom Tree has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    2.  Command line interfaceWisdom Tree either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in Wisdom Tree to stay focused and productive.
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    Serene

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    54 alternatives to Serene 

    There’s no shortage of productivity tools, but most solve a piece of the problem – blocking websites, or playing concentration music – rather than solving the entire problem.

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    Time Sink

    • Mac
    80 alternatives to Time Sink 

    Time Sink helps you track how you spend your time on your Mac. It automatically logs opened windows and applications, and keeps track of how long you've spent using things in total (i.e. running), and in the foreground (i.e. actively using).

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