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 (Paid), Freedom (Paid), Focus (Paid) and Focusbar (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 22, 2021

    1. 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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      Cold Turkey vs SelfControl opinions
      Most users think Cold Turkey is a great alternative to SelfControl.
      because it is good for windows
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    2. The All-In-One Application and Website Blocker for Windows, Mac and Android.
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      FocusMe vs SelfControl opinions
      Most users think FocusMe is a great alternative to SelfControl.
      Can be easily disabled. New update, I have been told by the developer, could change that though. (July 2017)
      Negative comment over 4 years ago


    3. 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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      Freedom vs SelfControl opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Freedom is a great alternative to SelfControl.
      When you ask for alternatives for Windows, you dont wanna hear some apple stuff
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      Really love it. Only thing they need to add is a whitelist feature.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      SelfControl is for Windows, Freedom is not.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

    4. Focus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) and applications, so you can improve your productivity. It has lots of awesome features like scheduling, showing motivational quotes on blocked pages, whitelisting and pomodoro support.
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    5. 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. It's simple...


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

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    6. The Productivity Owl is a Google Chrome extension that eliminates your time wasting habits on the internet.
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    7. Pluckeye is a filter designed with compulsive users of porn in mind. When Pluckeye is first installed, all images on the Internet are blocked.
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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. [This app is developed by the same company that's behind Freedom ]
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