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    SelfControl Alternatives for Windows

    SelfControl is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Cold Turkey, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SelfControl and 19 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to SelfControl are FocusMe (Paid), SelfRestraint (Free, Open Source), BrowseControl (Paid) and Freedom (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 5, 2022

    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 over 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. 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.


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

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      SelfRestraint vs SelfControl opinions
      Most users think SelfRestraint is a great alternative to SelfControl.
      It's very simple and does its work. I just think the icon is a little weird.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      Nearly identical to SelfControl, no fancy features, just blocks a list of sites for a selected time period and displays a countdown until said period is up.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    4. BrowseControl is an agent-based web filter that blocks websites based on URLs and categories. Internet use quotas can be set based on schedules and timers. Includes a port filter and Windows application blocker.
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      Most users think BrowseControl is a great alternative to SelfControl.
    5. 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 about 1 year ago

      Really love it. Only thing they need to add is a whitelist feature.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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


    6. 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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    7. The Productivity Owl is a Google Chrome extension that eliminates your time wasting habits on the internet.
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    8. [This app is developed by the same company that's behind Freedom ]
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    9. After careful study of our own behaviour and the edge between action and procrastination, we have shortlisted the features which are essential for a tool like FindFocus. All of them are meant to guard your focus and productivity.
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    10. SprintWork is an effective distraction blocking and time tracking software that can help you get work done on time and recover valuable time lost to social media and games.
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