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SelfControl

A free Mac application to help you avoid distracting websites.

Avg rating of 3.8 (4)| 5 comments

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SelfControl Features

  1.  Distraction-freeSelfControl has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
  2.  Command line interfaceSelfControl either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.

SelfControl information

  • Developed bySteve Lambert
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-3.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.8
  • Alternatives57 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  3,597 Stars
  •  395 Forks
  •  269 Open Issues
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Thelle
  
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This is one of my favorite apps - simply let's you block sites and there is no going back before you time you specify is up!

One of the best productivity apps ever..!

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egami
  
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It's simple to use, looks clean and is OpenSource. It does what it should do, blocking you from accessing the web pages you know will make you waste time. No issues - recommendable.

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schackb
  
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I use Windows at work, but unfortunately SelfControl is only compatible with macOS.

https://github.com/SelfControlApp/selfcontrol/wiki/FAQ

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schackb

Wirecutter recommends SelfControl, and it runs on Mac, but it does not run on iPhone.

http://selfcontrolapp.com/

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schackb

Website blocking in SelfControl expires when the timer runs out.

https://github.com/SelfControlApp/selfcontrol/wiki/Running-blocks-longer-than-24-hours

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schackb

SelfControl can block websites –– but not apps.

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leogama
  
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Great piece of software! It's very easy to use and works like a charm, without backdoors prone to self-sabotage.

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srenbrunsgaard
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Hi,

I use SelfControl very often and I'm very satisfied with it in general. But for some reason it doesn't block facebook completely. Everything in facebook works just fine except the photoes and videos in the feed, and to be honest FB is the page that steals most of my time..

What can I do about this. Is there some sneaky way to make it also block facebook, or can I download another app, that (in cooperation with Selfcontrol)can make Facebook inoperable..

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_jeff_d_

I've had the same problem. Two things that help are:

  1. Only use the Blacklist option.

  2. If you still see Facebook partially loading, reload the web page. In my experience, I only need to reload once, afterwards Facebook is blocked completely.

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leogama

Reload the web page or try cleaning your browser's cache. Always take a look at the FAQ if you have any issues: https://github.com/SelfControlApp/selfcontrol/wiki/FAQ#q-i-blocked-a-website-with-selfcontrol-but-i-can-still-access-the-site-what-do-i-do

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Tags

  • procrastinating
  • net-addiction
  • content-filter
  • self-control
  • blacklist
  • Internet Filter

SelfControl platform details

Mac

Tiger 10.4, Leopard 10.5, and Snow Leopard 10.6

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