WEBSITE/APP BLOCKER – REVIEWS OF ALL APP/WEBSITE BLOCKERS

Disclaimer

I have used the Freedom App for Windows both as a website/app blocker. I have been experiencing some problems and might switch to FocusMe or RescueTime.

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”All” Devices Website and App Blocker

Freedom

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Compatible with:
Mac, Windows, IOS + offers Offtime PRO for Android included in the price
Price: 29 dollars/year (129$ forever) 60 day-money back guarentee.
Free version: No. Only free trial.
Short Review: The most well used software in this nische. Freedom have somehow nestled into (bought) several other services like ”Stayfocusd” and ”Anti Social”. I’ve had trouble with freedom not blocking my websites as scheduled, which seems to be a problem for everyone. They admit on their website FAQ that there are some issues that can’t yet be dealt with. Still I recommend them. Try and if it works seemlessly; great – otherwise. Use the money back guarentee.

Rescue Time

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Compatible with:
Mac, Windows, Android, Linux.
Price: 9 dollars/month. 72 dollars/year
Free version: Yes! Both app and website.
Short Review: Most expensive app and website blocker. Personally I can’t really see why except for that it provides quite comprehensive ”reports” on how you work. It’s something for the geeks who prefers to know everything about how they perform during the day.

FocusMe

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Compatible with:
Mac, Windows, Android (They are working on a IOS app to come during 2018)
Price: 29 dollars/year (99$ forever). 60 day-money back guarentee.
Free version: Free trial for the whole package. Free app version.
Short Review: A new kid in town similar to Freedom.

Website Blockers

Stayfocusd

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Compatible with:
Google Chrome Browser (Add-on)
Price: Free
Free version: Free.
Short Review: I love this add-on. It is a bit shady looking but if you want a free website blocker and use Google Chrome Browser – GET IT.

Cold Turkey

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Compatible with:
Mac, Windows.
Price: 25 $
Free version: Yes! (But without schedule function unfortunately)
Short Review: If you don’t want to use Chrome for some reason (Safari or Firefox?) this could be a good fit.

SelfControl

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Compatible with:
Mac
Price: Free
Free version: Free
Short Review: Haven’t tried this yet. But it’s free so how bad could it be?

Anti-Social

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Compatible with:
Mac, Windows
Price: 15-20 dollars. 60 day-money back guarentee.
Free version: ”AntiSocial” is a free app that seems to have nothing to do with Anti-Social”
Short Review: If you only want to block websites. This could be an alternative because the price is lower than freedom and FocusMe. But the website looks quite scammy and there is basically no information about this service.

KeepMeOut

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Compatible with:
All browsers (uses bookmarks)
Price: Free
Free version: Free
Short Review: Don’t really block websites, but warns you when you go to certain websites you bookmarked.

Leechblock

Compatible with: Firefox (add-on)
Price: Free
Free version: Free
Short Review: Works like stayfocusd. Block websites for a certain time or schedule a session.

App Blockers

SPACE (Prev. BreakFree)

Compatible with: Android, IOS
Price: Free
Google Play Review: 4,2/5 (20 000 reviews)
Free version: Yes. No Ads.
Short Review: Extremely well designed and functioning app. No wonder 20 000 reviews on Google Play. It works only allows you to use your phone for a certain amount of time and ”unlocks” per day. So it doesn’t work for scheduling offline sessions.

Offtime

Compatible with: Android, IOS
Price: 33 $
Google Play Review: 4/5 (14 500 reviews)
Free version: Yes
Short Review: I’m currently using the PRO version of this app and I am very satisfied. It has several modes for blocking specific apps or everything, and I mean everything with calls and messages. Which I prefer – so that I don’t touch my phone at all. The app automatically sends an automatic response to people trying to reach you during your ”Offtime” and the app shows you funny notifications if you try to open something that is blocked. You can ”unlock” blocket apps if your willing to wait 60 seconds, and then it asks once again if you really want to.

AppBlock

Compatible with: Android
Price: 6-12 $ to unlock premium.
Google Play Review: 4,2/5 (8800 reviews)
Free version: Yes. Ads and limits.
Short Review: Maximum 5 apps to block in free version. But easy to use.

AntiSocial

Compatible with: Android
Price: Free
Google Play Review: 4,2/5 (830 reviews)
Free version: Yes. No Ads.
Short Review: Only blocks social networks.

Moment

Compatible with: IOS
Price: 6 $
Appstore Review: 4,2/5 (300 reviews)
Free version: Yes
Short Review: Moment tracks your device usage and allows you to set daily limits; the app notifies you if you exceed them. You can use a setting that ”forces” you off your phone by flooding your screen with annoying alerts when you try to extend your screen time. A bootcamp for the premium version.

Block Apps

Compatible with: Android
Price: 6-12 $
Google Play Review: 4,2/5 (1100 reviews)
Free version: Yes
Short Review: Free version only lets you block 6 apps per ”block” and a maximum of 3 ”block-sessions”. But it seems to be easy to use and does the job, if you pay for it.

Stay Focused

Compatible with: Android
Price: 6-12 $ to unlock premium.
Google Play Review: 4,5/5 (830 reviews)
Free version: Yes. Ads and limits.
Short Review: Maximum 5 apps to block in free version.

AppDetox

Compatible with: Android
Price: 6-12 $
Google Play Review: 4,1/5 (2000 reviews)
Free version: Yes
Short Review: 

 

More Apps And Tools

  • Flux
  • Focus Booster (Pomodoro)
  • Smarter Time (tracks time)
  • Time-Out
  • Focus Writer

 

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