Freedom
Freedom
2.2.2

4.5

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Freedom

2.2.2
11 October 2019

App and website blocker.

Overview

Freedom is the app and website blocker used by more than 350,000 people to improve focus and productivity. Use Freedom to block distractions so you can get your work done. Block what you want, when you want, and be more productive.

Note: price is that of an annual subscription, billed annually. View full pricing info.

What's new in Freedom

Version 2.2.2:
  • Update setup info for macOS Catalina

16 Freedom Reviews

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Odysseus
23 April 2009

Most helpful

This has the potential to be a very useful program, but its fundamental operational principles are not well-documented: when you specify the amount of time you want to be internet-free, you are not specifying a countdown, but rather the actual amount of time your computer will be used before networking is restored. In other words, if it is 2pm when you specify 2 hours, your computer will only have networking restored at 4pm if you've actually used your computer for 2 hours during that time. Since sleep does not count toward computer usage, you never know exactly when networking will return. When I inquired about this, the developer replied that this was a design decision and would not be changed. The program should accommodate both the current approach and a simpler one, where the user specifies a time interval during which networking isn't available (say 2-4pm). Since the developer is not responsive to this need, I would not contribute money this project.
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Version 0.4.1
tehabe
20 August 2019
A software blocking webseites and applications is called "Freedom"? This will leave me confused for the rest of the day.
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Version 2.2.1
Gazman
29 November 2018
This is a great app. When I really need to focus, but keep getting distracted, I'll put it on for 20 minutes or half an hour of focus time. The great thing is that it syncs to all my devices, so it'll turn the internet off (except for those sites I've whitelisted) on both my Mac and my iPhone. It can also block desktop apps. It's not a failsafe, but it often helps me get started when I'm struggling with distraction.
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Version 2.0.3
Turquoise
21 October 2015
Has Freedom become recently web based?
If so, I will start looking elsewhere.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Gazman
Gazman
07 November 2015
Good to see you can type something other than: "Finally, we are seeing and update! Version 1.2 now."

I've tried the new Freedom app. It sounds good in theory but nowhere near as good as their original app (which is the one listed here). I'm now trying to install the new app to go back to the old app.
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Turquoise
Turquoise
05 January 2016
I am sticking with the old version I purchased and updated to 1.3.2.
I personally don't like subscription-based apps (this one asking $1.88/month). I feel they are trying hard to get more money from you than deserved.
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Turquoise
26 December 2014
Finally, we are seeing and update! Version 1.2 now.
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Version 1.0
Reegor
07 November 2014
I used this with pretty good success for about a year. It was cheap/free at the time (I don't recall.) Now it's $10, that seems too steep.
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Version 1.0
Xenophon
25 December 2013
Sorry, but why on earth would you pay for this? This is mind-boggling! Please consider sending a $4.99 donation to some charitable organization instead. Again, I apologize if anyone is offended by my remarks. Xen
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Turquoise
Turquoise
02 June 2014
@Xenophon Addiction comes in many forms. I threw away my TV set to stop wasting time watching all the incredible series available on different channels. But I cannot get rid of my computer, I need it for work.
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Turquoise
05 November 2013
$4.99 wuld be a fairer price, imho. Also, recent update failed to make it retina display friendly. Other than that, the app does its simple task well.
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Version 0.6.1
Gazman
03 September 2013
I own Freedom and love the concept behind it. However, I also want the opposite of this - where, for example, I can set myself a twenty minute window to surf the internet and at the end of the twenty minutes my internet gets cut off. Anyone know if this is possible?
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Version 0.5.2
1 answer(s)
Turquoise
Turquoise
05 November 2013
Never heard about such an application. Eventually, if you have an Airport Extreme, you can enable Access Control on the device and set wireless time limits.
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Detlevski
14 May 2010
Good plan, but not really suitable for a webdesigner. I want my freedom too (and use Concentrate..)
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Version 0.5.2
Gazman
12 April 2010
I really like the concept behind this app. The one thing it needs to add to get 5 stars from me is the ability to just run it as a system preference or menubar app.
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Version 0.5.1
$29.00

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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