Freedom
Freedom
2.4.1

4.5

Freedom free download for Mac

Freedom2.4.1

14 September 2020

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 2.4.1:
Changes:
  • Fix rapidly repeated app blocking notifications
  • Improve blocking of fullscreen apps
  • Add option for blocking of fullscreen apps
  • Fix bug where app blocking was still on while in website exceptions mode

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How would you rate Freedom app?

16 Reviews of Freedom

anonymous-walrus-4353
20 August 2019
Version: 2.2.1

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A software blocking webseites and applications is called "Freedom"? This will leave me confused for the rest of the day.
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anonymous-walrus-4353
20 August 2019
Version: 2.2.1
A software blocking webseites and applications is called "Freedom"? This will leave me confused for the rest of the day.
(3)
4.5
Gazman
29 November 2018
Version: 2.0.3
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.
(1)
Turquoise
21 October 2015
Version: 1.0
Has Freedom become recently web based?
If so, I will start looking elsewhere.
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Turquoise
26 December 2014
Version: 1.0
Finally, we are seeing and update! Version 1.2 now.
(0)
3
Reegor
07 November 2014
Version: 1.0
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.
(0)
Xenophon
25 December 2013
Version: 1.0
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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Turquoise
05 November 2013
Version: 0.6.1
$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.
(0)
Gazman
03 September 2013
Version: 0.5.2
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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anonymous-gerbil-5319
14 May 2010
Version: 0.5.2
Good plan, but not really suitable for a webdesigner. I want my freedom too (and use Concentrate..)
(1)
4
Gazman
12 April 2010
Version: 0.5.1
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.
(1)
5
IslandApe
28 April 2009
Version: 0.5
Works as advertised. Anything more complicated and the procrastinators would spend an hour fiddling with it instead of working!
(5)
2
Odysseus
23 April 2009
Version: 0.4.1
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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John-Locke
25 November 2008
Version: 0.3
I think this could be useful with kids..."No internet till homework is done!" Maybe it needs to go up to 8 or 9 hours so parents can say "No internet while I'm gone," since it's nice to be able to supervise internet use.
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Odysseus
10 July 2008
Version: 0.3
This only temporarily affects networking and doesn't permanently alter any files, does it?
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Lessig
09 July 2008
Version: 0.3
Fantastic idea. A bit flakey in its implementation (better to have a count down till when the lock is removed). But lots of psych data supports the idea that tiny blocks can change behavior significantly.
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Rich-K-
08 July 2008
Version: 0.3
hi great program but my 10.5.4 system is telling me: the ZIP is 1.3 MB. the unzipped DMG is 10 MB and the final program is 604kb plus 4kb for the read me. I dont understand the numbers but it feels odd.
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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