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SelfControl
SelfControl
3.0.3
3.7
0.0
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SelfControl free download for Mac

SelfControl for Mac3.0.3

13 September 2020

Block distracting websites for predetermined periods of time.

What is SelfControl for Mac

SelfControl is a free, open-source application that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click "Start." Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites even if you restart your computer or delete the application.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in SelfControl

Version 3.0.3:
Improvements:
  • Compatible with macOS Big Sur
  • Minor bug fixes
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katricekrebs
katricekrebs
Mar 17 2021
3.0.3
5.0
Mar 17 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.3
Work perfectly after the update. Don't hesitate using, if you have the same problem as me((
wmatt2010
wmatt2010
Jun 18 2020
3.0.1
5.0
Jun 18 2020
5.0
Version: 3.0.1
Someone below said that this app doesn't prevent you from accessing Blacklist sites while you're using a VPN. I almost didn't download SelfControl because of that review. However, SelfControl works great with the VPN that I use all day nearly every day. Perhaps they've updated the app, or maybe it depends on the specific type of VPN you use? In any case, it works perfectly for me.
paulrobertconnor
paulrobertconnor
May 15 2020
2.3.2
1.0
May 15 2020
1.0
Version: 2.3.2
Doesn't block twitter
elityyyy988
elityyyy988
Nov 25 2019
2.3.1
4.0
Nov 25 2019
4.0
Version: 2.3.1
Staf
r-b-2
r-b-2
Nov 25 2019
2.3
5.0
Nov 25 2019
5.0
Version: 2.3
Love this app! New update though is misfiring. I can access every page on Safari. I tried: Adding pages again to blacklist while block is running (didn't help). Clearing cache and rebooted safari (didn't help). Trying if maybe the pages were blocked on chrome (they weren't). MacVersion: Mojave. I am open for suggestions if anyone has one! I guess Imma need to be strongminded today by myself and not allow myself to click on the blacklist pages.
colewhetstone
colewhetstone
Oct 27 2019
2.3
0.0
Oct 27 2019
0.0
Version: 2.3
For some reason, with the new update, I'm no longer able to block sites when using Google Chrome. Sites will be blocked on Safari, but is there some way around this?
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Sep 10 2019
2.2.2
5.0
Sep 10 2019
5.0
Version: 2.2.2
I use this on macOS 10.12 and it works great for Safari. Unfortunately other browsers may connect differently, so may inadvertently route around the block. Other types of blockers have the same issues in that case, so no blame on SelfControl. A great open source project and the source code is available at https://github.com/SelfControlApp/selfcontrol. You want it improved? Go at it.
kevin-139
kevin-139
Sep 9 2019
2.2.2
3.0
Sep 9 2019
3.0
Version: 2.2.2
Works. But at the same time doesn't. You can easily access any blocked site simply by using a VPN. Even the free one that comes with Opera.
TomM4006
TomM4006
Dec 22 2018
2.2.2
1.0
Dec 22 2018
1.0
Version: 2.2.2
It doesn't block subdomains, so it's more or less worthless.
vdtrinh27
vdtrinh27
Sep 6 2018
2.2.2
5.0
Sep 6 2018
5.0
Version: 2.2.2
An open-source application with a very simple interface that does what it is intended to do: temporarily block distracting websites for up to 24 hours while you accomplish other tasks on your computer. Very useful for those of us who want to block access to YouTube or Netflix while studying lecture slides or writing documents during a work session (and who wish to be able to use these sites after working). Perhaps less useful for those who already have self control over their impulses for binge watching everything Netflix or your favorite dance YouTube channel has to offer.
Free
3.7
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
License: 
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