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SelfControl for Mac

Block distracting websites for predetermined periods of time.

Free
In English
Version 4.0.2
3.6
Based on 67 user rates

SelfControl overview

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 version 4.0.2

Version 4.0.2:
Improvements:
  • Fix issue with permissions for Homebrew users

SelfControl for Mac

Free
In English
Version 4.0.2
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What customer like

Bug fixing
Price
User Experience

What needs improvements

Regular updates
Value

SelfControl qualities

Value
2.5
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
2.5
Customer support
3.5

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3.6

(79 Reviews of SelfControl)

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  • User Ratings

tedirit126
tedirit126
Aug 2 2023
4.0.2
4.0
Aug 2 2023
4.0
Version: 4.0.2
It doesn't work with : xhamster.com.
shadow707x
shadow707x
Sep 16 2022
4.0.2
0.0
Sep 16 2022
0.0
Version: 4.0.2
Update: Changing my review. It works on blocking Google.
shadow707x
shadow707x
Sep 16 2022
4.0.2
0.0
Sep 16 2022
0.0
Version: 4.0.2
Needed something to keep me from getting distracted & stay focused on studying. Discovered this software. It's very lightweight & super simple to use. And it works! My only concern is it doesn't block Google. And I wish the developers changed the Icon.
kotecamacho
kotecamacho
Aug 16 2021
3.0.3
0.0
Aug 16 2021
0.0
Version: 3.0.3
5 minutes working and already loving it and healthier, thanks, humans
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((
tedirit126
tedirit126
Aug 2 2023
4.0.2
4.0
Aug 2 2023
4.0
Version: 4.0.2
frejvonfraahsen
frejvonfraahsen
Jan 14 2022
4.0.2
1.0
Jan 14 2022
1.0
Version: 4.0.2
wmatt2010
wmatt2010
Jun 18 2020
5.0
Jun 18 2020
5.0
Version: null
paulrobertconnor
paulrobertconnor
May 15 2020
1.0
May 15 2020
1.0
Version: null
elityyyy988
elityyyy988
Nov 25 2019
4.0
Nov 25 2019
4.0
Version: null
r-b-2
r-b-2
Nov 25 2019
5.0
Nov 25 2019
5.0
Version: null
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Sep 10 2019
5.0
Sep 10 2019
5.0
Version: null
kevin-139
kevin-139
Sep 9 2019
3.0
Sep 9 2019
3.0
Version: null
TomM4006
TomM4006
Dec 22 2018
1.0
Dec 22 2018
1.0
Version: null
vdtrinh27
vdtrinh27
Sep 6 2018
5.0
Sep 6 2018
5.0
Version: null
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
Feb 24 2018
2.0
Feb 24 2018
2.0
Version: null
natasha-lepore2
natasha-lepore2
Jan 14 2018
2.5
Jan 14 2018
2.5
Version: null
bonniebarbaraallyn
bonniebarbaraallyn
Jun 21 2017
2.5
Jun 21 2017
2.5
Version: null
kevintardis
kevintardis
Apr 16 2017
5.0
Apr 16 2017
5.0
Version: null
bianca96000
bianca96000
Feb 28 2017
3.5
Feb 28 2017
3.5
Version: null
sagehouston
sagehouston
Dec 18 2016
5.0
Dec 18 2016
5.0
Version: null
kothari-sanika
kothari-sanika
Apr 5 2016
5.0
Apr 5 2016
5.0
Version: null
noisdesign000
noisdesign000
Mar 8 2016
5.0
Mar 8 2016
5.0
Version: null
PolkadotsAllOver
PolkadotsAllOver
Jan 19 2016
5.0
Jan 19 2016
5.0
Version: null
davidzeboulon
davidzeboulon
Jan 3 2016
0.5
Jan 3 2016
0.5
Version: null
BigBadGlen
BigBadGlen
Dec 2 2015
5.0
Dec 2 2015
5.0
Version: null
baarbr
baarbr
Nov 8 2015
5.0
Nov 8 2015
5.0
Version: null
danjdawsonva
danjdawsonva
Nov 6 2015
0.5
Nov 6 2015
0.5
Version: null
jiggamahninja
jiggamahninja
Nov 5 2015
4.5
Nov 5 2015
4.5
Version: null
Annelynguris
Annelynguris
Oct 15 2015
5.0
Oct 15 2015
5.0
Version: null
louisemblundell
louisemblundell
Oct 6 2015
4.5
Oct 6 2015
4.5
Version: null
eduardo-schafer
eduardo-schafer
Aug 12 2015
0.5
Aug 12 2015
0.5
Version: null
acred
acred
Mar 19 2015
0.5
Mar 19 2015
0.5
Version: null
michael-lasker17-1
michael-lasker17-1
Mar 8 2015
0.5
Mar 8 2015
0.5
Version: null
tofurkyjunior
tofurkyjunior
Dec 15 2014
0.5
Dec 15 2014
0.5
Version: null
hughhai
hughhai
Dec 7 2014
0.5
Dec 7 2014
0.5
Version: null
Cstigler
Cstigler
Oct 13 2014
5.0
Oct 13 2014
5.0
Version: null
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
Oct 13 2014
5.0
Oct 13 2014
5.0
Version: null
Spandmassse
Spandmassse
Aug 12 2014
5.0
Aug 12 2014
5.0
Version: null
GowthamanA3647
GowthamanA3647
Nov 19 2013
4.0
Nov 19 2013
4.0
Version: null
Michael-b2d5a38d
Michael-b2d5a38d
Sep 3 2013
4.5
Sep 3 2013
4.5
Version: null
kennethchung
kennethchung
Apr 22 2013
5.0
Apr 22 2013
5.0
Version: null
Jynto
Jynto
Mar 30 2013
4.5
Mar 30 2013
4.5
Version: null
boobear
boobear
Mar 30 2013
1.0
Mar 30 2013
1.0
Version: null
KenFu
KenFu
Mar 19 2013
4.5
Mar 19 2013
4.5
Version: null