one sec—delay distracting apps 4+

screen time impulse control GmbH

    • 4.6 • 51 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Fight the social media algorithms and win back control over your social media usage & your subconsciousness!

“one sec” forces you to take a deep breath whenever you open one of the configured websites or apps (Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, Instagram,…). This breaks unconcious social media habits short-term (literally, as soon as you have set it up) and even helps long-term by adding more friction when opening these websites and apps.

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present: Did you really want to open Instagram?
This app helps you to reflect your actions, thoughts, and feelings; disrupting harmful social media habits with mindfulness.

Available Subscription Options:
one sec pro (annual / lifetime unlock)

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What’s New

Version 1.1.1

- Fixes an issue where restoring the one-time-purchase could fail.
- Adds the Safari extension.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

groundflax ,

Gives you your time back

I’ve been using the app for one day and it’s already giving me so many hours back in my day. The disturbing part is how it reveals the depths of your addiction. Today it blocked my attempts to open Twitter 107 times, and since I downloaded the chrome extension too it blocked Reddit and Twitter about another 100 times on there. It was just a mindless habit that would have added up to hours per day.

The concept behind this app is so simple yet somehow Apple couldn’t figure it out with all their brainpower. As we all know the screen time feature is practically useless. When you get the delay screen, it sort of jolts you as if from sleep, and you don’t even remember having opened the app in the first place. I definitely applaud this app and highly recommend it, it’s only been a day but I think it will be life changing.

Bob Goodenhym ,

Almost A Prefect App

Firstly I want to say that is app is %100 worth the money. The app's main feature where it focuses you to wait an certain amount of time before opening a configured app is prefect for curbing mindless dopamine hunting. Using this app has certainly brought back intentionality to my phone use. That being said there are two curial features I wish this app had that would make it prefect. The first is that it's too easy to turn off blocks and interventions, I wish I could setup a passcode needed to turn off blocks and interventions. Ideally one would have a trusted person setup the passcode so that one wouldn't be able to turn it off even if they wanted to. I often find a flimsy reason to turn off a block or intervention and I end up relapsing. The second thing I wish this app had is the ability to set daily allowances for app use that would then block the app after the allowance ran out. I understand that somethings are not possible within the apple ecosystem so if that is the case with this things I will change my rating to 5 stars. I will also change my rating to 5 stars if these features do get added.

witeowl ,

I hate* this app

But that’s because it works! Screen time just trained me to mindlessly hit the “15 more minutes” button. The interruptions this app gives actually make me think before opening the things I unthinkingly open (or be too annoyed to open them – you’ll see what I mean). The only thing I don’t see (yet) is the ability to outright block an app after having used it for a set amount of time for the day. If I’ve spent an hour on a particular social media site already, maybe I don’t need to be there again today. But as far as snapping myself out of habitual mindless openings and endless scrolling (Oh! Did I mention that I also find the “Are you really still on that app?” pokes incredibly fantastic? Well, I do!), this is the best I’ve found.

App Privacy

The developer, GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

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