Block Distracting Websites 4+

SelfControl in procrastination

Pawel Urbanek

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 207 Ratings
    • $3.99



"It's a great way to save time, and stop browsing Reddit when you should be doing coursework."

App has been featured by LIFEHACKER.COM

Inspired by a well known SelfControl, it aims to provide a similar functionality on iOS.

Have you ever wasted your time on the Internet? Having trouble getting stuff done because of procrastination? Do you need more self control?

This app allows you to temporarily block distracting (or all) websites on Safari browser. You can unlock them again but it requires that you think twice before doing so: "Do I really need to browse funny cat pictures right now?". Optionally you can set a timer, not allowing you to unblock distracting websites until the time is up.

Getting rid of your wasteful browsing habits is as easy as downloading this app and adding your favorite time wasters list. A predefined list of potentially distracting websites is provided. More freedom and focus GUARANTEED.

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"Nice! Have been seeking for something like this for a long time!"

"If you have a bad habit of being glued to your phone when you should be doing other things, this might help and give you the push you need to break that habit."

"The app works great, and does exactly what it says, with no fuss."

"I need an app like this on my fridge."

What’s New

Version 1.11

- fixed blocking websites by wildcard * character

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

drewhumphrey ,

Great app, could use two things to make it amazing

Works well. Not sure why you can’t set the timer to 24 hours (have to do 23 hours and 45 mins) but it does mirror the feature in the well known macOS SelfControl app. Please add landscape orientation on iPad, iCloud sync, and make a macOS version. That would be incredible!

Apps like these help all of us be more productive, keep it up!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for a nice review. I am looking forward to adding more features soon.

Midwestern Michael ,

Simple app that does what I need it to do.

List the sites you want to block, or an asterisk to block them all, say “block,” and set the timer. Boom, I can’t be distracted by Facebook or Reddit or other gremlins.

I had a question and emailed the developer, who responded the next day and was helpful.

The only other blocking apps I found were much more elaborate, do other things, and charge annual fees. This does what I need for a few bucks.

Developer Response ,

Hi. A fix for the wildcard blocking has just been released.

aber713 ,

Amazing App But please...

Thank you for this incredible app. It is very effective at allowing you to block the websites that you don’t wish to visit for a certain period of time HOWEVER it would be incredible if you could increase the time limit! I will gladly pay for this app again if I could block certain websites up to days or even weeks!! Thank you and hope you update soon

Developer Response ,

Thanks for a nice review. I will add an extended blocking period up to a couple of days. Should be ready within a week. Have a good day.

App Privacy

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

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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