Block Distracting Websites 4+

SelfControl in procrastination

Pawel Urbanek

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 212 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
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

P.G.D._ ,

Great App with one complaint.

I believe that this app is worth the money and that I am seeing improvements in my daily routine.
But I have one great issue: the app can too easily be disabled by selecting “turn off content blockers” on safari. Additionally, you can just as easily disable the app by going to “Safari” in settings and deselecting “use content blocker on all websites.”
I adore this blocker app, but it sadly isn’t completely on “Self Control”’s level, which was the idea and the goal.

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.

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.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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