Freedom: Screen Time Control 4+

App Limit & Block Distractions

Eighty Percent Solutions

    • 4.1 • 2.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Block distracting apps and websites so you can focus, be more productive, and build better screen time habits. We've built the world's best app and website blocker, trusted by over 3 million individuals and teams to deliver focused attention for the things that matter most.

During a Freedom session, when you attempt to open an app or website on your blocklist, Freedom blocks the app from opening and displays a peaceful green screen - reminding you that you're currently free of that distraction. Freedom users report gaining an average of 2.5 hours of productive time every day. They're more fulfilled, happier with work and family life, and have a healthier relationship with their technology.

Schedule a Freedom app blocking session to start automatically when you need it – for complete, seamless control over distractions. Because Freedom works across all your devices, you'll feel confident knowing you're in complete control. We call it mindful productivity.

There's no limit to the number of devices (including phones, tablets, and computers) you can connect to Freedom, so you can block apps and websites regardless of where you are or what you're doing. You'll stay focused, productive, and distraction-free.

"Our favorite distraction-killing app blocker." – Lifehacker

"One antidote to the always-on life is Freedom…" – Time Magazine

"As Freedom shows, the solution to the problems created by technology isn't anti-technology, but more and better technology." – Huffington Post

"Freedom has garnered celeb fans like Dave Eggers, Nick Hornby, Seth Godin, and Nora Ephron." – Mashable

PEACE OF MIND - COVER EVERY DEVICE
- For one price, Freedom covers all your devices (phones, tablets, and computers) with our powerful distraction-blocking technology.

TURN OFF THE NOISE - BLOCK APPS and WEBSITES
- Block distracting apps and websites for as long as you want. Select from a pre-made blocklist or create a custom blocklist of your time-consuming distractions.

EXPERIENCE TOTAL PEACE - BLOCK THE INTERNET
- Block the internet with a single button. Enjoy peace, quiet, and focus, away from all distractions. Freedom won't block important texts or calls, so you can enjoy offline time knowing you can be reached if need be!

SMART COVERAGE - SYNC ACROSS YOUR DEVICES
- Distractions aren't limited to your phone! Sync block sessions to your phones, tablets, and computers. There's no limit to the number of devices you can use.

CREATE GOOD HABITS - USE POWERFUL SCHEDULING
- Schedule your blocks now, later, or create recurring blocks to help make focus and productivity a habit.

LOCKED MODE
- Use Locked Mode to commit to breaking bad digital habits and addictions.

FOCUS SOUNDS
- Free audio tracks give you an assortment of music, café, office, and nature sounds to help you stay focused and productive, no matter where you are.

We're excited about helping you be the best version of yourself. We're continually building new tools - and they're always included in your subscription. We've also got a great Perks program which offers discounts on top productivity products.

SUBSCRIPTION PRICING AND TERMS

We’re confident that you’ll love Freedom, but just so you can be sure, we offer a 7-day free trial of Freedom Premium. After that it’s only $39.99 per year. Many Freedom users tell us it pays for itself within a few days!

These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence.

Your Freedom subscription will automatically renew at the end of each term and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings.

Terms and Conditions -
https://freedom.to/terms

Privacy Policy -
https://freedom.to/privacy

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What’s New

Version 6.12

In this release, we have added an uninstall protection feature that when enabled, prohibits the ability to delete apps during active sessions - helping you stay committed to blocking distractions. We have also added a Home Screen "Quick Action" that allows you to more easily leave feedback about your experience. In addition to these updates, we've made a number of usability improvements and bug fixes to ensure the app continues to run smoothly. Thank you for your support and for using Freedom. Look out for continued improvements in each new release!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

bbbddd29 ,

Some bugs but overall very valuable

I love that this allows me to set a window of the day that I want apps blocked versus a countdown timer. Often with countdown timers I can go into a endless scroll just waiting till I am locked out. With this, I don’t have the timer hanging over my head making me feel like I can waste time until the timer stops me. I know certain hours of the day when I need the apps blocked most and I can just schedule Freedom to lock me out of those apps on a schedule. For instance, I’m always on my phone after work. So now I have 2 hour window after work when I am locked out of my apps.

There are a few bugs. For instance, I have Facebook and Instagram on my block list. When this block list is active, I also cannot get on Pinterest. I would like to be locked out of just Facebook and Instagram. I want to keep my Pinterest access. Also, at least once it happened that the app did not kick in at the scheduled time. I wasn’t locked out of my scheduled apps until I opened Freedom. It wasn’t working in the background. But overall, I think the app is worth the subscription even with these bugs.

Developer Response ,

Hi there and thanks for your feedback! The Pinterest issue should be easy to resolve. Please check to see if you are using our "Social" filter which includes Pinterest. If you need any further help with this please email our team at support@freedom.to and we can help! Thanks again for your great feedback. 😊

reasonable/review ,

This app is incredible - some thoughts to make it even better

I’ve used this app for a little over a year now and it has absolutely changed my life. Tech addiction is one of the biggest problems today and I tell all of my friends to get this app. I’m currently attending law school and this has really helped me stay productive.

One suggestion for improvement that would really take this to next level: tie the app-blocker timer to how much time you ACTUALLY spend doing something productive. With the current features, you can often just wait off the clock by distracting yourself in other ways until the app-blocking has turned off. But, what if the timer only counted down when you have your device on? For example, if I blocked all distracting websites on my laptop, and the timer only counts while I keep my laptop on, I have to spend that time doing non-distracting stuff on my laptop like, say, writing the essay I have due this Monday. This way, the Freedom App could have a reward feature to it (e.g. when I spend 3 hours doing something productive, I am rewarded with access to social media).

I would really love to see this in the app if it doesn’t already exist. If this is already a feature, let me know how to turn it on!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your amazing review! It means a lot to know we’re helping you study and be more productive. We know how hard it can be to avoid distractions – in fact, that’s why we started Freedom! We love to hear our users’ feedback as it helps us to keep being the #1 productivity app! Thank you 🙂

ZanyButterflier ,

Collects your data. Also hard to use

Had trouble getting app to work, and emailed with tech support. Was surprised to discover that tech support person, who had no info about me except my email address, was able to tell me what settings I had used in the app, *even though when I emailed tech support I had uninstalled Freedom.* Want a company to have a permanent record of the sites you have trouble staying away from? Then Freedom’s the app for you.

Also, I apparently made big errors setting up the app. After I got it running, set I thought to block Twitter and nothing else, it blocked the entire internet. I could not even send emails. While I don’t work in tech I’m pretty competent with my electronics, and have never made the kind of a boneheaded errors in setting up an app that I apparently did with Freedom. According to tech support, though, I really screwed it up. If all the problems were really from my errors, seems to me the info for new users is not clear enough.

Also, after installing and setting up, and deleting Freedom TWICE after it paralyzed my iPhone, I asked to have my money refunded — this was after I had had app for about 2 days. Tech support said there was no possible way for them to get me a refund (and of course there are multiple possible ways), and told me I had to go to Apple and ask for a refund on my Apple account. Apple account does not show the $40 payment I made. Payment was withdrawn from my bank acct though. So I’m also out $40.

Developer Response ,

Hi there and thanks for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that the app didn't work out for you! At Freedom, unlike many other anti-distraction apps, we don't collect or sell your data. Freedom synchronizes your blocklists all your devices, which is what you are referring to. This is a feature of our product and not for data collection. Anyway, we are still very sorry you didn't have a great experience, but we wanted to add some explanation to your claims.

App Privacy

The developer, Eighty Percent Solutions, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Diagnostics

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

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