one sec | screen time + focus 4+

App + Website Impulse Blocker apps S.L.

    • 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 1.2.2

Fixes an issue where on macOS Sonoma / Safari 17.0 the intervention would not reset when leaving the tab.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

Echoration ,

No Words Can Describe This One

I have so many feelings and emotions to express but I’ll keep it brief. I don’t ever review apps, but I just had to with this one. You already know how awful social media and smartphone addiction can be. We’re fighting a psychological war against our devices everyday with very little control over our time. For some, it has become a life-destroying experience, taking away time, decreasing productivity, increasing the risk of depression and more. It’s also impossible to simply delete and remove completely because of how embedded they are in our lives.

That’s where this app comes in, to curb our impulsive behaviors that make us doom scroll to no end. Days upon days I’ve lost before I had this app, and I wish I was joking. Although extraordinarily simple, the intervention feature of this app has instantly shown me how often I truly use these apps.
There have been times where I close the app due to intervention, and open it again just seconds later not realizing that I’m being stopped multiple times.
Has my memory deteriorated this much? It’s eye opening. The sheer level of benefit this app has is beyond anything I’ve experienced before, and I’d like to thank the developers for creating it.

Thanks for bringing time back into my life, I can finally enjoy doing other things instead of mindlessly scrolling away like a zombie. What a world we live in.

GET THIS APP NOW! I also hope Apple makes intervention a default feature at some point.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your beautiful words here! :)
You are speaking the truth 100% - and we love to hear that one sec helped you so much!
We appreciate your rating and hope that you will have a lot of time soon :)
-See you in the real world

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.

CriticEYE ,


I don’t usually leave reviews, but One Sec was very quick in delivering results. I was contemplating getting what people often call a “dumb phone” to prevent wasting too much time on what modern technology enticingly presents us; after using this in conjunction with other apps like Blank Spaces, I quickly realized that all I really needed were tools like these. It allows you to personalize a good amount of how you want the app to behave. Through no fault of their own, the app has to use Apple’s Shortcuts to be able to intervene at the most important moments. Severing the dopamine hit from the action of opening certain apps certainly seems to do the trick. You’ll feel a funny frustration that makes you love the app more each time; especially if you realize that this frustration comes from the part of yourself that you so badly need to leave behind. Phenomenal app! Let’s keep supporting those who truly support us!

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