You Can Now Block Distracting MacOS Apps With the Freedom App

macOS: Freedom , a cross-platform app that blocks distracting websites , just got more powerful. Now on macOS, and soon on Windows, Freedom can block desktop apps .

In Freedom 1.6, you can open a list of all your desktop apps and then select the ones you want to block. Then (as with blocking websites) you can block those apps on the fly or at scheduled times. This way you can block Chrome and TweetDeck while you have an hour to work in Excel. Or you can block all your games from 10 to 6.

Freedom still cannot block iOS apps, only the internet domains they have access to. Thus, you can only put an application like Twitter into “offline mode” and you cannot block an offline application like an addicting mobile game. This is a huge limitation. And there is still no Android Freedom app; for this you need Offtime , which comes free with the Freedom license.

However, blocking desktop apps is a big step forward, especially if you work from home. I used to spend time playing Mini Metro when I should have written. App lock would solve that.

Right now, Freedom has a 40% discount with code FOCUS, which drops the annual subscription to $ 17.40 and the “perpetual” license to $ 77.40. (Both licenses include unlimited downloads for all your devices.)

Freedom | Official site


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