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What is the best software to block website on mac?

Our work and life can not be without the computer, it provides much convenience for us, but sometimes, not use it in right ways, it can bother our work or even threaten our property security. So a ease use app to block websites on mac will be very helpful. In this article, we will introduce and analyze four website blocker app, they are top apps that could lock websites or applications.

If you are in these situations as follow, this article may be very helpful for you.

Situation 1:  “White I am working, always popup my friends' Instagram photos or new tweets and Facebook posts, always cannot control to click them.”


Situation 2:  “Sometimes, through the internet to look for some studying information for studying is inevitable, but I cannot control the websites or the apps they will browse in their room, such as game sites,  violent sites,  illegal sites etc.”


Situation 3:  “I deal with many thing on my mac, some of them are related with my privacy and property security, so when I am not using my mac, I want to block website on mac to protect the information safety”

Part one: Contrast four apps in summary

What is said above are very common phenomenon and worries. In this way, use a website block software can improve your productivity, protect your privacy and security. Now let’s have a quick look on the basic information about them.

Functions SelfControl AppCrypt Heyfocus Macappblock Freedom
Price Free $19.99 $19.99 $9.95 $9.99
Free trial Free Free edition with limited functions 14 day free trial 15 day free trial 7 free sessions
Supported OS OS X 10.5+ OS X 10.8+ OS X 10.9+ OS X 10.10+ OS X 10.9+
Speed of download Fast Very fast Slow Fast Slow & Sign up first
What can block Websites Websites & Apps Websites & Apps Apps Websites & Apps

Part two: Introduction & Analysis

# First one: Cisdem AppCrypt for Mac - $19.99

Cisdem AppCrypt can keep the apps ans websites on mac locked from prying eyes, and it support free lifetime update.

Step 1: Download website blocker app on mac

Step 2: Set the password of your app (it used to open the locked apps and websites)

Step 3: Add the apps or websites you want to block (for blocking websites, you can set blacklist and whitelist)


  1. Support run on start up
  2. Support lock apps and websites
  3. Automatically exit inactive locked apps for safe encryption
  4. Record the failed information about who, when, why try to enter this websites and apps
  5. Add the schedule you want to block, from Monday to Sunday, it will be useful while working.


  1.  Free edition with limited functions

# Second App: Selfcontrol - Free software

Selfcontrol is a free Mac application to help you avoid distracting websites.



  1.  Free software, if you just want to lock temporary, it will be the best choice
  2.  Support the schedule with duration       


  1. Schedule can not set according to day, the mini time is 15 minutes
  2.  Cannot record who want to enter the apps and website
  3.   No password to enter website once blocked

# Third app: Heyfocus - $19.99

A Mac app to block distracting websites like Facebook and Reddit.


  1. Support customize the time you want to block
  2. After block, there is a quotes while enter the blocked websites      


  1.  Speed of download is slow
  2.   Need to change the security setting while install
  3.    No record to the person and time for the attempt to enter the apps

# Forth App: Macappblock - $9.95

Download link:  Download Macappblocker


  1. Set the safe time that will unlock the apps automatic
  2.  Support set automatically exit inactive apps after the elapsed time expires


  1.  The icon of add the apps is not obvious( I spend some time on it at first time)
  2.   Cannot support websites block

Part Three: Conclusion

In brief, one should never intend to do harm to others, but should always guard against the harm others might do to him. The privacy and time are more important, if you cannot control well with your time and privacy on mac. The best choice is to choose an app and website blocker. Taken together, I think the Cisdem AppCrypt is our first choice.


2017-02-26 22:17:30 / Posted byRosa Reyes to Utility Follow @ Rosa

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