Nowadays, we just can't do without computers and Internet when it comes to work and life in general. They make things way much easier and more efficient. However, digital distractions such as distracting websites can make us less focused during work or study. Thanks to tools like website blockers, it's possible and easy to block such websites. This article will list some of the best software to block websites on Mac. Some of them can also block access to specific apps on computer.
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”
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.
|Function||SelfControl||AppCrypt||Hey Focus||Mac App Blocker||Freedom|
|Free Trial||Free||Free edition with limited functions||14 day free trial||15 day free trial||7 free sessions|
|Suport OS||OS X 10.5+||OS X 10.10+||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 cab be blocked||Websites||Websites & Apps||Websites & Apps||Apps||Websites & Apps|
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. The password is used to open the locked apps and websites.
Step 3. Click WebBlock.
Step 4. Add the apps or websites you want to block. For blocking websites, you can set a blacklist or whitelist.
This video can help you understand how to use this tool.
Selfcontrol is a free Mac application to help you avoid distracting websites.
A Mac app to block distracting websites like Facebook and Reddit.
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.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.