Still doesn't work with lollipop Update: the developer recently fixed sine bugs related to lollipop, but the app still does not work on my Google nexus 5. The app starts, but does not block any other apps. And it throws lots of "Unfortunately, Self Control had stopped" messages. Old review:It worked great, but once I upgraded my phone to lollipop it no longer blocked my access to forbidden apps. The ui still works fine, but if it doesn't prevent you from goofing off, this app has no point.
For more than study It helps me get off my phone when I need to do something productive. I wish there were more exception options, or an option so you could always have an exception. I also wish that they made it so it didn't always say "study" time since I use this for more than study, as well as individual restrictions for each individual time. What if I want to restrict Skype in the morning restricting time but not at night? It hasn't been added so far. Other than that, its perfect for everything.
Exceptions I didn't see an option to allow phone calls in the "exceptions" area. When selecting the phone app from my home screen, it was locked and I couldn't make a call. Also, Gmail and Maps were both selected as "exceptions" but both were locked this morning. This would be a wonderful app if it worked as expected.
Uninstall Too Easily When I'm studying I want to lock out all social media and game apps. This app only works on my phone. It crashes on my tablet and its easy to uninstall. What's the sense of it then? I just end up playing a game during study time because the app crashed. Probably make this app require to be a device administrator and ensure that it can't be uninstalled during the time set to study..When that's done this app will rise to # 1
This app used to be better This app was perfect for studying. Now i try to use it to force myself to go to sleep and wake up instead of messing around in my phone. The problem is that now the apps i have checked as exceptions wont work. I just want to use my calculator and it will not let me. I have also had issues when using an excepted app, the Self Control page will constantly pop up and it's really bothersome. I dont know what the makers did to change this app, but the need to revert back to the way it was.
This was my favorite app, but then Lollipop This used to be my favorite app. I got so much more done when it worked, but since I upgraded to lollipop, it has been terrible. Please fix it or at the very least tell your users that is not possible so we can figure something else out. Used to be 5 stars, now unusable so it's a 2 and only because if you have any android variant pre-lollipop this app is amazing.
Fix bugs in Android 5.0(Lollipop)