With Block you can finally get to do what you wanted to have done two hours ago, by getting back the control over your app usage. Are you a procrastinator? Wanting to unplug from social media? Need help to focus? Then this app is perfect for you!
Spending too much time on Facebook? Block it! Still watching YouTube videos late at night? Block it!
You can create multiple schedules (also called blocks), where each schedule has a list of apps to be blocked. Select a time window and the days you want the apps to be blocked, and you are good to go! The schedules will be activated automatically, and idle when the screen is off to be friendly for your battery. An active block cannot be turned off, so that it prevents you from using distracting apps. Being productive, that is the plan!
Quickly start a block at any given time
To start a block immediately at any given time, just swipe it to the left in the list. Set a duration, and the apps will be blocked for that time period. Works great in combination with a Pomodoro timer.
Undo your changes
Handy little snackbars pop up at the bottom of the screen to allow you to undo any changes you made to a block. So when your plan was not do delete that block, you can press undo and the block pops right back up in your list.
A notification is displayed in the status bar to remind you of any active blocks, including their ending times. You can of course also turn off this notification if that is your preference.
Widgets can be placed on your home screen to start a block with a single press, which is ideal for studying. Place one on your home screen next to a Pomodoro timer, and you are set up for success.
Using Tasker to automate your workflow? You can now use it to start blocks as well! More Tasker features will be coming in the near future, and if there is anything specific you would like to see added please send me an email.
This app uses the Device Administrator permission. By enabling the Device Administrator permission you can prevent yourself from uninstalling or force closing the app, such that you can be sure there is no way to circumvent a block. Enabling the permission is completely optional, and can be done through the settings of the app.
Feel free to leave any suggestions or improvements at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a rating here in the store!