Freedom | Block Distractions

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About this app

Freedom is the app and website blocker used by over two million people worldwide. Use Freedom to temporarily block time-wasting apps and websites so you can be more focused and productive. Take control of your screen time!

If you work from home and want to be more productive, study better, break a phone habit, or focus on your writing – Freedom can help.

Simply select the apps and websites you want to block, and start a Freedom session. If you try to open a blocked app or website during the session, Freedom prevents it from opening.

There's no limit to the number of devices (including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Chrome) you can connect to Freedom, so you can block apps and websites wherever you are or whatever you're doing.

Freedom users report gaining an average of 2.5 hours of productive time every day.

“Our favorite distraction-killing content blocker.” – Lifehacker

“One antidote to the always-on life is Freedom…” – Time Magazine

“As Freedom shows, the solution to the problems created by technology isn't anti-technology, but more and better technology.” – Huffington Post

“The granddaddy of the Internet restriction programs, Freedom has garnered celeb fans like Dave Eggers, Nick Hornby, Seth Godin and Nora Ephron.” – Mashable

Freedom can help you :

– Work from home without distraction
– Stay productive throughout the day
– Study better
– Build better work habits
– Control time on social media
– Commit to a digital detox
– Focus while writing
– Be more present with friends and family
– Control phone habits and addiction



Select the distracting and time-consuming apps and websites that you want to block from our lists, or create your own custom blocklist. Block as many distractions as you’d like, whenever you’d like, for as long as you'd like!


Distractions aren’t limited to your phone. Sync your block sessions to your Mac or Windows computer, your Chromebook, and your iOS and Android devices. There’s no limit to the number of devices!


Schedule Freedom to run at specific days and times. Block apps and websites at the times you're most vulnerable, and build new habits and a new relationship with your phone.


Until you’re used to life without distractions, it’s tempting to try and access your go-to game or social app. Enter Locked Mode. Locked Mode keeps you focused. Break your most compulsive habits and addictions.


Free audio tracks give you an assortment of music, café, office, and nature sounds to help you stay focused and productive, no matter where you are.


Freedom offers a FREE trial of 7 sessions - no subscription or payment information is necessary to use the trial. Install Freedom on as many devices as you'd like and take it for a spin. We're confident you'll love the focus and productivity you experience with Freedom.

Freedom Premium gives you:

★ Unlimited Sessions and Devices
★ Scheduling – Advance or Recurring
★ Locked Mode
★ Multi-device support (Android, iOS, Mac, Windows & Chrome)
★ Session History and Annotation
★ Block All Except
★ Freedom Perks - discounts on popular productivity products
★ Focus Sounds and Music

Permissions required:
• Device Administrator: To keep the app active, and to prevent uninstallation.
• Accessibility API - To block the apps and websites you choose.
We do not collect or share any personal or sensitive information provided by Device Administrator or Accessibility API.

Subscription options:

★ $39.99 per year for Freedom Premium
Updated on
May 18, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.42K reviews
May 10, 2023
It isnt seeming to be working at all. I've even gave it admin mode and everytime I start a session with my blocklist I still can do whatever I want. EDIT: I have tried to disable everything that might be interfering with the app like VPNs, Battery Saver, optimizations, and also the tips they gave on the support page, but it still isn't working. I am thankful for the support but nothing seems to be working.
7 people found this review helpful
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Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation
May 22, 2023
Hi there! I’m so sorry to hear! Please email us at, our team will be happy to help troubleshoot the issue and fix the problem. Thanks!
Tim Lumnah
January 2, 2023
I purchased the lifetime subscription a couple weeks ago and it has already made a huge impact on my life. Here's how it helps me: (1) it works on all of my devices (1 Mac computer, 2 windows computers, 1android phone, and 1 Android tablet), (2) it syncs with all devices for a recurring schedule, (3) it actually closes apps and websites on all devices. Freedom kicks me off my blocked apps more than expected. It's clear that going on some apps, like social media, is habitual.
18 people found this review helpful
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Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation
January 3, 2023
Hey there & thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderful review! We’re happy to help you block distracting websites, stay focused & be more productive. Our goal at Freedom is to help you make more time for the things that matter – thanks for helping us achieve that!
Yash Nain
January 25, 2023
Almost perfect. This app has the key feature of preventing "overrides" when the blocking sessions are running. A few additional UX changes are needed to earn the 5 star rating: 1. Create multiple block lists for apps. This feature exists indirectly by blocking domain names used by apps, though setting this up is inconvenient. 2. "Grey out" or block the app icons in the phones home/app screen. 3. Timers that block an app after being open for some preset amount of time.
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Eighty Percent Solutions Corporation
January 26, 2023
Hi there and thanks so much for the great feedback! We should have an update soon that will allow you to have more flexibility with apps in blocklists. Thanks again!

What's new

We’re thrilled to bring you a fresh experience with a new Today screen to give you a clear overview of your daily schedules and sessions. This screen ensures you know all the important actions to improve your Freedom experience. We’ve also fixed a number of issues and made improvements in this release.
Thank you for your support and use of Freedom!