I would like to give this a higher rating, but I got it to block Facebook and it only works about 1/3 of the time for that. It’s been great for blocking online shopping though! I just wish it were better at blocking Facebook on mobile. I’d give anything to quit my Facebook addiction. EDIT: The developer responded that they are working on stability, I have noticed an improvement with every upgrade! In fairness to Freedom, I’m pretty sure Facebook works to actively keep people from using productivity apps against it. I definitely think the app is worth the money, especially for blocking mindless online shopping!
I was a Premium user of a few years - simply let my subscription expire but the pp was basically 'as advertsed'. I recently suggested it to a pair of friends who then found out the ONLY app it blocks are individual website on Safari. None on Chrome. No apps. Not Facebook. Not Instagram. Not even the app store (which could be a nice workaround). Who is addicted to using Safari on their cell phone? I feel terrible that I suggested such a misleading app. I suppose that it doesn't promise to block apps, simply websites but really? Really? Really? Edit - I've left another review for this app recently that is five stars. Not sure why it let me leave that instead of updating here but the app has improved much through the years (with customer service along with it). I probably will delete this review id possible.
This app was wonderful for the first few months I had it: I could delete distracting apps and block access to the App Store, which made it impossible to reinstall them. Also could block any website I wanted in Chrome, my preferred browser. But I after I installed the latest iOS update, Freedom ceased to work entirely. Even when a session is supposedly running, I can still access my list of blocked sites in Chrome and Safari, and it seems impossible to block the App Store as well. So disappointing.
I use it to block distracting websites during work. I really like the desktop version where it blocks apps and any type of distraction during work. But this version only blocks websites. I learned that it used to block apps on iOS. But Apple removed that version from the app store. As a work around I deleted distracting apps (e.g., Facebook and Twitter) and Safari now is my only option to check these websites and this app simply blocks them during the day. I’m still waiting for the blocking feature on iOS.
Sure, I've experienced some glitches with this app from time to time over the last two years - but, it's mainly been due to iOS updates, to which the app updates solve any problems I may be facing in time good enough for me. After I learned I had adult ADHD, I went searching for strategies to help me stay on task; especially since I run my own business. This app has it's place as the first app on my desktop dock and on my iPhone dock. It's the first app I turn on when I get to my desk. It's worked well for me and it continues to be a resource that keeps me focused everyday.
Developed by Eighty Percent Solutions.
Freedom - Block Distractions is ranking in Productivity & Lifestyle
Last update was at Sep 30, 2022and the current version is 5.29.1.
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