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Block distractions and focus on what matters with Freedom iOS app

1. The app temporarily blocks time-wasting apps and websites.
2. You can schedule distraction-free sessions for later or as recurring events.

Procrastination is a student’s worst enemy – and Freedom might be just the weapon to fight it.

Used by over one million people worldwide, the app temporarily blocks time-wasting apps and websites so you can be more focused (and, as the users report, gain an average of 2.5 hours of productive time each day).

Freedom lets you choose a timeframe during which select devices, apps or even the entire Internet will be completely locked for up to 8 hours at a time.

It enables you to customize blocklists (you can, for example, choose to mute all chat apps only), schedule distraction-free sessions for later or as recurring events (for example, if you want to avoid Facebook or Twitter between 7AM and noon every day), and even offers a locked mode for extreme procrastinators that brutally prevents you from changing the settings in the middle of the session.

Freedom also syncs across all your devices – no matter if you’re using a computer, tablet, or phone (and there’s no limit to the number of devices you can use!).

However, keep in mind that Freedom has a rather bare-bones approach – it does not reward you for a successful distraction-free session, nor does it come with any incentives or goals – so if you’re looking for a more motivation-based distraction blocker, make sure to check out the app below.

If you want to try it out, Freedom offers a no-obligation, no-credit-card-required free trial with up to 7 distraction-free blocking sessions on all your devices.

Recommended: Best iPad apps for students.

The good: Blocks all distractions across chosen devices and offers quite a wide array of customization features.
The bad: Freedom will not motivate or reward you for successful sessions.
Compatibility: iPad, iPhone.
Price: Free – with all Premium features available, up to 7 distraction-free blocking sessions on all your devices; Premium – $6.99 per month or $29.99 per year.

⇢ Freedom

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