Rated 5 out of 5 stars

LeechBlock is my Jiminy Cricket.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3). 

Genie in the blocker Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant add-on. I have a nice-simple answer to procrastination - block all .com websites. At first its a bit complex to understand, but it does allow you to fine tune things nicely. 10 mins for news sites, 5 minutes for games, 10 minutes for the rest of the .com sites.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'd waste a lot more time without it, really great and simple solution.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

It would be hard to live without Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I find that it is so easy to spend hours of meaningless time on websites where I could instead be writing code, reading or spending time with friends and family. This addon is a lifesaver. The settings are customizable to only allow you to visit certain sites during certain windows and for a certain period of time. Wonderful!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a great little time-saver - the UI could use some polish, but it does what it should and helps me concentrate on my work instead of roaming forums all day long. Thank's!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Basically Very Good, But A Few Hiccups Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've had this for some time now and it has always worked great. Recently, however, I decided I really needed to block out the distractions, so I had a list to block a group of sites 6/7 days a week. I knew I'd try to find a workaround and end up sabotaging myself, so I checked the box to stop the add-on from showing up on my list of add-on while it is blocking. Unfortunately, I forgot to check the box to disallow from restarting firefox with add-ons disabled. Once I realized I could do that, I found myself procrastinating again. I went in to try and remedy this by checking the box about the restart, but couldn't get into the "options" because it was blocking. I restarted firefox with add-ons disabled, but i only had the options "Enable" and "Remove." Even after clicking enable, I couldn"t access "options." I tried uninstalling and reinstalling to start from scratch, but once reinstalled, leechblock simply uses the same parameters as it did before i uninstalled it.

The add-on worked perfectly until I made a mistake, and I see no way to fix it.

Edit: Contacted the author via email and was promptly provided with a solution. Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Another suggestion Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Another recommendation I have is the ability to both block and delay a website. It seems to only allow one of those options or the other. If you block a website and delay it in a different set, it just delays it and ignores the block.

What I mean is that I want to delay a website like youtube before I even go past the limit. Once I go past the limit, youtube will be blocked. The purpose of delaying it is to prevent myself from watching frivolous videos, because the repeated 10 second delay will cause me to reflect on what I am doing. Otherwise I am on a hedonic treadmill with nothing to stop me and I slam full speed into the maximum hourly limit. Then I am blocked and feel frustrated because I was cut off so suddenly.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

Block and delay?

I'm having difficulty understanding your recommendation. How could you both block and delay a website? And why would you want to do that?

quite pants really Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I had high hopes for this as I have StayFocusd in Chrome but since it doesn't exist for Mozilla I could cheat it, then I found this - great! Except... it doesn't blooming work. Counts down and then stays on page. It only blocks if you reload it. I'm glad I held off making a donation before I checked it works. It doesn't so no donation. I will be happy to make one if you tell me how
the hell it works!

[April 29th]
To Update: Yes it does block but not if it uses Flash. Therefore I can play Scrabble til the cows come home on Facebook and it doesn't seem to block. Why not?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Not completely pants

You need to select the option "Actively block pages on these sites once time period is entered or time limit is exceeded".

Wouldn't you rather have the option to choose which blocking behavior suits you?

Follow-up: Flash grabs the page focus and tricks FF into thinking that the encompassing page is no longer active. As a workaround, uncheck the setting "Count time spent on these sites only when browser tab is active".

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on improved my productivity immediately.

Works exactly as advertised. Highly recommend.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the best way to become more productive if you work in front of a computer for a living. This has made me more profitable (I'm self-employed), given me more time with my family and helped me to apply a laser focus to my tasks at hand.

Configuration is very easy and pretty robust. I like being able to route to custom pages (I have one of my daughter giving me a stern look with a comic bubble "Quit goofing off Dad!").

Everyone who benefits should contribute to this project, particularly if you have benefited financially as I have. Thank you for such an outstanding extension!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing add-on - has really improved my life by making distractions just a little bit harder to reach!

Many thanks

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

If you're in grad school, you need this Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I added LeechBlock because I was desperately in need of a way to regulate my internet use while trying to finish my doctoral thesis. LeechBlock has been a lifesaver. I use four different sets for different days and types of sites. I only intended to use LeechBlock while I was writing the thesis, but now I'm planning on keeping it installed because of how it has helped me free up time for other occupations. Next to Zotero (the research/bibliography tool), this is the most important add-on I would recommend for any grad student.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent Add-on!

what is your bitcoin receive address?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Great extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

You can block specific webs, at specific times, etc. For example, I limit my time on facebook at 1 minute per hour, which I've discovered is just what you need to check it without procrastinating too much.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Leechblock is exactly what I needed. It harbors no illusions about the nature of or need for self-control, it's just a great way of letting me remind myself how I've been spending my time.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Let's say you are the kind of person who automatically goes to news sites, facebook or twitter; you realise later that many hours have been sunk; you resolve that this shall not happen again, *ever* ; and then you catch yourself doing the same resolution the next day!

Don't worry, all is not lost. You are very normal - among netizens whose brains have been rewired to seek updates every fifteen seconds!

Your first step back to better use your time at the computer could be leech block. It gently reminds you of your very human shortcomings and prods you to better use your time.

Of course you can "beat it" but to what end?

[And yeah, the export feature is useful for multiple computers and browsers.]

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

The angel looking over my shoulder Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a fantastic add-on. My personal cop. I listed all the sites I go to without thinking, like twitter, facebook, news sites. From 8am to 8pm, Leechblock saves me from evil-me. The lazy me. The "Let's just go there quick"-me, it is fantastic. I wish a similar version existed on my phone to lock it there too.

I use leechblock and MacFreedom. Try both and see your productivity go through the roof.

Thanks again
Damien From Nantes, France

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Recommended! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I use this all the time, stopping myself from wasting time by visiting facebook, twitter and news sites without even thinking.

To stop yourself immediately disabling the block you can set a randomly generated string of characters that you have to type in before you can gain access to the control panel of the add-on. The prospect of two minutes of typing characters is usually enough to make me think twice about disabling it.

The time-limit is also a nice feature. After a pre-determined number of minutes within a given time-frame on block-enabled webpages, the block kicks into force, allowing a short browse, but stopping you spending all your time on the time-wasting websites.

Recommended!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Absolutely Essential Add-on for the easily distracted. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Even without thinking, whenever i'm sitting at the computer, I often automatically begin to type in things like yout.... gma.... or faceb.... or twit..... to my utmost horror. I work from a home studio and let's say distractions already abound in such a setting but I work a lot and I need to get a lot done. This has been the simplest but most effective tool that has completely stopped my pointless time-wasting and successfully kept me on track with work. Thanks so much for making this add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

works extremely well. i can configure the options to suit my schedule. sometimes i hate that it won't let me be distracted, so that must mean it's working :D

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.2).