Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Does what it says on the tin... The options UI could be a little flashier / more user friendly, but it's fine.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

I LOVE LEECHBLOCK Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I signed up for an account just to say what a great tool Leechblock is. One of my new goals is "stop wasting time!" And I found that most of the time I waste each day is on the internet. I also found it is more like an addiction that I have trouble stopping.

Leechblock allows you to find a perfect balance, encourages self discipline and productivity. I've been able to get LEECHblock to do everything I want it to do without needing to look at a manual (a lot of flexibility and a very well thought out program).

I HOPE the programmer keeps updating it!!! I think that once more people start to realize what a life sucker the internet can be, this tool will be a godsend for them. If leechblock goes away, I am doomed to my internet addiction :(

OOPS i have to hurry up with this review because I only have 30 minutes of internet time ;)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love LeechBlock. When I take breaks from paper-writing I tend to spend way too long distracting myself with social networking or recipe sites. I have it set to allow me 10 minutes of distraction every third hour from 8:00 to 6:00, which are my usual studying hours. This is AWESOME for keeping me on task.

A great feature would be a reverse-block list, where you set up a list of sites you can access during the blocked time and block all others.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Reverse-block list

Thanks for the review. Actually, you can set up a reverse-block list already, using the wildcard (*) and exception (+) features. See the examples page for details.

Seems great but for one minor issue Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on seems great. Originally I thought sites would have to be entered one at a time, which would be a bit of a pain. However, it turns out you can drag and drop a bookmarks folder right into the list of sites for a group, which is great.

The only issue I've found is that when a lockdown is in place for one or more groups, it is impossible to begin a lockdown on other groups. You have to first manually end the current lockdown. (Of course, if a person has the various blocks in place to prevent them doing that, then it would be completely impossible.) It should be possible to add groups to lockdown and/or extend the lockdown for the current group while it is in effect. (Of course, I can see how this will be a bit of a coding challenge to not allow the lockdown to be shortened with this method, or groups to be removed. But certainly surmountable, and necessary!)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Melts down my procrastination time Rated 5 out of 5 stars

As a heavy social network user, I use this to focus myself on web development again. Works fine, especially the detailled customization makes it a worthy tool. However, e.g. when writing a message on facebook, It would be helpful if Leechblock uttered a warning before the site is blocked - sometimes, many lines of text are lost. Keep it up!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I actually just want to ask a question - is there no way of doing that without writing a review? I have no problem reviewing but have only used the extension for 15 mins so far.

Review so far: seems very easy to use, and is indeed blocking Facebook just fine.

Question: once I block a site is there no convenient way of knowing how long this site is blocked for? I'm not blocking on a schedule, more like for x minutes at a time.

EDIT - its now the next morning and Facebook is still blocked, even though I just blocked it for 15 mins. And I cant figure out how to unblock it. I went to lockdown and unchecked the blockset but still.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

You can find support/contact information in the "About this Add-on" box and by following the links on the right-hand side of that box.

Unfortunately the community support forum is defunct now.

Regarding your question, I recommend you take a look at the examples page to confirm that you have the correct settings.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

rendered COMPLETELY USELESS by going to: Firefox button>Help>Restart with Addons Disabled (then can just uninstall)yes, my willpower is poor. PLEASE update the addon to disable the "Restart with Addons Disabled" function (then would be 5 stars, otherwise a great addon).

EDIT: thank you for the superfast reply! i was thinking it didn't make much sense for such a basic thing to possibly have been ignored..

full 5 stars for fantastic addon and a very diligent dev who cares about the users! :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Been there, done that :)

You'll find that setting under LeechBlock Options > Access Control > Browser Modifications.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It works great and it has definitely increased my productivity!
No more wasting too much time on Facebook during school days for this guy :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Saving the day Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have seen this addon some time ago and decided to test it. Oh, what a lucky day. I used to lose almost entire days in addictive sites that I not even liked. Geez, there are those sites where I just visit to become angrier! Now I've put them all in the black list and I have time again!
I believed I would just cheat and remove the sites from the blacklist, but it does not happen. Sometimes it is just a reflex, a knee-jerk Control+T and quick lookup in the history to access some leech. Leechblock give me the time to reflect about it.
It is great too because I can even add exceptions to the rules, which is important for some sites (e.g. I do not want to see my Twitter timeline but I'd like to share some link, so I enable the sharing URL).
Summing up: IT WORKS! (Or at least worked to me). Try it!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was close to dropping out of school because of my reddit addiction, and now I haven't been there for weeks! Thanks!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

not good enough Rated 3 out of 5 stars

not working on iframe
example: the url * iframe display *.example.* despite the adons already appear in the block if the iframe does not work at all

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Great add-on! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for this! Technology distractions are way too many nowadays and I've ended up with an OCD that makes me check facebook and mail and whatnot every 5 minutes. This add on will help me get rid of this compulsion and actually get some work done. It's assisted self-discipline. :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Great Product; Keeps me on track. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! LeechBlock works great, has a great blend of functionality that both locks time wasters away from me when I need to stay productive, and gives me a couple of minutes to rethink whether I want to follow that vested rabbit down that particular hole.
Great app!

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Awesome product Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love this. Easy to use. Way more features than I need. I wish you had it on Chrome and IE. That would keep me even more focused.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I found it very useful to reduce wastage of time. Very glad to have leech block. Thanks for making a great add-on

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using this for a while now. Whenever I find yet another website that keeps me distracted, I add it to the list. Eventually I'll have my dissertation done, but probably much sooner thanks to LeechBlock!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

I am productive again!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I just tried to log on to facebook to check on someone who had crossed my mind. I did this as a matter of reflex, not even thinking about it. I used to do this routinely for hours just sucking up my day. Now I get this message:

"The page you're attempting to access has been blocked by LeechBlock."

And it snaps me out of my dream.

Thank you

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A great extension, which makes work more efficient.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helping me quit a porn addiction. This is great thank you so much, you are saving my life. I love the way you can bock access to the addon page and the options. Also the about:config section. Awesome.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Doesn't work with the add-on "Suspend Background Tabs" if the option: "Count time spent on these sites only when browser tab is active" is checked

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed).