Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This a great addon for increasing productivity. A must have addons for me.

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

Spectacular Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I struggled with my sleeping rhythm because I could not bring myself to stop browsing the web at night. With the help of LeechBlock and a myriad of strategies, I have finally managed to get a healthy sleeping rhythm. I set LeechBlock to stop all my browsing at midnight. Just beware that if LeechBlock is your _only_ strategy for going to bed, you _will_ fail. But as part of a plan, it works splendidly.

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent add-on. Simple to use and effective. Author should do some SEO (not sure how) to push it up the Google search when people look for 'Facebook+block' etc.

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

Essential Firefox Add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using this Add-on for many years now, and I can say that it is definitely my favourite.

Whenever I need to get any work done, I just put Leechblock into Lockdown mode, and make sure I require a random 64-character password to bypass it.

If you want to increase your productivity, and decrease the amount of time you spend wasted on websites that you don't really need, then you need this.

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi, firstly, can I just say thank you for an excellent job.

In particular adding the option to hide 'restart with addons' is an epic update. Unfortunately I was clicking on that a bit too much before.....!

However I have a problem, and your forum isn't working anymore.

I clicked the option to hide Leechblock in the Addons menu and now I cannot find it at all. This is only a problem because I want to add some more websites - if there is another way to do this, then please let me know.

Thanks again!

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

LeechBlock Options

Thanks for the kind review!

There are actually four ways to access the LB Options:

1. via the Tools menu in the Firefox menu bar
2. via the context menu (right-click on a web page)
3. via the LB toolbar button (which you have to add manually: right-click on a toolbar and select Customize)
4. via the Add-ons page (assuming you haven't selected the option to hide LB there)

Let me know if you have any further difficulties.

leechblock and Seamonkey Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is actually a question to the previous poster longtalker (or others). It seems that you got leechblock to work with Seamonkey. Can somebody give a hint how?
After inserting some lines referring to the Seamonkey version in leechblock's install.rdf, I succeeded in installing it (leechblock version 0.6.3 in SM 2.17), but it doesn't work. (No error message, but nothing happens. In Firefox it seems to work fine, however.)

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

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!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3.1-signed).  This user has 2 previous reviews of this add-on.

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).