Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm looking for something equivalent to SelfControl for the iPad. Is there anything like that?

share|improve this question
2  
You could have been a little bit more specific. Is this (visitsteve.com/made/selfcontrol) what you're talking about? –  LudoMC Apr 12 '11 at 20:25
    
@LudoMC yep exactly :) –  Charuru Apr 12 '11 at 20:39
add comment

1 Answer

Are you referring to the self-discipline-enforcing mechanism like this one? That is: something that notices that you are spending a lot of time doing various things that you don't want yourself to do (too much web browsing in general, or perhaps too much Facebook in particular, or too much email...?).

If that is the case, then it is difficult to imagine how something like that could be written using the official SDK that Apple provides, because you would need to modify Safari, or block IP addresses, prevent other apps from launching, or some such thing. These are not things that the official SDK allows a software developer to do.

Perhaps there is something in the world of jail-broken devices, but I can't speak to that point since I have never ventured into that territory.

share|improve this answer
    
Well that sucks, i would hate to have to give the thing away just to control my addiction. –  Charuru Apr 12 '11 at 20:58
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.