I need a Windows application that can limit my time on a group of applications - eg video games, youtube, facebook etc.

Furthermore I want to be able to set a goal on the total hours of work applications per day - say the goal is to reach 8 hours of usage per day so that I can see that I'm being productive for that day.

I found the below software that helps with viewing statistics but it doesn't set a limit or goal for a group of application as per my requirement.

RescueTime and Procrastitracker

I'm currently using Workrave, but it doesn't drill down to the type of application I'm using. For example, I could be playing video games and it will still be counted as the hours spent on the computer.

Is there any application that can do what I want?

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RescueTime does allow setting a goal for a group of applications:

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All you need to do is assigning the apps you want to a specific category, so that you can set to it when creating a goal. If you use the premium plan, you can be alerted when you have exceeded your goal.

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