i'm looking for desktop software to block websites across web browsers and web browser profiles.
I tried https://freedom.to/ and it works across web browsers and in all chrome web browser profiles, but it doesn't have a simple on/off toggle option for turning blocking on and off.
So it does the difficult thing of blocking websites across web browsers and profiles, but then the simple thing of a toggle button, it doesn't have!! It has a web interface and lets you create "sessions", where you set up what websites it should block, and what days of the week.. and then it lets you delete a "session", but then limits how many sessions you can delete, you have to contact them to get it reset. It's a very strange design. And it's ok for blocking a website for a set time period, but it's not good/efficient for simply blocking and unblocking.. e.g. I can click "recurring", then click 7 boxes, one for each day of the week. And set that up, and then it's awkward to cancel it because deleting the session uses up credits for how many you can delete. And that's the case even on their premium membership package. So, very strange there.
Another program I tried is Cold Turkey , but it's a web browser extension, so only works on a per web browser profile basis. So i'd have to install it in each web browser profile and then each profile would dhave its own toggle switch so i'd have to toggle it on/off in each profile so that's not good.
I'm using Windows 7
In the past I would use a web proxy, in the past I tried privoxy, but it slowed my browsing a bit because every request had to go through it.. and I don't really want to have to change my web browser settings to have everything go through the proxy. I'd prefer some software that runs outside of the web browser and where special configuration of web browser isn't required. Like with that "freedom" program but with a sane design that gives the simple option of toggling blocking!