Add an unlimited number of websites that you would like blocked. You can also import text files containing domains (seperated by new lines).
In the pro version, prevent yourself from playing time consuming video games by adding programs to a block list.
Cold Turkey doesn't let you fall short on your goals. Once a timer is started, it's very difficult to stop, trick, or uninstall Cold Turkey before your block is over.
In the pro version, you can schedule to block certain groups at certain times. The schedule can be locked and will repeat weekly.
This feature is available in the pro version and let's you lock yourself out of your computer for periods during the day. Perfect for making yourself go to bed on time!
Cold Turkey's blocking features are computer-wide, which will affect all users and browsers on the computer. No more sneaking to other browsers!
The pro version will allow you to alternate between work and break periods. Allowing short breaks during a block period may help some people focus.
In the pro version, you can use wildcards by using an asterisk in a domain. To block the entire Internet except a few sites, simply block *.* and then add exceptions to those few sites.
Up to six block lists for different occasions.
Websites, applications and exceptions can be grouped into lists so that you can easily select which group to block at certain times. To make your life easier, Cold Turkey comes with premade lists of popular domains to get you started:
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It's only my first day of using @getcoldturkey, so it's too early to say for sure, but this might be love.— Jason Arnopp (@JasonArnopp) 4 January, 2016
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First, make sure to close and reopen your browser window. Second, check to see if there is an error log created in C:\Program Files (x86)\Cold Turkey\logs or C:\Program Files\Cold Turkey\logs.
If a log contains: Cannot open npf service on computer '.' Please install the latest version of WinPcap and reboot your computer to fix the issue.
If a log contains: Could not load file or assembly 'PcapDotNet.Core.dll' Please uninstall all other versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010 (using the Control Panel) and then install this version of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable.
If a log contains: The process cannot access the file 'C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts' Please try adding the following file exception to any security software you have installed:
Please follow the links for additional instructions for these antivirus products:
WebRoot (uncheck "Prevent any program from modifying the HOSTs file")
Please make sure you follow the exact same steps described in My block isn't working! Do you have any tips? If it's an emergency, or you have no error logs like described as above, you can use this removal tool to remove Cold Turkey 2.0 and 2.1.
To upgrade to Cold Turkey 2.1, simply download the basic version and use your activation code within the app to instantly upgrade it to Pro.
A free, simplified version of Cold Turkey can be found in the Google Play Store. I'm still developing the iOS version.
Cold Turkey requires Windows 7-10 and Internet Explorer 10 or newer to be installed. Cold Turkey also needs Microsoft .NET v4 (included), Microsoft Vistal C++ Redistributable 2010 (included) and WinPcap (included).
This is most likely caused when Cold Turkey attempts to access the hosts file. This file is powerful in the wrong hands which is why it might be being blocked by security software. If you think there are conflicts with your antivirus, please add the following file as an exception: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.