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FB Limiter

Editors' Review

by   / March 05, 2013

It had to come to this, didn't it? You can't trust yourself to stay away from Facebook long enough to get any work done before lunch. And don't get us started on YouTube. We mean that: don't get us started on YouTube. Hours vanish. So you're thinking about software that blocks Facebook and YouTube at specific times because something must stop the madness. That's where FB Limiter from AxiomCoders enters the scene. This free tool prevents users from accessing Facebook, YouTube, or both. Your password controls access. You can keep your kids from going on Facebook until their homework is done, or your employees from killing your time. You can even use it on yourself, if you're willing to let FB Limiter make you do it.

Installing FB Limiter includes a free registration step that involves creating a password and choosing a secret question, though you can also click Skip. The installer also recommends closing and restarting any open browsers. FB Limiter is based on a premium tool, FB Limiter Pro, and the user interface includes tools unavailable in the freeware. The free version offers the Total Lock but not the Normal, Time, and Duration Lock features. Basically, the freeware lets you block either Facebook or YouTube for predetermined periods ranging from 1 hour to seven days. The site remains blocked until the time expires and can't be undone, according to a pop-up warning message, so we opted to block Facebook for 1 hour. Another pop-up warned us that FB Limiter can't be uninstalled during the blocking period (which thwarts clever kids!). We clicked Yes and then tried to access Facebook. Here's where things got a bit strange: FB Limiter blocked access in 32-bit Windows 7 but not on our 64-bit Windows 7 machine. Even with both Total Locks activated, we could still sign in to Facebook and play videos on YouTube in IE, Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers in 64-bit Windows, though we'd restarted our browsers and even rebooted.

Here's the bottom line on FB Limiter's basic version: It's free. If you think you need it, try it. You have nothing to lose except your distractions.

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Editors' Review

by   / March 05, 2013

It had to come to this, didn't it? You can't trust yourself to stay away from Facebook long enough to get any work done before lunch. And don't get us started on YouTube. We mean that: don't get us started on YouTube. Hours vanish. So you're thinking about software that blocks Facebook and YouTube at specific times because something must stop the madness. That's where FB Limiter from AxiomCoders enters the scene. This free tool prevents users from accessing Facebook, YouTube, or both. Your password controls access. You can keep your kids from going on Facebook until their homework is done, or your employees from killing your time. You can even use it on yourself, if you're willing to let FB Limiter make you do it.

Installing FB Limiter includes a free registration step that involves creating a password and choosing a secret question, though you can also click Skip. The installer also recommends closing and restarting any open browsers. FB Limiter is based on a premium tool, FB Limiter Pro, and the user interface includes tools unavailable in the freeware. The free version offers the Total Lock but not the Normal, Time, and Duration Lock features. Basically, the freeware lets you block either Facebook or YouTube for predetermined periods ranging from 1 hour to seven days. The site remains blocked until the time expires and can't be undone, according to a pop-up warning message, so we opted to block Facebook for 1 hour. Another pop-up warned us that FB Limiter can't be uninstalled during the blocking period (which thwarts clever kids!). We clicked Yes and then tried to access Facebook. Here's where things got a bit strange: FB Limiter blocked access in 32-bit Windows 7 but not on our 64-bit Windows 7 machine. Even with both Total Locks activated, we could still sign in to Facebook and play videos on YouTube in IE, Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers in 64-bit Windows, though we'd restarted our browsers and even rebooted.

Here's the bottom line on FB Limiter's basic version: It's free. If you think you need it, try it. You have nothing to lose except your distractions.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6

Version 1.6 fixed problem which caused browsers to crash sometimes while wathcing videos and enhance where browsing speed is increased while having any lock active.

General

Publisher AxiomCoders
Publisher web site http://www.axiomcoders.com/
Release Date August 15, 2012
Date Added February 04, 2013
Version 1.6

Category

Category Home Software
Subcategory Kids & Parenting Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 11.86MB
File Name FBLimiterV1_6.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 14,414
Downloads Last Week 2

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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