a self-control filter

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Supported on Windows Supported on MacOS Supported on Linux Supported on Android Not Supported on iOS
System Requirements
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Put your best self in control.

Plucky is an Internet filter designed to help you stick to your long-term goals rather than indulge in short-term Internet temptations. Fully customizable but hard to get around, it hands you the controls--while also keeping you from bailing on your commitments.

The name Plucky is derived from the word "Pluck" which means, "courage and determination in the face of adversity," and it is also an allusion to the pluck-eye principle.

Plucky is available on Windows. macOS, Linux, and Android.

How it works

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Image Blocking

In default mode, Plucky blocks all images and videos on all sites. Plucky gives you the Internet without the images.



You can allow images on sites that are safe for you. But there's a safeguard: the first time you allow any site, there is a delay you chose ahead of time (for example, 5 minutes or 5 hours). And Plucky can't be uninstalled until after the delay.

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Plucky’s features combine to put your best self in charge. They let you make your Internet choices in moments of strength rather than weakness.

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Why it works

You have two selves at war within you: the disciplined self and the impulsive self. Plucky hands the controls to the disciplined self by using a waiting period. Research shows that a waiting period helps people resist addictive substances and behaviors by making them temporarily unavailable. The delay makes you choose what you want in the long run, rather than what you want right now.

Our Philosophy
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$0-15 per month. Sliding scale.

People in over 100 countries use Plucky (shown above in blue). We expect at least $2/month from people in developed countries, which allows Plucky to be free in developing countries.

Our Pricing Structure

Some Assembly Required

Plucky is a do-it-yourself filter for those who are ready to change and just need the tools. It will take some time to configure Plucky to fit your goals and your patterns of temptation. While the learning curve is steep, there is a growing community that can help you get started. (If you don’t hate it at first, we'll consider that a win.)

If Plucky doesn’t end up being a good fit for you, check out this interactive list of over 200 filters to find a better fit.

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“Now I can work alone at my computer without fighting a constant battle in my mind.”