best apps on porn addiction

4 Best Apps to Help Fix a Porn Addiction

Kevin
Updated August 2, 2020

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    NOTE: These are not affiliate links for payment and our evaluation come strictly from our research, experience, and evaluation. This is a completely uncompensated article.

    If you are trying to kick the porn habit, studies show that it is nearly impossible to simply stop cold-turkey, for good, without some help.

    A friend that you ask to keep you accountable is good, but when you are tempted to open up a porn site late at night, or google something you know might open up some visually tempting images and videos, you need software on your devices that will help block as well as alert you and the people helping you that you are viewing pornographic images.

    Technology has come a long way since the anti-virus and filtering software intended to stop malware. In addition, our devices have become extremely powerful and convenient giving us access to anything we want, any place we want, any time we want. Thankfully, there have been major advances in the app development world that has kept pace with technology and gives us the tools to block adult, pornographic, and other websites that can destroy an addict’s self-determination to quit.

    Apps really can be a massive help if you feel like you are struggling alone and don’t have the right support group around you. We chose the top 4 based on our personal experiences, the best technology features, user friendliness, and our friend’s feedback.

    We rated them based on ease of use, app design, and of course user feedback on app responsiveness.  The goal is for these tools to help break the chain in porn addictive behaviors and bring you from isolation to a place that will help provide technological and real accountability partnerships. There are a lot of apps out there that help curb addictive behaviors, but these are the top 4 we have found that really provide help for the mind, body, and spirit.

    All four of our choices Fortify, CovenantEyes, Brainbuddy, and Victory have communities where you can jump in forums or ask questions.

    You will also have access to relapse trackers, showing you on a calendar interface the time since you’ve last screwed up.

    Check out our review and let us know if there’s a good app we missed.

    Fortify Review

    Our Rating: 5 Stars

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    Price: Basic free, Premium, $9.99/month or $59.99/year

    Available for: iOS, Android

    Rating: 

    • iOS 4.9 stars
    • Android 4.3 stars 

     

    Fortify has been developed by the same founder of Fight the New Drug (FTND), they’ve been around since 2009 educating people about the dangers of pornography, so they know what they’re talking about.

    The app shines with support groups and resources. When you download the app you’re given an entire walkthrough of all its features and available resources. The app has a calendar tracker and a ton of motivational materials and questions like What would you like your grandchildren to say about you?

    The visuals really reminded us of the app Headspace, it’s that good.

    Pros:

    • Training weeks
    • Community forums
    • 50,000 active users
    • Daily tracker
    • Free scholarships for students
    Cons:

    • Monthly subscription

    CovenantEyes Review

    Our Rating: 4.7 Stars

    Price:  $15.99/month, up to 10 users and unlimited devices

    Available for: iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Rating: 

    • iOS 4.3 stars
    • Android 3.3 stars 

     

    CovenantEyes has been around in the accountability app game for several years. The best feature they are known for is Screen Accountability™. It is their “patented next-generation technology” which really does redefine accountability. Without going into all the details, the basic concept of the software is that it runs in the background of all your devices and will take snapshots of your screen from time to time and when you are on questionable sites. The screenshots are automatically analyzed, then processed by placing a really effective blur on them and then those blurred screenshots are included on an activity report for your chosen accountability partner to review. The blur is very effective and you really cannot see compromising images, however you will definitely be able to tell through the image and the website address if the user was on a pornographic site.

    The CovenantEyes community is producing a lot of supplemental support material in order to justify the higher price. Free ebooks, white papers, and recovery guides are all part of their program and you do not have to have the app/software to get access. You can download and view all the free resources HERE.

    We would have given this a rating of 5 stars, however, we have lowered our rating because the app does have lower iOS and Android ratings than some of the other apps we have listed. While we have not experienced some of the issues listed in the reviews, we did take that into account.

    Pros:

    • State-of-the-art technology
    • Accountability partners
    • 1 million users and counting
    • Daily, weekly, monthly reports and tracking
    • Up to 10 users per account
    • Unlimited devices
    Cons:

    • One of the higher monthly subscriptions
    • Some negative reviews based on user experiences

    Brainbuddy Review

    Image result for brainbuddy logoOur Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Price: 7 day free trial, $12.99/month

    Available for: iOS, Android

    Ratings: 

    • iOS 4.6 stars
    • Android 3.3 stars 

     

    Brainbuddy is in a league of its own. As far as UX goes, this app is beautiful. The on-boarding process is extremely helpful and really breaks down the detriments of porn in the best way I’ve seen yet.

    It’s loaded with features. As soon as you download you’re prompted with an assessment that will rate your addiction level out of 100 percent. Once you’re in there is a daily calendar and every user is joined with a few other users where you guys can discuss your breakthroughs and challenges.

    Unique to BrainBuddy is it’s “Rewiring” tracker. This app actually tells you, based on your assessment and utilization of the app, how much your brain is rewired. This is a vital component to recovering from porn addiction. For more information on the importance of “Rewiring Your Brain” check out our resources HERE.

    Pros:

    • Brain re-wiring tracker
    • Daily check-in prompts to check your mood and progress
    • “Missions” and “Quests” to help you on your journey
    • A lot of scientific research that supports they way they help heal your unhealthy patterns
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    Cons:

    • Monthly subscription
    • Android app is buggy

    Victory Review

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    Our Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Price: Free, In-App Purchases

    Available for: iOS, Android

    Ratings: 

    • iOS 3.7 stars
    • Android 3.7 stars 

     

    Victory made our list because of their approach to helping you learn and change your porn addictive behaviors. Victory helps you on a daily basis identify patterns of what is happening in your life and mind when you are tempted or when you “suffer a setback”.

    You have the option to request help from a friend with a few simple taps during the difficult times when you really don’t want to view porn but feel the urges and mental games of justifying your “needs” may win out.

    With daily check-ins and motivational quotes, Victory is an app that is designed to really help you not only quit your addiction, but to identify what was causing your addictive behaviors to surface and how to get ahead of those feelings and situations before the urges overwhelm.

    Pros:

    • Patterns Identification Tools
    • Multiple and random daily check-ins
    • Quickly request support from a friend during difficult times
    Cons:

    • Some major bugs experienced but developers are quick to make resolutions
    • Limited feature set, even with the in-app purchase options
    • Built as a app for teens, some users may desire a different experience

    Conclusion

    While no app is perfect, we have found that these apps offer some important protection in re-wiring the brain, healing from the pain that we have caused ourselves and those who love us, as well as set us up for success.

    We hope you will also find success with any of these apps or even a different app. If you have found powerful software in your pursuit to stop your porn addiction, please leave us a comment telling us what software/app you use and why it seems to have worked so well for you.

    NOTE: These are not affiliate links for payment and our evaluation comes strictly from our research, experience, and evaluation. This is a completely uncompensated article.

    FAQ

    Are paid apps really worth the money when compared to the free apps?

    While the free versions do get the concept of accountability accomplished, they are free for a reason.  You will run into limited features and find gaps in accountability.   The paid apps will give you the features designed to make accountability run int he background with limited interruptions in your normal online activity.  

    Why do I experience bugs and reload issues with apps that I am paying for?

    We know it is frustrating to pay for technology and then have to reboot, reset, update, etc.  Remember, these apps run as accountability for what the user does online and that requires a level of interaction with other software you have loaded onto your devices.  So, when other software has a bug or an update, your accountability software will have to adapt.  While the best accountability software does what they can to avoid bugs, no software (even the best of them) exists without mandatory updates, bug fixes, and more.  It will help to view these paid apps just like you do with any software.  They do require updates and fixes from time to time.

    How easy is it to cancel a subscription?

     Most of the apps actually make it very simple to get your money refunded and have very limited, up-front time commitments.  You can select the month-to-month option and if you needed to cancel it simply requires a notification and you will receive a no-hassle, no-pressure process of unsubscribing.    

     

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