PLUCKY

a self–control filter

Put your best self in control.

Plucky gives you the tools to control your Internet, rather than it controlling you. It helps your intentions win out over your compulsions, whether your struggle is gaming, social media, or pornography. Fully customizable but hard to get around, it hands you the controls--while also keeping you from self-sabotaging.

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

The name Plucky is inspired by Matthew 5 and also by the word "pluck:" courage and determination in the face of adversity.

HOW IT WORKS

IMAGE BLOCKING

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

WAITING PERIOD

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 waiting period you chose ahead of time (for example, 5 minutes or 5 hours). And Plucky can't be uninstalled until after the waiting period.

SELF CONTROL

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. 

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.

PRICING

$0-15 per month. Sliding scale.

 

We never want money to be a barrier to freedom, so pricing is sliding scale. We do expect at least $2/month from people in developed countries, which allows Plucky to be free in developing countries.

TAKE COURAGE. TAKE CONTROL. GET PLUCKY.

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

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OUR MISSION

Let's build together!

Our mission is to provide a software solution to Internet pornography. We focus on filling the gaps we see in available options: type of filter (self-control versus parental control or accountability), platforms (we started on Linux), affordability (sliding-scale pricing), and toughness (we love techies). We do this because we follow Jesus, who cares about the one lost sheep. And because we are that sheep.

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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. Expect a steep learning curve. (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.

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

Plucky is a do-it-yourself filter. Since only you know your patterns of temptation, it will take some time to configure it. Expect a steep learning curve. (If you don’t hate it at first, consider that a win.) Plucky works best for those who are highly motivated to change and just need the tools.

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.

WHAT CAN PLUCKY DO FOR YOU (really)?

Give you straight A’s and promotions at work!

(Give you the ability to block distractions so you can focus.)

Make all your problems disappear!

(Offer a way out of temptation. It’s worth seeking out other resources to address the root causes of your temptations.)

Turn you into a great lover!

(Give you distance from distortions, making it easier to truly love a real person.)