Software Alternatives & Reviews

Mega list of extensions for making the internet less distractive

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. V2 updates! - Custom time interval for distraction free mode - Ability to turn off ' always on' mode - Improved UI -- Self Control -- A simple app to keep you focused online by blocking sites that you spend way too much time on.

    SelfControl (Mac only, check this link for apps similar to this for other operating systems).
  2. A Chrome Extension that prevents mindless browsing

  3. A better way to work in the browser.

    - Workona for tab management. I used this a few years ago with reasonable success; only stopped because I didn't need it badly enough at the time. I've been struggling with tabs lately and remembered it yesterday; I've reinstalled it and I'm very pleased so far. I'm a web developer and like to hop between projects, and for each thing I'm doing, I keep a million tabs open... And now that I have a hybrid work...
  4. Cold Turkey is a free productivity program that you can use to temporarily block distractions so that you can get your work done!

    Leaving a few I like: - ColdTurkey for blocking distracting websites during the workday. The features that come with the free license has been enough for me for the last year, but upon thinking about it for this post, I've now purchased the one-time license key to support the developer, because I like it that much.