March 16, 2015
In today’s post, we are sharing with you two interesting Chrome extensions that will help boost your productivity and help you do more while working online. These are particularly useful for people who can be easily diverted to browsing time-wasting websites while working on a task. Using these apps, you will be able to control what and when you browse websites, structure your working time, and limit to the minimum other digital distractions.
StayFocused is one of the most popular productivity apps in the Chrome store. It enables you to stay concentrated on your work by “restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.It is highly configurable, allowing you to block or allow entire sites, specific subdomains, specific paths, specific pages, even specific in-page content (videos, games, images, forms, etc).”
StrictWorklow can work perfectly with StayFocused to enhance your productivity. This app uses Pomodoro technique to break down your working time into bouts of 25 minutes of distraction free work followed by five minutes break. You can then repeat the process as many times as you want. StrictWorkflow is also preconfigured to block popular distracting sites and allows you to create your won blacklist to add sites you want to block during a work time.