Beat Digital Distraction with These Handy Chrome Extensions

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Due to lockdown the majority of people  are spending most of their time interacting with the world of digitality.  Our screen time has exponentially increased  during the last two months. This is understandable given that the Internet becomes our only window on the world in a time where social distancing and physical restrictions have become the new 'norms'. However, with the amount of distractions present in the virtual world, it becomes extremely challenging to maintain sustained focus on a single task for a prolonged period of time  undermining thus our overall productivity and sense of creativity. In today's post, we handpicked for you from Chrome web store some of the best apps that can help you take control of your online time and beat Internet distractions.

1- Forest

"Forest provides an interesting solution to save you from Internet addiction. You can plant a seed in Forest. In the next 30 minutes, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation and start to browse the websites on your Blacklist, your tree will wither away. With this interesting mechanism, the sense of achievement and responsibility will drive our users to stay away from the distractions with no pain.c"

2- Focus To-Do: Pomodoro Timer and To Do List

"Forest provides an interesting solution to save you from Internet addiction. You can plant a seed in Forest. In the next 30 minutes, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation and start to browse the websites on your Blacklist, your tree will wither away. With this interesting mechanism, the sense of achievement and responsibility will drive our users to stay away from the distractions with no pain."

3- Block Site - Website Blocker for Chrome


"BlockSite is considered an awesome self control app to regain time control as it enables you to control your browsing content by blocking apps and sites when you need to keep focused."

4- StayFocusd


"StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on 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."

5- Noisli

"Your digital place for focus. Listen to background sounds to mask annoying noises and help you focus while you work, study or relax.
With Noisli you can create and listen to your own personal sound environment in order to help you focus on your tasks, reduce stress, and to help you relax or simply wind down after a stressful day."

6- Momentum


"New Tab page that gives you a moment of calm and inspires you to be more productive. Get inspired with a daily photo and quote, set a daily focus, and track your to-dos. Eliminate distractions and beat procrastination with a reminder of your focus for the day on every new tab. Join over 3 million users and get inspired to create the life you want to live."