3 Chrome Apps to Keep You Stay Focused on Work

by on January 28th, 2014

You sit down at the computer, and you say to yourself that you’ll be productive. Next thing you know, it’s twelve hours later and you’ve checked your email, updated your Facebook status, browsed the trending topics on Twitter, read your RSS feeds, looked up your favorite band on Wikipedia, vanity googled yourself, cyber-stalked your ex, looked at all your high-school crushes’ Facebook photos, and more but only thing that you did not accomplish was your tasks for today. Here are few chrome extensions that will keep you stay focused on your work.

Stay Focused

Stay focused is an app to keep your attention towards your important tasks and make it easy for you to accomplish them. Web has so many distractions, this is the reason we sit with an intention to work and hours later realize that we have done nothing. Stay focused is just the right app to solve this problem.

With this app you can limit the time of sites that can waste your time such as Facebook etc. it also counts the time and tell how much you spend in a day on a particular site. Stay focused introduced a “Nuclear” option which allows you to set the limit of sites you need to visit.

Stay focused includes great set of checks to keep you away from wasting time. Every time you try to open such site a page will appear saying “Shouldn’t you be working?”

You can boost your online productivity with the help of this app. It helps you to concentrate and effectively get through the tasks.

Stay Focused Chrome Extension

I Am Studying Blocker

This is also a chrome extension specially designed for students to help them concentrate on their study. It helps you to stay away from wasting time and regretting it later. You can set “Study Mode” and add a personalized message for that.

I am studying blocker provides the option to block those sites which you think can waste your time or distract you from accomplishment of important tasks. An option for Snooze has been introduced so you can set your time according to work or study.

This app also includes an overview of browsing so you may know how much time you have wasted. In order to open a certain site you will be asked a question.

It also implements a new content recommendation with the help of widget. You can regular content relevant to your browsing sessions. You can disable the widget whenever you want. This app is absolutely useful and a must have for all students.

I Am Studying Blocker Chrome Extension
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Strict Workflow

Strict workflow is a chrome add-on designed to help you stay more productive by blocking the time wasting sites temporarily. You can choose the sites and block them by adding to Black List. It blocks sites for 25 minutes and gives you a completely distraction-free work environment. After 25 minutes it removes the block for 5 minutes and then block again. This way you do not completely feel bound to work.

strict workflow

A countdown timer is displayed in chrome toolbar to keep you informed. Strict workflow also includes a feature of automatically blocking the popular most distracting sites like Facebook, Twitter etc. Sites that are blocked by default can be easily customized. You can allow the sites by adding them in White List.

Strict workflow works on a time management strategy by blocking you from wasting time for 25 minutes and then giving you break for 5 minutes. Once the timer starts, there is no stopping it except removing the extension or restarting the browser. This app helps you stay focused and work in an easy way.

Strict Workflow Chrome Extension