The 10 Best Chrome Extensions for Avoiding Online Distractions

MakeUseOf | 12/6/2018 | Shubham Agarwal
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The presence of an endless stream of content on the internet is a double-edged sword. You’re never bored, but the online distractions can severely affect your productivity without you even realizing it.

Therefore, here are some of the best Chrome extensions you should install for combating every kind of online distraction. You will just need some willpower to keep these extensions installed in the browser.

Google - Chrome - Tab - Page - Ton

Google Chrome’s new tab page might seem harmless but there are a ton of ways it can divert you away from your work. There’s the Google doodle which at times also embeds a game, the grid of your most visited websites which include quick links to Facebook, YouTube, and more. But thankfully, there’s an easy fix to this.

All you need to install is a free extension called Blank New Tab Page which replaces Chrome’s inbuilt page with a blank one with no distractions whatsoever.

Radio - Mode - Extension - Music - Videos

Radio Mode is another nifty extension which is designed to make sure you don’t binge-watch music videos on YouTube. For people who rely on Google’s video-streaming service for their audio needs, Radio Mode disables the video. That allows you to continue listening to music and not get distracted by the visuals.

Radio Mode serves another purpose by reducing CPU usage up to fifty percent since the browser is no longer playing a high-definition video in the background.

Intent - Chrome - Extension - Amount - Time

Intent is a Chrome extension that wants to help you bring down the amount of time you spend on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and others. But it doesn’t want to block them right away.

Intent has a different strategy. It begins by monitoring your browsing habits for the platforms you feel are wasting your time. After a week, it asks you whether you enjoyed your time on those websites the past seven days and if not, offers options...
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