The Internet is perhaps man’s best invention, but sometimes this wonderful tool can turn into a double-edged sword. The world wide web is full of interesting information from a wide array of domains, and when we find something we’re interested in, we often sway from website to website, losing all notion of time.
Yes, we’ve all experienced this: we connect to Facebook, we come across the profile of a long-forgotten friend and then we start browsing through his/her posts. YouTube is another website that encourages procrastination – we could stay in front of our computer screen for hours on end watching funny cat videos.
Before we notice, we’ve spent 2 hours doing nothing and that dreadful deadline is only drawing nearer. We then panic, realizing how much time we’ve wasted and promise ourselves not to fail prey to Internet procrastination ever again. Unfortunately, the next day we often break the promise we made to ourselves.
If you want to stop procrastinating, consider installing the following Google Chrome extensions on your Windows 10 computer.
Stop procrastinating with these Chrome extensions
We often come across interesting websites while working online, and this is one of the main reasons why people procrastinate. With the help of this tool, you can store URLs for later viewing.
Procrastinate Later allows you to save interesting webpages for future viewing. In this manner, you can remain productive and at the same time, keep track of all those interesting sites you’ve come across.
You can quickly access previously saved tabs and save them with one click of a mouse. You can download and install Procrastinate Later from the Google Web Store.
If you really can’t resist the temptation to procrastinate on the Internet, you should try out a more strict tool. Block Site allows you to stay focused and block any websites that you can’t stay away from. Simply add the webpages to your block list, and every time you want to visit them, Block Site will redirect you to a special page animated by the funny mascot Mr. Wips.
Other features include:
- Block words: you can block specific search queries on search engines and URLs
- Adult related list of blocked words: this feature blocks the predefined bad words, and profanity words. This option is very useful for parents.
- Active days & times: you can choose the days and time intervals when you want the tool to be active, so that you don’t procrastinate during certain activities.
You can download Block Site from the Google Web Store.
Procrastinator blocks unnecessary distractions, helping you to fight against your procrastination tendencies. Unlike other website blockers, Procrastinator offers you many customization options: you can add your own URL, and decide how long particular websites should be blocked.
This tool allows you to quickly add the websites you want to block using just a mouse click. You can also block sub-sets of websites using pattern matching techniques, as well as regular expressions to fine tune “dangerous” websites.
You can download Procrastinator from the Google Web Store.
Human beings can’t work for hours on end. From time to time, we need to take a break and relax. The only problem appears when this breaks takes longer than expected and we indulge into not-so-productive activities.
TimeDoser helps you stay focused by selecting the amount of time for work and breaks. You can also switch on/off notifications, audio and much more in order to eliminate the factors that may disturb your concentration.
With TimeDoser you’ll become more productive and you’ll be able to control those annoying procrastination tendencies that you may experience from time to time. If you need to continue working, you can simply skip your break and take more minutes off next time.
Go to the Google Web Store and download TimeDoser to avoid procrastination with small breaks.
The four tools listed above are valuable allies in your battle against procrastination. If this unproductive behavior is quite deep-rooted, you may want to install more than one anti-procrastination tool. For example, you can install the Procrastinator extension to block particular websites, as well as TimeDoser so that you don’t forget to take short breaks from time to time.
Speaking of enhanced productivity, you may also want to check out the following articles on this subject:
- 8 cool web distraction blocker tools
- Mute sound on webpages with Silent Site Sound Blocker for Google Chrome
- Top 5 distraction-free writing tools for Windows 10