We understand: You sit in front of your computer all day every day, typing reports, answering email messages, and creating presentations. It’s difficult to stand up to the temptation to run over to TMZ.com to catch up on the newest celebrity news. But all of the side trips to the Internet’s guilty pleasures can add up to a lot of wasted time throughout the day. They can cut into your productiveness, something your boss won’t enjoy. Fortunately, if you use the Chrome web browser, you can add several extensions created to keep the Internet’s distractions from cutting into your workday. The Huffington Post recently took a look at the best distraction-blasting Chrome extensions. We focus on 4 below. Use these and you just may be surprised at how productive you can be.
This add-on is ideal if you find that you visit unproductive sites often throughout your day. It enables you to set a timer for particular sites. As you visit these, the timer counts down. Once the time you have designated comes to an end, this extension blocks the site from being opened in Chrome for the rest of the day.
If you often find that you miss appointments or forget to go to meetings, Cool clock may become your new best friend. It has a clock, calendar, alarm, and timer built into it. It also allows you to set desktop time notifications. Another great use for this is to use it to set reminders for tasks you must complete.
It can be very challenging to remember all of your passwords; which of them have numbers or letters, and which letters are capitalized. Last Pass is a Chrome add-on that helps you with this. It manages your online passwords for you so that you do not have to waste your time struggling to remember them.
Turn off the Lights
If you have to watch videos often as part of your job but get distracted easily, this extension comes in handy. Turn off the Lights dims everything else on your screen but keeps your media player bright so that you have to concentrate on the video you are watching rather than the other things you have open.