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Track all your unnecessary trips to distracting websites

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Website blocker so you can get back to your fucking work

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Ellen Kruijzen
Ellen Kruijzen- Nightlife Evangelist at Loop
Funny extension that help when you're easily distracted to watch cat video's on Facebook or other sites.
Alex Lam
Alex Lam- Maker @ Lamify
As one user said - It has all the good effects of Adderall without the methiness.
J.D. Lindsay
J.D. Lindsay
This has saved me a dozen unproductive trips to Youtube! Part of my arsenal in curbing my bad online habits. 😉
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Medium
There are a chrome plugin, it's called "Go Fucking Work". I use this extension to prevent me access distraction sites like Social Media, Email, and something else. This extension also can "disable a websites to being blocked". I use this to open StackOverflow, Google, CssTricks, Nosily, etc. Btw, thanks for your nice article!
RedEye Chicago
There's a new Chrome extension in town, and unlike other programs that are meant to divert your attention to mindless scrolling and button-mashing, this one emphatically, and pretty crudely, wants you to get shit done.
Lifehacker
Chrome: If you need a little help getting off of Facebook or Reddit and getting things done, Go Fucking Work for Chrome has that in droves-and yes, that's its name. No nonsense, no frills, just sharp, pointed advice. Go Fucking Work turns every new tab page into a reminder that, well, you should really get back to work.
The Daily Dot
Stop me if this sounds familiar: You open a Google doc to write something for work when-ding!-"Laura liked your Facebook status." You click over to your Facebook tab, then click on the alert to read Laura's comment and admire your status once more. "Okay," you tell yourself, "back to work."
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Focus on one app by dimming all the background windows

Too many windows open to manage? Big display? Or sometimes getting lost in multiple monitors? This app is for you!

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Maxim Ananov
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
Something to keep you focused while working on your paper or doing research on a Mac
Maxim Ananov
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
If you're using a Mac that's exactly what this app does. Most distractions come from other windows and visual clutter. Your alternatives would be manually closing/hiding windows or going full screen. Full screen is awkward on big screens and micromanaging windows takes discipline and time. HazeOver works automatically so you don't have to adjust to it or cha… See more
Maxim Ananov
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.com
Taking notes on your MacBook in class? Better stay focused. Scrambling to finish writing your papers? Better avoid distractions and don’t let other apps and windows in your way. That’s what this app is for.
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Lifehacker
OS X: HazeOver makes it easy to focus on the task at hand, even if you have multiple windows open on your Mac. All it does is dim background windows and your desktop, and keeps the front, active window bright on top of all of them.
Macworld
There are lots of ways you can manage windows in OS X. You can use Spaces, or you could use multiple displays, and sort your windows on different virtual or physical desktops. But if you don't use either of these methods, you may find that when you have a lot of windows visible on your display, it can be hard to focus.
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Automatic time and productivity tracking for Mac.

Timing is an automatic time tracking app for Mac. Instead of making you do the work by starting/stopping Timers, Timing automatically tracks how much time you spend in each app, website and document. That way, you can later see exactly how productive you were and use the tracked time to bill clients.

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Daniel Alm
Daniel Alm
Shameless plug: I think my app Timing 2 is really great ;-) Most time tracking apps are quite ordinary, but Timing redefines the experience. Not only does it have great design, it turns the concept of time tracking on its hand: Instead of manually punching in and out, Timing tracks *you*. It will automatically tell you what you did, so you don't have to figu… See more
Thomas McMahon
Thomas McMahon- Senior Software Engineer, The Nerdery
I was able to get Timing 2 in a bundle at a great price and it turns out they have what I'm looking for. Not as nice as it does so many other things too, but it works. Still testing other apps too though.
Daniel Alm
Daniel Alm
Timing automatically tracks how you spent time on your Mac and presents them graphically in a timeline. In the timeline, it automatically recognizes what blocks of time belong together — simply click them and enter what you did during that time, done! This is much easier than trying to remember what you did without the extra time context to guide you the pro… See more
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MacSparky
Today Daniel Alm released Timing 2 for Mac, version 2.0 of his popular Mac productivity app. Over the last several months, I have definitely climbed on the timers' bandwagon.
Daringfireball
This week's DF RSS feed was sponsored by Timing - an absolutely terrific time-tracking app for the Mac. Anyone with an even casual familiarity with my personal interests knows that I love truly native Mac apps. Timing is a home run - it is both great at time-tracking and great at being a Mac app.
Macstories
Timing 2 for Mac is out today. I've been a long-time user of Timing, and have had the pleasure of beta testing the new version for a while now. It's an excellent update to a great tool. Timing is an app that runs on your Mac and tracks everything you do.
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Unhook yourself from addictive iOS apps

Space helps you get a moment of peace when you need it. We're not here to make you feel bad because it's not your fault: apps are designed to hook you.

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Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product Hunt
This is a clever tool you can use to replace the Twitter, Facebook, and other app icons on your homescreen. When tapped, it opens to a web browser to make you wait for a few seconds before the targeted app (e.g. Twitter) opens. It forces a slight pause and reflection before falling into habits.
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SnapMunk
Dilara Kurtaran * 6 min read Let me start off with a little cliché. Addiction to phones and apps are real. Most of my friends have it. My hand will constantly reach into my bag, dodging lipsticks, notebooks and pens to grab that thin, sleek block that seems to contain my whole world.
TechCrunch
Dopamine Labs, a small startup in Los Angeles, not just creates tools that can hook users to an app... the company is now also giving people a way to kick their app habit. Formed by two neuroscientists who received their doctorates from the University of Southern California, the company has developed what it calls a "reinforcement api" based on the duo's com… See more
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