5 Alternatives to Scary Productive
Ben Tossell- Services for startupsI like this, the interface is clean but it does tell me i'm distracted far too much 😬
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IdownloadblogA lot of us use our Macs not only for our daily lives, but also for our work. The problem is, with all of the internet at our fingertips, it can be hard to stay focused when the allure of social networking, like Facebook and Twitter, as well as other things you can do to slack off, are no more than just a click away.
Ellen Kruijzen- Nightlife Evangelist at LoopFunny extension that help when you're easily distracted to watch cat video's on Facebook or other sites.
Alex Lam- Maker @ LamifyAs one user said - It has all the good effects of Adderall without the methiness.
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MediumThere 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 ChicagoThere'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.
LifehackerChrome: 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 DotStop 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."
Too many windows open to manage? Big display? Or sometimes getting lost in multiple monitors? This app is for you!
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.comSomething to keep you focused while working on your paper or doing research on a Mac
Maxim Ananov- Distraction Dimmer • HazeOver.comIf 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
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LifehackerOS 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.
MacworldThere 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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Ivan Mir- maker of Qbserve time tracking appFocus is the most customizable Mac app for this and it works for all browsers.
Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré- Early-Stage B2B SaaS ConsultantFocus is a Mac app that blocks distracting websites (like Facebook and Reddit) so you can improve your productivity.