Intention is a Chrome and Firefox extension that pauses distractions so you can scroll less and do more.
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Hey PH! I've been working on a Chrome/Firefox extension called Intention to help me stay focused and not get distracted, and for me and my friends, we've found it more effective than any other tool we've tried. The idea behind it is extremely simple: Commit to a time limit **before** using a distracting site. This prevents the two most common ways that we get sucked into distractions online: 1. Habitual navigation: Throughout the day, we reflexively type "t"/"f"/"r" and immediately start scrolling through Twitter / Facebook / Reddit / etc. By stopping you before you start browsing, Intention gives you the opportunity to decide not to get sucked in. 2. Mindless browsing: Our willpower is no match for the endless stream of personalized content optimized to keep our attention for as long as possible. By pausing your browsing after your intended time limit, Intention restores your focus. You can set a daily limit to know how much time you've spent across all distracting sites, and for every day you stay under your limit, you'll grow your personal streak! I designed Intention with privacy as a core priority, and here's what that means: πŸ”’ Intention requests access only to the sites you select, not all sites. πŸ’ͺ🏽 Intention gives you full control over all the data you share. βœ… Your browsing history stays in your browser and is never transmitted. Intention is part of a suite of tools I'm developing to help people spend their time well, and I'd love to hear your feedback. DK P.S. If you'd like to read about the process behind developing Intention, I've been publicly writing a daily journal at
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@dkthehuman Hi DK, First of all, congratulations, on this awesome product launch. I am documenting journey of makers, creators, entrepreneurs through out the world. The goal is to do a short interview, capture it in video, and let it out to the world, so that others can get inspiration. And also to get an acknowledgement, for you, and for your hustle. If you are interested please feel free to contact me interested at tellmeaboutit510{at} . Thanks, and good luck! Subodh
this thing has legitimately saved me hours. every time my mind wanders while coding and i cmd tab to twitter, it's there, breaking me out of the loop. it really feels like a lucid dreaming totem, kicking my brain back into gear
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@mattgcondon can you write all the copy for my landing page b/c that was straight poetic
Once you start using Intention, there is absolutely no going back. @nireyal very relevant for your Indistractible readers.
@nireyal @stedmanblake just put it on my reading list. thanks stedman!
@stedmanblake Absolutely! This is a perfect example of a tool that helps people be Indistractable! @dkthehumand - I think you'd really enjoy reading my book!
Giving yourself just long enough to stop and think about what you're doing before mindlessly opening Twitter -- is going to be a game changer.
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There are so many sites breaking my focus when I want to just complete a task. I really like how intention keeps my past and future selves on the same page as to what I should be doing. Awesome product and really happy to be using it!
@hendonlife new tagline for intention: be the mvp for your future self