Anti-Procrastination Done Right

#2 Product of the DayJuly 25, 2014
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Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I'm seeing more products (specifically Chrome extensions) use the new tab as the primary interface. It's smart. Many people open a new tab hundreds of times a day but only one Chrome extension will own that real-estate. The Android lock screen is a similar and increasingly companies are trying to own this (was chatting about this with @illscience yesterday). Everyone's seeking attention and new channels for engagement. I'm curious if anyone has seen new, creative channels like this.
Nathan Bashaw
Nathan Bashaw@nbashaw · Head of Product at Gimlet Media
@rrhoover I smell a new PH daily email theme :) Gotta mention
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@nbashaw yeessss. I wonder if anyone's built a platform for the new tab, giving others the ability to plug into this interface w/o installing another Chrome extension and surfacing new tools regularly. It could also surface information that's contextual to your location, past behavior, what your friends are doing, etc.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@voxect very cool!
Alex MacCaw
Alex MacCawMakerHiring@maccaw · Founder of Clearbit
I made this extension to keep me motivated and stop me procrastinating. It ticked over from 24.5 to 24.6 the other day which somehow really put things in perspective.
Tony Stubblebine
Tony Stubblebine@tonystubblebine · CEO, @CoachDotMe
I love this as an elegant solution for the world of personal productivity and motivation products. Super simple, which is hard to do.
Zack Shapiro
Zack Shapiro@zackshapiro · Building something new. brb.
Tom Masiero
Tom MasieroHunterHiring@blendahtom · GM of LaunchBit

h/t to @labnol on finding this amazing chrome app. Let's see if we can get @maccaw in here to find out his motivation on this.
Erik Torenberg
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
@BlendahTom it'd be interesting if they also had an add-on that told you how what other people had achieved at your age (anyone from Zuckerberg to Da Vinci.) Now that i think about it that could also be a horrible idea.
Tom Masiero
Tom MasieroHunterHiring@blendahtom · GM of LaunchBit
@eriktorenberg hehe.. I like where you are going with that though. It's funny that everytime I open up a tab I am conscious of it now. I've tried all the other anti distraction apps and none of them have stuck.
Jason Dainter
Jason Dainter@jasondainter · International doer of things
This is frigging brilliant @maccaw! I'm on 29.88 so every time I see this it fires me into productivity overdrive :-)