StayFocusd is a Google extension designed to do one thing: prevent you from wasting time when working. Once you install it in Chrome, you wonâ€™t have a chance to procrastinate. This extension is great for limiting the time you spend on a website.
Published by Transfusion Media, the program is very intuitive and can be customized to make Web surfing guidelines to suit your preferences.
Once you install StayFocusd, its icon will appear on Chromeâ€™s address bar at the right. Go to the site that you want to block. When youâ€™re there, click the icon and choose “block entire page”. Note: you need to set the time length allowance for your viewing before the blocking takes effect. This can be found in the settings link. The icon will turn red to confirm your settings. Clicking this will show a timer counting until the block kicks in.
Users can determine when the utility will be reset. You can specify when the tool will turn off (days, hours, etc). You can block the entire site or leave subpages available. Just go to the Settings link to decide which sites will be blocked or allowed. There is a tab where you can configure the program even more.
The Nuclear option will block the entire Internet. Youâ€™ll only be able to access it after the time limit you set expires. Or you can just block every website except the one related to your work.
StayFocusd is very effective. Once you block a site, there is no way to access it until the time limit is up. You cannot reverse the Nuclear option if you activate it.
- Written by Mel
- Published on August 20, 2012