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3 Tools to Use to Kill Your Online Distractions

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I swear..

I know how much working online can distract us.

I’ve been blogging full time for 3 months now, still I’m not able to utilize my time productively.

I blame myself for this and I think anyone who works online (especially bloggers) face the same situation, don’t you?

Successful blogging needs

  • Proper research (reading others content, watching videos or listening podcasts etc)
  • Writing (creating content, guest posts, blog comments etc)
  • Promoting (email marketing, social media etc)
  • Building relationships with others

The problem with online distractions is this: we work online.

Agree?

We have to come across so many hurdles like

  • creating content without any distractions
  • using social media only to network with others
  • being everywhere
  • and the list goes on..

But, it’s almost impossible for those who can easily get distracted like me.

Then I found 3 productivity tools which are very helpful while working online.

These are the 3 tools which makes you more productive and efficient while building your own business.

The main reason for online distractions is: social media 

Once if you get rid of it, you can find it really productive and you can do more in less time.

How can you kill online distractions to make your time more productive? 3 Tools you can use

1. TimeTracker

timetracker

Don’t know where do you spend most of your time online?

Or do you want to know what’s killing your productive time?

Here’s a tool called TimeTracker to know your online time wasters.

It keeps track of how much time you spend on various web sites.

It helps you to track how much time they spend on various sites.

This attempts to detect your online activity (by mouse movements) and will pause the timer if the user is not at the keyboard.

Isn’t it sexy??

2. StayFocusd

stayfocused

Tell me what’s your biggest distracting site online?

If you find there’s no way for you to get rid of the site’s addiction, don’t worry!

Use StayFocusd to block the sites which are distracting you every time.

What StayFocusd can do?

StayFocusd increases your productivity by limiting the amount of time that you can spend on time-wasting websites.

StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites.

Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.

StayFocusd is highly configurable. You can block or allow entire sites, specific subdomains, specific paths, specific pages, even specific in-page content like videos, games, images etc

3. Instachrome

InstaChrome

This is extremely useful especially for the bloggers.

As a blogger what we need to create content?

Definitely reading and researching

Without reading, can anyone write? can anyone create content?

So, it’s really essential for us to read a lot to create great content.

Here comes a handy tool called “InstaChrome” (for chrome users)

If you’re using Firefox – use “InstantFox”

It collects articles on the web to read them later. If you found any article helpful while reading or researching, just click on the Instachrome icon to read it later, so that you’ll find anything which is useful at one place.

Later you can back to the Instachrome archive for the future reference.

First of all, you need to sign up for the InstaPaper and then install the above extension. You’re done!

Tell me how do you spend time while working online? Do you have any more tips to work productively?

 

Comments

  1. Hey rahul,
    Nice post man. But the thing is i never was a full time blogger. I post only when i get time due to my busy schedule. but soon planning to become a full time blogger like u guys.

  2. Never used any of them, so its time to try my hands. Rahul, I found another interesting tool called http://www.focusboosterapp.com/, which is so handy to manage time effectively. Fell in love with it and hope you will use it.

  3. Hey Rahul,
    Thanks Mate for Sharing this tools. I have Installed TimeTracker To Check where i spending my most of Time. My be it will FB ;)
    BTW Thanks.

  4. Hey Rahul,
    I normal think to complete my work in one hour and get out but it takes me more than 2 hours to get out!

  5. Hi Rahul,

    Thanks for the very informative post, it’s really essential to save the time. As I waste a lot of my time on many sites. Now, I got the point, what should I do?

    I liked the two of extensions from the post i.e, Timetracker and Instachrome. Although Instachrome, is much like bookmarking. Right?


  6. Twitter:
    You’re right Rahul, As a blogger I’m facing the same situation. I’m not able to utilize my productivity and avoid wasting time on websites which adds no value.

    I’ve never used any of these tools. I might check them out.

    Thanks,

  7. Hi Rahul,

    I was looking Time Tracker for Firefox. I didn’t get it. Can you suggest me one for Firefox.

    Best regards,
    Amrik Virdi

  8. I’ve never heard of these tools. I will check them out. Sharing!

  9. Rahul!! I really need to get that time tracker thing!! My dad always tells me to schedule my life…but I simply can’t….Hope that extension helps me!

    Great post here mate!! Cheers


  10. Twitter:
    nice list of tools. all are new to me. i have installed instant firefox. I don’t use crome

  11. Thanks for the nice tools you shared !
    I used Sticky notes and Google Calender :)
    What about your PR upgrade?
    I got PR6 on two blogs and Freakify got PR4 :) After we got a new and awesome theme redesign !

    Well, I managed to factorize and calculate a thing that in this update most of my internal pages were ranked PR4 to PR6 which is really awesome.

    According to my view “Google Page Rank is an appreciation to your quality content”

  12. If I go frankly then my most time spent time site is Facebook. :D Thanks for the share Rahul.

  13. thanks Rahul All tools useful but i have installed TimeTracker & StayFocusd Awesome :)

  14. Rahul its being really enjoyable reading your posts due to the unique ideas and content. I am using Google reader at this time but surly going to try InstantFox.

  15. Thanks brother really useful tool for bloggers. I like first tool very much, i spend more than 18 hour in every day for blogging but i write only one post per day .This tool may help me to find where i waste my time.Again thanks brother

  16. Thanks for sharing the tools Rahul! Just joined a startup team about 2.5 months ago, and getting used to reminding myself to stay focused on one task at a time- over and over again, and to avoid drowning on sites that kill my productivity. It’s almost like I develop ADD when I am online, one click constantly leading to another, then before you know it half the day has gone by. Our startup is called Mailbird, a desktop email application for Windows- so would love to hear what people think about email distraction! We use email communication SO much on a daily basis, so how do you guys eliminate email distraction?

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