Time Management & Distraction Free

Cold Turkey

  • Block distracting websites
  • Set the websites you want blocked and for how long and go “cold turkey” from them
  • If the timer is still going, you won’t be able to access your blocked websites
  • Pro version provides blocking of Applications, White Listing, Break Intervals, and Frozen Turkey features
  • Cost: Free for Basic: $25.00 for Pro
  • Compatibility: Windows, MAC
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SelfControl

  • Block your own access to distracting websites, mail servers, or anything on the internet using this downloadable program to your computer
  • Set a timer for the amount of time to block websites
  • If the timer is still going, you won’t be able to view or access these websites
  • Cost: FREE
  • Compatibility: Mac OS
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Time Timer

  • Visual timer great for people of any age
  • Visually structure your time or break time up into segments using this timer program
  • Easy to use app interface with up to four visual timers
  • Time seconds, minutes or hours with this timer
  • Cost: $0.99 - $4.99
  • Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android
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30/30

  • Create a task list and add a length of time to each task
  • Start the timer and when it’s time to move on to the next task it will alert you
  • Customize with colors, icons and labels
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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focusbooster

  • Pomodoro Timer to help you stay on task when completing work
  • Using the Pomodoro Method of 25 minutes of work and 5 minute break, maximize your work session
  • Track your time more efficiently within your account
  • Productivity reports on your dashboard
  • Different visual themes for your flexibility
  • Cost: Trial: Free; Individual: $3/month; Professional: $5/month
  • Compatibility: Online Resource; Windows; Mac
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Strict Workflow

  • Use this Chrome Extension to enforce a 25 minute work and 5 minute break distraction-free work zone
  • Uses the Pomodoro Technique
  • Blocks you from distracting websites you have set in your customizable list
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Chrome Extension
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StayFocused

  • Increase your productivity by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites that waste your time
  • Pre-program distracting and time wasting websites
  • When your time limit is up, these sites will be inaccessible for the rest of the day
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Chrome Extension
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MyTomatoes

  • Use MyTomato to time and track your progress using the Pomodoro technique
  • Start the timer and work for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break
  • At the end of each work sitting, write what you did to track your progress
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Online Resource
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Tomato Timer

  • Using the Pomodoro Time method, break up your work or school tasks into manageable worktimes
  • Use the 25 minutes of worktime and 5 minutes of break time pattern to maximize workflow
  • After a set number of short Pomodoros, take a longer Pomodoro break
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatibility: Online Resource
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TimeTracker

  • Track how long you’ve been off task in a website
  • A running time clock appears at the top of the tab you have opened counting how many minutes and seconds you’ve been in that website
  • Cost:  Free
  • Compatibility: Chrome Extension
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RescueTime Dashboard

  • Personal-Analytic service to track how you spend your time on your computer, smartphone or tablet
  • Get a customized report of what sites you visit and what you do on your devices
  • No manual date-entry, it tracks as you work
  • Cost:  Free
  • Compatibility: OS X, Windows, Linux, Android, Chrome OS
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WriteRoom

  • Full screen, distraction free writing environment
  • Get your computer distractions out of the way with just you, and the text on your computer screen
  • Limits layout ability, including limiting the ability to add graphs, and tables
  • Auto save and word count are available features
  • Cost:  $9.99
  • Compatibility: Mac OS
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Dark Room

  • Full screen, distraction free writing environment
  • Similar to WriteRoom but for Windows computers
  • Get your computer distractions out of the way with just you, and the text on your computer screen
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatible: Windows
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Fokus

  • Highlight only the text you want to read while Fokus dims and darkens the rest of your Chrome or Firefox window with an overlay
  • Highlights the paragraph you’re reading with the ability to change the opacity of the background overlay
  • Easy to install extension with the ability to turn the feature on or off
  • Cost: Free
  • Compatible: Chrome and Firefox Add-On
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