Apr 17, 2018

Delayed Gratification

June 2023 update: I've found one sec to be better for this use case.

Related: Try your phone on grayscale.

I discovered the Delayed Gratification Chrome extension today (h/t Thomas Sittler).

After adding the extension to Chrome, you create a blacklist of sites. Whenever you go to a site on the blacklist, you first encounter a gray screen that counts down before taking you to the desired site:

Delayed Gratification

This give you time to reconsider, but since it's only a short delay you're unlikely to turn off the extension.

I've only used it for a couple hours this morning – so far it seems to be an elegant weapon in the "reclaim your time from the nefarious internet" kit.