Owen WilliamsFormer TNW employee
Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.
I’m all about finding the best ways to optimize my day, and Go F*cking work for Chrome is a fantastic extension that guilt-trips you into stopping your procrastination.
All you need to do is install the extension, put in some sites you want to be banned from visiting during work and the deed is done. If you try to visit them, you’ll be insulted away from the site.
You can disable it if you really want, either temporarily or permanently, but the extension will insist it’s not a great idea. For those that struggle to focus at work and might need a little motivation, being sworn at whenever you find yourself visiting Reddit might help.
The developer of the extension, Alex Lam, said on Product Hunt that he wasn’t expecting the extension to get popular, he just created it because he was feeling unproductive so made a website blocker that “shouts expletives at him” since the others are too polite.
There’s a lot of great ways to stem distraction out there, such as Focus for Mac and FocusMe for Windows, if you’re looking for something slightly less insulting.
➤ F*cking Work Now [Chrome]
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