10 Great Tools to Block Time-Wasting Websites


Can’t stop yourself from spending few hours clicking around Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, RSS and other websites every day?

If you wish to stay focused on your tasks, here’s 10 great tools to improve your productivity by blocking time-wasting sites. Details next!

  1. Invisibility Cloak

    “Invisibility Cloak” Greasemonkey user script that turns time-wasting web sites blank before certain time. Install it here by right-clicking on the link and choosing “Install User Script”. This script will only work in Firefox with the Greasemonkey extension installed. See more about using Greasemonkey here.


  2. LeechBlock

    LeechBlock is a simple productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. All you need to do is specify which sites to block and when to block them.


  3. Temptation Blocker

    A simple point-and-click software that allows you to block websites and programs that you don’t want to have access to for a set amount of time, forcing yourself to work through your temptations and never get side tracked again.


  4. KeepMeOut

    Make a bookmark for the website with KeepMeOut and store it in your browser. Using the bookmark will prevent you from visiting the website too often!


  5. LetMeWork

    LetMeWork – A toggle switch for the time-wasting web. Double-click it to instantly block some of the distracting sites on your computer. When you are done with your work, double-click the same file again to unblock access to all the sites as before.


  6. MinutesPlease

    Enter the URL of the site you want to visit, set how long you want your break to be, and MinutesPlease will open a new window with the site you wanted to visit. When your timer runs out, MinutesPlease automatically closes the window it opened.


  7. StayFocusd

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


  8. BlockSite

    BlockSite is an extension, which automagically blocks websites of your choice. Additionally, this extension will disable all hyperlinks to these websites, by just displaying the link text without the clicking functionality.


  9. SiteBlock

    Find yourself visiting websites unrelated to your current task, even without thinking? Place a barrier in your way by blocking the sites with SiteBlock Chrome extension.


  10. Self Control (Mac Only)

    SelfControl is an OS X application which blocks access to incoming and/or outgoing mail servers and websites for a predetermined period of time.


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4 Responses to 10 Great Tools to Block Time-Wasting Websites

  1. martin smith says:

    thanks dude

  2. D says:

    Thank you! I need this – hopefully will be able to study and get work done now!

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  4. animous says:

    good post! YES i do have problem with this time wasting site.. especially facebook

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