YouTube™ Productivity Mode

YouTube™ Productivity Mode

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What is YouTube™ Productivity Mode?

YouTube™ Productivity Mode is a Chrome extension inspired by the book Indistractable, by Nir Eyal. This tool aims to diminish distractions on YouTube by blurring all thumbnails, reducing the clickbait content's allure. This allows users more control over their time spent on the platform, supporting those who strive for focused productivity. It toggles between 'Productivity' and 'Leisure' modes. Developed by indie makers dedicated to nurturing focus as a superpower.

Users: 1,079
Rating: 4.53 (19)
Version: 2.3 (Last updated: 2020-10-27)
Creation date: 2020-07-01
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 13.50K
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This product is inspired from Indistractable by Nir Eyal. According to the book, one source of distraction are the external triggers that lead us to distracting activities and thus leave less time for things that we actually intend to do.

YouTube is one such place for me on the internet where I often wander and get lost from the focus track that I plan to be on. No doubt YouTube is a great place to learn but it does have a lot of distracting content too.

Taking cue from the book, we created YouTube Productivity Mode, with an objective to reduce the triggers. Switch YPM in “Productivity Mode” to blur all the thumbnails on YouTube so that the catchy and clickbaity thumbnails don’t grab your attention. So now if you get redirected to YouTube while working/studying, the recommended thumbnails won’t catch your eyes and you will hopefully switch back to your task again without losing your focus.

By default, YPM works on “Leisure Mode” where you’ll get the same experience of YouTube without annoying ads.

We are indie makers who believe that focus is a superpower. If this app helps you in any way, please help us too. There are a lot of ways you could help us:

User reviews
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  • Helps stay focused
  • Only has access to YouTube - less worry about data theft
  • Auto skip ads feature
  • Saves time
  • Blurs recommended videos to reduce distractions
  • Not working on stable chrome on windows
  • Not functioning on Vivaldi browser
  • Could have more options like blurring current videos
  • Adblock plus is more effective for blocking ads
Most mentioned
  • Stops working
  • Saves time
  • Helpful for staying focused
  • Automatically only has access to YouTube
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Risk impact

YouTube™ Productivity Mode may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

YouTube™ Productivity Mode has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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