StayFocusd - Block Distracting Websites

StayFocusd - Block Distracting Websites

Boost your productivity by limiting the amount of time you spend on time-wasting websites.

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What is StayFocusd - Block Distracting Websites?

StayFocusd - Block Distracting Websites is a popular Chrome extension by This extension has 543,121 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.43, and is most similar to BlockSite: Block Websites & Stay Focused and WasteNoTime. The latest version, 1.8.4, was updated 2 days ago.

Stats date:
Version: 1.8.4 (Last updated: 2023-05-30)
Creation date: 2019-02-24
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • https://*
  • notifications
  • storage
  • alarms
  • webNavigation
Size: 1.81M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
StayFocusd (v1.6.1)
28 10,759
You sit down at the computer, and you swear you'll be productive. Next thing you know, it's twelve hours later. You've checked your email, updated your Facebook status, blown through 200 pages of Reddit, read every article in your Twitter feed, looked up your favorite band on Wikipedia, vanity googled yourself, cyber-stalked your ex, browsed through all your high-school crushes' Instagram feeds, and lost a week's pay playing online poker.

What you haven't done is WORK.

StayFocusd is a productivity extension for Google Chrome that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day.

It's highly configurable, allowing you to block or allow entire sites, specific subdomains, specific paths, specific pages, even specific in-page content (videos, images, forms, etc). 

Problems? Questions? Suggestions? Effusive praise? Email

Want to be notified about upgrades and fixes? Follow @stayfocusd at

When you install StayFocusd, it will ask you to grant a number of permissions, including “Read and change all your data on the websites you visit.” This permission is required in order for StayFocusd to run on any site which you may visit—without this permission, StayFocusd would not be able to block websites. While this permission technically grants StayFocusd the ability to read and change data, we will never collect personal data from the web page content that you are browsing.

This extension is maintained by Sensor Tower.
User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Effective at blocking distracting websites
  • Customizable options
  • Can set daily usage limits
  • Nuclear option to block all sites
  • Increased productivity
  • Great for working from home
  • Good customer service
  • No option to force-enable the extension
  • Some users dislike the terms of service
  • Can be disabled in incognito mode
  • Can still be overridden if user really wants to access blocked site
  • Option modification times per day not limited
Most mentioned
  • Effective at blocking distracting websites
  • Customizable options
  • Increased productivity
  • Good for working from home
  • Nuclear option to block all sites
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Risk impact

StayFocusd - Block Distracting Websites requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install StayFocusd - Block Distracting Websites if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

StayFocusd - Block Distracting Websites has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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