DF Tube (Distraction Free for YouTube™)
Allow yourself to focus while using YouTube™ for work, recreation or education.
What is DF Tube (Distraction Free for YouTube™)?
DF Tube (Distraction Free for YouTube™) is a Chrome extension aiming to provide a seamless, distraction-free YouTube experience. It targets users who want to utilize YouTube for educational or professional purposes, removing extraneous elements such as video recommendations or distracting thumbnails. Configurable features allow users to tailor their YouTube experience, promoting increased focus and productivity while using the platform. With privacy at its core, DF Tube operates only on minimal permissions required for its function and doesn’t collect any data from users.
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NOT WORKING? Please use the feedback button to alert me if YouTube™ is not being displayed properly. YouTube™ occasionally updates its styling which may break DF Tube.
REGARDING PRIVACY I do not read, examine or track your browser history or any other personal information. The only permissions I ask for are "tabs" to insert the functionality and "storage" to store your settings. I am a strong believer in privacy. This extension is just a tool to help remove the distracting elements from YouTube™.
The permissions used by this extensions are 1) Storage - to store your preferences, 2) Tabs - to load the DF Tube script on each YouTube™ tab you open, and 3) https://api.mailgun.net/* domain - which is a service I use to send your feedback to my email.
YouTube™ is directly incentivized to create as many views and ad clicks as possible. As a result we are inundated with tasty thumbnails and advertisements from every angle. While this is good for someone looking to kill time, it's not so good for those of us intending to focus on educational content, do research, or simply find some relaxing music to groove to.
After using DF Tube for a few days, you realize the extent to which the pattern of click, watch, scan mindlessly for a new video, click, watch, and repeat, has been ingrained in us by YouTube™'s design. DF Tube breaks that cycle.
User reviews summary
- Helps reduce distractions
- Boosts productivity
- Simplifies YouTube interface
- Easy setup/useful for watching specific videos without getting distracted
- Does not block Autoplay
- Removes shuffle option from playlists
- Subscription bar and bell notifications are not reliably blocked
- Life changing
- Boosts productivity
- Helps improve focus
DF Tube (Distraction Free for YouTube™) is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive 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 DF Tube (Distraction Free for YouTube™) if you trust the publisher.
DF Tube (Distraction Free for YouTube™) has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.
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