When I’m trying to do work, every little thing distracts me. Google autocomplete, my inbox, even the page that Chrome loads when I open a new tab.
Well, the helpful page Chrome used to load. Because for the last few years, I’ve run the Chrome extension Blank New Tab Page.
When I open a new tab or window in Chrome, I get an actual blank page. Nothing is there to distract me.
Every time I go to write an email, I get distracted by my inbox. I check all my new mail, and I put off the actual task I opened Gmail for. None of that new email was urgent, but I couldn't ignore all those bold lines. So now I hide my inbox with Inbox When Ready.
But all of these make me forget why I even opened the tab. It’s as if every time I walked into a room, the door tried to tell me about other rooms I could go to.
If you’re easily distracted, or you’ve just never gotten anything out of that new tab page, load up this Chrome extension and put a little more white space in your life.
Blank New Tab Page | Chrome Web Store