Whenever I sit down to complete a large task or a good amount of reading, I end up being exceptional susceptible to distractions.
Yes, I want to read this 8,000-word article, but also that dress in the ad beside the article looks nice, and what’s that story about there? Maybe I’ll just click on that…
During a typical work day I usually come across at least a handful of things I want to look at, but don't really have the time to at that moment.
Not getting distracted is hard. The Chrome extension “Just Read” makes things easier. It’s been around for a little while, but we somehow haven’t covered it The extension allows you to take a page you’re looking at and then click to remove things that might distract you like ads, comments, or the page’s styling.
Think of it sort of like an ad blocker on steriods. It’s not fool-proof. There’s nothing really preventing you from opening Facebook in another tab or picking up your phone when you get to paragraph two, but it can give you a bit of a better shot at staying focused if you know you’re likely to run into trouble.
Beyond just making reading easier, the extension also offers the option to default to dark mode (a personal fave) or modify the theme using a graphical editor. To create the perfect theme for you. You can also use themes other people have made, some of which are pretty rad.