Block websites for a given time to help you focus on work/study (currently blocks Facebook, Twitter, Feedly and icanhazcheezeburger).
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Facebook is a silent addiction. The “Facebook Addict Alarm” app alerts you every time you spend more than 15 minutes on the site and reminds you to avoid use of Facebook ! Now you can enjoy social network without forgetting your work and deadlines.
Want to be able to track your productivity?
RescueTime, an add-on for Firefox will give you tons of analytical data on how, when and why you browse so you can do exactly that.
What are you to do when your just about to be caught looking at something you shouldn’t while you are using Firefox at work? In need of a panic button? There’s no need at all, as long as you have the Simple Boss Key add-on for Firefox installed.
Once installed, all you have to do is quickly hit the F12 button to minimize the current browser window. One more useful tip to know if that is switches to focusing on the first tab, so even if something peeks at your operating system’s task bar – they won’t know what you were looking at before. So with that said, you should make sure tab number one is always looking at something work related, just in case.
A very neat and simple extension to make sure you don’t get in trouble for browsing where you shouldn’t at work – pick up the Simple Boss Key from the Firefox add-ons web site.
Yeah, you know you like to kill time by watching YouTube videos when you should be working on those reports that are due Monday. You know it is a bad habit, but you do it anyway. Well, I am not going to help you cheat your company out of cash, I am only offering a suggestion under the table to help you browse the Web at work.
Working Online without distractions might sound easier that it is. I am about to start a new job next week, and I know I am probably going to be a little distracted with other things going on. So what is the solution? Create a new profile in Firefox that is only used for work.
What you can do is create a separate profile just for work. Here is the list of some advantages:
+ No “play” bookmarks
+ No “play” usernames/passwords (I let Firefox remember mine)
+ Install only those extensions needed for work (Firefox works faster)
Need to do some browsing at work or school? This extension allows you to open the current page, or a link on the current Web page, anonymously with BrowseAtWork.com by adding a shortcut to the context menu. This is ideal for viewing webpages blocked by many corporate or school filters.
So what are the best Firefox extensions for your work environment? Rafe Needleman over at CNET has posted a few that help him out during his work days.
All Web 2.0 sites have one thing in common: they need a Web browser. I use Firefox, and not just because it’s a more secure browser with better user interface features. I use it because it has a fantastic plug-in architecture and a whole community of people who are writing plug-ins for it.
There are a handful of nice selections here. The truth of the matter is there is a lot more you can do inside your browsers these days than you could just a few years ago.