We’ve already talked about the 3-tab rule which helps curb browsing addiction by limiting the number of websites we visit at a time. While that may help certain users, sometimes it’s better to go cold turkey than to have all the distractions just a click away. For users who need the internet for their work, blocking all websites might not be a good solution. Fortunately, for Chromies, there’s a quick workaround to the problem called Whitelist.
Whitelist is a Google Chrome extension that lets users completely block the internet while allowing them to access only a limited number of sites. This is especially useful if your work requires you to research using Wikipedia or Google. After you install Whitelist, just enter a few websites which you *don’t* want to block and save the settings. Once you’re done, check the option that says ‘Block pages from websites not in my list’ and start browsing as you normally would. Any site that isn’t part of your white list will automatically be blocked.
Whitlelist is especially great for bloggers who have the internet as an integral part of their workflow. Apart from a reliable web hosting partner, a bucket load of ideas and a blazing fast computer, the most important thing that a blogger needs is productivity. And what better way to be productive than to stay away from the distraction itself?
Download : Whitelist for Chrome