Apps and extensions that can help

Feel distracted on your phone and desktop? These apps and habits might help.

 

BETTER SLEEP

Download Flux   reclaim 15 mins of quality sleep by cutting blue light from your screen.

Turn on NightShift & Do Not Disturb
Blue light from screens late at night tricks our body into believing it's still daytime, which disrupts our natural ability to sleep. Turn on NightShift to reclaim sleep.

STAY FOCUSED

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Download AdBlock Plus
reclaim 30-40% of your attention for every article you read.

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Download InboxWhenReady (Gmail)
Instead getting distracted as new email comes arrives in the background, focus your inbox by only showing your messages when you click "Show Inbox."

REFLECT ON USAGE

Download Moment (iOS)
See how much time you spend on your phone

Download RescueTime
See how much time you spend on different apps on your desktop along with various websites.

RESPOND QUICKLY

Download Gboard
50% faster "swipe" typing than regular keyboards so you can respond to a message and get off your device more quickly.

RESPOND BY VOICE

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Instead of exchanging brief texts when someone asks a big question, reply with a voice note. It's faster than typing, easier to record with less burden, and often lets you send a more authentic message later.

LESS EMAIL

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Download Unroll.me 
Instantly view and 1-click unsubscribe from common newsletters and promotions we don't read anymore.

Enable "Send + Archive" (Gmail Lab)

1 fewer click per email sent.