MakeUseOf: 8 Chrome Extensions to Track Your Web Time and Activity

MakeUseOf: 8 Chrome Extensions to Track Your Web Time and Activity. “Without so many distractions available online, it is really challenging to avoid wasting your time on social media or entertainment sites. Though visiting these sites can be relaxing and fun, it’s worrying if it is eating up your productive time. Luckily, there are Chrome extensions that can track your web time, showing how much time you spend on these distracting websites. Below, we mention the eight best Chrome extensions to track your web time.”

Mashable: 6 savvy time management extensions for Chrome

Mashable: 6 savvy time management extensions for Chrome. “Unfortunately, time management isn’t the easiest skill to acquire, especially if you’re busy stressing about how bad your time management is. There are tools that can help, however. And if you work online, there are extensions for Google’s popular Chrome browser that can help you more effectively manage your time. Struggling to make the minutes meet? Consider one of these extensions to help you get better at time management.”

The Conversation: Five ways to manage your screen time in a lockdown, according to tech experts

The Conversation: Five ways to manage your screen time in a lockdown, according to tech experts. “In our recent research, we explored how to empower people to have healthier and more productive relationships with digital technology. Our findings can be applied to those suffering from digital addiction as well as those who may feel their digital diet has ballooned unhealthily in the solitude and eventlessness of lockdown.”

Mashable: Google has a ‘new’ way to create calendar events

Mashable: Google has a ‘new’ way to create calendar events . “This time last year Google added a useful shortcut for regular users of the G Suite apps allowing very quick creation of new documents. Using the .new domain, Google added functionality to quickly create new Google documents, spreadsheets, slides, sites, or forms simply by typing doc.new, sheet.new, slide.new, site.new, or form.new directly into the browser address bar. As Engadget reports, that functionality has now expanded to Google Calendar.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Time Trackers to Stop Wasting Time and Improve Time Management

MakeUseOf: 5 Time Trackers to Stop Wasting Time and Improve Time Management . “It can be difficult to estimate time wastage if you aren’t religiously tracking your minutes and hours. But if you start looking at your day as 10-minute time blocks instead of 24 full hours, then you might be able to pinpoint the time leakage. Or instead of writing off 10 wasted minutes every day, a smart calculator can show how that adds up to days or weeks of missed vacation time.”

MakeUseOf: The 8 Best Calendar Apps for Your iPhone

MakeUseOf: The 8 Best Calendar Apps for Your iPhone . “It’s hard to decide which iPhone calendar app you should use. The App Store is full of possibilities—each has a distinct set of pros and cons, and in some cases, is designed for a different subset of users. That said, some iOS calendars stand out above their competitors. Curious? Keep reading as we look at the best calendar apps for iPhone.”

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Google Calendar Alternatives for Time Management

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Google Calendar Alternatives for Time Management. “As much as some people may swear by Google Calendar, when it comes to managing your time and schedules, it isn’t for everyone. But where can you look for a suitable alternative? We tried out a variety of different calendar apps that don’t require you to set up a new email account. The goal was to find the ones that stand out. Here are the nine best Google Calendar alternatives that will help you manage your time.”

TechCrunch: YouTube expands its ‘digital wellbeing’ tools to track time spent watching videos

TechCrunch: YouTube expands its ‘digital wellbeing’ tools to track time spent watching videos. “Google today is expanding YouTube’s set of ‘digital wellbeing’ tools, with an added feature that will calculate how much you’re watching videos. The idea is that this will allow users to take better control over their viewing behavior and place limits on their time spent on YouTube by way of other app features that remind you to take a break. The ‘Time Watched’ feature, rolling out today, will inform YouTube users how much they’ve watched today, yesterday, and over the past 7 days, says YouTube.”

MakeUseOf: 7 Google Calendar Tips for Better Time Management in the Office

MakeUseOf: 7 Google Calendar Tips for Better Time Management in the Office. “Google Calendar is an essential app for anyone who needs to manage their time. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working, studying, or even trying to organize a party—the app will help keep you on track. If you work in an office, or just want to improve your time management skills, there are a few Google Calendar features you will find handy. Let’s take a closer look.”

Facebook: New Tools to Manage Your Time on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook: New Tools to Manage Your Time on Facebook and Instagram. “Today we are announcing new tools to help people manage their time on Facebook and Instagram: an activity dashboard, a daily reminder and a new way to limit notifications. We developed these tools based on collaboration and inspiration from leading mental health experts and organizations, academics, our own extensive research and feedback from our community. We want the time people spend on Facebook and Instagram to be intentional, positive and inspiring. Our hope is that these tools give people more control over the time they spend on our platforms and also foster conversations between parents and teens about the online habits that are right for them.”

Neowin: Facebook is also working on a time management feature

Neowin: Facebook is also working on a time management feature. “This year’s trend in mobile software features seems to be focusing on helping users manage how much time they spend on their devices. After Google first talked about ‘digital wellbeing’ at its I/O conference back in May, Apple was quick to follow suit with the announcement of iOS 12 earlier this month. But, while those two companies are building the feature directly into their respective operating systems, Facebook seems to believe it can do a better job. It had already started working on a similar feature for the Instagram app shortly after Google I/O, and now it’s time for Facebook itself to receive a similar treatment.”

Lifehacker: This Extension Will Track the Cost of Your Mindless Web Browsing

Lifehacker: This Extension Will Track the Cost of Your Mindless Web Browsing. “Sure, you need to finish that PowerPoint presentation for next week, but it won’t hurt to just check Facebook real quick and see if Mark posted pictures from the party last weekend. And then make a quick order from Amazon. And you really should like a few photos in that gallery… It’s easy to waste a few minutes (or a few hours) on the web without realizing it. If you’re a masochist and want to know exactly how much time—and money—that idle browsing is costing you, an extension for Firefox and Chrome called Sloth Worth can help. It tracks your web surfing and lets you know when a “quick look” has started to spiral out of control.”