Don't block the internet, Nudge it
The biggest sites on the internet are designed to keep you addicted, with features like content feeds, related videos, and infinitely scrolling pages.
But blocking them completely is not always an option.
You need Facebook to message your friends. You want to play music on YouTube. You feel like browsing Reddit in your spare time.
That’s why I made Nudge.
Nudge makes the internet less addictive by removing addictive features, putting friction in the right places, and telling you how much time you’re spending.
Nudge never blocks. It just nudges. If you like the sound of that, download link or more about Nudge's features below. You choose which features you want enabled.
Download Nudge for Google Chrome
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Addictive sites can only be reached by dragging across a slider
The Defaulter turns addictive sites off by default, so that instead of visiting a site out of habit, you get to decide whether you want to visit at all.
When you try to go to an addictive site, you are redirected to a page showing a nice image and a slider (see screenshot below).
To visit the site, you have to drag the slider across. The slider gets harder to drag across the more you do it in a given day.
Hides addictive sections of websites
The Hider replaces addictive sections of websites with the Nudge logo.
It's like ad blocking, except for things like YouTube recommended videos that are designed to keep you on the site for longer.
Deletes your Facebook News Feed across all devices
The Unfollower unfollows every person, page, and group in your Facebook News Feed.
This effectively deletes your News Feed forever across all devices, and even makes Facebook ads disappear.
It's a step up from tools like News Feed Eradicator (which simply hides your News Feed in a given browser) because it's making a fundamental change to Facebook's information about who you're following, meaning your News Feed really is gone forever across all devices.
This is what a blank News Feed looks like:
🌈 Rainbow Timer
Shows you how long you spend on addictive sites
The Rainbow Timer is a subtle rainbow that grows the longer you spend on an addictive site.
It helps you see when you're getting sucked in, without disrupting you too much. You can still continue using the site while the Rainbow Timer grows.
🧻 Scroll Nudger
Shows you when you're infinitely scrolling
The Scroll Nudger is a subtle notification that appears in the middle of your window every time you scroll down ten screens' worth.
It helps you see when you're on an infinite scroll binge, without disrupting you too much. You can still continue using the site after the Scroll Nudger appears.
Lets you switch off Nudge when you need to
The Snoozer is a button that turns off all of Nudge's features for 10 minutes.
It's for situations where you need a break; maybe because you need to get into a site for work, or because you're feeling like you don't need to be nudged just then.
🌼Add Whitelist sites that you don't ever want to nudge ✂️Remove Facebook's notifications ☁️Change the colour of Facebook's top bar from blue to grey
Want to make changes to the GitHub repository? Read how here.