Time Management & Distraction Free

The following Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology software programs are available for anyone to use. The following programs, software, websites, and apps focus on different forms of Time Management and Distraction Free Support.

Organization & Task Management:

Readability

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  • Turns any webpage into a clean reading page
  • Eliminates distractions and other visual clutter
  • Read your articles now or save them for future reading
  • Adjust text size and line length for easier reading
  • Safari internet browser has built in feature that does similar features
  • More Information: https://www.readability.com/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Online Resource; Android; iOS: iPad, iPhone

 

Time Timer

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  • Visual timer great for people of any age
  • Visually structure your time or break time up into segments using this timer program
  • Easy to use app interface with up to four visual timers
  • Time seconds, minutes or hours with this timer
  • More Information: http://www.timetimer.com/
Cost: $1.99-$4.99
Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android

 

30/30

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  • Create a task list and add a length of time to each task
  • Start the timer and when it’s time to move on to the next task it will alert you
  • Customize with colors, icons and labels 
  • More Information: http://3030.binaryhammer.com/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod

 

Evernote Clearly

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  • Use this tool to create distraction-free reading by removing visual clutter from web pages
  • Use the pre-created themes or create your own with color, font and text size
  • Save your readings to Everyone for later reading or archiving
  • More Information: https://evernote.com/clearly/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Extension for Chrome, Firefox, Opera

 

StayFocused

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  • Increase your productivity by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites that waste your time
  • Pre-program distracting and time wasting websites
  • When your time limit is up, these sites will be inaccessible for the rest of the day
  • More Information: https://chrome.google.com/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Chrome Extension

 

TitleTimeTacker

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  • Track how long you’ve been off task in a website
  • A running time clock appears at the top of the tab you have opened counting how many minutes and seconds you’ve been in that website
  • More Information: https://chrome.google.com/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Chrome Extension

 

Time Report

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  • Keep track of how much time you spend on certain websites
  • Get a list report of the minutes and seconds you’ve spent on the websites you work on
  • More Information: https://chrome.google.com
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Chrome Extension

 

RescueTime Dashboard

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  • Personal-Analytic service to track how you spend your time on your computer, smartphone or tablet
  • Get a customized report of what sites you visit and what you do on your devices
  • No manual date-entry, it tracks as you work
  • More Information: https://chrome.google.com/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: OS X, Windows, Linux, Android, ChromeOS

 

WriteRoom

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  • Full screen, distraction free writing environment
  • Get your computer distractions out of the way with just you, and the text on your computer screen
  • Limits layout ability, including limiting the ability to add graphs, and tables
  • Auto save and word count are available features
  • More Information: http://jjafuller.com/dark-room/
Cost: $9.99
Compatibility: Extension for Chrome, Firefox, Opera

 

Dark Room

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  • Use this tool to create distraction-free reading by removing visual clutter from web pages
  • Use the pre-created themes or create your own with color, font and text size
  • Save your readings to Everyone for later reading or archiving
  • More Information: https://evernote.com/clearly/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Windows

 

Fokus

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  • Highlight only the text you want to read while Fokus dims and darkens the rest of your Chrome or Firefox window with an overlay
  • Highlights the paragraph you’re reading with the ability to change the opacity of the background overlay
  • Easy to install extension with the ability to turn the feature on or off
  • More Information: https://chrome.google.com or https://addons.mozilla.org/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Chrome and Firefox Add-On

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