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.

Time Management & Distraction Free:


Readbility Logo
  • 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: $.99-$4.99
Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch; Android



30/30 Logo
  • 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 touch


Pomodoro Timer

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  • Use Pomodoro Timer to boost your productivity with any task
  • Choose your task, set the time, work on the task until the timer rings, take a short break then take a longer break after four pomodoro cycles
  • Customizable pomodoro lengths, alarm sounds
  • Clear and user friendly interface
  • More Information: http://goo.gl/SyjF7R
Cost: $1.99
Compatibility: iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch



MyTomatoes Logo
  • Use MyTomato to time and track your progress using the Pomodoro technique
  • Start the timer and work for 25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break
  • At the end of each work sitting, write what you did to track your progress
  • More Information: http://mytomatoes.com/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Online Resource


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: Extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Opera



StayFocused Logo
  • 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: http://goo.gl/I5OBeq
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Chrome Extension



TitleTimeTacker Logo
  • 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: http://goo.gl/uXKJgg
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://www.rescuetime.com/browser-plugin
Cost: Free
Compatibility: OS X, Windows, Linux, Android, ChromeOS



WriteRoom Logo
  • 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://www.hogbaysoftware.com/products/writeroom
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: http://jjafuller.com/dark-room/
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Windows



Fokus Logo
  • 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: http://goo.gl/pHjc3b or http://goo.gl/CZVhBw
Cost: Free
Compatibility: Chrome and Firefox Add-On

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