A Better Browser for Reading

Why Is Reading Online So Distracting?

We’ve all been there - you sit down to read an interesting article or blog post, but before you know it, you’ve spent the last 15 minutes scrolling through your Twitter feed or checking your email. So what gives? Why is reading online so darn distracting?

One reason might be the endless stream of notifications and distractions that accompany being online. Whether it’s a new message from a friend, a breaking news alert, or a reminder that you have a meeting in an hour, there always seems to be something vying for our attention. And let’s not forget about the infinite scroll - it’s all too easy to get sucked into a black hole of cat videos and Buzzfeed quizzes.

But fear not! There are ways to combat these distractions and make the most of your online reading time.

Chrome Browser Extensions to the Rescue

Despite the distractions and challenges, reading online also has its benefits. One of the biggest advantages is the vast amount of information readily available at our fingertips. The internet offers a wealth of knowledge and resources that would be difficult to access otherwise. Additionally, the ability to easily share and disseminate information means that ideas and perspectives can be shared and discussed in a way that was not possible before.

A wide range of browser extensions can help you take control of your online distractions and improve your reading experience. Some extensions allow you to block certain websites or notifications during designated “focus” times, while others improve the typography and display of your reading mateiral. Dictionaries, highlighters, and read-it-later apps also come in handy for avid readers. These tools offer different features and functionalities, so you can pick the one that best suits your needs and preferences. It’s worth trying different options to see which ones works best for your reading style.