How to Stay Focused When Reading Online: The Best Browser Extensions

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 opening too many tabs and scrolling through unrelated junk. It’s time to fight back!

There are ways to combat these distractions. Make the most of your online reading time with distraction-busting Chrome extensions. (These are also available for most popular browsers.)

If you want to stay focused while reading online, browser extensions can be a game-changer. There are many options available that can block distracting websites and notifications during designated “focus” times, or improve the typography and display of your reading material. For example, try a dictionary or highlighter tool to better understand and remember what you’re reading. Read-it-later apps can also help you save articles to read at a later, more convenient time.

It’s worth trying different options to see which ones works best for your reading style.