字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント - Hello, my name is Thomas Frank and I have a browser tab problem. I just can't seem to help myself from having 50 or 80 browser tabs open at one time and completely taking up all my computer's ram, which is why I now have this little extension that automatically hides the browser tabs I'm not using and groups them into projects, and that's not all? Today we're gonna break down 10 of the best browser extensions out there for boosting your productivity. And this video is sponsored by Hover. So we're gonna focus mainly on Chrome in this video since it is the most popular browser out there and it's the one that I happen to use, but if you're using something else like Firefox or Safari fear not, a lot of these extensions are on multiple browsers so when I call each one out you're gonna see some icons to show which of the major browsers that extension is also on. So with all of that out of the way let's get into our first extension, the one that I teased in the intro, called Workona. This is probably my new favorite extension on Chrome because to make a bit of an admission here I'm a really bad tab hoarder. My friends love to make fun of the fact that I often have 50 or 100 tabs open, but that's just my nature. I always have multiple research projects going on and before I know it the browser header bar on my computer screen is just this unintelligible mess of tiny slivers of tabs. I can't even see what they are at that point and that's the problem that Workona helps people like me to solve. It basically gives you this dashboard where you can create multiple projects and then group your tabs into those projects. Now if you've watched my past videos you've probably heard me talk about an extension called TabCopy, which lets me basically copy all the tab links to my clipboard, but I gotta say this is better. In addition to letting you do that, if you wanna just paste your links somewhere else, it also saves all of your tabs in organized projects and you can even close those tabs after saving them as resources so you can keep a bunch of different websites in a specific project without having to keep them open. You can also switch between projects and Workona actually suspends the tabs that you're not using and hides them if they're not an open project so you only see what is relevant to the project that you're working on. So basically Workona makes context switching a lot better within Chrome but it also encourages you to be working on one specific project at a time because you know the grouping of tabs you have open are only related to that project. Our next extension is called Habitica Pomodoro SiteKeeper, which is kind of a mouthful but it is now my pomodor app of choice. So, if you're unfamiliar with the pomodoro technique, I've got a whole video on it and I'll link to that down in the description below, but in short it is probably the most effective and easiest to use productivity technique out there. You simply pick a task you wanna work on, set a timer, an actual timer for 25 minutes, and work on just that task during the duration then you take a break and because you're using an external timer to guide you and because you're reframing your task as work for just 25 minutes, it's an extremely effective way to get over the resistance you feel to doing a tough task. I use pomodoro sessions all the time to get myself doing things that I don't want to actually do. And I've tested a lot of pomodoro apps out there. This is now my favorite one because I use a habit tracker called Habitica. Now, if you haven't used Habitica before it uses RPG and video game elements to sort of build a habit-tracking app that keeps you a bit more motivated to track your habits, especially if you're a nerd like me. But I will note that even if you're not into the RPG stuff, Habitica is a fantastic habit-tracking app, possibly one of the best out there because it's open source, which means it has a ton of advanced features that don't cost anything where other apps that have similar features always want you to pay, which is pretty nice. And in keeping with that way of doing things this extension for pomodoro timing has a lot of cool features that a lot of other pomodoro apps that I've seen want you to pay for, like tracking your pomodoro stats. A lot of 'em want you to pay for that. This one does it for free and it does a few other cool things as well, namely it connects to Habitica and adds pomodoro-based habits to your habit tracking. It also has a site blocker so you can add whatever sites you want to its block list and during pomodoro sessions all of those sites are gonna be blocked. You can also add costs to websites and if you add a cost to a website it's gonna be blocked all the time, even outside of pomodoro sessions and you can get into them for a limited amount of time by paying gold from Habitica. Now, personally I love having this extension connected to Habitica since I use the crap out of it, but if you don't happen to use that or you want something a little less nerdy, there is another extension called Tide, which has a pomodoro timer, it's got the stat keeping for free, it's got the site blocker, so it's very similar but it doesn't have the Habitica connections. So check that out as an alternative. Next up on our list is an extension called AudioBlogs, which translates written articles into podcast narrations that you can send to your phone, which are narrated by a scarily good AI narration algorithm. This thing is way better than it has any right to be and I have never heard a text-to-speech algorithm that works anywhere near as good as this thing. Sometimes it gets inflections wrong, sometimes it's a little wonky, but 95% of the time it's perfectly listenable. - [Narrator] This guide was originally published in March 2012. Since then, hundreds of students and even non-students have created their own personal websites using it. - And the reason I have this on my list is because for me one of my top priorities and values in life is daily, low-level movements, walks and bike rides in addition to my sessions in the gym and more intense exercise. For me, this is a non-negotiable priority in my life and when I go for these walks and bike rides I love to listen to usually audiobooks so I can keep learning or keep myself entertained while I'm out on them. Right now I'm actually listening to a book called Walkable City, which is kind of making me hate the way we Americans design our cities, but I digress. Sometimes, I'm on my computer, I come across an article, and I wanna read that but I also wanna go out for a walk or a bike ride. So AudioBlogs let's me turn that article into a podcast narration and listen to it while I do that. Next up on our list we've got uBlock Origin, which is a great lightweight ad-blocking extension for most browsers. There are a lot of ad blockers out there. I like uBlock Origin because it is again lightweight, it doesn't use a lot of resources, and if you want you can add sites to a white list so you can support them and see their ads if you trust them. But I have long held that an ad-blocking extension is almost as necessary for computer security as an antivirus program and here is why. A lot of website owners do not place their own ads. They have third party ad placement extensions that they put on their pages and they trust the third party to place those ads and there have been many instances where those third party networks have placed ads that contain malware or exploits. So I am not going to trust my computer security to every website in the world that I happen to go to. I use an ad blocker as a default and then I white list sites if I trust them. And one other really nice thing that uBlock Origin let's me do is add filters, which can block certain elements of websites. For instance, that what's happening section on Twitter is always full of these like sensationalist headlines that just suck me in and waste a ton of my time. I never wanna see what's happening on Twitter ever again and luckily in the my filters section of uBlock Origin I can paste this little line of code and that is exactly what happens. It gets hidden and that is just. (chef's kiss) Readwise, the next extension on our list is Readwise and if you've seen my previous videos you will know that I absolutely love Readwise. This is a wonderful highlighter app that allows you to make highlights from Kindle books, from podcast episodes, from actual print books if you use their phone app with the camera and the built-in text recognition feature and in anything that you read on the internet. With the extension installed, all you need to do is highlight some text, right-click, and send that highlight to Readwise. This is a great way to keep a collection of the things that you want to remember. If you saw my iPad productivity video from a couple of months ago you will know that I talked about an app called Command on the iPad, which is a browser that let's you make highlights that actually stay on the webpage even if you refresh and then automatically sends those highlights over to Readwise, which is freakin' sweet and I really wish that Command was on desktop browsers. Unfortunately, it's not but for now we at least have the Readwise extension which while it won't leave those highlights on the webpage will send them to your Readwise account and if you have one of their sync options turned on can send the highlights over to RemNote or Rome Research or if you're like me, to Notion. And while we're talking about Readwise we also have to talk about Pocket, which is the next extension on our list. Unlike Readwise, Pocket is an extension that just lets you save webpages. Readwise really wants you to make a selection and kind of save a snippet of text. Pocket is just for like eh, I wanna save this cool webpage that I found for later and that's exactly what I use it for. If I come across an article that I don't have time to read and wanna read later or if I come across just like a cool app that I wanna share with my audience I will hit that Pocket button in my browser and it saves it to my little Pocket list, which I can go and review later on. And another cool thing about Pocket is their mobile apps have the ability to download articles for offline reading. So, if you're somebody who commutes on the subway or you take a lot of flights or you somehow have a lot of time or you're offline, pocket can be a really, really useful app and extension combo. Next up on our list we have an extension called Notion Boost. So, as you probably know, if you follow this channel or my other channel Thomas Frank Explains, I am a huge user of Notion. I basically run my entire business through it. I've got my task management in it and I write all my articles and do all my research in it.