We're happy to announce that we now have a dedicated Chrome browser extension for this, Limit.
Limit by Freedom is a simple extension that allows you to limit your time spent on distracting websites. Like all of our other extensions, Limit is highly privacy conscious. All data is stored locally on your computer and not sent to ours (or anyone else's) servers.
How to Install
1. Click here to go to the Limit installation page in the Chrome Web Store extension library
2. Click "Add to Chrome"
3. Click "Add Extension" when prompted
To use Limit, simply click on the icon, and click "Open Settings":
From Settings, select the website you find most distracting and choose a daily time limit:
When you approach your limit, Limit gently notifies you your time is almost up, so you can wrap up. When you've reached your limit, you'll be directed to Freedom's calming Green Screen when you try to visit a limited website:
We hope you find Limit to be a simple and useful tool for developing healthier online habits and routines.
Limit is designed to be as lightweight as possible, but if you want more features, let us know and we'll consider!
Q: What's the difference between Freedom Lab extensions (Insight, Limit, Pause) and the main Freedom Extension?
A: Freedom Lab extensions are Chrome-only extensions, and they work to add additional features that our users have requested! Since these are standalone extensions, they do not require the Mac/Windows desktop Freedom app to function.
Limit - Allows you to track your browsing habits on websites. Click here for more info!
The main Freedom browser extension is available on Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, and requires you to be logged into the Mac/Windows desktop app to function. This extension ensures that all of your blocked pages block correctly and display our signature "green screen", and also fixes some minor issues that might cause issues with blocks not working. Click here for more info!
Still need help?
If you're having any difficulty using Pause, please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us via the green chat bubble in the bottom right corner of the page. We're happy to help!