We're happy to announce that we now have a dedicated Chrome browser extension for tracking and monitoring your browsing, Insight.
Insight tracks the time you spend on websites in Chrome, and provides a simple display so you can see where you're spending your time. You can focus in on individual sites and see your daily time on each site.
We've built Insight to be privacy-conscious. All of the tracking data is stored locally and not sent anywhere (the cloud, our servers, etc). You can also disable tracking and hide sites, if you want to.
How to Install
1. Click here to go to the Insight installation page in the Chrome Web Store extension library
2. Click "Add to Chrome"
3. Click "Add Extension" when prompted
To use Insight, simply click on the icon to view your reports and access settings. Hovering over the extension icon will also show you how long you've spent on browsing the current webpage you're accessing:
When you click on the Insight icon, you'll see a breakdown of your browsing history. By default, your statistics for the current day are displayed here. You can customize this display by clicking on the other options (yesterday, last week, etc.):
If you want to see usage statistics from a custom range, just click on "Custom" and fill in the desired dates here:
To exclude a site from your reports, click the name of your desired site from the graph display:
Finally, click "exclude from report" to remove this from your time-tracking reports.
We hope you find Insight to be a simple and useful tool for developing healthier online habits and routines.
Insight 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 create daily time limit for distracting sites. Click here for more info!
Pause - Allows you to briefly be paused when you visit a distracting site. 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 Insight, 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!