YouTube™ Productivity Mode

YouTube™ Productivity Mode

Experience YouTube™ in Productivity Mode

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What is YouTube™ Productivity Mode?

YouTube™ Productivity Mode is a Firefox add-on by Siddharth Nahar. This add-on has 87 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.00. The latest version, 2.3, was updated 2 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 87
Rating: 4.00 (6)
Version: 2.3 (Last updated: 2020-10-27)
Creation date: 2020-06-12
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • *://*
Size: 18.61K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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This product is inspired from Indistractable by Nir Eyal. According to the book, one source of distraction are the external triggers that lead us to distracting activities and thus leave less time for things that we actually intend to do.

YouTube is one such place for me on the internet where I often wander and get lost from the focus track that I plan to be on. No doubt YouTube is a great place to learn but it does have a lot of distracting content too. 

Taking cue from the book, we created YouTube Productivity Mode, with an objective to reduce the triggers. Switch YPM in “Productivity Mode” to blur all the thumbnails on YouTube so that the catchy and clickbaity thumbnails don’t grab your attention. So now if you get redirected to YouTube while working/studying, the recommended thumbnails won’t catch your eyes and you will hopefully switch back to your task again without losing your focus.

By default, YPM works on “Leisure Mode” where you’ll get the same experience of YouTube without annoying ads.

We are indie makers who believe that focus is a superpower. If this app helps you in any way, please help us too. There are a lot of ways you could help us:

-    Share this extension with your friends.
-    Write a review and tell us what other problems can we solve for you.
-    Contribute financially via BuyMeACoffee -
Risk impact

YouTube™ Productivity Mode requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

YouTube™ Productivity Mode has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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