YouTube can be great for learning...when you remove the distractions. Take back your free will and install FocusTube.
YouTube is a powerful tool for learning, engaging, and exploring but sometimes the user experience can lead us to throw all its potential out the window. YouTube's recommendations are so accurate and effective at getting us to continuously click and view videos mindlessly that we often fall prey to news blooper reels, 13 minute Vine compilations, and anything related or similar to Buzzfeed.
FocusTube allows you to unleash the full potential of YouTube as a tool for good by removing distractions, hiding unnecessary suggestions (i.e. temptations), and simplifying the interface. Installing this extension will reenable YouTube as an educational tool and unlock your capacity to learn and do good with YouTube. Goodbye mind numbing clips of people getting hit in the groin, hello productivity.
The core features of the plugin include:
- Hide channels, videos, and most other content on YouTube's homepage
- Hide comments while watching a video
- Hide suggested videos in sidebar while watching a video
- Hide suggested videos after watching a video