Every Friday I share one of my favourite finds of the week — a website, tool or an app that has impressed me.
My Friday Favourite this week is DF Tube – Watch YouTube Distraction Free.
What is it?
DF Tube is a Chrome web-browser extension that allows you to focus while using YouTube.
How much does it cost?
DF Tube is free to download and use.
Watch YouTube Distraction Free
YouTube is the world’s second biggest search engine, has 2 billion active users with 1 billion+ videos viewed every day.
The videos on YouTube can be work-related, educational or just downright fun.
With the explosion of live videos (see How to do awesome live-streams & virtual events) we’re only going to be watching more videos on YouTube!
But YouTube is directly incentivised to create as many video views and advertisement clicks as possible.
DF Tube is a free web-browser extension that removes advertisements (including video adverts) on YouTube.
I’ve had DF Tube installed for a while, and it’s surprising how quickly you notice the plug-in disrupts your normal pattern of click, watch and repeat on YouTube.
Once installed in your web-browser (I’m using it within Microsoft Edge Chromium), DF Tube:-
- disables auto play of the next video
- hides the video recommendations sidebar
- hides the related videos that appear at the end of videos
The plug-in can also:-
- removes the grid of recommended videos that appear on your homepage
- hide video comments
- disable playlists across YouTube
However, if you want to change any of these settings, then they are all configurable from within DF Tube.
Social Media is not, of itself, bad for our productivity — provided we use it mindfully.
DF Tube is a great way to enable you to use YouTube distraction free.
How can I get it?
Visit the Chrome Web Store to install DF Tube as a plug-in to your web-browser.