Avoid getting your kids addicted to streaming with watchlimits

Sooner or later you will let your children watch some stuff online. Many services let parents control the settings for content which is very helpful as you wouldn’t want you kids to watch stuff they are not ready for. But the content selection is not the only problem. Not only what, but also how much The other problem is the quantity of the content. And that can easily get out of hand, because video content is engaging and entertaining....

September 27, 2022

Binge watching might be good for you according to science

Binge watching has a bad rep. But is it all that bad? I’ve been looking at scientific papers on binge watching to better understand it and I came across this paper: Overcoming the unitary exploration of binge-watching: A cluster analytical approach, which was published in a reputable Journal of Behavioral Addictions and had a 4 thousands plus subjects. The goal of this paper was to figure out if there is one type of binge watching and one type of “binge watcher” person or are there distinctive profiles of “binge watchers”....

September 17, 2022

Custom redirect: one simple trick to make productivity extensions more effective

Many of the productivity extensions will block or limit your time on “undesired” productivity wasting sites by redirecting you away from them. But redirect you to what instead? Usually it’s an extension page. On that page it will explain to you, hey “you got blocked”. Sometimes it will urge you to donate/upgrade the extension and usually it will also provide an easy way to edit your settings. Which is a trap....

September 10, 2022

watchlimits: side panel

When you watch video online you might want to keep an eye on the time watched and your limits so you don’t get surprised. Watchlimits has a convenient popup that you can pin to your browser toolbar, but clicking it every now and then to see the time watched and limits might be a bit annoying. This is why we added a convenient side panel to watchlimits that will display on the sites where watchlimits is running!...

September 10, 2022

watchlimits: now supported on all major platforms

Watchlimits started with the support for just YouTube and Netflix to offer the best experience. However, those are not the only platforms people watch videos on. Another popular ones are amazon Prime Video, DisneyPlus and Crunchyroll (last one is specifically for Anime). That was a pain for some of watchlimits users as not all of their watching activity was counted or limited. Now all of them are supported! Which means that they will show in watchlimits stats and count against your watchlimits limits....

August 6, 2022