Browsing websites on the Internet can be very addictive. You start with the the intention of checking the internet for only 5 minutes, but somehow you end up spending your whole afternoon looking at the funny videos on Youtube. This results in lack of productivity, not to mention the loss of precious time. If you are using the Google Chrome web browser, then you can use the Timer extension in Chrome to let you notify about the passing time. It shows a timer icon in Google Chrome which displays you how much time is left and rings a bell when your time is up.
The Timer extension is developed by Google and can be installed from the Google Chrome Web Store. After you have installed this extension in the Chrome web browser, you would notice a new icon in the toolbar (next to the address bar). This icon looks like a Christmas tree bell. You can click on this icon and set a timer for any number of minutes that you want. Typically, you would want to set the timer to the number of minutes that you want to spend browsing or otherwise using the Internet. You can set the timer for anywhere between 1 to 999 minutes.
After you have setup the timer, it would display the number of minutes left in the icon. If you want to change the timer interval, reset it or start all over again, then you can click on this Timer icon and make changes. It allows you to stop and reset the timer. Resetting the timer, changes the time remaining to zero, while stopping the timer, just stops it temporarily and gives an option to start it again.
When your time interval reaches zero, the timer is up and you are shown a ringing bell animation at the lower-right corner of your screen. It also plays a bell sound which goes on for about five seconds. The bell sound is awful and you can stop it by closing the bell notificaiton popup. It would have been great if there was an option to change the bell sound.
The Timer extension developed by Google is a very useful extension for all those people who find themselves helpless in front of the captivating powers of the Internet. You can stop yourself from wasting anymore time on the Internet, if you use the Timer extension in the Google Chrome browser. It can help you become more productive and goal oriented in your work life.
You can download Timer extension from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/.