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Serene: Website Blocker & Productivity Timer

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Block distracting websites and get more done with Serene, a productivity browser extension for laser focus.

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Description from store Block distracting websites with ease using the Serene Chrome Extension. When you click 'Go Serene' you will start a focus session - which can last from 15-60 minutes. Visiting a website on your block list during a focus session will replace the distracting website with a reminder of the goal you're working towards and a session countdown timer. The Serene Chrome Extension replaces the new tab page with a distraction-free screen that reminds you of your goal and provides productivity insights. Mac users can also connect the Serene Chrome extension to their Serene MacOS app to automatically: • Shut down distracting apps on your computer when you enter a focus session • Display your goal & focus session information when you open a new tab • Log your distractions so that you can quantify and reduce them • Turn on/off focus music when you enter a focus session • Put your phone on silent when you enter a focus session Serene was created to block distractions, increase your focus, and organise each day around one goal. Our Chrome extension allows you to take back control and get out of your own way when you need to do focused work.

Latest reviews

  • (2020-10-25) Kathryn Holt: I don't understand this extension. I hasn't blocked any pages I asked it to. Does it truly and simply not work?
  • (2020-10-13) Paul Schneider: Doesnt work: it just doesnt block the pages it is supposed to block.
  • (2020-08-13) Matthew W: Slows down computer and doesn't even work
  • (2020-08-12) Alexandre: You need to show a message when you click the icon on the extension bar on the upper left that you NEED to open a new tab for the options to show. I thought this app was just not functioning and was about to uninstall it for 5 minutes straight because of this. Literally all the other extensions are showing something when you click their icon. This is weird.
  • (2020-04-03) Marcos Piérola: Too basic. It changed my new tab page and didn't let me disable that option. I had to endure whatever wallpapers it threw my way. It only supported full website blocks and didn't have any option to set time limits for a site or to set up which days and hours within a day should be considered as time for being productive.
  • (2019-09-10) Benjamin Hitchens: Serene is the smartest chrome extension I've added. No matter how hard I try and focus on a task, my mind would wonder to sites that would distract me. With Serene this is no longer a problem, my productivity levels have gone through the roof!

Latest issues

  • (2020-10-25, v:3.0.1) Kathryn Holt: Extension doesn't work
    Hello-- I purchased Serene for Mac and I have the extension on Chrome. I have set a few blocked sites and even when I'm in "Go Serene" mode the extension doesn't seem to do anything. It only shows a Serene landing page when I open a new tab which is more annoying than helpful. Am I missing something? And when I click "Go Serene" it automatically opens my text messages on my mac which is strange because that's an app I have blocked. Is this what the program is supposed to be like? I bought a paid version last week so this is disappointing.
  • (2020-04-20, v:2.2.1) Liana Rohlfing-McKenzie: Need a way to turn off New Tab feature
    Per the description, "The Serene Chrome Extension replaces the new tab page with a distraction-free screen that reminds you of your goal and provides productivity insights." This would be useful, except it blocks access to frequently used links in Chrome, and is present even when I haven't "gone Serene," which feels a bit invasive and presumptuous. It would be nice if there were a way to toggle this feature on or off separately without disrupting Serene's ability to block sites while in Serene mode.
  • (2019-11-25, v:2.1.5) John Sirrine: extension not functioning
    Thanks for the extension! Unfortunately the icon is grayed out and clicking on it doesn't do anything. What am I missing?


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2.3 (8 votes)
Last update / version
2020-07-02 / 3.0.1
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