SurfControl is a Firefox extension that shows you how you waste time online, and gives you tools to block or limit your time spent on different websites.
1. Download the add-on from this page.
2. Click Tools->Options->Toolbar Layout. Or right-click the toolbar and click 'customize...'. You'll see an icon with a clock, a thumbs up and a thumbs down. Now click+drag it to your toolbar.
Using the dashboard
Click Tools->SurfControl Dashboard, or click the clock icon to open up the dashboard. This is where you view data and block sites. Click Overview for how you've been doing over time, see Details to see insightful information about your current browsing habits, and use Block Websites to limit your access to websites.
In order to see more helpful information in the dashboard, you can rate websites as productive or unproductive using the thumbs up/down buttons we added in step 2 of Getting Started. To do this, open up a website and click thumbs up to mark it as productive or thumbs down to mark it as unproductive.
About this project
SurfControl is an open-source project licensed under the MIT License. So you can do whatever you want with the addon and its source. In particular, anyone and everyone is encouraged to contribute to the project on github.
A brief history of Surf Control: Once upon a time, two Canadian interns named Aamir and Cameron were having the time of their lives as interns working at SugarCRM in Cupertino, CA. These two interns competed in Mozilla's first WSOH competition, and won first place with a project called FuzzyPeach. Shortly afterward, Cam and Aamir renamed the project to SurfControl, slapped the MIT license on it, and released it on AMO for the world to enjoy.
· Mozilla Firefox
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Link to 'SurfControl Dashboard' now opens in a new tab/window.