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Takeafive self-destructs your distractions during the workday

Taking a quick break at work is a great idea until you snap out of your cat video stupor 2 hours later. Takeafive is here to help you stay on track.



Need a break?

It’s about 4:00 p.m. on a typical workday, and you’ve arrived at a place where you just need an interruption. Your brain is fried, you’re exhausted and you want to spend a good ten minutes surfing the web. Not for anything in particular, but just because you need to let the latest gossip, news or music wash over you. You must have a distraction from the monotony of the day.

Then, you check the clock after what seemed like a quick game of solitaire and realize that it’s 4:45. Time got away from you, and now you’ve become a victim – willingly donating 45 minutes of your day to the most addictive time suck available… the web.

Time-suck distractions will suck no longer

The internet temptation gets the best of all of us. We are all guilty of getting caught up watching one too many grumpy cat or Jimmy Fallon videos when we really should be hard at work. We use the internet as a break, but then we abuse that break by getting caught up too frequently for too long.
But… what if there was a way to really put a stop to that abuse? What if you could limit the amount of time you spend browsing without setting an alarm on your phone or computer (that you’ll probably ignore anyways)?

Thanks to the geniuses behind, you may be able to do just that.

Tab will self-destruct in 5… 4…

Here is how it works… you open a tab, visit and select a designated time or create your custom time limit. After selecting your time, your tab begins a countdown, and you have exactly the predetermined time to browse the way you’d like before your tab expires. After the time runs out, the tab will send you a message telling you to get back to work. The countdown is a motivating visual reminder that your time is limited.

3… 2…

No more alarms, getting caught with your pants down at the end of a workday or just generally spending too much time doing non-work related things online.

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Takeafive holds you accountable and doesn’t allow you to ignore the time or your responsibilities. Thanks to a website that will do the time crunching for you, procrastination and distractions that take far too long can be an issue of the past.


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Staff writer, Ashley Lombardo, earned her B.S. in journalism from The University of Florida and has used her skills to report on everything from the economy to productivity. She is well-known for her tremendously positive presence, and when she's not trying to save the world she indulges in red wine, friends, fitness, books, bubble baths, shoes, family and love.

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