Are you having trouble with online productivity? I have...
It happens every time I open a browser to add a calendar event to my online company calendar. I open the browser, ZAP!!!, my mind turns blank, and twenty minutes later I find myself on StumbleUpon thinking "what was I doing?"
My attention got hijacked. My normal browser is so full of possible distractions. It's just to tempting to check one of the Facebook updates on your startpage on Netvibes or Igoogle or whatever.
Well I think I have found a solution. It's called Mozilla Prism.
The idea is to make a number specific small chopped down browsers. Each of these browsers gets a specific starting URL. For instance, you could have one for your Gmail, one for your Online Calendar, and so on.
I installed Prism today, and it works wonderful. When you run Prism, it will ask you for a URL and where to put the little app. You can put it on the desktop or in the applications folder. You can even give each of these minibrowsers their own unique Icons.
So now I can enjoy the benifits of having focused apps that runs online software. I can launch them from spotlight or have them in my dock. And there's way to enter another URL. When I open my online mail to do work, I stay in my online mail.
- Jens Poder