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Introducing Youtube Detox: Distraction-free Youtube Search

Hey everyone! How's the holiday season going for you all? Hope you're having a jolly good time with your families, stuffing your faces with lots of turkey and eggnog. πŸ—πŸ₯› Me, personally? I'm doing amazing, and I'm back with my 12th product of the year, as I promised myself at the beginning of this year. Turns out you can keep your new year resolutions, after all! πŸ˜›πŸ˜Ž

Anyway, let me introduce to you a very simple but, in my opinion, very useful product, Youtube Detox.

What is Youtube Detox

Okay, first tell me... does this sound familiar?
You want to quickly learn about something new. Perhaps it's a cool historical fact that you want to explore further, or maybe a new interest you developed. You just want to watch a couple of relevant videos quickly and get up to speed, so you open Youtube. So far, so good.
But before you type something, you see the new trailer for that video game you've been eagerly waiting for! Cool, 5 minutes and then you're back to what you were doing. ⌚
Ooh ooh, that new MKBHD video comparing best smartphones of 2019 also just dropped? Sick! 12 more minutes shouldn't hurt. You'll make it up later. πŸ™‡πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ
And wait, the latest episode for your favorite web series is out! Oh well, what's another 20 minutes or so? πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ

Ah shit, here we go again! GIF

Next thing you know, you've just wasted 2 hours down the Youtube rabbit-hole and now you don't know what you came here looking for in the first place. But hey, at least you know how baby giraffes are born! πŸ€—πŸ¦’

Well, I know this is all too common for most of us. I will admit Youtube is great. Education, entertainment, humor, pretty much every kind of content in one easily accessible place. I get to learn a lot from it, ya know, and I'm sure you all do too. But it can also be a huge time-sink, especially when you're getting bombarded with recommendations left, right, and center (quite literally). 😫

So how does Youtube Detox help?

  1. With Youtube Detox, you can change this behavior. Start with a simple, minimalistic page that lets you search anything on Youtube directly without the distracting home-feed. 😎
    Feature 1 GIF

  2. For privacy enthusiasts, you can also use Youtube Detox to save your history locally and disable your account's Youtube History. πŸ”
    Feature 2 GIF

Check it out here.

Youtube Detox is completely open source, so you can check out the code and contribute to its development. You can find the repo here.

GitHub logo sarthology / youtube-detox

πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Get control over YouTube and be distraction free

Youtube Detox

πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Get control over YouTube and be distraction free

Youtube is great. I get to learn a lot from it, and I'm sure you all do too. But it can also be a huge time-sink, especially when you're getting bombarded with recommendations left, right, and center (quite literally). 😫 With Youtube Detox, you can change this. Start with a simple, minimalistic page that lets you search anything on Youtube directly without the distracting home-feed. 😎 For privacy enthusiasts, you can also use Youtube Detox to save your history locally and disable your account's Youtube History. πŸ”

Contributing

Feel free to contribute to this project and treat it like your own. 😊

Useful Links

License

MIT License

Author

Sarthak Sharma

Acknowledgments

Icons used from flaticon.




There's More Where That Came From!

2019 has been a great year for me and Team XenoX πŸ”₯. We've built a lot of cool stuff and have grown steadily. As the year is ending, I want to take this moment to express my gratitude to this community for always being super supportive of our efforts. We're ending the year on a high note and hope you are too!

If you like our work and want to contribute, come join me at Team Xenox and let’s get the party started. Our doors are now open to devs of all backgrounds and experience levels.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. πŸ‘€πŸ‘‡πŸΌ If you love the product, tell your friends. 🧑

We're on ProductHunt Today! 😻

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We just launched Youtube Detox on ProductHunt as well. If you like it, please show some love and leave your thoughts on ProductHunt. I'd love to hear what you have to say. πŸ™πŸΌ

We're going to make 2020 an even more splendid year. Here's to lots of bigger, better, more powerful products, and all of you!

Happy New Year, DEV Community! πŸ₯³πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

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That's all for now, friends. See you all next year haha! πŸ˜›πŸ€©

Top comments (4)

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Yoren Chang

Hey Sarthak, congrats you made it! 12 OS projects this year, it’s really amazing and I’m so proud of you 😍

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Ben Halpern

Nice

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Alessio Bianchetti

I don't get it. This is just, pretty much, a page which redirects to YouTube after the search.

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Praveen yadav

Exactly what i thought. we can just google that search query with YouTube keyword it will be the same thing just one more click and but have autocorrect

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