Need to search for something on YouTube but get distracted by all the recommended videos? Use "No Distractions" for YouTube to hide the distractions and stay on task!

"No Distractions" for YouTube is a Safari App Extension I built to help myself. It lets you take control over what you need to find on YouTube instead of letting the YouTube algorithms control you...!

It does this by removing video recommendations on the front page as well as the 'up next' videos that usually appear on the right while you watch a video.

It also adds a button above the video comments that can be used to hide or show comments. If you hide comments and leave the page, they will be hidden by default next time you come back to YouTube.

The app does not collect any data and does not send any data anywhere.

The app is open source, so you can inspect the code for yourself, suggest additional features - or download, tweak it yourself, or suggest improvements on:

What’s New

Version 1.8

Hi folks, the app now allows you to turn autoplay on and off using the toggle next to a video being played!

Remember the extension is open source - find the source code and submit feature suggestions on!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Tomherb100 ,

Does what it says

Very helpful for preventing you sprialing into more and more un important content and allows you yo focus more time onto the things that matter the most.

One thing i wish it had is the ability to turn off coments

Mike_1819 ,

Great, 1 note...

This works great -- only thing is it still leaves the grid of suggested videos once your video finishes.

But otherwise, best option I've found for Safari so far. Thank you!

Developer Response ,

Good point, I hadn't thought about that! I've tweaked the app to also hide the grid of suggested videos after a video finished, and have submitted an updated version to the App Store - it should be up in a couple of days! :)

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

App Privacy

The developer, ULRIK LYNGS, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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