Momentum Plus; How To Use This Chrome Extension Tool To Boost Productivity and Well-Being

Momentum is so much more than just an aesthetically-pleasing background.

It’s a productivity tool that helps to boost daily focus but also supports your digital well-being by improving mindfulness.

Here is everything you need to know about Momentum and how to get the most out of this Chrome extension.

Stock image shows a Momentum screensaver on a Laptop screen placed on a desk with aesthetically pleasing candle and a vase. Momentum dash is a custom webpage which is one of the best free productivity tools available to use.

I remember the day when I first spotted a Momentum dashboard on Instagram.

It was during the early days of @notesbythalia. I was scrolling through a “desk inspo” hashtag when I saw the picture which would change the game. There was a laptop on a desk with a scroll-stopping landscape image accompanied by the words “Good morning” next to the name of the profile I was on.

At the time, my laptop was a mess. I hadn’t created my own desktop organiser yet and my browser’s default was the standard Google search page. I didn’t know it was possible for someone’s laptop screen to look this good.

As I tapped on the picture, @momentumdash came up. I Googled it straight away and within 5-mins I had added the extension to my browser. I was officially the proud owner of an aesthetically-pleasing “new tab” window.

And I’ve been a Momentum dash girl ever since!

But it’s not just about having a visually attractive background.

Momentum is a productivity tool that helps to boost daily focus and concentration but also supports your digital well-being by improving mindfulness.

What is Momentum Dash?

Momentum is a Chrome extension for your browser. It transforms your ‘new tab’ page into a focused, productive, and inspiring dashboard. So every time you open a new tab you’ll be greeted with a stunning landscape picture and the current time.

And unlike the standard (and uninspiring) ‘new tab’ on Chrome, this is your own personal space. You can customise your Momentum dashboard with your name for that extra bit of encouragement and insta-worthy aesthetic.

Plus, you’ll also get a daily mantra and inspirational quote to provide you with the “momentum” to keep pushing forward.

So if you’re looking for a way to freshen up your browser and start each day with some motivation, then Momentum is the perfect extension for you.

Momentum is completely free to start and continue using.

However, if you would like some added features to boost your productivity and well-being then I suggest upgrading to Momentum Plus.

“Do your best and most inspired work with Momentum!”

Momentum

Momentum Plus explained

With Momentum Plus you can add further features, customisation, widgets, integrations and more.

Get access to time-sensitive countdowns so you can see friendly reminders for important events or set deadlines for tasks, metrics so you can keep important numbers at the top of your mind and world clocks so you can track the time in other countries.

Maximise your productivity and improve organisation with a built-in digital notepad and custom to-do lists which are visible on each tab.

What’s even better is that the integration feature allows you to sync your daily tasks with your favourite digital productivity tools.

Momentum Plus integrates seamlessly with Asana, Basecamp, ClickUp, Google Tasks, Todoist, Trello and other apps.

As you know, I use Notion and refuse to switch so at the moment I am unable to benefit fully from the integration feature. But hopefully one day, my dreams will come true and I’ll be able to use both of these tools at the same time.

Wow! Could you imagine? I think my head would probably explode!

Momentum Plus also gives you access to a Pomodoro Timer so you can break up your work into focused intervals or short breaks and an Autofocus Mode so you can concentrate on just one to-do list item at a time.

And you can now also add soundscapes. So if like me, you love listening to instrumental music to help find your “flow state” then Momentum Plus has you covered here too. Enjoy a collection of scenic background sounds including a campfire, beach, forest and thunderstorm to name a few.

Soundscapes are a great way to maintain focus as it subtly helps you avoid silence as well as drown out distracting noise.

The nature sounds are also perfect for meditation, relaxing and finding a moment of calm during a busy day.

With Momentum Plus you can add your own images or choose from your Momentum stock favourites as well as add a library of your own favourite quotes. You also have the ability to skip and refresh your daily picture or quote if they are not quite hitting your needs for that particular day.

You know I’m all about finding the right tools for my needs.

Momentum Plus Highlights

  • Easy-to-use toggle menu to customise your dashboard how you want
  • Fully customisable with easy name personalisation
  • Space to write your main focus for the day
  • Take quick notes using the built-in notepad
  • Sync daily tasks with your favourite productivity apps
  • Choose your own font and theme colour to suit you and your personality
  • Daily mantra and inspiration quote, skip a day if necessary
  • Enjoy a range of beautiful landscape imagery from a stock library or your own
  • Create your perfect workflow atmosphere with Soundscapes
  • 24-hr clock display and world clocks widget
  • Add a Pomodoro Timer, Countdowns, and Metrics to your dashboard
  • Switch to Autofocus or Balance Mode
  • Access to loads more features
  • 4.5 stars based on 13,000+ Chrome store reviews
  • Also available on Safari, Firefox and Edge

How awesome does Momentum Plus sound?

It’s crazy to think that this is just a browser extension tool and you can get access to all of this for as little as $3.33 per month.

And if you sign up to Momentum Plus today you can grab 10% off with my custom code.

Simply quote notesbythalia at the checkout!

Stock image shows a Momentum screensaver on a Laptop screen placed on a desk with aesthetically pleasing candle and a vase. Text overlays the stock image and reads

How to use Momentum Plus to support your productivity and well-being

You know I’m all about a healthier and more sustainable way of working.

And I feel like Momentum Plus encourages that mindful approach to productivity. It allows you to fill up your day with moments of mindfulness, reflection and balance.

Which is probably why I love this tool so much!

So let me introduce you to a few of the most defining features and how you can use your Momentum dashboard to boost your productivity, but also support your digital well-being at the same time.

1 | Use the Pomodoro Timer to remind you to take a break

Breaks are an essential part of your working day as they allow you to pause, breathe and rest before the next set of tasks.

However, taking breaks can sometimes drop down your list of priorities especially if you have a lot on your plate. Or if you’re deep in the zone, you might simply forget.

And that’s where the Pomodoro Timer on Momentum Plus comes in.

As it reminds you to take a break!

Yes, you can use this feature for ultimate productivity by setting a 25-mins countdown where you just concentrate on one task, but it also doubles as a break timer too!

Easily set your timer when you want to be reminded to take your break and press start. You can choose whether you want your timer to countdown the seconds or have a more calm approach where you just see how many minutes are left on the clock.

The timer displays on each tab and will run in the background when Chrome is open which allows you to continue your workflow.

And once the alarm goes off, you know it’s time for your break.

Indulge in a bit of self-care, pop to the kitchen for a snack, get some fresh air or simply sit and do nothing.

The time is yours.

A screenshot of Momentum dashboard showing the Pomodoro timer in action and a countdown of when to take a break.

2 | Keep track of daily tasks with Todo

Since becoming a full-time digital nomad, I have been looking for ways to minimise my belongings.

And sadly, one of the things I have decided to stop using is physical notebooks. This means that my planning, note-taking and to-do listing are now all done digitally.

I therefore can’t live without the Todo feature on Momentum Plus.

It allows me to write my daily to-do’s in a place where I know I’ll see them and tick them off as I go along.

A lot of my workload is done on the internet so having my to-do’s pop up every time I open a new tab, also allows me to keep track and stay focused.

It’s a nice subtle reminder that fits in with my mindful approach to productivity.

A screenshot of Momentum Plus showing the Todo feature in action with a list of to-do's on the side, 4 of which have been ticked off.

3 | Limit daily distractions and mindless browsing

One of the best things about my Momentum dashboard is the fact that it hides my most frequently used apps and “recommend pages” on Google’s default tab.

I’m not perfect and I am prone to browsing e-comm sites, social media and of course Youtube.

And classic Google likes to remind me of those frequently visited pages to entice me into clicking on them again.

But now that Momentum has transformed my “new tab” into an inspiring and productive space, I no longer have the urge to mindlessly browse.

So every time I add a new tab, instead of being distracted by recommended pages and clicking on one of them, I can continue on my mission and search for the page I need.

Give it a go now, add Momentum to your Chrome extensions and say hello to fewer distractions!

4 | Create a shutdown routine by using Balance Mode

My entire ethos is to promote a healthy work-life balance. One where productivity and self-care can work side by side and you don’t need to sacrifice one over the other.

And one of the ways I encourage this is through setting boundaries and building a shutdown routine.

A shutdown routine can help switch your brain off from work mode, calm the mind and ease you into the evening. Your shutdown routine can be anywhere between 5–30 minutes but I suggest making it simple enough to remember so you can easily apply it every day.

What I love about Momentum Plus is that it has a Balance Mode which encourages healthy work-life balance boundaries.

Balance Mode enables you to hide productivity features during your downtime hours so you are not tempted to continue with your to-do list at night or during non-work hours.

You can easily enable Balance Mode on the control panel when you need. Or you can set a custom schedule with when to turn on “downtime” and when to turn it off. You can also choose what days to apply it to. Either on weekdays, every day or on your own custom schedule.

It’s such a great feature and I can’t wait for you to try it out!

A screenshot of Momentum Plus showing the Balance Mode in action and the control panel

Save this as inspiration on Pinterest!

8 ways to use Momentum Plus to boost productivity infographic. Includes use the pomodoro timer to remind you to take a break, keep track of daily tasks with the to-do list, sync with your favourite productivity apps, build a shutdown routine by using Balance Mode, set 25-mins intervals for deep focus, take quick notes using the built-in notepad, limit mindless browsing and find your flow with soundscapes. Black italic text with hand drawn icons on coloured shapes.

Final thoughts

And that’s Momentum Plus in a nutshell!

I hope this post has provided you with enough information about Momentum and that you benefit from this nifty tool just as much as I have.

Getting started on a new productivity tool is never easy as exploring the endless capabilities can seem rather daunting.

But I hope this blog post has helped ease the overwhelm and provided you with a bit of support.

I suggest starting small and playing around with the features first.

Just have fun with it.

Set up your name and choose a beautiful image. Start taking pictures that you can share with your friends and inspire them to download Momentum on their browser too.

Let’s give the gift of “momentum” and encourage ourselves and everyone around us to keep going!

We pretty much need it right now.

Until next week,

♡ Thalia xx

Disclaimer: Please note, this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links then I will be rewarded at no extra cost to you. Any money earned through affiliates will be put towards running my blog and newsletter.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Notes by Thalia

Notes by Thalia

75 Followers

Here to help you mindfully navigate and balance your day. Notes on self-care, mindful productivity, mental well-being and wellness.