It's summer - look up from those screens! If you've got too many gadgets demanding your attention, it might be time to take an e-vacation. Read on for the best apps to take a break from technology.
1. Clip and Save
Use one of these services to gather any interesting articles you stumble upon during a day of Web surfing. Click a button in your browser bar and the articles are saved to your account in a simplified format - all ads, banners, and other visual clutter are stripped away. Then sit down with your laptop or access the content via app from your smartphone or tablet when you have the time to read in peace. All free; instapaper.com, readability.com, getpocket.com.
2. The Choice is Yours
Enter the websites you want to avoid into Mindful Browsing, and you'll see a warning page whenever you type in one of those URLs, go to one via bookmark, or follow a link to one from another page. It makes you stop and think before you start wasting time. Free; mindfulbrowsing.com.
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