Following the article on phone addiction, if you’re part of that bandwagon, here are a couple of apps to help cure your addiction.
Android’s Digital Wellbeing tools give you a daily view of how often you check your phone and how frequently you use different apps. You can then set limits with daily app timers, and unplug at night with features like Wind Down.
Forest is a popular productivity app that helps people beat their phone addiction. It helps you and manage your time in an interesting and pleasant way. Users can earn credits by not using their cell phones and plant real trees around the world with the credits.
OFFTIME for Android lets you create profiles that block your calls, texts, and notifications. You can even restrict access to any apps and limit your phone usage (digital detox). This helps you focus, minimize distractions, break free and have some quality time.
The app helps you focus by restricting the usage of blocked apps or overall phone based on Daily / Hourly Usage Limit / Limit on Number of launches / Specified Time Intervals and Limit on Screen Unlocks.
A new app called Siempo wants to un-addict you from your smartphone and its numerous attention-stealing apps. To do so, Siempo replaces an Android device’s home screen, while also taking advantage of a number of design principles. It pushes distractions further away, giving you more control over your notifications.
Take control of your screen time! Use Freedom to block time-wasting apps and websites so you can be more focused, productive, and engaged with the world around you. Simply select the apps and websites you want to block, and start a Freedom session.
Flipd works like a lock screen on a timer that encourages you to remain unplugged from your phone. Whether you’re using the app to study, pay attention in class, or even sleep, Flipd helps you disconnect and measures your mindful progress.
The Space App is a personalised behaviour change programme designed to help you think about how you use your phone and how it affects your life. We want to help you to see the opportunities to put down your phone and to look up at the world around you.
They are all available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.