No one can deny that mobile is a great friend for work and entertainment, but often takes away productivity at work (at the expense of free time) and also limits face-to-face human relationships. If you think it’s hard for you to disconnect, try these applications.
1 – Faceup App
“Life’s that passing while watching the screen of your cell , ” is the slogan and the idea that guides this application, which aims to allow users to maintain a “digital lifestyle balanced and sustainable”. The first step is to answer a series of questions as a test to “diagnose” the degree of addiction to the mobile. The application poses challenges such as not using the mobile phone at meals or dinners or in other people, do not consult the mobile from the bed or when you are alone with your partner, turn it off to go to the movies or when you go to sleep, etc. The user must overcome these challenges one by one and the system compiles the progress statistics. It’s available for Android and iOS.
2 – OffTime App
This application allows you to create own profiles (Work, Family, Trip, Vacations, etc) that enable or block certain connections or applications that are unnecessary and distracting, or simply feed us the habit of looking at screens all the time . Allows you to unblock or block incoming calls, text messages and application notifications, among other options. In addition to those options, the application makes statistics about the uses we make of the cell phone, so that we can gradually adjust the elements that make us lose more time. While the app is more productivity oriented at work, it is also an ally for free moments.
3 – Flipd App
After starting, the application asks set preferences to determine which applications can be accessed and which are not. It also allows you to send automatic responses in case you receive text messages or calls during times of disconnection. For emergency cases, the phone will allow a 60 second unlock to call preset emergency numbers. What is new in this app is that it allows you to create workgroups to manage it in a network, so that all those who integrate the group have the same blocks or permissions for a certain time, which is ideal for work teams or parents of Boys who need to concentrate on their studies.
4 – Freedom App
“Your time is your most valuable resource” is the slogan of this application. It seems untrue that a service called “Freedom” is actually dedicated to limiting access to distractive applications. It was one of the first of its kind and has as a premise the fact that we spend a lot of time at work surfing social networks, which ultimately takes time off. It allows programming in a calendar with days and times the locks determined by the user. The most important thing about this app is that it is multiplatform: it can be used on Android devices, iOS and also desktop computers with Windows and Mac systems. Yes, it has a cost: US $ 7 per month.
5 – Moment App
Some say that what can not be measured, can not be controlled. For those two things there is Moment, an app that quantifies – and puts brakes – on the use of the mobile. Moment allows limits on the time spent on mobiles and when we approach this limit it sends notifications; Monitor how many times we turn on the device and how long we are using it; It forces us not to use it when the limit is exceeded. You can also track where you use the device and relate it to other variables (times and times we use). The “iPhone-free” mode is ideal for when the whole family is dining and you do not need any distractions. It’s a paid application and so far it is exclusive to iOS devices.
A game loser pays if you are tired of meeting with friends and everyone is playing with their phone. It is played in meetings, in bars, or restaurants. It consists of stacking all phones on the table after ordering. It is forbidden to touch the phones during dinner and until the bill arrives. If someone does, no matter the reason, it will be the one that pays the food and the drink for the whole table.