What strange human beings we end up being! We sleep with our Android phones turned on under the pillow or next to our bed, we like to use them all the time (even when it’s not the case), we feel uncomfortable when we leave the shiny devices at home or in the car and it becomes a tragedy when we have no service.
Technology made life much easier, but the impact on your work, your academic performance, your home life, relationships and so on is not positive all the time. People who spend lots of time on their phones are distracted by the impulse to check their device, even when they haven’t received a notification or a message, they tend to hit a bunch of red lights on the way home so they can comment on a certain Facebook post, forget something if no reminder has been set, they grab the phone and check it before going to sleep and wake up with the eyes looking for the phone again and so on. Are you one of them too?
Offtake is another special app recommended to those who need a digital detox, as well as balance and focus in their life. Do you also lack these? Then, I bet that you will gladly hear that the app can manage your current smartphone usage by cutting off some of the distracting features in your Android phone.
The app lets you track and customize your connectivity so you can be more productive and spend some quality time with the people you love. To be more precise, the app gives you the possibility to create profiles that block calls, texts, as well as those distracting notifications.
You can even restrict access to any apps and limit your phone usage in order to make sure that there isn’t a thing that can distract you. However, not everything related to your Android phone can be considered a distraction and the app is also perfectly aware of that.
In such a case, you can make exceptions for the people important to you, or send out custom auto-replies that will let the others know that you are not ignoring them. And don’t worry about missing something important! With Offtime you are free to check out the activity log for a comprehensive list of everything that happened while you haven’t used the phone.
What do you say? Is the app worthy of your attention? Take it from here and install it onto your Android handset.
Please share in the comments below if and how the app helped you fight against your phone addiction. You can also:
- Try another app and learn How to Stay Connected while Removing Distractions with Flipd;
- Take a Digital Diet with Android QualityTime;
- Learn How to stay away from your smartphone with Forest, an app that gives you the chance to build a virtual forest by not using your phone so much. Whenever you want to take a break, plant a seed in the forest and let it grow by not using the device for the next 30 minutes.