Cellphones are addictive. One can use them to pay the bills or order food online. However, with great utility comes the burden of using them 24/7. Many people are concerned about the time they spend on their phones and luckily, there are some apps in the market that help you restore balance in your life. Here are some apps that limit the screen time and make sure you enjoy your surroundings.
Freedom is available for your iPhone and iPad. It allows you to create blocklists and schedule time away from the apps that may be most distracting. Since there is a Freedom app for both iOS and Mac, it’s easy to create custom blocklists for all of your devices. While Freedom offers a free trial period, a monthly subscription, at $7 per month or $29 for the year, is required to access all of its features.
In Moment is another one with minimal aesthetic. The app tracks and provides historical data on your social media habit. In addition to telling you how much time you’re spending on Instagram or Twitter, In Moment allows you to set limits on your daily social media usage.
Space is a bit different than other apps. Space helps you set goals to be more aware of your screen usage. When you install Space, you’ll complete a short questionnaire about your smartphone habits and then select a user type that is the best match. The app then sets screen unlock and time use goals. The app will send notifications as screen time increases and reward you with different achievement badges when you meet your daily goals.
App Detox allows you to easily create rules to limit access to certain apps. The usual schedule and time-based limitations are available, as well as an option that requires to you walk in order to earn screen time. App Detox is one of the few apps that provides a “Forever” option for apps that cannot be deleted from your phone.
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