When you go out with your friends or for dinner with family, and find it extremely hard to keep your hands off your phone? Yes, that means you are addicted to your smartphone, and in this day and age, it is a real thing.
Due to the rapid growth of social media platforms and a constant urge to keep yourself updated, you often find yourself glued to your smartphone way more than usual. And that is a bad thing; it leads to a distraught mind and loss of focus over time.
Fortunately and ironically, there are various apps available on the Play Store to curb your smartphone addiction and boost productivity.
In this article, we list out our top seven apps to fend off smartphone addiction and increase productivity.
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Social Fever – Stop Smartphone addiction
This app developed by Systweak Software is an all-in-one package to control your smartphone addiction and boost productivity. It has many features which help you keep a detailed track on overall smartphone usage.
It gives you reminders if you look at your screen for over 30 minutes, or even listen to music for over 30 minutes. It keeps Unlock Logs which will also help you to curb your addiction.
SPACE: Break phone addiction, stay focused
This is the most widely used app to control or even cure smartphone addiction. It is a Play Store featured app and has great features to help increase productivity.
They provide various programs which last over eight days and others over four weeks, which include understanding your current habits and keep a track on phone usage. Also, they help in setting goals and achieving them.
The app has features like notification blocking and screen dimming to curb smartphone usage. You can also unlock some additional features by upgrading to SPACE Pro with a one-time payment.
Forest: Stay focused
This app too is one of the most popular apps available in the market, Forest is a brilliantly executed idea to curb smartphone addiction.
If you temporarily stay away from your phone and focus on what’s more important, you can plant a seed in Forest. As time goes by, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation of using your phone and leave the app, your tree will wither.
This sense of achievement will encourage you to stay away from your smartphone and increase productivity.
Digital Detox: Focus and fight phone addiction
Digital Detox: Focus and fight phone addiction is a good app for what it offers. With features like limited access to your phone, built-in challenges with multiple levels of difficulty, Scheduling and whitelisting capabilities.
This app also keeps track of all your challenges and compares with others, helps you unlock achievements and also has a leader board.
They also use Device Administrator permission. The reason for this is to prevent to uninstall the app during a digital detox which would make the detox it ineffective.
usagetracker – Phone Addiction and tracking
This is a well-developed app to curb smartphone addiction. It is designed to monitor and revisit your total app activity. It tracks your most used and also your most opened app. It also helps you set goals for yourself and achieve them over time.
It also gives you a daily and weekly report of your app usage.
AntiSocial: phone addiction
AntiSocial is a very unique app in this section. It tracks your cell phone usage over time, and it is benchmarked against all other users to get an overall understanding of your phone usage.
It is a lite app and has very less impact on battery life and data. Accurate data feeds, easy to understand reports and an extremely user-friendly user interface makes this app one of the best in its class.
FOMO – Beat Your Phone Addiction
FOMO is a simple and straightforward app to curb smartphone addiction. With its size less than a megabyte, it has great features.
It keeps track of all your app usage, tells you about your most used apps and also gives reminders for over-usage of certain apps.
The app scores you after analysing all data, and hence you have to lessen the score by each day until you’re entirely free of phone addiction.
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