Updated: Jan 9, 2020
The following apps caught our attention as useful tools to help you put down your phone and be present with friends and family.
If you want to temporarily put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in real life, 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.
The sense of achievement and responsibility will encourage you to stay away from your phone, and will help you make better use of your time. Stop getting distracted by your phone, become self-motivated and get more things done.
Stay focused. Be present!
Does your phone distract you from staying focused? Do you find it difficult to pay attention because of your phone or social media? Flipd is the simplest and most effective distraction blocker that prevents you from getting off task so that you can focus on what matters. Backed by research, Flipd is proven to help you stay focused, improve your attention, and increase productivity. Stay connected and remove distractions with Flipd.
Get more social time for your life, block apps and notifications and spent less time on the phone!
AppDetox helps you to calm down your mobile app usage, and take a digital detox. You are able to set your own rules for your apps and notifications to detox from some heavy usage and stop procrastinating and phubbing. Lock your apps with this applocker.
Every time you violate one of your own rules, AppDetox will remind you to take a break and stop your heavy app usage. You can also keep track of these violations in a log. Some people are using AppDetox for parental control of their kid's screen time.
ZeroPC DinnerTime Plus is a user-friendly app parents can download to remind their children about taking time out from their mobile devices to study, get the sleep they need, and of course, enjoy mealtime as a family. Features include Dinner Time, Bed Time and Take a Break control options.
Moment enables you to use your phone in a healthy way, giving you back time for the parts of life that matter most.
• See how much time you’re spending on your phone and which apps you’re using most.
• Rethink the way you use your phone, one day at a time, through guided coaching sessions at your own pace.