Nowadays, we are so dependent on our smartphones that without it, we can’t even survive a day. Spending time on smartphones is not a bad thing, but mindlessly scrolling through twitter or facebook, watching random videos on YouTube could be a severe waste of time.
Look, we are not saying that checking facebook feeds or watching YouTube videos is a bad thing; we all do that in our spare time. However, many users use these platforms all the time and waste time mindlessly.
So, to deal with such things, Google recently launched a new program known as Digital Wellbeing Experiments. It’s basically a new program that consists of few apps that are meant to reduce your smartphone usage. So, these are the apps that help to spend less time on your phone.
5 New Google Apps, You Need To Check Out
According to Google, the new digital wellbeing experiments are a platform to encourage designers and developers to build digital wellbeing into their products. So, in this article, we are going to share the list of the first five Android apps that are the parts of the Digital Wellbeing Experiments of Google.
1. Unlock Clock
It’s basically an Android app that’s part of Google’s Digital Wellbeing Experiments, but it serves as a live wallpaper. It’s a fun, productive way to stop yourself from opening your phone at every opportunity. It’s a live wallpaper that counts the number of times you have unlocked your smartphone on a particular day. However, to use the Unlock Clock, you need to go through some procedures.
2. Post Box
It’s basically a notification management app that is developed by Google Creative Labs. Once installed, the app asks you to set the time that suits you to deliver the notifications. So, it enables you to get your notifications delivered in batches at the time that suits you. By doing so, it prevents you from checking your phone at random intervals.
3. We Flip
Want to spend quality time with your friends and family members? You need to switch off from technology. This app helps to do the exact same thing. We Flip allows users to switch off from technology as a group. The purpose of the app is simple, simply wait for everyone to join as a group, once joined, flip the switch together to begin the session. If someone in the group unlocks the phone, the session ends.
Morph is nothing more than a smart app manager that helps you stay focused, by adapting your phone to what you are doing. It organizes your apps into different modes, like Work and Home. The app will suggest the apps based on the modes that you have selected. For example, if you are at home, then it will advise you YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Similarly, for work, it will suggest you Evernote, Google Drive, etc. Yes, you can select apps according to your needs in different modes.
Well, if you are finding a way to find focus by going a day with only your essential apps, then you need to give Desert Island a try. The ultimate motto of this app is to challenge you to survive a day without using your most-used apps. So, just pick the apps that are the root cause of distraction and kills your time and give it a go for 24 hours.
So, these are the five new Digital Wellbeing Experiments from Google. The search giant, of course, Google is more likely to develop more apps soon. So, what do you think about this? Let us know your opinion in the comment box below.