Addicted to social media? Try these 5 apps for help
Over the years, social media has changed how we communicate and go about our lives. From Facebook's news updates to Instagram's live stories, there's always something to see, explore on these platforms. Granted, they keep us connected, but at the same time, people are getting so hooked, they're missing out on other important aspects of life. However, if you are a victim, these 5 apps can help.
Stay Focused is a self-control app that lets you restrict social media usage by setting time or launch limits for different apps. Just download the app, create a profile with apps you want to avoid, and set daily or hourly usage limits for them. Next, when the profile is activated and the allotted time runs out, the selected apps, their notifications will be blocked.
App off timer
With this app, you'll be able to define time limits for social media apps, individually or in groups. Just select the app and specify off time, waiting time, and maximum daily usage limit for it. Then, you'll be able to use the app only for the specified off time, following which the waiting period will kick-in and the app will be closed.
While letting users set time, usage, and launch limits for social apps, AppDetox also offers some additional 'rules' for an app. With this, you can block apps entire or set activity-based rules, which can remind you to do other tasks instead of using that app. Also, this app shows how many times you broke the set rules.
Your Hour takes a different approach, where instead of restricting apps, it places a small timer on the screen, showing how long have you been using that app. It also gives a timeline showcasing daily app usage and analyzes your weekly usage to determine whether you're a dependent, obsessed, or addicted phone user. This way, you can decide for yourself and control app usage.
Flipd is an app that tackles phone and social media addiction by prompting users to create or join different communities. It offers a number of groups to help stay focused and avoid distractions from social media services. Plus, there are two different lock modes to log your sessions and set timers to restrict phone and app usage.