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Are you Appy?

 

This guide was inspired by the following Digital Wellness workshop.

Chisholm, A., & Hartman-Caverly, S. (2020). Digital Wellness workshop.  ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox.  https://sandbox.acrl.org/library-collection/digital-wellness-workshop


 
  This workshop is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Digital Wellness Wheel
Apps to Curb Smartphone Addiction
Adapted from 9 Apps To Curb Smartphone Addiction And Boost Productivity   Updated: January 1, 2021
AppDetox | Free | Android
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 to detox from some heavy usage and stop procrastinating and phubbing. Lock your apps with this applocker.

Flipd | Free | iOS | Android
With Flipd, you never have to be distracted by your phone again! Backed by research, Flipd is the leading app that effectively hides social media apps and games for you so that you can stay focused and on-task. Y

Moment | Free | iOS | Android [ Coming Soon ]
Put down your phone and get back to your life. Moment is an iOS app that automatically tracks how much you use your iPhone and iPad each day. If you’re using your phone too much, you can set daily limits on yourself and be notified when you go over. 

QualityTime | Free | Android
QualityTime offers a unique and in-depth analysis of your smartphone activities by tracking total usage, screen unlocks and individual apps with hourly, daily and weekly summary reporting options. The app provides the ability to curb your habits by using actionable features allowing you to set your own time restrictions like ‘alerts’, ‘take a break’ and ‘scheduled breaks’.

Forest: Stay focused | Free | iOS | Android
Have you ever been addicted to your phone and just cannot put it down? Forest provides an interesting solution to beat your phone addiction. You can plant a seed in Forest. In the following time, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation and leave this app to check Facebook or play a game, your tree will wither away. 

Yukan | Free | iOS | Android
Simply open the Yukan app, decide how long and for which project you are collecting offline time and off you go. So you can simply do good and experience how beneficial timeout is for you. Who benefits from Yukan? You, because you can make the most of your time.

Channel | Free | iOS
Do you ever feel like you’re spending too much time on your phone? It’s not your fault, most of the popular apps have teams of thousands of people who use persuasive tactics designed to keep you engaged as long as possible. Channel easily helps you to turn off distracting settings and features from the apps you use, all in one place.
 
 
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