New App Brings Digital Wellbeing Features To All Android Handsets

New App Brings Digital Wellbeing Features To All Android Handsets

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A new application takes features of Digital Wellbeing by Google—a bunch of useful tools for informing which apps you are investing too much time in—and opens most of them up to all Android handsets. It is dubbed as ActionDash, and it comes from the developer of Action Launcher, the home screen customization app.

When you start it, ActionDash displays you a transparent breakdown of which applications have been consuming your time, how many times you have opened your handset, and how many messages you received. Toggling to different screens lets you to view breakdowns by hour, by day, and by app.

ActionDash feels and looks almost precisely like Digital Wellbeing. The applications are so akin to that while evaluating the two on the handset. However, it is missing some major functions of Google’s app, such as the capability of setting app usage limits.

On a related note, earlier anybody with an iPhone 5S and later model of iPhone can glean detailed data about for how long and how often they use their handset. Apple rolled out the iOS 12, which is the latest edition of its mobile OS. It comprises a series of functions developed to track your handset employment and assist you slash down screen time.

Apple is the newest firm to deal with a rising problem generated by its own goods. “Time well invested” is the trendy catchphrase in Silicon Valley as technology behemoth such as Facebook and Google launch out functions to assist users make better employment of their time.

The new OS is accessible now. It comprises group FaceTime calls, performance improvements, new AR (augmented reality) powers, and customizable Animoji’s that look like the user. But the major update is inclusion of Screen Time. The feature, found in Settings, compares the time you invest on your handset by week and day, and breaks it down by category and app.