Six new smartphone apps to download
This app is useful in many different situations throughout everyday activity. Worried about receiving an important text while driving? Agent will read the text aloud to allow drivers to focus on the road. This app is constructed to keep a phone’s battery life longer. Agent has many other benefits, as it can help users find their car in a parking lot or silencing a user’s phone while they have an event planned on the calendar of their phone. The only downfall of this miracle app is that it is not available on iOS.
Only available to Android users, this app is completely free. Using the Android proximity sensor, the app will turn users screens off when put on a flat service or put in a pocket. Along with that, the app will turn the screen on when taken out of a pocket or picked up from a flat service. This app is always convenient for anyone in a rush.
An app with the sole purpose to help users live in the “moment,” allows for the limiting of usage on products that use iOS. With this app, parents are able to track how long their children have been using their iPhones or iPads. The app allows restrictions to be set on how long users are on their devices and also notifys when users get close to their usage limitation.
A telemarketer’s nightmare and a cell phone users daydream. This app lets users block calls and text messages. If they do not want to go to such extreme measures, they can always just have it mute certain calls or send them straight to voicemail. With this app, users can create a “white lists,” which allows them to only take calls from those on that list, or the “black lists,” which allows them to ignore all the numbers on the list. For the small cost of $2.99, this app is sure to give the privacy wanted.
Developed by Urbandroid, Twilight is a free app that filters out the blue light from a phone screen, which is harmful to the melatonin cycle in the brain. This filter, in turn, helps users maintain a healthy circadian sleep schedule. The app also comes with a nifty automation setting that syncs a screen with the sun cycle, and automatically turns on from sunset to sunrise. Urbandroid claims it adds one hour of sleep to its users on average. Highly customizable and versatile, Twilight is one of the most useful apps to regulate your sleep cycle.
Cover is an app that modifies a lock screen based upon the user’s location and the time of day. If the user is at school or work and typically use apps such as Gmail, Dropbox, and a calculator, Cover will recognize that and place those apps on the user’s lock screen for quick and easy access. Then if you go home, Cover will replace the work-time apps with Netflix and Spotify, or whatever apps users use most. Cover’s ability to get to know how and when user’s use their device and then reshape the lockscreen from that knowledge makes it a very convenient app to have.