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⏱ Time Limit / Budget use of distracting apps#114

Hi! Love the idea of this app and that you’re people-focused and not selling our data. I’m very specifically looking for an app that will let me set app time limits within a schedule. My issue with social media is not just that I lose track of time, but also that I have poor impulse control, so if I give myself a limit of 1 hour of Instagram a day, I’ll use it all in one sitting. I want to be able to set a schedule that says from 7a-10a, I have a 15 minute Instagram limit, and from 10a-6pm, I have a 30 minute Instagram limit. There was a website extension for chrome WasteNoTime that allows you to do this which was great for the world before smart phones, but I haven’t been able to find a solution that can do the same for apps. Do you have any intention of adding this feature or something similar? Thanks! Lara

a year ago
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This exact reason impulse control and everything is why I have downloaded 10 apps like Opal over the past 3 weeks. Nothing is out there for phones but you can find a bunch of stuff for Mac or PC.

a year ago
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Changed the status to
Planned
a year ago
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Merged Timer on apps#149
a year ago
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Merged Time Limits#76
a year ago
Changed the title from "⏱ Allow social media use for set amounts of time throughout the day" to "⏱ Budget use of distracting apps"
a year ago
Changed the title from "⏱ Budget use of distracting apps" to "⏱ Time Limit / Budget use of distracting apps"
9 months ago

Looking forward to this. I had this feature in another app in android but haven’t found a similar function with iOS. It was really useful

8 months ago
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Merged Timeouts#203
5 months ago

“Truthfully the only thing I’d love to have (more of a feature idea) is to have “set” time limits for certain apps. Let’s say I have a focus block from 4p - 6p each night. I’d love to have a middle ground where I could say “I only want to be on instagram for a total of 10 mins in that 2 hour span”. Right now, to my knowledge, I can just block it and then go request a break to access IG, but would love to set a timeline on some time blocks where i’m okay with being on socials, but don’t want to be on there for hours”

5 months ago
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For those of you out there using iPhones (iOS systems), if you will go to the Settings icon, then go into ‘Screen Time,’ you’ll find a statistical synopsis of how you’ve been using your time on your phone (social media, productivity apps, information & reading, etc.), as well as the specific apps (within those categories) you’ve been utilizing throughout that time period.

There’s a ‘See all activity’ option just below the graph of your weekly (day-to-day) phone usage, displayed in a general & nonspecific graph as your ‘daily usage percentage’ per 24hr period. After you click on the ‘See all activity,’ the details of what apps you’ve spent your time on are all listed below (as are the overall percentage of those categories with respect to the function they serve). You have the option to view the current day and also to view the current week’s breakdown.

Okay, so going back to the very first screen of your ‘Screen Time’ option, there are several different methods that are available to you / us, to be able to set those limits you are desiring.

Also, you have the option to set up for yourself, different ‘Focus’ times and sessions, where only certain apps are accessible to you during that specific ‘Focus’ session. It’s right there along with your ‘Do not Disturb’ times & options, and you can add as many as you like.. it’s quite effective!!

Thanks friends, hope this helps!

2 months ago

@Derek H @Kenneth see my above info, friends!! Hope it helps 🥰

2 months ago