App of the Week – Flipd
Published on June 29, 2015
If you're a helpless "glued-to-the-phone" type, this app is designed to give you a digital detox. Flipd is the latest productivity tool designed to help ward off those sedentary times of procrastination, while still allowing your phone to function normally.
How does it work? Users start by selecting a pre-determined amount of away from the phone time, hit the "Flip Off" button, and then you're locked out of your phone. You can still access certain contacts during that time if need be, but otherwise you're pretty disconnected, except for a 60-second emergency freedom button in each lock screen (just in case.)
Flipd also has the capability to allow friends and family to lock out other phones. (Parents everywhere rejoice at the thought of a smartphone-free dinnertime.)
If you're the type that needs some uninterrupted work time but don't want others to think you're ignoring them, you can set up Flipd to sent out automated messages to let others know what's going on.
All in all, this free productivity app is sure to help you regain control over your smartphone usage. Thanks, Flipd!