Regardless of digital wellbeing tools or what is known as virtual “digital health”, there are dozens of applications on the Google Play Store coming with different ideas through which to limit our excessive use of our smartphones, and each application expressly has a loophole to continue using the phone, but for those who need to A big push to be more aware of their time, Mind Leak might be their perfect choice, currently and exclusively available on Android.
As for the next idea with this app, it monitors the usage of your apps, and shows you a great live view of your face or funny pictures to remind you that you have better things to do than scroll here and here.
Meanwhile, the idea of the application was born from boredom opening and closing the phone, and that we spend a lot of time on our phones, and the way it works is to analyze phone usage and alert you when you use applications for a long time, that there is a pre-selected group of applications that take a long time, but you can Modify what you want to monitor on a per-app basis.
By default, Mind Leak gives you five minutes of uninterrupted use of the app before it alerts you, but you can adjust the amount of time to your liking for each app separately, or you can hit the snooze button if you only need a few more minutes.
Most importantly, once you reach the usage limit, the app will show you a live feed from your phone’s front camera in a small screen, but if you prefer to watch memes or a video of your choice on your face, you can do that too.
This app will make you aware of when you keep using certain apps for too long. I call this a Mind Leak. When it happens, the app will show you yourself staring into the phone (or a video or a meme) as a reminder that your mind leaked. Simple but effective!https://t.co/oX1xt49JTk pic.twitter.com/qTeXE9iJmR
– Mind Leak App (@mindleakapp) December 29, 2020
Finally, Mind Leak is available for free download on the Google Play Store, and it does not include any ads or even internal purchases, other than the donate button for the benefit of its developer, provided that usage data is stored on the phone only, and the camera feed will never be saved except when taking screenshots. Or screen recording.