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Productivity-Monitoring Apps

This App Tracks Your Progress and Helps You Get Off Your Phone

— February 10, 2014 — Tech
If your friends are constantly yelling at you to get off your phone, or if you think that you might be slightly addicted to your smartphone, there is now an app for that.

The Menthal App is free with the Android and monitors how you use your smartphone, and what exactly you're using it for. Plus, to really help you kick the habit, the app compares your potential addiction with the rest of the population. Sometimes you never really know just how much time you're spending on your phone until someone screams at you, or you're shown the proof.

The Menthal app also categorizes your information to tell you what type of personality you have; some people are naturally more interactive than others and it's a good thing to know. If you're not one who is as interactive, the Menthal app statistics may suggest that you try to be a little more engaging with people. This app allows you to have a well balanced digital lifestyle by seeing how much time you spend on your phone and specifically to what app consumes most of your attention. With this knowledge in mind, spending time with someone can be a lot more fulfilling without all the digital interruptions.
Trend Themes
1. Digital Detox Apps - The rise of apps like Menthal allow users to monitor and manage their smartphone addiction, creating opportunities for app developers to create better tools for digital detoxing.
2. Personality-based Tracking - By using AI and personalization, apps like Menthal can provide users with personality-based insights and actionable recommendations to help them live more balanced digital lifestyles.
3. Social Media Management Apps - As social media becomes an increasingly important part of people's lives, app developers have the opportunity to create tools like Menthal specifically designed to monitor and manage social media use and improve mental wellbeing.
Industry Implications
1. Mobile App Development - The rise of productivity-monitoring apps like Menthal presents business opportunities for app developers to create more effective tools for managing smartphone addiction.
2. Digital Wellness - The development of apps like Menthal highlights the growing importance of digital wellness, an industry that offers opportunities for businesses to provide mental health and productivity services to their employees.
3. Data Analytics - Productivity-monitoring apps like Menthal provide a wealth of data on smartphone use, creating opportunities for businesses in the data analytics industry to analyze and interpret this data to drive insights and improve digital wellbeing.
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