Precious hours are wasted every day staring at mobile devices and computer screens. While technology has it’s place in real estate, two helpful apps can help to manage time spent in front of your mobile device screens.
Screen Additions is Real
True, some think it’s just a silly phrase concocted up to refer to those who spend too much time in front of computer screens – mobile or otherwise. The New York Times, though, sees it far from that. They see it as taking a toll on children. In fact, even some parents in the Silicon Valley are taking steps to redesign their lives into a lower-tech lifestyle. Their goal is to raise children who aren’t addicted to mobile devices. In addition, they want to introduce exercise into their routines.
Apps That Track and Manage Screen Time
Are you interested in managing your screen time? Do you find yourself staring hours and hours a day at your computer and mobile device screens? If so, you’re not alone – this is a widespread problem. However, there are two apps that help to track and manage your screen time, WasteNoTime and Moment (an IOS app).
WasteNoTime is touted as “a browser extension which is designed to help you manage your time spent on the Internet more efficiently.” As seen on CNet, PCWorld, Forbes, and Wired, this time tracker provides reports on the websites you spend the most time on. You can preset the amount of time you spend on them, and the websites will be blocked after you have reached that limit.
TechCrunch calls Moment an IOS app that will show us just how addicted to our phones we really are. The creator of the app build Moment for himself when he came to understand how his real-world relationships were affected by his screen time. Again, you can set limits on how much screen time you want to spend each day. Then, you’ll be notified if you exceed that amount of time.
You can even use Moment to “manage your family’s screen time from your own phone and set up time for your entire family to be screen-free using family dinner time.”
Don’t get me wrong, mobile devices have their place. I love how technology can be used to market and sell homes and I’d be happy to show you how. We just need to step away from the computer screen from time to time.