At the moment, majority of the smart phone users are phone addicts. Wherever we are, whatever we do, we always seek for the association of our smart phones. Certain apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and Snapchat can be identified as main reasons for youngsters to be phone addicts. This has already been a major issue in today’s world. Hence, overusing phones is a very popular topic these days. The latest news regarding this topic is ActionDash!
What is ActionDash?
ActionDash which comes from Action Launcher, is simply an app which tells you how much time you’re spending on certain apps. ActionDash gives you a detailed view of your usage with the use of five screens. When you open this app, first, you get an overview of your usage in the form of a pie chart. Later, it shows you a clear breakdown of which apps you have been working, how many times you’ve unlocked your phone, and how many notifications you’ve received. ActionDash also allows you to see breakdowns by day, by hour, and by app.
Does ActionDash Act as Same as Google’s Digital Wellbeing Feature ?
Of course Digital Wellbeing feature’s main task and Action Dash’s main task are the same. Both of them include counters for how long you’ve been using certain apps. Digital Wellbeing has got many hidden screens. ActionDash switches screens with just a swipe. Therefore it’s said that ActionDash is more user-friendly. Another important fact when comparing Digital Wellbeing and ActionDash is that ActionDash is available for everyone, but Digital Wellbeing is not. Google has for some reason limited Digital Wellbeing to Pixel phones and Android One devices. However the ability to restrict usage is not available with Action Dash! But still, ActionDash does have a dark mode and the ability to get a daily notification summing up your usage.
What Makes ActionDash an Important App?
As mentioned earlier, Google’s Digital Wellbeing feature is bounded to Pixel Phones and Android One devices in the present. Chris Lacy, the developer behind ActionDash says, that this reason made him develop this app. He also says that he’s exploring ways to add app usage timers even though they’re not available at the launch.
How to Get ActionDash?
ActionDash can be downloaded for free from the Play Store. You can unlock the app’s premium features such as the ability to backup and restore data, enable a dark mode, view more than seven days of data, and much more with an in-app purchase of $6.99.
It’s clear that ActionDash will definetely be helpful in having a control over using the most frequent used apps in our smart phones. However let’s see how far it does help to solve the problem of phone addicition!