What you need to know
- Google has launched three new "experimental" digital wellbeing apps: Envelope, Activity Bubbles, and Screen Stopwatch.
- All three apps are now available to download from the Play Store.
- Google had introduced its first five experimental apps to promote digital wellbeing in October last year.
In October last year, Google released five experimental digital wellbeing apps on the Play Store, aimed at helping users use their phone less. The company has now added three new apps to its "Experiments with Google" collection.
The new Envelope app is currently compatible only with the Pixel 3a. If you have a Pixel 3a, you can use Envelope to "transform your phone into a simpler, calmer device." To do that, however, you will first have to print out a PDF and then fold it into an envelope. Once you seal your Pixel 3a inside the envelope, you will only be able to use it for phone calls and taking photos with the camera.
The Activity Bubbles app has been designed to help users discover what their phone usage looks like. Each time you unlock your phone, a new bubble will be added to your wallpaper. The more you unlock and use your phone, the bigger the bubbles grow.
As its name suggests, the Screen Stopwatch app allows you to easily learn precisely how much time you spend on your phone every day. It works similarly to the Unlock Clock app that Google launched last year, although instead of showing you how many times you unlock your phone in a day, Screen Stopwatch will show you the total phone usage each day.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Can Houseparty make it easier than ever to have the greatest parties?
There are a lot of different applications that make it easy to video chat with your friends and family, regardless of whether you are next door, or halfway around the world. With Houseparty, you can turn those video chats into fully-fledged parties, and it's quickly becoming more and more popular.
Meet our new favorite affordable Chromebook: the Lenovo C340-11
Want a Chromebook that looks good, can keep up with you when you’re in the middle of a manic Monday morning shift, and will last for years to come? Meet the new best Chromebook: the Lenovo C340.
Everything you need to know about the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro!
OnePlus wowed us in 2019 with an onslaught of excellent handsets, and for 2020, the company looks to one-up itself yet again. Between the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, here's everything you need to know about what OnePlus is cooking up this year.
Listen to these playlists from Amazon Music while you work from home
These expertly created playlists from Amazon Music will help you power through any mood and all the feels of working from home during forced isolation. There are over 20 that Amazon is featuring in the app right now, but here are my 12 favorites.