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DetoxDroid

Get rid of attention-grabbing and manipulative features.
Usually, "Digital Detoxing" apps in Android are about opting-in for a contract to not use our phones for the next X minutes. Or that we will not use the app Y for more than Z minutes. These contracts are often reinforced with financial incentives, i.e. if we fail we will have to pay a fee of a few dollars to the developers.

This app follows a different approach by stripping away all the attention-grabbing and manipulative features of other apps. DetoxDroid does not require you to choose a time and place when you want to "detox", or punish you if you fail. Instead, it aims to enable you to use your phone rather than letting your phone use you.

FEATURES
* Grayscale: Going grayscale removes positive reinforcements and dampens compulsive smartphone use.
* Exceptions: Exclude apps like your camera or gallery from the grayscale feature.
* Automatic Do Not Disturb: Never forget to enter the "Do Not Disturb" mode.
* Opt-out > Opt-in: Deliberately pause DetoxDroid rather than deliberately switching it on.

INSTALLATION
Unfortunately, installing the app on your phone is not enough for the grayscale feature to work. You need to grant the WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS permission to the app from your computer. This usually will not take you more than a few minutes. Find out how to do it on GitHub: https://github.com/flxapps/DetoxDroid#installation

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Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.0.1 (10001) - Added on 2021-01-12

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • access Do Not Disturb
      Allows the app to read and write Do Not Disturb configuration.

    Download APK 4.7 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.0.0 (10000) - Added on 2021-01-01

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • access Do Not Disturb
      Allows the app to read and write Do Not Disturb configuration.

    Download APK 3.3 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log