Many are familiar with the situation: you go to check a work chat and suddenly disappear in a stream of news, messages, photos. To avoid this, you can use applications to control the time. We chose seven free time trackers that will show you how much you spend on social networks and limit distracting applications.


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This application will determine which services you spend the most time on and how often you visit them.

The tracker can estimate how often you open the application and what actions you perform there. Before starting work, you can fill out a questionnaire of 20 questions. They relate to your well-being, satisfaction with life, interests. Then the application will begin to analyze your behavior and in two days will issue a detailed report. Thanks to this data, you can understand what you are really doing on your phone and how long it takes.

Menthal doesn’t block apps or send reminders. Only the notification shade on the lock screen will show how many hours a day you spent on your phone. In separate tabs of the tracker, you can see how much time you spend in different services, in what sequence you open them, and how much you generally spend on your phone every day.

Registration is not required to work. Application interface in English.


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Before launching the tracker for the first time, you need to answer questions about how often you use your phone and for what purposes. According to this questionnaire, the program will select an approximate plan for using the device for you. The tracker itself will determine how many times a day it is worth unlocking the phone and how many hours to spend in it. All data will be indicated in the notification shade.

You can also take a more detailed survey that will determine your user type. However, the application settings are very flexible, and you can adjust them for yourself. You can track progress in the tracker for a week or a month and get tips on how to use your gadgets in an environmentally friendly way.

To use the tracker, you need to register via mail or Google account. Interface in English.


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A simple time tracker analyzes the total time you spent on your phone without marking specific apps.

After installation, the main screen opens with a timer and three icons. In Usage Trends, you can see how often you unlocked your device and how many hours you spent on it. «Analysis» shows comparative graphs for a week and three days, and in the «Timeline» all the intervals in which you used the gadget are marked. Reports can be exported in table format to any messenger, email or saved to your phone.

Registration is not required. Application interface in English. An iOS app is currently under development.


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A time tracker that helps you focus on work. Here you will have a gaming motivation not to go to social networks. The user must grow a tree, but this is possible only if you do not go into other applications. If you open a third-party service while the time tracker is running, the tree dies.

The tracker operates in two modes: timer and stopwatch. In the first case, you measure yourself a period of time in which you should not be distracted, for example, 30 minutes. If during this time you have not touched the phone, the plant will get stronger. There is no time target in stopwatch mode. Depending on how much time you spent without a gadget, a certain number of trees will grow.

Inscriptions appear next to the image of a growing tree. They should encourage you to close your smartphone screen and get back to work. But sometimes they can sound quite rude, like «Stop coming in here!» or «Leave me alone!». On the graph, you can see how many hours a day you were focused on work, and look at the area with trees that grew while you were not distracted by gadgets.

Registration is not required. The interface is completely in Russian.


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This time tracker allows you to track how much time you spend on specific work tasks.

The application has two modes. The first one looks like a list of tasks without a specific time frame. Thanks to him, you will understand how much time is needed for a particular task. The second mode is work according to the «Tomato Method». You write the name of the task, and the countdown starts for 25 minutes, and after that the timer measures 5 minutes of break. And so on, until you finish working on the task. Then you can see how long you completed your work tasks on different days in the Calendar and Reports tabs.

To use the free version of the application, you need to register via email or Google account. Interface in English.


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A time tracker that radically solves the problem of procrastination in social networks and simply blocks your phone for a certain time.

You set a task and time, click on start and you can no longer unlock the device. The only exceptions are applications that can be added to the «White List». But there are no social networks, only a phone, a calculator, a calendar, notes. For comfortable work in the tracker there is a set of background music. You can turn on the noise of the library, cafes or sounds of nature.

You can pull down the notification shade, but you can’t click on notifications. If something urgent happens, then the smartphone will have to be restarted in order to access instant messengers or social networks.

The tracker can also be used in simpler modes, such as a stopwatch for working according to the «pomodoro» method or a regular timer.

To use the free version of the application, it is enough to register via mail or Google account. Interface in English.


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In this time tracker, you can track the total time spent on the phone and the time in each specific application. You can also see the chronology of application usage per day and the number of application launches.

Unusual function — «Break». It is needed not so much for concentration at work as for rest from the phone. You create a topic, such as Meet the Family. Then mark the duration of the event and choose applications that you can still go to if necessary, as well as block notifications or calls. After that, you will not be able to access other services until the allotted time runs out.

The application does not require registration and starts working immediately after installation. Interface in Russian.


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