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App Habits

App Habits

The ever-growing database of apps on the Play Store and the urge to try superior apps to your existing favorites can in turn give you a hard time managing and finding apps when you need them the most. Keeping your apps managed and accessible required some homework each time you shop for new apps and games but App Habits is wonderful app and pretty second launcher that was crafted with the motive to keep you closer to the apps you love and the ones you want to use.

App Habit does the homework for you; sorting and prioritizing apps that you need the most based on your usage history and specific time of usage. The app places a control bar in your notifications bar which suggest the apps you are most likely to open based on frequency of use and last launched time. While there’s also a neat widget that can make your job easier.

App Habits is a pretty straightforward in its design and comes with three basic tabs that give you some really interesting insights of your day to day app usage. The “Most used apps by day”, “Top used apps” and “Smart launcher” form the core of the interface and that’s all you need to get stated with the app.  Each section displays a list of apps after a few hours of monitoring. You can tap on any of the apps to launch them or view their statistics, like usage in different time slots of the day, which gives you a clear comparison of usage in morning, afternoon and night with bar graphs. You could group apps in categories to get a category overview. For example Groups app like messaging, contacts, dialer, WhatsApp into the communication category and keep an eye on the time spent while also compare it with apps in other category say Productivity which can help you cut down on chit chatting and focus on work. Having studied the usage you can also hide or uninstall the app directly from App Habits app. The hide app functionality is useful for hiding system apps or other essential apps which always run in background, these apps will always show a very high usage, thus hiding them makes you concentrate on real usage of apps. While App Habits does it effectively for many common apps which are basically widgets, sync services, keyboards and so on, you could hide 3rd party apps from monitoring list quite easily with this option. If you are using a multi user device, the apps functionality to monitor your usage and others users separately with a simplistic bar graphs is noteworthy. You can use it track your kids device usage and check if they were leaning with educational apps or playing games in your absence.

Over a period of a few days the app will be able to suggest you apps that you never use, this could give you some clues as to which apps can be uninstalled to free up memory resources on your device. The Unused apps list gets accurate over time so if you go with our suggestion, let the app monitor your device for at least 2 or more weeks and you can name the apps that can be cleared from your device using the uninstall button right next to each of them.  We found over 50+ apps that were unused for over a month and thanks for App Habits for this very clean feature integrated right into the app.

The universal statistics button on the right corner gives lifetime stats for top 5 apps and top 5 categories. Want to brag your highest app usage or non-stop gaming for hours? Here you go!

Overall App Habits has the potential to make your device cleaner and take you to the apps you want to, thus saving your time, helping you understand your app usage habits and clean the junk. We loved the intelligent predictions in the control bar and found them to work fairly well in most scenarios. So if you are looking forward to boost up your productivity on your android phone or tablet without wasting too much time on what you are looking for, App Habits is the answer.

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Summary : Tracking your app usage habits to keep you close to the apps that you want to use.

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This Android app review was performed on HTC One running Android 4.2.2


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