22 February 2019
Every year, we get to see numerous apps and features aimed at making users spend more and more time on their devices. But with 2018, Google did something different by releasing Digital Wellbeing which shows insights about one's daily smartphone usage including the time spent on each app. There is one issue that it is available only on Pixel and Android One smartphones running Android Pie. But thanks to Chris Lacy, Action Launcher developer, there is a new app called ActionDash which brings Digital Wellbeing to any modern Android device (Lollipop or higher).
ActionDash is a free Android app which shows insights about smartphone as well as notification usage. It means you can check the amount of time you spend on any particular app or the number of notifications that you receive in a day. The app is essentially the same as Digital Wellbeing but is enhanced with a few more features. As the data will start to get accumulated, one can check for the same on hourly, daily, and weekly basis.
Here are some of the features that unique to ActionDash:
- Dark theme
- Daily usage report notification
- Detailed device unlock & session length stats
- Set the ‘start of the day’ to be 3 am (handy for night owls)
- Options to include apps such as Pixel Launcher and the Digital Wellbeing app in usage stats.
The good thing is that one does not need to have Action Launcher to make use of ActonDash. It can be used standalone, no matter launcher you are using. Although, if you are an Action Launcher, it does offer a launcher integration for quicker access to detailed insights.
The ActionDash app is already available for download via the Play Store. If interested, click the source below to get started.
- ActionDash | Android | Google Play Store, Free