x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • App spotlight: Shush! puts a timer on your phone's muted ringer

App spotlight: Shush! puts a timer on your phone's muted ringer

Posted: , by Nanko Rusev

Tags:

App spotlight: Shush! puts a timer on your phone's muted ringer
There ought to be an honor of some sort for those who come up with apps that are so simple, yet so brilliant at the same time. In fact, we wouldn't mind if one day we get this kind of functionality built into any smartphone on the planet. The app we'd like to highlight today is called Shush!, and while it isn't a totally new addition to the Google Play store, we feel like it isn't getting the attention it deserves. 

Shush! is an app that activates a timer each time you put your Android phone or tablet on vibrate or silent mode. As soon as the time runs out, your device's volume will be automatically brought back to maximum, or to a level you specify. Of course, there's an option to mute your gadget indefinitely, and the app is made to not interfere with your phone's built-in alarm clock. Shush! is ideal for those times when you need to mute your phone's rings and beeps for a short while – during a meeting, at the table, in the cinema, or while sleeping – without forgetting to unmute it at a later time. And since Shush! is a tool that gets embedded into the UI, there's no need for you to launch an app each time you want to use it.

That's pretty much all that the Shush! does, but we don't really mind its lack of extended functionality. Quite the contrary – we think it is pretty great the way it is. Shush! is available for free from the Google Play store and it does not rely on advertisements to generate revenue. 

Download: Android

8 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 15 Jan 2014, 14:52

1. buccob (Posts: 1479; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I already have Llama and Smart Connect to do it for me according to my location, events on my calendar and/or device connected.

for instance... if my calendar already has an event with the word "meeting, movie, seminar, class" in it, it will SHUSH my phone for the time the event is set... fully automatic...

Also if I plug my phone to my TV, it will silence it and only allow media sound.

And finally for some locations saved, I have my phone set to a loud profile or a silent one depending on my needs...

The only drawback... IT IS complicated and time consuming to configure the apps properly until you get the results you expect... but at the end you will be thankful for such apps...

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 15:24

2. alltechinside (Posts: 246; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


Or you could use Tasker....
But ya, this is a simple app. Thanks for informing us!

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 16:18

5. buccob (Posts: 1479; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Yeah Tasker is also a great option, actually simpler to configure... but Llama is Free...

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 15:43

3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1391; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Thanks PA!

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 16:08

4. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)


This reminds me of "timed" profiles on my ancient Nokia 3310..

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 03:52

6. donjb (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)


It's a good app. I also like RingTime Lite, it has a little bit more features.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 04:41

7. Saravana (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


OMG! PA you seem to be lagging year behind...use a time machine!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 06:02

8. vagonr (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


I have been using this for more than a year. This is one of the first few apps which I install when the phone is updated with new software.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories