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

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. 

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8. vagonr

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

7. Saravana

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

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

6. donjb

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

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

4. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

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

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Thanks PA!

1. buccob

Posts: 2982; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

2. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

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

5. buccob

Posts: 2982; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

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