Menthal tracks how mental you are about your smartphone, and life in general




Developer: University of BonnDownload: Android
Genre: ProductivityPrice: Free

The reality of today's hyper-connected world is that pretty much every app collects data about yourself. If you don't have anything to hide, you might as ride along. But, while you're going on with your daily life, you might as well collect and analyze some of your own data yourself - consciously, and in the name of gaining perspective. Engineered by the University of Bonn, Menthal lets you do that while having enough style and substance to make for an enjoyable experience.

After signing up and filling a questionnaire which plots some angles of your personality on a cool graph, you might end up surprised at what your smartphone usage habits can reveal about yourself after letting Menthal do its thing for 2 to 3 days. We admit we haven't gotten to this point, but we're genuinely interested in what the app will come up with - it might be worth it for the pretty graphics alone.

What does Menthal monitor, anyway? Every day, the app will show what's your most used app, and what percentage of your phone usage it made up. It will also show you the number of calls, messages, and phone uses you made. So if you have the habit of flicking on your screen without unlocking the phone, Menthal will tell you, while Google Now will chime in to suggest the nearest psychiatrist. Joking! The app will also monitor your mood (somehow), social interactions, app installs or removals. It will also check how much time you spend playing LoL outside with your phone's GPS sensor. If you become aware of an app addiction, Menthal offers the option to limit specific apps' usage.

Wanna' experiment? Menthal is free on Android, so go get it.

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1 Comment

1. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

And we should care either way becuase.........?

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