Do you feel like you are unable to put your phone down these days? While yes, it does allow you to remain connected to a vast collection of data; it does become a source of anxiety and stress. That is where Paper Phone comes in – an Android app that aims at providing you a digital detox by making use of one of the oldest technologies; paper.
The app, as per its developers, has been designed for ‘people [who] feel that they spend too much time on their phones and struggle to find a balance with technology.’ It provides the user with a break from the screen time by printing a personal booklet that consists of information taken from users’ phones that they will need for the day. This includes contact information, maps, and meeting details. It is also capable of printing out ‘paper apps’ for recipes, notes, or phrasebooks.
After installation, the app walks the users through the process of exporting the selected information and either printing it for you or saving it as a PDF. Afterward, the exported content is printed into a foldable booklet – ready for carrying by the user. The project is part of the Experiments with Google collection, which is comprised of innovative projects and apps that are making use of Google products, including Chrome and Android, or making use of third-party platforms such as Unity.
Paper Phone app comes on the heels of five latest Google apps that are aimed at controlling the screen time. Public concern is growing over the amount of time that we are spending on our devices, especially in the case of children. Many people are actually looking for ways to reduce the time that they are spending on their phones and gadgets.
Paper Phone might not prove to be a very practical solution, but it does offer a fun and innovative way of stepping away from your smartphone for a day or two. You can download it from Google Play Store right now!