I was recently introduced to the Android App Locale and it is really rather good. I thought I would share, although if you are a Google Android user, you have likely found this already.
It is basically a fancy way of storing some ‘if statements’ in your phone to make certain things happen. I have only set up one, but will share with you as an example:
I get a lot of notifications on my phone for emails, and as quite a lot of the services I use are in the US (LibriVox, for example) these can come in at odd times of the day and night. Rather than be woken up every half hour, I thought about switching the notifications off. But that’s annoying. I thought about putting the phone to silent, but that is also not ideal.
Step in Locale.
If it is between 11pm and 7am, turn off notification sounds.
There are a plethora of conditions you can choose from, and many things you can make happen. I have yet to explore the full potential of the App but it is definitely one of those simple things you didn’t know you needed until you had it.