Every day we do a lap around the Internet for you to find the best apps in the App Store for your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Indeed, today OMT editor Dunke van Boekel has Clearspace in store for you. This app is going to help you with social media usage.
It is abundantly clear that social media like Instagram, Twitter and TikTok play a big role in our lives. Many a person loses hours scrolling from clip to clip or photo to photo, which of course is fun (that’s how you find out another yellow iPhone 14 is coming), but sometimes things start to suffer. That’s where this App Store Pearl helps
Clearspace lets you take a breath
To get a better grip on the hours you spend on social media, Clearspace lets you select a number of apps you want to put a daily limit on. In that respect, the app works similarly to the app timers found on Android devices.
Once you select the apps you set a time limit, then App Store Pearl pulls you out of the app when the time is up. Time keeps ticking, and so the goal is to make sure you don’t open apps so impulsively. You can also simply set a timer from 5 to 15 minutes when you open the app.
How to use Clearspace. (Image: Clearspace)
Clearspace also makes you open an app less often, only to immediately close it and then restart it (it’s happened to all of us before) by putting a limit on how many times you can open the app daily.
Doomscrolling no more through this App-Store Pearl
Doomscrolling is the process of taking in so much negativity on social media that it makes you physically uncomfortable. The apps are designed to keep us interested so we keep engaging, but so that can have negative consequences.
Clearspace therefore offers a fairly simple feature. When you open a social media app, a screen appears on which a circle begins to form. At the center simply reads, “Breath.” By taking a breath, the App Store Pearl helps calm you down for a moment, in case you dive into another hole of misery.
Clearspace is available on the App Store on your iPhone or iPad, and as a Chrome extension.