Will Verduzco · Jul 31, 2013 at 04:00 am

Reclaim Productivity and Lose the Distractions with Time Ruler

Let’s face it: Certain calls and texts are simply more important than others. And while your friends who enjoy sharing their latest ermahgerd may not realize it, you don’t always have the time for such diversion. So turn off your ringer, right? Wrong. By simply disabling your ringer and notification sounds, you’ll also miss those rare important messages.

To get past this limitation, XDA Forum Member ToddWigginsSoftware created an app called Time Ruler. This app allows you to enable a number of restrictions at certain times of your choosing. The main functions are to enable and disable the following functions: Ringer Type and Volume, Notifications, System Sounds, Alarms, Media, WiFi, Mobile Data, and Bluetooth.

In addition to setting rules such as enabling or disabling network connectivity and modifying ringer volumes during these times, you are able to set up three different groups of callers with white, grey, and black lists with regards to the call blocking function. People who are blacklisted are, as you would expect, blocked from calling you at all times, regardless of condition. Likewise, whitelisted individuals are immune from any restrictions at all times.

To give this a go and get back your productivity, head over to the application thread.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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