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Activities/Apps according to Cal Newport

  • Call
  • Text Messages
  • Maps
  • Audio (songs/podcasts/books)

"Use your smartphone only for the following activities: calls, text messages, maps, and audio (songs/podcasts/books)."

My extended list of activities/apps

  • Call
  • Text Messages
  • Commuting (maps, ride-sharing, transportation timetables)
  • Audio (songs/podcasts/books)
  • Time (calendar, alarms, chronometer and stopwatch)
  • Weather
  • White/brown noise.

Example apps

App Category Android link
White Noise Generator White/brown noise
Brown Noise, Pink Noise and White Noise White/brown noise
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