I use my phone and especially IM apps and read email what feels too much for me and as I imagine it will be a familiar problem here, I wonder what kind of solutions do you have if you consider it as a problem?
I mainly have two, but I am not sure if they are enough or if there are better options:
These are instructions for enabling monochrome display from developer settings. iOS
Siempo is supposedly going to be open source, but I haven’t heard anything about it since removing my Discord account. It has a nice feature of notifying about overuse of flagged apps and drawing a cover above them making the phone unpleasant to use and forcing taking a break of one minute. There would also be an option to hide notifications and show them in batches, but that is incompatible with Android Go.
I don’t think these are enough or the best possible tools for me. I think there would be better launchers for this like Slim Launcher (which I would cheat by using KISS anyway though), but Siempo insists being the main launcher for the cover feature to work.
I am missing also something to know the total times of app usages and maybe times when I do that in case there would be a pattern I could learn to break more easily. Everything seems to phone information home and my Nokia 1 is yet to receive Android 9 and I don’t know if Android 9 Go even includes the digital wellbeing app (or how much it would report my activity to Google).