This App Lets You Brag About Disconnecting
Arianna Huffington's forthcoming app helps users stop mindlessly scrolling Facebook and Twitter
Thrive, a new app from Arianna Huffington and Samsung that will be available exclusively for Samsung devices, aims to help users break away from the internet by blocking distractions such as Facebook and other social media.
The app also allows you to schedule times when you will not be able to be reached by text — and if someone not on your designated “VIP” list tries to reach out to you, the app will send them a message saying that you are currently “thriving” and are unavailable.
An additional “App Control” option allows you to see how much time you spend on certain apps and then restrict your access to them in the future. If you’re worried about your willpower, you can activate “Super Thrive Mode,” in which you won’t be able to override the app-blocking until the amount of time you chose to block the apps for has passed. The Thrive app will be available on Dec. 15.