Silencify – Smart Silence Phone Automatically
Mar 19, 2013 9:24 AM –
Silencify is an easy-to-use yet powerful profiling application that gives you smarter controls over your devices volumes. We’ve seen quite a number of these apps before and, while this app focuses mostly on sound and is perhaps not as feature-rich as the all-around behemoth Tasker, it is above all free, beautifully designed and magically simple to use.
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Lots of functionality!
- Easy to use!
- Whitelist and blacklist numbers!
- The widget doesn’t seem to appear for me at all.
- Took a while to pick up my location.
Silencify is a very cool little application that is full of very nifty and user-friendly features that each give you more control over your Android device. Now, we can’t pretend that we haven’t reviewed apps like this before – PhoneWeaver stands out particularly and we have even created a small round up of similar apps here. Perhaps by far the most popular of these apps is the mighty Tasker but, at more than $6, might be a bit too much for some people to pay for. If you’re looking for something that still packs a punch, but doesn’t hot your wallet quite as hard, Silencify is a brilliant option.
Silencify gives you loads more control over your device volumes. Like similar profiling apps, you use the app essentially to control when and where your phone enters silent mode. So, a simple application might be getting it to switch automatically to silent mode when you go to bed and revert back to a normal sound profile when you get up. Additionally, you might want your device to be quiet when you are at work so you can set the app to silence your phone when you are at a geographical location. But it doesn’t stop there…
One feature that stood out was the way you can specify calendar keywords. The app will then pick out events that contain those keywords and act accordingly. So, you might want your device to ring normally at any other times, but if you are in an event with the word ‘Meeting’ in it, it will ensure your device is on silent. The thing is, once this is all set up, your phone will know when to be on silent and when not to be.
Another great feature is one which lets you black or white list certain callers. If you want to make sure you receive a phone call from a certain contact- regardless of where you are or what you are doing- the app can be programmed to enable sound when that person is calling. Alternatively, you can set a particular caller never to ring out loud if you so wanted.
These, and quite a few other great features come wrapped in a neat user interface which looks modern, slick and is mesmerically simple to navigate. In fact, despite there being some pretty serious functionality in the app, it’s probably the easiest to use- certainly making Tasker look incredibly complex in comparison. It doesn’t quite compete with Tasker in terms of functionality, but it looks way better and is far easier to use.
Silencify Smart Silence Phone
Silencify – Initial screen
Silencify – Always ring
Silencify – Editing
Silencify – Set time
Silencify – Location-based settings
Silencify – Keyword settings
Silencify – Side menu
Silencify – Settings
It’s an app that helps you sleep (makes sure your phone doesn’t wake you up during the night), it might help you keep your job (by switching off while you’re at work), it might make sure you don’t miss an important call, or stops you from being bothered by people you don’t want to hear from. All in all, extremely useful.
Ease of Use:
The ease of use is the real beauty of the app in my opinion. It comes with plenty of features- but then there are lots of apps that perform a similar job. However, Silencify is incredibly simple to use and very effective.
This is depend very much on you, the user, and how dynamically you need to control your device volume. With all the additional bells and whistles, however, it’s certainly something you might use regularly.
The app is neatly designed and simple to navigate. It features a cool slide out menu too so you can explore all areas of the app quickly.
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