Sunday, March 27, 2011

Shut Your Mouth - Shush!

Another meeting? Really? OK. Time to quiet my phone. I don't want to be rude, right? But now I have to remember to unsilence it afterwards so I don't miss an important call. What a hassle. If only there were an application for that.

In the Android Marketplace there are a few but none as quick and cool as Shush! Ringer Restorer. Once installed you simply turn down the volume to silent or vibrate using the volume rocker buttons on your mobile phone. Shush! pops up a time wheel on which you can set the length of time to keep your phone silent. You can adjust it by sliding your finger around the wheel or using the plus and minus controls. Once the period of time is selected you can also set the volume of the phone when it comes out of the Shush! period.

New features recently added include the ability to turn off notifications and to select the color of the Shush! wheel that suits you best. Minor items but neat nonetheless.

I have used this application so many times now for meetings, nap time, movies and even bed time. You can Shush! your phone anywhere from 15 minutes to 12 hours making it very versatile.

You can turn off Shush! by tapping the notification, if displaying,  or by increasing the volume using the rocker buttons in the off chance your meeting ends ahead of schedule. (Yeah, right!)

Even though this is a one trick pony, as most of the best applications I use are, it fits well in my smartphone utility belt making volume change an easier task. The best part of course is that it is free.

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