Easy Mobile Phone
Easy Mobile Phone replaces the default Dialer and Home screen apps with a simple to use interface. It is intended for people who just want to make and receive phone calls and do not want to interact with any other apps on their device. It is ideal for elderly people and those with cognitive issues. The settings button in the status bar allows a carer to access the phones apps to adjust settings and add or edit contacts. If WhatsApp is installed on it is possible to choose between making ordinary GSM or WhatsApp calls. Other features include auto-answer, speaker-phone, a simple dialer and a movement sensor to wake the phone without having to press the power button.
The good: Large easy to use buttons
The not so good: Cannot text or use any other apps
The verdict: Ideal for elderly people and those with cognitive issues
With the Simple Mode app, you
can use your smartphone without the huge array of settings and unwanted
features. The Simple mode launcher allows you to:
– Select your favourites contacts. Access contacts by swiping to the left.
– Choose the apps you use the most to launch them quickly. Favourite’s apps can be customized within settings.
– Change some basic phone settings at a glance
The good: Simplifies the phone dialler and access to apps.
The not so good: The apps are not simplified once they are launched.
The verdict: Suitable for elderly people and those with cognitive issues who easy access to the phone dialler and apps.
Indistractable Launcher – The minimalist launcher
Indistractableis a simple phone launcher, intending to eliminate clutter and unwanted distraction. The launcher is text-based rather than using icons or pictures. The Inbuilt tasks – quickly access your tasks for the day. By swiping to the left you can access all of your apps. There is an option for light and dark mode.
The good: Minimalist design, inbuilt tasks is a nice option.
The not so good: It doesn’t simplify making a telephone call.
The verdict: It’s just a simple launcher of apps and too limited.