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Best night-time silencer?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by notaguru, May 28, 2011.

  1. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I found literally dozens of apps aimed at quieting this Dinc at night, but none so far provide what I need and it's tiresome working through them one by one. WANTED:

    Shutdown at a designated time, awaken at a designated time, every day.
    Complete silence: no pings, gleeps, rings, etc. of any kind during the specified "Silent Time."
    Automatic.
    Stable.

    Surely there's something better than manually shutting down each night.

    But what?
     


  2. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    Timeriffic and tasker both will do what you need.
    Tasker is much more robust though.
    Timeriffic never failed me.
    They can both put your phone into airplane mode on a schedule too, which will guarantee absolutely no interruptions.
     
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  3. trankster

    trankster Well-Known Member

  4. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Tasker seems pretty comprehensive - a bit of overkill. The other two solutions are focused upon my requirement, and should be ok.
    I will try them, and thank you.
     
  5. EagleBoy

    EagleBoy Newbie

    I use Sound Manager... You could have it turn down every volume on the phone at a specific time, then return them to your favorite volume in the morning. I use this to turn down Notification sounds (texts, emails), but leave the ringer volume at normal so that I can still get a emergency call if needed.
     
  6. superstretch

    superstretch Well-Known Member

    Timeriffic without any hesitation.
     
  7. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Just tried Timeriffic and it really does everything I need. Thanks very much! And *thanks*
     
  8. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    yeah it's a great app. Your welcome
     
  9. Twiz

    Twiz Android Enthusiast

    Beautiful Widgets - beautiful toggle widget - timed silence. I even use this when I go to the movies.
     
  10. mikells43

    mikells43 Newbie

    profile does that too. its a great app i used it for a bit when coming off of the bb to android being so used to the designated bb sound profiles and the phone calls only thing was a biggie for me while in bed i needed it to only ring. profile also does peak and off peak times like u asked for. its only 2$ i think. try it.
     
  11. Bulldog

    Bulldog Well-Known Member

    ZDbox's DND mode has been flawlessly stable for me.
     
  12. callmeox

    callmeox Android Enthusiast

    I use llama to go silent at a set time each night when I am at home. If I am not home, the phone stays on the default sound profile.
     
  13. JaRN99

    JaRN99 Android Enthusiast

    I've tried Timeriffic and Llama and have had slight problems with both of them. At night I tried to have them only notify me for phone calls and nothing else. I have to do this since I'm a manager at work and if the alarm goes off the alarm company might need to call me. Only problem is when I tried this with both of them my phone would still vibrate when I got a txt message. I had them both set upto not notify me for txt messages. Also I use Volume Locker and Timeriffic would would fine with that...Llama on the other hand would change the ringer and Volume Locker would change it right back again. Wish I could find something that worked the way I'd like it to.....only ring for phone calls at a set time...no vibrate for phone calls and nothing for txt messages.
     
  14. JaRN99

    JaRN99 Android Enthusiast

    Just tried Sound Manager.....it doesn't play nice with Volume Locker....when it changes the setting Volume Locker will change it back. The only one that seems to play nice with Volume Locker is Timeriffic.....but when using that it still vibrates when I get txt messages when it shouldn't.
     
  15. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Searching the Market brought forth a long list, but interestingly none of those recommended here.

    After experimenting, I settled on Timeriffic. It permits settings for virtually all parameters in all circumstances, and has been flawless since installation. There is probably something that is somehow better, but "perfect is the enemy of good enough."

    Thanks, folks!
     
  16. offanairplane

    offanairplane Android Enthusiast

    That is the handiest little toggle ever.
    I use it for movies.
    For meetings.
    For putting the baby to bed.

    Anytime I want to silence the phone, but don't want to forget to turn it back up again later, it's perfect. Because inadvertantly if I turn my phone down for some reason, it is hours later before I remember to turn it back up, and by then I've missed calls and texts, etc.
     
  17. Niteperson

    Niteperson Newbie

    Another vote here for Bedside. Great app.
     
  18. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    It helps to state whether or not you're looking for an appliance app in your requirements. What's best for one isn't necessarily best for the next. What you consider a drawback to Tasker is what I consider to be a major plus.
     
  19. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    I use Volume Widget: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.leepstudios.VolumeWidget&feature=search_result

    You create 3 sound profiles. You simply tap on the widget to change to one of 3 predefined profiles. When I'm sleeping, I just want notifications (such as for email, text message, etc.) turned off, but I still want the phone to ring. During the day, I want all the sounds on. Every night I switch to the profile with no notifications and when I wake up, I switch to the profile with all sounds on.

    You need to do this manually every day. I wake up and go to bed a different time each day, so a scheduled app won't work for me. There is no scheduler with this app.
     
  20. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Android Expert

    Why is it so hard for people to push thier volume down/power button before bed these days???
     
  21. Mikeyz

    Mikeyz Newbie

    I like Shush because it works in all situations. My schedule changes every day so I can't use a fixed timer.

    Really simple to use, whenever you turn the sound all the way down the app pops up asking how long to keep it off.
     
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