Mac Power Users 450: MPU+:I'm a Big Phone Guy


#41

Wait a sec - did I just hear @MacSparky call Waze “too cartoony???” I’d just as soon expect him to call something too Appley, or too, umm, Disney…y.


#42

@Drewski I know … I know. Sometimes when I record a show things come out of my mouth that are just a few seconds ahead of my brain. :slight_smile:


#43

I think it’s just what they use. You could say the same about OmniFocus and any Apple made app. But I think it’s just what they use on a daily basis. They don’t review the other options until they have an episode about that type of app.


#44

The categories for screentime are really ridiculous. Spotify is entertainment and Overcast is reference. Both should be something like „audio“, because there’s really a difference between using your phone and driving while listening to something.
Also, while I‘d love to pretend so, Discourse really isn’t „productivity“ to me …


#45

Categories set aside… Looking at time on app is interesting.


#46

These are set by which the primary category is on the App Store. Hopefully we’ll see more fine grained categorisation in the future - and maybe even the ability to split things inside the app with some kind of “donation” from the app to the system.


#47

I suspect we’ll see apps adjusting their categories in the App Store to be more relevant for screentime.

I wonder when we’ll see the first app change it’s category to help get around screentime restrictions :thinking: “No, no, Facebook is a productivity tool not a social media app so your 30 minute a day cap doesn’t apply”


#48

I too wish for improvements on Screentime. What I have done though is enabled Downtime so I can get to bed on time. I’d like to be able to modify it for the weekend’s and would hope this would be a future option.