Re: Does anyone know what app I need
I think I would go crazy trying to figure out what particular tailored notification signal pertained to which of my contacts, every time there was one. And end up looking anyway because I can't remember my own settings off the top of my head. There would be just too many if I had a system like that. Hundreds.
Originally Posted by lions_lair
So instead of lightening the burden of making sense of all the different kinds of notifications, it would only confuse me. And so add to my stress levels instead of alleviating them.
But I do use the silent vibration only notification mode in my pocket on occasion. And I sometimes switch the phone off entirely, and stick it in a Faraday envelope for a few hours. Or even a half day. The sensation of freedom, of being off the grid, is scary at first. But if you can resist that dependency withdrawal symptom – it's only for a few hours, after all – then you will find that it grows on you. And that it's highly relaxing! A breath of fresh air.
It also seriously complicates any of the tracking and logging systems that are dragnet recording and storing our communications and location data 'for future reference'.