Limit Screen Time・Taskfulness 4+

Social Media Blocker & Control

Codescale GmbH

    • 4.5 • 62 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Taskfulness - stay present, and focus on the task at hand when using your phone. Built on scientific methods of making cognitive and behavioral changes.

Ever wondered why, when feeling anxious, irritated, mentally tired… you find yourself scrolling? The thing is, it’s kind of natural. Our brain is wired to fix difficult emotions with easy rewards. Social media leverages it, and now we spend hours on Instagram, without a clear reason.

The good news is that emotion management is a trainable skill. We built Taskfulness so you can train it and return to purpose-based phone usage. Try it, and save 1.5-2 hours a day of screen time (14k people average). Our favorite reviews go: “(Using Taskfulness feels) as if the missing critical thinking voice came back,” and “It gives me great self-discipline, but no control. As someone who hates to be controlled, I appreciate that.”

How It Works.
Choose the apps that get you distracted: social media, messengers, or games. Next time before using say WhatsApp, Taskfulness will prompt you to state a reason: label your emotions, state a task, and set a timer to unlock.

For example:
- Emotions labeled: Curiosity, Responsibility
- Task: Reply to Katie on WhatsApp
- Time: 5 minutes
If your emotions and task align, the app gets unlocked for the time you set. If your emotions are negative, the task is not specific, or the time is insufficient, Taskfulness AI provides tips to help you refocus.

A nice detail: In the middle of a started task, you will be reminded to stay on track, so you don’t get distracted.

Now, via the Taskfulness home screen, you can set a Screen Time Goal.
Throughout the day, visit Taskfulness to see how well you follow your limits.

You can see all the tasks you unlocked during the day. This feature ensures you never have to wonder where your time went.

Nice to Know:
Each unlock takes only 20 seconds and saves our users, on average, 45 minutes a day from unnecessary activities.
Try Taskfulness for 7 days free.

Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 7.2.3

- Bug fixes and user experience improvements.

We are always looking for ways to improve and your feedback is important to us. If you have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to reach out to us on We'd love to hear from you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Fkntu ,

Good but a bit unpredictable

I LOVE this app. It had helped me to be more mindful of my phone use. However, there are some issues with it. The settings go to their default mode once in a while. The option to click “I don’t need it” disappeared. And yesterday, the intention check disappeared from the app. Giving a bit of certainty of this will help the app a lot. I am willing to pay for a version that includes those features again.

Developer Response ,

Hello, Fkntu

Your feedback is very insightful! We would like to make it right for you. How about a quick conversation? If you are interested, please leave us a email at:

:) sincerely,

heysavnac ,

wow. wow. wow.

this is my most favorite thing on my phone now. please, PLEASE, don’t ever make it a subscription based app or something like the rest of the world is doing which ruins apps because what you guys have here is incredible. I set an intention, and while I’m using my app, actuflow sends notifications asking me if I’m still on track, while timing my session, waiting for me to get back and reflect on my phone usage. Its integration with the apple shortcuts system is so seamless and never fails! It’s really freaking lovely. I am on my first day of using it but as long as I don’t neglect the system and always respect it, I can definitely see it changing my relationship with my phone in a positive way. Thank you so much actuflow, I think this app is what’s gonna help me with my phone addiction more than anything else on the phone itself will. I don’t need the premium version, but I may pay for it anyways just to support you guys because I love what you’re doing.

Elusive Bird ,

New AI chat function is surprisingly good

I have been using the app for a while and find it pretty helpful already. Then the AI chat function was added with a recenupdate and I am kind of blown away. I thought it would feel gimmick-y. But actually, it helps make the app useful beyond just my phone addiction. It helps me figure out when I may need to eat instead of scroll, how much time I should spend on a task (and then visually reminds me that this is the task I’m supposed to focus on), and it even helped me figure out how to get on with my day when I got sidetracked because I was tired and scattered. It’s hard to explain how this is possible, but I think it replaces the missing “voice in my head” that should ask me “hey, are you tired? Aren’t you supposed to be doing xyz right now? Is there something else you were meaning to do?” And basically non-judgmentally tells me “It’s okay, you can do this.”

App Privacy

The developer, Codescale GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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