On Tuesday, Google launched new applications as part of its digital health initiatives, which aim to reduce users’ preoccupation with their smartphones. Among these is Enveloper, which you can use to hide your phone.
And the American tech giant has launched over the past months a number of advantages in this framework, including the Family Link feature that allows parents to control children’s devices, a number of applications dedicated to display and manage device use, and the Focus Mode to stop distracting applications.
Enveloper is currently available for Pixel 3a phones, and Google describes it as a “demo app that temporarily turns your phone into a quieter and simpler device, to help you take a break from the digital world.”
The application comes with a PDF file with a design that is printed and folded into a envelope showing the phone, then using the phone while inside the envelope, which allows access to the communication feature, and the camera only.
Google made the source code of the application available on the GitHub site as it is open source, and owners of a phone (Pixel 3) can download it from the Google Play Store.