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Digital Detox

Digital Detox

Sure it’s easy to de-clutter your home or your workspace, but not all of us are tech-savvy enough to clear up our digital lives. Now, say goodbye to your old selfies, unused apps and emails cramping your digital style with these apps

Published: Fri 12 Jun 2015, 11:26 AM

Last updated: Sun 26 Jul 2015, 2:44 PM

Tired of going through all your photos to find the one you took three summers ago — the one your aunt totally photobombed? Well, Tidy’s the app you need. It’s better than just making albums or folders in your stock photo app because it analyses your photos and arranges them by time, space and shape. Simply choose which filter and swipe to arrange!

App Folder
Windows Phone has some pretty neat folder action on the start screen that lets you organise your tiles, but what about all the apps themselves? That’s what this is for. If you’ve got a lot of apps trolling you every time you’re looking for something, then organise them better by putting them into folders. You can then pin the desired folders on your start screen. There are similar apps for iOS and Android, so get organising!

SD Maid
Having external storage is great, but if it’s bogged down by random app installation files and corrupted .mp3 files, then you’re going to face all sorts of problems. SD Maid has a ‘Corpse Finder’ that scans your device for unwanted files, allowing you to efficiently clean up your MicroSD card. It also has an ‘App Cache Cleaner’ and a very handy ‘Duplicate File Finder’ to make getting your storage in shape super easy!

Clean Master
One of the more geeky apps, Clean Master helps you find out what’s eating up precious space on your device and helps you get rid of it. The privacy section of the app is particularly good at deleting private information that many apps collect periodically. The app’s task manager also helps you kill apps that run in the background and drain your battery. Clean Master also has an app manager that helps clear out pesky residual files from long-deleted apps. WP8.1’s Storage Sense is an equally good built-in feature for Windows phones, along with Battery Sense. 
Compiled by Rohit Nair

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