Regardless of how tightly and/or desperately you cling to your phone, there comes a time in every person’s life when he or she realises that they have absolutely no idea where they last put down their Precious. Then the panic attack hits. Fortunately for Android users, SMS Alarm can end the frantic search almost immediately — even if your phone is set to silent.
What does it do?
Lets you send a text message to your number with whatever your chosen word or number might be in the body of the text. Then, the app will automatically override your phone’s silent setting and start blasting an alarm, alerting you to its location. You’re even free to choose how long that alarm should last (up to two minutes) and whether or not you’d like it to vibrate.
Why do we like it?
There’s no worse feeling than that sinking in yoru stomach when you realise you have no idea where you left your phone in your hoarder’s apartment, and to make matters worse, the sound’s turned off so calling would be futile. This is a problem that everyone’s struggled with, and the app offers a simple, highly effective solution to this universal ill. Plus, it’s free, so you’ve got nothing to lose — literally.
Download this app for: Android (free)
The best part: doesn’t matter if your phone is set to silent
The worst part: if your battery dies, you’re screwed