Manage Your Android Phone Calls With Sanity

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Have you ever wanted the ability to block incoming calls on your Android device? Or even record an important phone call? With Sanity you can do this and a whole lot more…

Ok, so in short this app is awesome! It is so versatile and plugs a lot of holes that many users will have a multitude of apps for. Here is a list of some of the features offered in Sanity:

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  • Record phone calls in mpeg4, 3gpp or amr format – this can be done on demand or automatically.
  • Device speaks the callers name when an SMS or phone call is received.
  • Call and SMS filtering on variables like number, contact, group, unknown/anonymous numbers and also date/time.
  • Auto answer on variables like bluetooth headset connected, date/time or phone number.
  • Urgent calls – select a list of numbers that always ring loud, even when your device is on silent.
  • Automatically turn on your speaker phone when your device is far away from your ear. This automatically disables when your phone is placed by your ear again.
  • Automatically hide your caller ID to certain numbers, or everyone.
  • Turn off radio’s like wi-fi, GPS and bluetooth when making a call.
  • Automatically enable silent or air-plane mode on a schedule.
  • Automatically enable bluetooth headset when a call starts
  • Fast SMS – displays a popup when an SMS is received and allows you to respond quickly.
  • Plus many more features…
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As you can see, Sanity does a lot! Before switching to Sanity I had 3 apps on my Galaxy S3 that did some of the features that Sanity can provide. Obviously these are obsolete now I have Sanity installed. The best part of Sanity is that you do not have to root your device in order to use all of it’s features. Pretty cool if you’re not a techie tinkerer.

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Reading the reviews on the Google Play Store, some people have complained about not being able to uninstall the app. This is incorrect, you can uninstall Sanity easily, and instructions are provided within the app itself. Just in case though, here’s how to do it:

First of all you need to remove the administrative privileges from Sanity. To do this, go into the “Proximity” section and un-check the  Administrator check box. You will then be able to uninstall Sanity like any other app.

Sanity is 100% free, it’s open source and released under the GPL license. However, you can donate to the project by installing the “Sanity Donate” app from the Google Play Store which costs just £2.64 (around $4) instead of the free version. The free app will also prompt you to donate the first time it is run. I would urge you to consider donating to this fantastic app!

Sanity on Google Play | Sanity Donate on Google Play

PS: Yes I think that is an iPhone in the header image. I have no idea why it’s there either. :)

Manage Your Android Phone Calls With Sanity
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