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About this app

✅ Recommended by the German Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection.
✅ More than 700,000 users worldwide combat smartphone addiction with Menthal.
✅ Developed by scientists at the University of Bonn.
✅ Completely ad-free and hosted on secure servers in Germany.

Do you know...
⏰ how you use your cell phone during the day?
📱 which apps ruin your mood?
🏦 which companies shower you with ads on social media?

You are trying to live a healthy life? But on your smartphone, you consume everything that appears in front of your eyes?

Countless companies are fighting for your attention on social media and are trying to target you. While television ads are limited by law to 12 minutes per hour, there is no such time limit for social media.

Take back control!

Menthal shows you which apps are making you addicted and makes transparent which companies are targeting you on social media. Menthal is the app for digital dieting and a sustainable digital lifestyle. The app helps you fight smartphone addiction and raises consumer awareness by providing feedback on your smartphone usage. Menthal is completely free, ad-free and battery-friendly. Your data is processed anonymously on German servers.

📵 fight smartphone addiction
🕵️ find out which companies target you on social media
🤔 increase focus, mindfulness and productivity
🎓 scientific personality measurement
🙂 Mood tracking via regular questions about your mood
📈 track your screen time and app usage
⛔️ set usage limits for apps
📊 analyze app statistics to track your quantified self


Menthal was developed as a study at the University of Bonn and is continued by the same team at the University of Marburg and Murmuras GmbH. The app processes all data in a GDPR-compliant manner on German servers, and meets high data protection and ethical requirements.

Menthal does not record any personal content from emails, SMS, chat messengers or private social media data. Of course, it also does not record account information or passwords, or who you chat or telephone with.

This app uses Accessibility services. Menthal uses this permission with the active consent of the end-user according to the study in which they are enrolled. The Accessibility Service API is used for retrieving window content and device interaction in order to analyze app usage and user behavior.

Scientific study design

When do you pick up your cell phone in the morning? What are your favorite apps? Which companies pay money to get your attention?

Menthal shows you how your mood develops over time with a mood diary. Psychological questionnaires scientifically measure your personality traits. Find out how extroverted, sensitive, or efficient you are. You can choose not to answer these questions or customize them in the app settings.
Updated on
Sep 6, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

7.51K reviews
A Google user
February 5, 2020
It is not working properly on Xiaomi . I had this app on another droid and it was good. But now it shows me 7 hours of YouTube ( I was at work and watched only one 15 mins video , then 5(!) Hours on NOTES?! I am really annoyed
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October 10, 2021
Hi Mandarin Duck, please excuse the technical difficulties. We have updated our data collection methods. Please have a look whether this fixed the problem on your Xiaomi phone.
A Google user
June 5, 2019
incredibly useful app that i have been using for over a year but has recently reset all of its data for no reason which is annoying!
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A Google user
September 17, 2019
Aqui funciona muito bem. Monitora meu tempo de tela e me serve demais como alerta.
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What's new

New features! We have improved Menthal!

You can see which ads are being shown to you on social media.

New app timeline to see when you used which app.

New data privacy policy and terms of use.

Working on new features to expand to more social media apps and others! Stay tuned!

Bug Fixing!