Sanity For Android Gives You Total Control Over Incoming Calls And Texts

Android: Sanity is a free utility for Android that can suppress unwanted phone calls and SMS messages, announce the names of callers when you get a call or message, and allow urgent calls through even if your phone is set to silent.

Sanity's features boost your phone's privacy and make sure that every time your phone rings or you get a SMS, it's from someone you want to hear from. The app will automatically refuse calls and SMS messages from people on a block list, or from any unknown or anonymous numbers. You can also tell the app to auto-answer callers on a white list, or automatically allow callers on an emergency list to get through to you even if they call during silent hours or when your phone is set to silent mode.

The app can automatically announce a caller's name before it answers, and can record phone calls from specified callers as soon as you pick up (though remember that you'll still need to ask for their permission). The basic app is free at Google Play; there's also a $4.05 "Donate" version which allows you to record phone calls longer than two minutes and unlocks more settings in the app options.

Sanity (Free)/Sanity Donate ($4.05) [Google Play via MakeUseOf]


    You do not need to tell people that the call is being recorded unless you're an organisation or someone else is listening without the other end knowing.

    Only one party on either end of the call need to know that it the call is being recorded.

    Different if its a wire tap and you are recording without either person at either end knowing about it.

    Last edited 15/01/13 11:31 am

      This is true for QLD, which has a 'one party consent' law with regards to recording calls. Not so for other states, YMMV.

    Don't bother with this, it's abandonware -- hasn't been updated in over 18 months.

    ^^ The app works just fine. What needs to be updated?
    The feature I use most is that I can automatically switch a call to speakerphone when I take the phone away from my ear, and switch back automatically.

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