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I only found Kaspersky which has the following problems for my purposes, in reverse order of importance:

  1. It costs money to get detailed reports.
  2. It's proprietary software rather than open source.
  3. It sends all the activity information to their servers rather than logging it locally.

What I want is an Android app with the following features:

MUST:

  1. Allow time limits to be set per application per day (preferably different for each day of the week if desired);
  2. Allow time limits to be extended by some amount (e.g. in 15 minute increments) by entering a password;
  3. Actually prevent the app from being used after the deadline, unless the right password is entered (it's okay if a very tech savvy user could circumvent the restriction, but ideally it should be impossible);
  4. Log information locally as to what apps have been used for how long, with this information protected by a password (or at least prevent the logs from being purged without the password).

DESIRABLE:

  1. Open source;
  2. Costs no money.

If an app exists that can handle the time restrictions but not the tracking logs, that would be nice too, so long as it doesn't actually track the information and send it to some remote server like Kaspersky does.

  • @unor thanks for the edit, but it is absolutely required that the software not phone home; is there a tag for that? – Wildcard Dec 17 '18 at 18:43
  • No, we don’t have a tag for this. The offline tag can be used for software that would typically require Internet access, but this doesn’t mean that the software isn’t allowed to use Internet if available. -- I would suggest to add it explicitly in the "MUST" list. – unor Dec 18 '18 at 17:34
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I use Qustodio for my family. I have it installed on both Windows and Android devices.

It satisfies essential criteria 1/2/3. It does not satisfy #4, but I'm doubtful you will find something that allows this. It is a very niche requirement, IMHO - one of the features of these apps are the centralised management consoles.

Also, it is not free or open source; actually, there is a free version but it may not support #1 (not 100% sure).

  • According to their website, only the premium plans allow time limits to be set. Re #4, the absolute requirement is that it NOT send usage information somewhere I don’t control. If it doesn’t record it at all, fine. Local logging is preferable but absence of remote logging is required. – Wildcard Dec 17 '18 at 18:41

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