ZenScreen Acquired by Life360

It’s an exciting day for us at Zenlabs. Our company and our flagship product ZenScreen have been acquired by Life360

Life360 operates a platform for today’s busy families, bringing them closer together by helping them better know, communicate with and protect the people they care about most. The company’s core offering, the Life360 mobile app, is a market-leading app for families, with features that range from communications to driving safety and location sharing.

When we first met Chris Hulls and Alex Haro (Founders of Life360), we were very impressed by not only the product they have built but also by their passion to help families in the digital age and the company culture at Life360.

This changes nothing but also changes everything for us.

What doesn’t change for us is our laser-sharp focus on helping families and individuals better manage their screen time to improve digital wellbeing and eliminate distractions.

What changes for us is that now we have the backing of an amazing company so we can double down on our efforts and commitment.

Immediately, we have rolled out a new pricing plan so you can manage up to 5 devices for FREE forever, with all amazing features included. This makes ZenScreen more accessible than ever.

We have also rolled out new features like App Category Customization, a simpler Standard Mode for iOS and a refreshed UI for iOS and Android.

We want to thank you, our users, for providing encouragement and feedback (both critical and positive) and want to assure you that our commitment to this cause is stronger than ever. 🙏🏼

Customize App Categories

We try to make ZenScreen as simple to use as possible. So we automatically categorize every app into 3 categories:

Entertainment: We count time spent on these apps and block them based on your settings

Productive: These apps are blocked only during Calm Nights and Quiet time

Ignore: These apps are never counted or blocked 

While we try to assign each app to the best category possible but we know that we will not get it right for each app. So now, we provide you with the ability to change the category of any app with one tap.

New Pricing Plan – 5 Devices Free

Balancing screen time for you and your family is very important for wellbeing as well as productivity.

When families can enjoy device-free dinner or game night, it brings them joy and we feel a sense of accomplishment of having played a small role in that.

We try to make our technology accessible to as many families as possible. So we have changed our pricing plan as follows:

FREE Plan: You get to use all the features of our product on up to 5 devices for as long as you want. There is no trial period, there are no features that are unavailable after 14 days, etc. Unlimited use on up to 5 devices for FREE.

PREMIUM Plan: When you want to add your 6th device, you can upgrade to our premium plan and continue using your account without any interruptions.

iOS App – Standard vs Advance Mode

We are constantly working hard to make ZenScreen easier to install and use. As part of that ongoing effort, we have introduced 2 modes of how you can use the iOS app.

Standard Mode: This mode is super simple to install and get started. In a matter of 2-3 taps, you are all set. You can use all smart controls like Smart Mornings, Zen Breaks, Daily time limit, etc.

What’s great about this mode is that if you already have an MDM Profile (Mobile Device Management) installed on your iOS device via your school or work, you can still use ZenScreen with Standard Mode.

Advance Mode: Once you have installed the standard mode, you will get the option to install Advance Mode for FREE. In Advance mode, we install an MDM profile that allows us to provide some more features to you. For instance:

  1. You can see time spent on individual apps (as opposed to the category of apps)
  2. You have the choice to make all apps disappear at night (if kids play offline games)
  3. You can change the category of each app installed on the device (as opposed to a list of ~100 in standard mode)

Hopefully, one of these modes will work great for you and your family and you continue your journey to better digital health 🙏🏼