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Oh Bother

Making Working From Home a Bit Easier

The app will let anyone else at home know if you can or can’t be bothered

Oh Bother

by Daniel Gauthier
Oh Bother
Oh Bother
Oh Bother
FREE in the App Store

The app will let anyone else at home know if you can or can’t be bothered.

What is it about?

And if you’re living with others who are trying to get their work done as well, that can sometimes lead to some awkward situations.

Oh Bother

App Details

Last updated
February 9, 2021
Release date
May 14, 2020
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App Store Description

Oh Bother is a lovely little app all about helping you and your housemates avoid poorly-timed interruptions when you're working from home together.

If you're working from home these days, and you've got family or roommates at home with you, you'll know that focus can be a little hard to come by. Oh Bother wants to help you and your housemates manage distractions a little bit better by giving everyone in your house a quick way to indicate whether or not they currently want to be bothered. 

Here's how it works:

• Set your status to either "botherable" or "unbotherable".
• Put your status on a timer; it'll flip automatically when time is up, and you'll get a notification reminding you to switch gears.
• Provide context for your status by indicating that you're on the phone, taking a nap, going outside, etc.
• Meanwhile, get live info on your housemates' statuses, synced automatically through iCloud.
• Set notifications to let you know when a housemate's status changes, and time your distractions accordingly!

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