It’s late at night, you’ve been out drinking and now seems just about the most perfect time to call your ex and tell him/her how much you miss them. We’ve all been there, sending that stupid text or making the call that has us blushing all the way down to our hung-over toes the next day. Drunk Mode is a free app for iOS and Android that offers the equivalent of your best friend confiscating your phone as it lets you allocate contacts in your address book that you want to have no access to when you’re drinking. Once set up just activate the app for between 3 and 12 hours and it will remove those names from your list, replacing them again safely the next day when your emotions are back in control. If you decide to end the drinking session early you can deactivate the app, but you’ll need to do some maths to prove you’re sober enough to make rational choices. If all your drinking buddies are also using the app you can use it to keep tabs on each other. It works like ‘find my phone’, so even if they are unable to respond to your call you can track them down by locating their phone on a map.
Have fun this festive season, but even with the help of this app it’s important to know all the facts before drinking to excess. Check out the Drink Aware website for more advice about staying safe.