Heavy-Duty Do Not Disturb iPhone App ‘Call Bliss’ Adds Blacklist, Maps


Call Bliss is an app with its own, industrial-strength take on the iPhone’s newish Do Not Disturb feature. It takes Apple’s basic concept — blocking calls with the flick of a switch, or only letting through calls from selected contacts — and infuses it with management features and more powerful options. And now the app adds two more tricks.

One of the app’s new features turns the iPhone’s Do Not Disturb feature on its head: Instead of letting only certain contacts through, as DND does when it’s switched on, Call Bliss will let you create a blacklist that will let everyone through except the contacts you want to specifically block — great for silencing editors bill collectors. Of course, Call Bliss can still function as DND does, letting through only a select few.

Another big feature of Call Bliss is its ability to create lists of people to let through or not. This isn’t new, it’s actually one of the app’s core features. What is new, though, is the ability to add Places on a map; arriving or leaving these places can then activate or deactivate the app’s custom lists.

Call Bliss is $3 at the App Store.

  • m0rgan23

    Not $3. It’s $5.

  • cgrossmeier

    Profiteering on a good review?

  • Tash

    Now I wont buy it until its .99c

  • CesarGonzalez

    $2.99 was the introductory price. The price was raised to $4.99 when the update with the new features was released.

  • wesweet

    I just don’t get it. Why Iphone doesn’t allow the Blacklist APP. This is our Permission. It’s none of their Business. There’s an Anti-virus Technology Development Co. in my country . They developed an Free Blacklist APP and Uploaded to the APP STORE in last year. But Apple deleted it(Even all the Apps from this Co. The Co. Wiki. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qihoo) .
    That’s ridiculous. Lots of People face the Crank calls in every week or everyday in my Country. I think this issue exists everywhere. I used to buy over 20 APPs. But all of them were scam. Why all the Fake Apps can be alive? Because they help Apple to make Money.

    Try to leave some bad Reviews under an Apps. And try to ask the Users give up the App you respond. You will find that your response will not be listed.

    Anyway, There is no freedom in the Apple Empire. They just care about who make money for them.

    i admit that Apple’s products are advanced. But all of them aren’t humanized.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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