Easy Filter For Android Makes Blocking Unwanted Calls And SMS Simpler

Easy Filter is a free app for Android that provides an easy yet efficient way to block incoming phone calls and SMS. The freeware allows you to choose from multiple blocking scenarios, selectively block/filter SMS or calls from numbers added to the blacklist (Block List) and view the history of filtered calls and messages while keeping the said blacklist and filter records secure behind password protection.

The user-friendly interface comprises three tabs. From the Settings tab, you can select from a list of six blocking scenarios (AOTW) and three ways to block a call, choose whether to block calls SMS or both, select, set a custom auto-respond text message for blocked SMS and/or calls, block/unblock private/unknown numbers and enable/disable notifications for blocked calls and SMS.

General SettingsGeneral Settings 3

To enable notification sounds for blocked calls and SMS, you must first enable notifications by tapping on the Notification On/Off toggle button at the top of the settings menu. Enabling notifications adds a notification icon for Easy Filter in the status bar for fast access.

Also, it displays status bar notifications for blocked SMS and/or calls.

Auto respond + Notification SettingsIncoming-message-blocked

The first time you access the Block List or Filter Records tabs, the application will prompt you to set a password for said tabs. The set password will have to be entered every time application is reopened and the Block List or Filter Records accessed. If you don’t deem it necessary, you may tap Cancel Protection in the Password protection dialog box. You can set the password later by pressing Menu while in the Block List tab and tapping Password in the context menu that appears.


Password ProtectionBlock List Menu

Adding, deleting and modifying contacts in the Block List is fast and easy. Easy Filter provides the user with a number of ways to add a number to said list and unlike most other popular apps from the same genre, it lets you modify call/SMS blocking for each added contact separately. Simply tap on an added number to modify it.

To block numbers with a certain area or service code, tap Add > Add manually and in the Add phone number screen that appears (right screenshot below), check Start with.

Adding optionsContact optionsAdd Manually

The Filter Records tab keeps a log of all the incoming messages and calls blocked by the app and allows you to view the content of blocked text messages.

Filter Records (Messages)

You can download Easy Filter from the Android Market for free via the link below or by scanning the provided QR code.

Download Easy Filter

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  • James Bernard

    How come you guys only cover Android in the mobile section?

    What about iOS, Windows Phone 7 and WebOS?

    • http://www.addicitivetips.com Nakodari

      Because we love Android. Also the demand for Android is higher than other platforms. According to our roadmap, we will start covering other platforms starting June or July of 2011.

  • er

    can someone help me please. i have the easyfilter app for my samsung moment with google and seem to have forgoten my password. how do i reset it?. it says to go to the menu page on the icon that says block list but i dont see anything.

    • http://www.addictivetips.com/ Sameed

      You can only access said menu when you’ve entered the password. You’ll have to reset the app. To do so, go to Settings > Application > Manage Application, select Easy Filter from the list that appears and tap Clear Data.

      Remember, doing so will ERASE ALL APP DATA including your general settings, block list and filter records but you’ll be able to set a new password.

  • circlebar

    Can you export your block list, so if you had to reset phone, you wouldn’t lose what you have entered. Also does this work for 2.3

  • Val

    I love this app, however right after I installed it I could not send any text messages to anyone. Has anyone else experienced this?

  • dila

    How?

  • jen

    This works great, but everytime I want to use it brings up app of the day to download free. very annoying!

  • PC

    Do incomming blocked texts and calls still show on billing detail of texting history?