Spoutly Is Not Spam

Spam has traditionally been associated with emails, but that hasn’t prevented the word from being used to describe other things, even useful tools like Spoutly. Many users around the world use Spoutly on a daily basis, and while we bring people closer to the important things in life, some may still view the software as spam.


Merriam-Webster defines SPAM as e-mail that is not wanted; e-mail that is sent to large numbers of people and that consists mostly of advertising.


By most people’s definition, this is what you associate as spam:



This is also spam.



Our app though, is not spam.



We developed Spoutly to help users stay updated with daily headlines, their relatives and closest friends, and to provide the best value for each and every user. In the process, we ultimately made the decision to support the program with ads.


By doing so, we are offering the service for FREE – this allows anyone to call landlines or cell phones in the USA/Canada – and from any location on the planet!


In addition to the free calls that Spoutly provides, you can also use the app to get yourself caught up with the latest news of the day. Find out what some of the biggest companies are up to around the world, celebrity updates from Entertainment, and Sports headlines and just news in general.


Lifestyle (Wellness, Food, Health)



You can have Spoutly playing in the background and you’ll get plenty of tips that you can use in your day-to-day life. It might not be a specific recipe, but you might learn about foods that can make you stay up at night or even cause back pain. We’ll even have exercises to help you improve your mobility and overall fitness.





What better way to take a break than to switch over to entertainment news? People love TV and movies for their ability to provide you an escape, but the actors and actresses lead normal lives too. Sometimes they do something that’s newsworthy, and that’s where we come in. But we don’t stop at celebrities, there’s also feel-good, viral stories which will definitely make you feel better about your day.





The great thing about sports is that there’s never a shortage of stories. We’ll cover all major sports leagues including the MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL, but also include sports like soccer (FIFA), boxing, mma, golf, and more.


Spoutly Is Your Excuse To Take A Break, Now



Studies are showing that when you work for long periods of time without a break, your productivity suffers. In fact, Courtney Seiter of Buffer wrote about her own experiences of taking breaks at work and backed it up with scientific research. While she says that she became happier, more focused, and ultimately more productive, studies have shown that the same can apply to you.


When you think about Google and Facebook, what images come to mind? There’s places to rest, snacks to eat, pool tables and video games to play. You might say that they’re trying to provide perks to the employees so they can retain them and attract better talent. Another school of thought would be that by actively promoting breaks – letting employees get up to eat, rest, or play – the company is actually getting more productive workers in return.


How And When Should You Take Breaks?



There’s a few methods for this, but we’ll outline some the most common ones here for you.
1. The Pomodoro Technique


With this technique, you work in short bursts followed by a short break. The normal cycle works like this: You work for 25 minutes, then take a 5-minute break. On the 4th cycle, you take a 15-minute break (or longer). For example if you start your day at 9, your morning would look a little something like this:



Time Action
9:00 AM Work
9:25 AM Break
9:30 AM Work
9:55 AM Break
10:00 AM Work
10:25 AM Break
10:30 AM Work
10:55 AM Break
11:10 AM Work



2. 90-Minute Work Intervals


Our bodies have a natural rhythm, and while this is a known fact at night when we sleep, it also occurs during the day while we work. Based on this, you should work no longer than 90 minutes straight before taking a break.


3. The 52/17 Method


This is like a combination of #1 and #2. The work blocks are not as short as 25 minutes and not as long as an hour and a half. The Draugiem Group studied employees and found that the most productive group worked diligently for 52 minutes before recharging with a 17-minute break.


4. The Standard 15-Minute Break Twice A Day


If you ever worked in a call center, these timed breaks might already be set for you in your schedule. For those in less rigid work environments, the benefits of these breaks is still beneficial. Ideally, you’ll want to take a 15-minute break somewhere in the mid-morning, and then another one in mid-afternoon. Apparently, the least productive time during the day is 3:00 PM, so you might want to take one then!


If this doesn’t meet your needs at this particular moment, not a problem, you can certainly remove Spoutly in just seconds.


More often than not, the issue is that Spoutly is still open and many users run into this message:




A program that is still on or running in the background cannot be uninstalled, and so, all you must do is shut down the Spoutly app completely with the following steps.


  1. Start by locating the correct Spoutly icon, this will be (usually) in the bottom right-hand corner of your Windows screen (beside the DATE and TIME).
  2. If you cannot see it, click on the triangle to expose extra icons.
  3. Right-click while hovering over the Spoutly icon and pick “Shutdown” from the list of options.


After Spoutly is shutdown, you can remove it from your Control Panel.


At the end of the day, if you are afraid of spam, here are some tips to help you avoid getting spam in the first place.


  1. Don’t open any fishy email attachments. If you an attachment is from someone you know, ask them directly if they sent it.
  2. Don’t reply to spam emails, this will just confirm that your email is legitimate.
  3. Get a spam filter to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive.