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Ticklr lets you switch from heads-up to ticker notifications

Despite the generally positive reviews of Android Lollipop and its Material Design, one feature that hasn't been that well-received by Android users is the heads-up notification, which can be at times annoying and eats up space and time dismissing them. But it seems that Google is having none of it, and will most likely still be in the next major update, Android M. Good thing there are apps out there that can help solve this problem for you, like Ticklr - ticker notification app.

HeadsOff removes Lollipop’s Heads Up notifications

While Android 5.0 Lollipop brought a lot of welcome changes to our smartphones and tablets, not all of them are particularly helpful or useful or they can be downright annoying. The Heads Up notifications seem to be heaven sent at first as it allowed you to get more information about the notification without necessarily drawing down the notification slide. But if you have tons of apps, and a lot of persistent ones at that, it can get tedious and annoying. Good thing we have an app like HeadsOff.

Notification Reminder lets you make quick notes, reminders on notification

There's a new app ready to join the long list of apps specializing in notifications and reminders. Aptly called as the Notification Reminder, this app allows you to make quick notes, instant notes, and reminders on notification. The reminders and quick notes you write down on the app can be accessed later right from a notification.

Spam Blocker Smart intelligently identifies spam, prevents disturbances

Everybody hates spam. No, not the canned meat that's a breakfast favorite (everybody loves that!) but those annoying texts, calls, and emails coming in unsolicited. On Android phones, you can even find them on the status bar as notifications. I don't think there will be an end to spam yet but there are many ways to prevent them.

Glimpse Notifications eliminates need to press power button

The Android 5.0 Lollipop's lock screen notifications may be more than useful now but there are certainly more ways to improve the feature. There are apps and launchers that prove to be helpful allowing users to set the information they need and want to see. Such apps allow more customization for a more convenient use and quicker access to apps frequently used. For example, there's the Glimpse Notifications that lists apps whose notifications you want to display on screen as needed.

Smart Notify app lets you know what you want to know

Almost everything on your phone can be organized. You can set up notifications for most of your favorite apps for easier access the moment you turn on your phone. And with Android Lollipop and Material Design elements, your mobile life will be better with Smart Notify, a special advanced SMS and calls manager app for Android. With this program, you can set a popup window notification to show missed calls, SMS, MMS, and more.

Android 5 vs iOS 8 part 2: The Recovery

In Part 1, we took a look at how some iOS 8 features looked nice and perhaps were even better than their Android counterparts. But being Android Community, we will not be content to let it end there. In this part, we will try to find ways to have those features, or at least a semblance of those, on Android. The good news is that it is all perfectly possible, given a few caveats, of course. And that's all thanks to Android's nature of openness and reusability.

Android 5 vs iOS 8 part 1: The Showdown

We all love Android here, right? Right? But let's face it. Even if we have a soft spot for the little green guy, we could be considered blind fools if we believed that Android were 100% perfect. A minor nitpick here, a pet peeve there, Android doesn't have all the answers. Sometimes, it gets the answers wrong. And sometimes, the ones with the right answers are its competitors. Here we take another look at the eternal rivalry between Android and iOS, but with a slightly different twist. This time we try to see some of the things that iOS, particularly iOS 8, may have gotten right.

See your notifications clearly (and largely) with BIG Notifications

Not everyone who uses mobile devices have perfect 20/20 vision. In fact, if you're on your smartphone or tablet more than half of the entire day, chances are you will eventually need glasses. If you have bad eyesight or you're a senior citizen with failing eyes, you read notifications probably with great difficulty. The arrival of BIG Notifications will definitely be a boon for your visual health.

Peak wearable now with smartphone notifications, data export

If you're constantly being berated for always picking up your smartphone because you're waiting for an important message or you're on a run but you need to get a call without breaking your stride, this means it's time to get a wearable. There are so many options out there now, as compared to a few years ago, and so you need to research which one should fit your lifestyle. Peak is one of those clamoring for your attention, and if it's notifications and lifestyle monitoring you're after, then this might be a pretty good deal.
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