notifications

HeadsUp forks Android L’s future type of notifications

As users continue to add more and more apps to their mobile devices, it’s also becoming more important to have an efficient notification system that will stop you from going bonkers. One of the rumored features of the upcoming Android L is a heads up, floating type of notification, which will make it easier to view and handle them. Several apps have already tried to imitate this feature and one of the newer ones is called, what else, HeadsUp.

LED Blinker Notifications app sheds light on your notifications

If you have a bunch of different apps that you run on your Android device that provide notifications when actions are taken or posts are made, it can be hard to keep up with them all without having to keep your phone in your hand constantly. An app called LED Blinker Notifications has launched that will show you flashing light notifications from your hardware LED light for all sorts of apps.

Skype chat notifications adjusts to device you’re using

While having multiple devices is the new normal for most people, it can be a pain to receive notifications on all of them. Your desktop, tablet, smartphone and smartwatch all buzzing at the same time for the same app can be tedious and alarming. Skype has found a solution to that for their chat notifications, as you can will now only receive it on the device that you’re currently using.

Floatify brings Android L-type notifications to smartphones

If you’re one of those who can’t wait until the actual Android L update is here already, there are some apps now that can give you a preview of what it will be like, well at least as far as notifications go. Floatify is one of the earlier apps that does that, and it promises to give your smartphones a smarter way of dealing with notifications. Released just last week, now it has been updated with even more new features.

Notific helps manage notifications while your phone’s still locked

The more apps you install and use, the more your notifications can get messier and at times, more annoying. Yes, we know you can disable notifications per app, but for the ones that you really can’t let go, you need something to make it more manageable for you while you’re working and doing other activities. The Notific lockscreen notification app will attempt to do that for Android smartphone users.

Android L heads-up notifications feature out in APK format

We told you that the Android L Developer Preview would be picked clean of its standout features, and what do you know, here’s another one. Very conspicuous in that Google I/O keynote for Android L was a new slide-down notification area, this feature apparently called “Heads-up notifications.” You will be happy to know that this is now available for non-rooted devices in APK format.

CyanogenMod adds Protected apps, teases CMHome

Users of one of if not the most popular Android custom ROM might have something to look forward to, either in their nightly builds or M releases. CyanogenMod's weekly report has revealed a couple of very interesting features, including a super hidden app utility, a dedicated search panel for the home screen, new floating notifications, and a reorganized settings app.

Type Your Ringtone gives notifications their own voice

Tired of your ringtone or message notification sounding like everyone else's tones? Or are you sick of the usual melodious sounds signaling an app's update or activity? If yes, then Type Your Ringtone might be that little utility that you've been looking for to spruce up your device's sound bites, by having them speak out instead of whistling to a tune.

Echo Lock Screen to help organise your notifications

Notifications can be both the best friend and banes of existence of smartphone users who are always connected. They can be annoying at times especially when you’re in the middle of your zone at work and they interrupt your work flow. But if organised and categorised properly, they can help you manage your apps. Echo Notification Lock Screen is aiming to do just that for your Android phone.

Peek 2.0 arrives, brings in lots of features and fixes

It was supposed to be just one of the cool features of Paranoid Android’s custom ROMs, but Peek is now actually doing well on its own after being released as a standalone app in May. Users will be glad to know that Peek 2.0 has just dropped at the Google Play Store on June 13, and makers of the app have promised a lot of requested features – including a number of fixes – in store for those who get the update.
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