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Screen mode widget pro! Must-have:)


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  1. l3rian

    l3rian Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yessir! It is finally here.. As far as I am concerned, this is a must-have widget! Previously known as ScreenModeWidget, I have watched this app blossom:)

    This widget was the first glimpse to me of the awesomeness of ANDROID.
    Within the first couple weeks of having my droid, I began getting annoyed with the Lock Screen while I browsing the web (probably sponging up info from this forum). I then thought, " well, I wonder if there is any way to modify this.. Some app that would disable the lock screen." Low and behold, someone else was already tackling this problem! I found ScreenModeWidget suggested somewhere on the net and searched for it in the market.

    It wasn't pretty but it did it's job and I loved it. The only problem with it was that the volume and the camera buttons would involuntarily turn the screen on. This almost made it useless. Especially if you wanted to throw your droid in your pocket.

    Well it seems like Sam finally figured it all out and has released Screen Mode Widget Lite and Screen Mode Widget Pro. I went straight for PRO to show this dev some love so I'm not sure how different the lite version is (I believe it just has an ad one the setup screen). But I can tell you that the PRO is flawless on my Droid.

    It has 3 different modes: Lock Mode operates your phone like normal Unlock Mode allows your screen to come back on without swiping and Screen Stay will keep your screen on continuously. He added protection for the volume and camera buttons (clutch!) and it has a very handy and simple widget to toggle between modes.

    Again, to me this is a must have app. It is something I have been looking for since I got my Droid and I am not the only one... I think it took quite some time for the dev to get it right so I would encourage people to donate, it's only like 1 buck! Hope this helps some people:)
     

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  2. Doubledee90

    Doubledee90 Well-Known Member

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    Im glad you are so enthusiastic about this! Looks like android has been starting to get some sick apps recently.
     
  3. JKaiz

    JKaiz Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice I will have to try it out!
     
  4. l3rian

    l3rian Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Haha It's not really even that special of an app. I'm just enthusiastic about it because I feel it is like the perfect example of there being a problem or annoyance and then an easy fix/upgrade.. To me this app is the beauty of the Android system:)
     
  5. Rota

    Rota Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, simple fixes for people's personal preferences. Only on Android do you not have to wait a year for these. :)
     
  6. djkeller3

    djkeller3 Well-Known Member

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    I've been using MyLock since February and it has always worked perfectly. The only time you need to swipe the screen to unlock is during a phone call (and that is only occasionally) if you need to do something else during a phone call. Other than that, it unlocks the screen automatically every time.
     
  7. kokiangel

    kokiangel Well-Known Member

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    I second MyLock. Well thought out app with a very simple on/off widget.
     
  8. ericks17

    ericks17 Well-Known Member

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    I have been using "keepscreen" ever since I got my droid in november. It allows u to choose apps to keep your screen on. I use it for maps and the browser, I don't like it when I'm reading something and the screen shuts off. I do like the idea of screenmode turning off the lockscreen.
     

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