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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by wadergirl, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. wadergirl

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    So I know that theres probably been a ton of battery app threads already, but I'm not just looking for "Whats the best battery app?", I'm looking for something kind of specific.

    Now, on my iPod, I have an app called Battery Master (iHandySoft - Battery Master) and I absolutely love it. Not only does it tell me what percentage my battery is at, it gives me how long I have left to do X activity, and it lets me choose which activities I want to have displayed. For example, I have Audio Play (36h remaining), Internet on WiFi (6hr remaining), iBooks (7hr remaining) and 2D Game (3h 30m remaining). I don't care about any of the other activities because thats not what I use the pod for, so I choose not to display them.

    I really want something like this for my new Mez. I've downloaded 3 apps so far. BatteryLife so far is pretty "meh". Its nice, you can change the colors, has a whole bunch of info, but not the "time remaining" stuff that I want. Of the 3, my least favorite, but its not horrible.

    BatteryTime sorta has what I want with some of the "time remaining" stuff, but you cant change the colors, and you have to flip through two screens worth of time remaining info, and half of it I don't actually care about (like GPS time left or Infernus: Verse 1 which I have no idea what it is).

    BatteryLeft is I guess my favorite so far. Still not very accurate yet, but I like the look of the widget, I played with the colors to something I liked, and its overall a pretty okay app. But it doesn't have any of the "time remaining" stuff. Well, it has "time left" and "time dead" for general battery time, but I like the breakdown that my iPod has.

    So... any ideas on the battery app I'm looking for? The time remaining part is more important than the "change color settings" part, but both would be preferable. Even better if it allows you to choose what you see the time remaining for (unlike BatteryTime).

    Thanks!
     

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    I think the pro version of Battery Indicator will give you a time left stat, as well as other things. I use the free version and love it.
     
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    Battery Indicator Pro gives:
    Light Usage Left
    Normal Usage Left
    Heavy Usage Left
    Constant Usage Left

    It doesnt give you remaining battery time based on which apps or processes you run. Still pretty decent tho.
     
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    I find Battery Indicator Pro to be the ticket for me. It is consistent.

    I found that Battery Left could be incorrectly trained when I plugged my phone into my PC for USB charging. As soon as I would unplug, I would show only 85 percent charged when the battery was supposedly fully charged just a second before. When I would plug into a power cord for charging, I would get different results.
     

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