If you’re an Android enthusiast that enjoys flashing custom firmware, there’s a good chance that you’ve either heard of or personally tried AOKP. Similar to CyanogenMod, AOKP allows for a vast amount of user customization to nearly every feature of their device, from custom nav bar shortcuts to a seemingly infinite amount of toggles in the drop down status bar. Setting up all of these settings takes hours if not days to get every tweak and feature just right to make your phone work the best for you. AOKP’s very own Roman Birg has developed just the application to ensure that that you won’t have to do it all again. [Read more...]
After a week of using Android it became quite clear that I needed a better way of accessing the settings menus. The menus are separated and nothing is grouped together in a logical way; thanks to Android user Sergej Shafarenka, there is now a free and easy solution to that.
Quick Settings is just what it sounds like: It is an easy way to access all your settings as quick as possible by either long pressing the search button, or having the program appear in your notification bar (personal favorite). There is just about every toggle or switch you can think of from turning on and off your wifi, toggling mobile data (on any android version by using an APN switch), or a button for using your screen or built in LED as a flashlight: all accessible from a customizable menu.
Volume and screen timeout settings are shown below, both using a series of sliders or a list to click the value you would like to set, without having to change from display, to sound, and back in the normal settings to get that configuration that’s just right.
The menu can be configured to show as little or as many toggles as you please drag and drop to put the most used where you prefer creating the best user experience. Give it a shot, here’s a link to Quick Settings in the Android Market.