Today, I silently released Smart Taskbar 2 on Playstore.
To get it: [Playstore link]
May 17, 2013
April 15, 2013
Before you install the APK, I hope you can read below message completely to fully understand what you will get in this APK because it is not fully finished . It is important to know what are the problems before you try it and thanks for trying out the first beta preview. I will constantly update my app from now on for any new update I make until it is fully finished.
Today, I finally finished all functions that were planned to show up in the first official release of ST V2. So I think it is a good time to start public beta to hear your feedback before I official launch it. I’d like to fine tune the App a bit before official launch. In addition, I haven’t finished the UI in main window part. So please don’t be shocked to find it very engineer style looking because they are actually wireframe that I left intentionally for my designer to work on her graphics. Since it is a complete code rewrite, so I am actually kind of nervous on its stability even though I haven’t seen any so far.
Generally, the App still has two parts, the floating window part and the main App window part. The floating window part is all complete except the sort order icon located at the top bar area. Rest of them are the final look that you will see in my final delivery unless it is truly awful to see in most people’s eyes. The main window part is all complete only in features but zero completion in UI. But I think I can finish the UI in two weeks.
[What's new in V2]
(1) You can drag and drop to assign item to labels and quick launch by gesture. But you need to long press and choose ‘Move’ to enter edit mode first.
(2) There are 3 types of sort filter to choose from, by installation time, by usage frequency, and by default.
(3) You can now create folder by moving one item on top of the other item in editor mode. So far no limit in number of items in folder. But I will very likely to limit it to 12 in final delivery.
(4) Trigger icon can now free float
(5) Trigger icon can auto dim
(6) Tablet optimized
(7) Label reorder is now gesture driven
(8) Uses even less RAM than V1
(9) Many small features that are very hard or not too interesting to point out.
[Features that I will add after official launch]
(1) Able to assign folder, widget to quick launch
(2) Able to drag and drop folder to other folder
(3) A way to discover/organize newly install app
(4) …. waiting for your input
April 10, 2013
Thanks for the contribution from XDA member rajiv’s. He made a beautiful set of WinRT style theme for Button Savior. Actually I got this set of theme from him a month ago but I forgot to put it in during my last update. My apology to him and to everyone.
January 29, 2013
Button Savior non root requires Accessibility Service to run. However, there are reports from users with Note2 and GS3 saying their devices unexpectedly read opening folder/closing folder when Button Savior Non Root is installed. I spent some times to fix it and found out it is actually a bug in current Samsung ROMs. To workaround with it, you need to go to settings/manage app/all and find (Google Text To Speech and Samsung Text To Speech). Click into them and disable both. This is the only solution to solve this issue at this moment.
Literally, if you use any third party apps using requiring Accessibility Service, you will also get this problem. So it is not just happen on Button Savior. If you still get voice feedback after following above steps, please let me know. Thanks.
January 23, 2013
I have fixed compatibility issue with Galaxy S3 and Note 2 in this version. In addition, warning sign about accessibility not turned on in main setting window is also fixed. Feel free to mail me problem if you found one. this app is still very new and requires your help to make sure its stability. Thanks in advanced.
January 22, 2013
Finally there is a version of Button Savior that doesn’t require root to run. However, it supports 4.1+ only. So if you are using Button Savior and is also using 4.1+, then you can give it a try. Come here to download or search for ‘Button Savior non root’ on Playstore. However, since the is first release, so bug may occur. So if you happen to catch one, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Thanks,
August 7, 2012
July 25, 2012
Button Savior finally supports Jelly Bean devices. I need to say a big thanks to many people who have helped me to provide logcat and tested my test version. Since I actually don’t own 4.1 device now (but I will once my shipment arrives), so I had limited chance to thoroughly test this release on JB. So if you found strange thing, please let me know.
July 23, 2012
I am fully aware of Button Savior’s compatibility issue on JB but is blocked by the fact that I am still waiting for my shipment of GN to arrive. So if anyone of you who knows how to use ADB shell might be able to help.
May 4, 2012
Prior to 1.5.2, there is a serious problem regarding half top swipe trigger. So I removed it in 1.5.2. After more tweaking and testings, I now bring it back in this version. If some of you still have problem with it especially during screen orientation change, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
1: Brought back Half top swipe trigger
2: Added share link
3: Added rate app link
4: Added 1.5s timeout option