Features & Use
Test device: HTC Wildfire
Android version: 2.1
...CPU and RAM are also presented in the Widget—provided you chose to go for the donation, that is. And before you start searching for the full version frantically: payment is only possible within the app itself via Google Checkout. This will unleash the app’s full potential.
But even Mini Info’s free version is worth checking out for its range of functions. Even if not all widgets are available you can still access the information by tapping on the widget that’s been installed on your screen, thus accessing the app. The information is then shown full screen (see screenshots). There’s also a margin with lots of Toggles at the bottom of the screen. You can (de) activate WLAN / Bluetooth / GPS here, as well as regulate volume and brightness, switch the mobile network or plane mode on/off, and quite a bit more.
If you tap on one of the tabs bear the top of the display you’ll find more relevant information. The days of wasting time by aimlessly combing through menus trying to find out what’s sucking up all the battery power are over.
All widgets can be adapted according to your specific needs: clear or colorful background? Glass or frosty? Which information do you want to have displayed? Then size is always 1x2 and you can pack up to three informations on them.
Some differences between the free and pay-for versions: more widgets, the Toggles can be configurated, and the ads can be switched off.
Screen & Controls
Mini Info is designed in a pretty logical way, even if there are a lot of features to discover. If you have the impression that you’ve missed something look up the information in the app itself by pressing on the menu button and the on the “i” in a circle.
Speed & Stability
I’ve been using Mini Info for quite a while and have never experienced any kind of instability or lagging. The app runs very smoothly.
Mini Info is available for free from the Market. If you want to take advantage of the app’s full spectrum of features and functions you have to shell out USD 1,99 via the app.
The developers are very helpful and get back to you straight away, which is why we’re awarding five stars for this category.