Sidebar Lite - A brilliant new way to multitask on Android "Minimalistic, non-intrusive, and very functional" - XDA Developer TV "The greatest discovery you will make" - Android Authority It's fast, functional, fluid, and customizable to ...Read more
Sidebar Lite - A brilliant new way to multitask on Android
"Minimalistic, non-intrusive, and very functional" - XDA Developer TV
"The greatest discovery you will make" - Android Authority
It's fast, functional, fluid, and customizable to your liking. Populate the sidebar with your favorite apps, and simply swipe in from the edge of the screen to gain instant access to the apps you use most. Simple - yet elegant.
Features - Pin apps & toggles to the Sidebar (Limited to 8 total) - Live running apps and running indicators (Pro) - Task management allows killing running apps (swipe running apps out to kill them) (Pro) - Customized colors, opacity, sizes, and positions (Pro) - Starts on boot - Minimal RAM fingerprint and affect on battery life - Ongoing notification can be disabled(4.1+) / made invisible (Pro) - Many widgets to choose from (Home, App Drawer, Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, Bluetooth, GPS, Sound, Rotation, Brightness, Torch, Play/Pause/Skip music)
Sidebar Pro Sidebar Pro lifts the limitations put on the lite version and opens access to new customizability as well as functionality - elevating sidebar, to its most impeccable and pure state. Sidebar Pro offers the full set of features.
These include: - Unlimited items! - Right side swipe! - Live Running apps! - Live Running indicators! - Task Management! - Lock items! - Custom icons! - Full settings! - Adjust width! - Adjust opacity! - Choose color scheme! - Disable notification! (Hidden by default on rooted devices)
Development Sidebar is in constant development. Development began as soon as the idea stemmed well before the debut of Ubuntu Phone and recent such apps. The developer ensures a smooth and polished experience. User experience & simplicity are key tp making Sidebar the perfect multitasking app for Android. Follow the development on XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2152373
Awards - Sidebar won Best Application at CodeDay Seattle hosted by StudentRND. - Sidebar was showcased on the front page of XDA as well as on XDA TV - Sidebar was also the best among Android Authority's Top 7 Apps of the week - Sidebar was reviewed by AddictiveTips - Sidebar was reviewed by LifeHacker - Sidebar won the showdown with a competitor on XDA TV!
The Notification It prevents Android from killing Sidebar. Without it, sidebar could not run forever in the foreground and would eventually be closed.
Permissions Camera: The torch widget requires full access to the camera in order to function. Network: The toggles for Wi-Fi and Mobile Network require network permissions
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UPDATED ON: Nov 11, 2013
INSTALLATIONS: 500,000 - 1,000,000
LATEST VERSION: 4.4.0
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 2.1 and up
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
display system-level alerts
Allows an application to show system alert windows. Malicious applications can take over the entire screen of the phone.
change Wi-Fi state
Allows an application to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points, and to make changes to configured Wi-Fi networks.
retrieve running applications
Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.
modify global system settings
Allows an application to modify the systemʼs settings data. Malicious applications can corrupt your systemʼs configuration.
reorder running applications
Allows an application to move tasks to the foreground and background. Malicious applications can force themselves to the front without your control.
change network connectivity
Allows an application to change the status of network connectivity.
control vibration alert
Allows the application to control the vibration alert.
Allows application to take pictures with the camera. This allows the application at any time to collect images the camera is seeing.
view Wi-Fi status
Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.