Elixir - Keeping on top of things!

Authored by: Deactivated Account — Feb 25, 2011

"That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind": Neil Armstrong’s famous words in 1969. Now, arguably Elixir may not be as relevant for humanity as the moon landing but nonetheless: “It’s one small step in configurations and a big step towards personalization!”


Reviewed version Latest version
1.6.2 1.12.6

Features & Use

Test device: Motorola DEFY / Android 2.1
App: Usable as of Android 1.6 – Authorizations: Locations, Bluetooth, internet access, SD card writable/readable, take photos, phone status readable and identifiable, change systems settings, change APN settings, change Wlan status, change sync settings

This might look like a pretty hefty amount but the app uses each single one. I doubt it would use the information for anything dodgy…but you have to be the better judge of that for yourselves!

Elixir is a systems and configurations tool which you can use to attain more information concerning hardware, software, and current general state of your device, as well as make a few changes to settings. The coolest thing about this app are the widgets, however. These can be used to do everything the app has to offer from the comfort of your own homescreen.

You can access information about the following (and make a few adjustments here and there):

• battery
• internal memory
• external memory
• Display
• Camera
• Sensors

Other stuff:
• Network
• Wi-Fi
• Bluetooth

Screen & Controls

Everything was done right when it comes to Elixir’s controls. There are three tabs at the top of the display, one for each of the three categories of information: general information, sensors, and active apps and services (divided into two sub-categories/tabs).

Speed & Stability

I can’t say that I was particularly bothered by anything related to speed or stability, but Elixir does sometimes have a tendency to lag which is apparently down to bugs, seeing as the lagging always occurred at the same places. It also takes a while for the widget data to load…but presumably that’s unavoidable.

Price/Performance Ratio

Nothing to whine about here! For free and packed with lots of functions—a well deserved five stars for Elixir.


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