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FaceApp - despite the controversy there's a reason it is popular!

FaceApp is high in the ranks of then Google Play store at the moment, and despite the controversies of white-washing, there's a reason. In short, it's really fun, simple to use and an all round well-designed app that has some great filters and effects.
The purpose of the app is simple - simply load it up, take a photo, play with a few dials and then before you know it there's your desired outcome - whether it be a new gender, a younger self, an older self - etc. You name it - FaceApp can do it.
Check it out today, it's one of those apps well worth downloading and spending a few minutes with!

Elixir 2

Today's app of the day is Elixir 2.

Elixir 2 is the swiss army knife of android apps, allowing you do find out almost anything you need about your device in a matter of clicks, and allowing you to create almost any form of shortcut or widget you require, again, in a matter of clicks.



Although there are lots of great features within Elixir 2, one of the best is the ability to create widgets of almost any size, linking to almost any feature on your phone. If you look below under the "in the developers own words" component of this article, you will see the large amounts of Widgets, and Widget icon types that can be used.


Best of all, is the ability to include widget bars in the notifications panel of your device. This is great for including frequently used apps and  more particulary, toggles within the drop down menu. This feature alone makes Elixir 2 worth the download, allowing you to include  important toggles a single swipe away at all times. Once implemented, this feature will be something you struggle to operate without. See the below screen shot for an example of only 4 apps in the drop down notifications bar (I have 14 apps in my notifiaction bar!)


Another great feature is that Elixir 2 only installs a base program from install, allowing individual users to then install additional packages based on their needs. For the average user, simple features will be avalable "out of the box" and this may be sufficient to satify needs, however over time, more powerful features can be installed to greatly increase the ability and power of Elixir 2. This is great for those looking not to fill their phone with apps full of unecessary features.


To encourage all readers to grab a copy, the developer of Elixir 2 has kindly offered 10 free activiation codes for the app, which remove ads from the interface. To get an activation code, all you have to do is follow these two simple steps:

Step 1: "Like" Droid App of the Day on Facebook (using the panel on the left of the screen) - If you have already done Step 1 in the past, move directly to Step 2!
Step 2: Send me an email to droidappoftheday@gmail.com and tell me your favourite android app.

The fist 10 emails I get who have followed step 1 and 2 will receive an activation code!

Overall, Elixir 2 is an app I would struggle to operate without, so strongly advice anyone with an android device to grab a copy!

In the words of the developer:

Do you want to know everything about your device? Try Elixir 2 and its widgets!

Elixir 2 is a system information application with highly configurable widgets.
 
Features:
 
- open system screens easily from one place
- displays information about battery, internal and external storage (sd card), cpu, memory, telephony, wifi, bluetooth, location, display, airplane mode, synchronization, audio, camera, camcorder, input devices, build, operating system, settings, configuration, clipboard, environment variables, features, java system properties, shared libraries
- change settings (brightness, screen timeout, volume, ringer mode), do actions (mount/unmount sd, clear cache, start bluetooth discovery, view location, ...), turn things on/off (apn, wifi, bluetooth, auto-brightness, rotation, ...) on information screen
- displays installed applications: code, data and cache size, network traffic; launch, uninstall, clear cache, move to sd, organize applications by labels, batch mode
- displays running processes / services / tasks: pid, cpu usage, memory usage, total cpu, network traffic, view logs of a process, kill background processes, batch mode
- displays output of the top linux command
- shortcuts to widgets, application labels or Elixir screens
- statusbar icon can display memory/battery/cpu/internal storage via circle/bar/percent/elixir/transparent icons
- displays sensor information, turn sensors on/off, microphone
- generating and sending reports
- view online documentation from the app
- displays logcat/dmesg logs, save/share logs

Widgets:

- multiple widget sizes, each can be disabled
- small widget icons, up to 7*7 icons per screen.
- open widget from shortcuts, put to the notification area or to the home screen.
- widget performance screen
- customize widget icons by icon packs
- various widget backgrounds, custom color, custom background image, changeable transparency
- different icon sizes
- change label position/color/size, hide labels
- backup/restore widget definitions
- change image, label, refresh rate of widget types

Widget icon types:

- application launcher
- contact
- shortcut: bookmark, contact, setting, ...
- battery
- battery current
- battery temperature
- internal storage
- external storage
- cpu usage
- cpu frequency
- cpu usage * frequency
- memory
- running applications count
- e-mail unread count: gmail or any imap server
- missed calls count
- messages unread count
- time
- uptime
- date
- next alarm
- mobile signal strength
- mobile traffic
- wifi signal strength
- wifi traffic
Widget toggles:

- mobile data
- apn
- wimax (4g)
- wifi
- wifi ap (hotspot)
- usb tethering
- bluetooth (2 or 3 state)
- gps
- airplane mode
- auto-brightness
- brightness (can set levels)
- auto-rotate
- lock
- screen timeout (can set levels)
- screen
- auto-sync
- sync all
- speakerphone
- ringer mode
- sd mount
- sd refresh
- usb mass storage
- flash (needs TeslaLED Flashlight)
- volume
- mute
- clear cache
- reboot (for rooted devices, normal/recovery/bootloader/shutdown)
* shortcut: bookmark, contact, setting, ...
 
Languages:

- english
- magyar
- русский
- deutsch
- ελληνικά
- polski
- française
Price: Free


 

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