Review Ultimate Dynamic Navbar Lite
A simple navbar that gets things done
Author: Enozia Vakil
Date: 09 Jun 2014, tested on HTC One X
Functions quickly, convenient interface, neat design
Certain features require Root
Nexus phone users may be constantly irritated by the navigation bar that is persistent while playing games, watching videos and any other important work that demands full screen. Thankfully, there’s Ultimate Dynamic Navbar Lite (or UDN as the developer says).
Taking up around an MB of space on your phone after installing, UDN sure is a tiny application that does the job without staying persistent. In other words, what it does is that the original navigation bar is replaced by this one which hides itself 2 seconds after you use it, leaving a small but visible are on the bottom left corner, which reveals the navigation bar again when you tap or swipe on/through it. Now this might be a pain for some in case the amount of time used in playing games and watching videos isn’t a lot, but for the gamers, this is your solution.
The navigation bar worked perfectly and I experienced no glitches whatsoever. But the customization is extremely limited when it comes to the lite version. There’s no option for changing colors, changing the configuration of buttons, no support for extra buttons, and the worst of all, no themes!
All of these, and more, are available by buying the pro version, which doesn’t change the root access it requires and if you don’t know what’s root, then you don’t have it. But apart from the limitations set, this can be the great app to use on a non-Nexus device too.
All in all, apart from the amount of locked features, the application is surprisingly good on its own. If you often spend times watching videos and are ready to pay it but want to get a glimpse of the app, look no further.