Notification ToggleDownload
  • Review
  • Download
  • Screenshots
  • Discussions
Notification Toggle
Notification Toggle
Notification Toggle
Notification Toggle
Notification Toggle
Notification Toggle
Notification Toggle
Notification Toggle

Review Notification Toggle

Tariq Abdulla
Powerful functionality, lots of settings, convenient interface, neat design
UI could be less confusing
Notification Toggles for Android creates shortcuts to let you adjust your gadget's settings right from the status bar. This is a very efficient use of space, and allows you to access any settings you care to add, very quickly. This makes Notification Toggles a must-try app for any serious Android user.
Let's face it, nobody wants to dig through a dungeon of menus every time they need to adjust their sound profile or screen brightness. Most of us have put at least a few toggles onto our homecreens, so that we can save precious seconds, and instantly see whether our device is on silent mode or not. The trouble is that these Toggles start taking up a fair bit of space on their own, and you begin wonder which toggles you really need. Airplane Mode? Not unless you're a very frequent flyer. WiFi? Just leave it on all the time... except in a battery crisis. WiFi Hotspot? A great feature to have, but how often are you really going to switch it on? When you want to adjust these settings, however, you want to do it fast. So this one lets you put your toggles in the only place where they aren't taking up screen estate - but are also accessible instantly - in the status bar.
Of course, the flip side of this is that your toggles now take up room in your status bar. This could be a little annoying when you have a lot of notifications to work through. Also, depending on your device, you'll probably have this app as a permanent notification icon. Use two lines of toggles, and it's two notification icons. But Notification Toggles has some creative ways around this problem - you can set the icons individually to all black, so that you just can't see them, or to a number to indicate battery level, temperature or the day of the month. I like the way this developer thinks. This really helped to stop setting off my OCD every time I looked at my phone.
Notification Toggles adds a much needed extra dimension to your Andorid, letting you set things up in a way that is best for you. You can have 2 lines of toggles, and add as many as you want - until they are too small to see what they are. You can also add any app that you might want quick access to. Some of the icons are the same, or very similar, so the trick is to hit the sweet spot of having all the settings you want, but none of the redundant ones.
In the end, I settled for 1 line of Notification Toggles to save space, and had the notification icon display the day of the month. I kept my 4 most frequently used toggles on my homescreen (sound profile, brightness, mobile data, GPS) and put 7 less frequently used ones, plus a calculator shortcut, in my Notification Toggles (WiFi, flight mode, Torch, Sync, Battery Usage, WiFi Hotspot, Alarm).

Final ratings

Usefulness 10/10
Usability 10/10
Originality 10/10
Design 9/10
What do you think about the app?
Your rating
sign in with
or send anonymous
No comments yet, yours will be the first
We recommend
  • Fleksy Keyboard
    Fleksy Keyboard
    Intelligent alternative keyboard for the lazy
  • Swapps! All Apps, Everywhere
    Swapps! All Apps, Everywhere
    Functional sidebar
    Your virtual personal assistant
  • Tidy
    Manage photos easy!
  • QuickClick
    The quicker way to launch apps
  • Epic Launcher
    Epic Launcher
    Launcher app with KitKat design
  • Dodol Locker
    Dodol Locker
    Neat block screen with add-ons
  • Minuum Keyboard
    Minuum Keyboard
    A unique keyboard that's worth every buck
  • Locker Master
    Locker Master
    Creative lockscreen in a small package
  • Google Start
    Google Start
    New stylish launcher from Google
  • Gismeteo Weather Forecast
    Gismeteo Weather Forecast
    Official weather forecasts by Gismeteo
  • ADW Launcher EX
    ADW Launcher EX
    Universal launcher app for Android
  • Pops
    Customize your Android notifications
  • Cobo Launcher Easily DIY Theme
    Cobo Launcher Easily DIY Theme
    Tweak your home screen and icons
  • Mixt
    Change your wallpaper to a simple gradient
  • Sloth Launcher
    Sloth Launcher
    A launcher that works for you
  • 1Weather
    A modern and inviting weather app with cool widgets
  • Locket Lock Screen
    Locket Lock Screen
    A lockscreen with something new to look at every time
  • Aviate
    Unusual launcher app inspired by Google Now
  • Atom Launcher
    Atom Launcher
    Functional minimalist shell