Lollipop brought a revamp to the lockscreen, taking away custom widgets but showing your notifications instead. If you're a fan of that, you might want an easier way to check your notifications as they come in, without losing your current lockscreen. Glimpse Notifications by XDA Senior Member xrad offers just that. You'd normally have to turn your screen on manually to see your notifications. Instead, Glimpse Notifications will do it for you when a notification comes in. That doesn't mean...
All Your Social Networking in SNOView
For many users, social networking is an integral part of the Android smartphone experience. Keeping up to date with friends on Facebook, hanging out on Google+, or seeing your friends’ dinner on Instagram all require a whole range of separate apps, which slow down your phone, take up large amounts space, and are weighed down by unnecessary features and functions.
XDA Forum Member MOST2K2 developed SNOView, an app that brings together the biggest social networks including Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, and RSS feeds into a unique yet simple interface. The app consists of vertically scrolling tabs, which display the feed subscribed to, and once pressed, show an expanded view of feed along with a vertically scrolling 3D cover flow of subscribed feeds and networks. The app allows users to favorite stories and view them in their entirety with either the default web browser or SNOView’s built-in browser. There are also various customization options allowing users to set the update frequency, whether to automatic update over WiFi, and four app aesthetic themes.
SNOView presents all of the biggest social networks together in one single app for Android users. Well-polished and unique in design and interface, SNOView is available for all device running Android versions 2.1 and newer and free in the Play store. If this interests you, make sure to head over to the original thread for more details.
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