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Control Your Sounds With Audroid For Android
Quite possibly, one of the most useful and annoying features of Android devices is the fact that the volume controls are independent from each other. That is, if you mute your phone, your media volume is likely still untouched and an accidental tap on your media player controls can make your device go off in the middle of your meeting, revealing ti your boss how much you really like Justin Beiber. To avoid from getting into embarrassing situations like these, XDA member mattneri has prepared Audroid, which is an all-in-one volume control app. Aside from saving you time from going into Settings to modify Alarm and Media volumes, the app will allow you to make widgets for predefined sound profiles that you normally use. The apps is simple and comes in 4 different languages for those of you whose native tongue is not English.
The app is still in beta stages, so as always, any and all feedback that you can provide will only help to make the app even better.
- Adjust the status of 6 Audio levels indipendently
- Create and restore different Audio Profiles (Home, Meeting,…) [ONLY PRO]
- Create shorcuts of your Profiles on Android Home [ONLY PRO]
- Localization in 4 different languages
You can find more information in the application thread.
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