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...
Paper Artist from Galaxy Note 2 on Any Jelly Bean Device
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is one of the most successful current generation Samsung devices. As with the original Galaxy Note, Samsung ships the Note 2 with a few additional apps that are exclusive to the device. Or are they? Not anymore, if the XDA community has a say in it. Just the way the resizable popup video player from the original Galaxy Note was ported to the Galaxy S II, the Paper Artist app from the Note 2 has been ported to work on other devices, thanks to XDA Forum Member tmantanner4.
While it was originally ported for the Galaxy S III, it has worked perfectly fine in our testing on both Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S running Jelly Bean. The app features some killer paper-themed effects that you can add to your photos in one tap. In addition, you can draw on the photo with your finger or a stylus.
Head over to the forum thread, grab the app, sideload it to your phone, and unleash the paper artist inside you.
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