Daily Android App: Elixir v2.0


One of the applications I always install on any of my Android phones right after a firmware update, is Elixir, because I find it very useful.

Elixir is a system information application with highly configurable widgets, which helps me to quickly display any information about my device from battery stats, to cpu frequency, missed calls, unread text messages, internal-external storage space left and a lot more.

Tamas Barta  developer of this application brings an updated version of Elixir, the 2.0 with a totally new GUI interface and a new icon pack.

Elixir 2.0 changelog:

    • Elixir is separated into Elixir and Elixir Widget: you can install only the widgets or the main app if you want. Elixir now can be moved to SD but Elixir Widget can’t because of an Android restriction.
    • Help icons in every screen that display information about that screen. >>
    • New GUI with a main screen. >>
    • In every screen where the list can be filtered you can use the physical search button to enter text.
    • There are shortcuts to Elixir screens. You can put these shortcuts into your home screen or a widget.
    • The information screen of Elixir is separated into Device information and Software information screens.
    • News in Device information screen: more information is displayed, multiple camcorders supported, you can go many system screens, mount / unmount SD, make bluetooth discoverable, start / cancel bluetooth discovery, view your location in map, get more detailed address, update your location, etc. >>
    • New Software information screen: more information is displayed, displays and you can edit clipboard content. >>
    • News in Sensors screen: progress bar displays the current value relative to the maximum, displays power usage, graphical display of sensor values. New sensor: michrophone. Displays large differences in different color, this can be used for a metal detector just for fun of course. >>
    • New Applications screen: display / filter by “on SD status”, displays code / data / cache size, displays version, clear all cache, easily launch / uninstall / etc >>
    • New Application labels screen: you can organize applications by labels and create shortcut to a label >>
    • News in Report sending: the report contains the list of system and user applications. You can use it to easily save what apps you installed.
    • New Help screen: displays the online documentation inside the app.
    • New Developer screen: view or send dmesg / logcat logs >>
    • News in Running processes screen: displays and sort by cpu / memory usage, displays total cpu usage from boot, view logs for process, etc.>>
    • New Top screen: output of top command, cpu / memory usage of processes, displays user / system / iowait / irq usage >>
    • Statusbar icons: can display free memory, can display percent values as text. You can select the color or type type of the icon too.
    • You can put widgets to the statusbar>>
    • You can open widgets via shortcuts. You can put these shortcuts into your home screen or a widget. >>
    • New widget icons
    • 2×5 widget size for tablets
    • News in Widget configuration screen: pressing the view icon will display the result if you have empty / hide slots in your widget; context menu for slots where you can modify slot parameters, hide rows / columns or swap slots / rows / columns >>
    • More customizable widgets: many new background type or you can set background to any color, you can set background transparency; you can change label size; toggle vibration setting
    • More customizable slots: set onclick action, label, image, refresh rate for slots. You can change app launcher icon / label, contact icon / label, shortcut icon / label for example.
    • Better widget performance: uses less cpu, there isn’t continously running service anymore, etc.
    • Contact type: direct e-mail on click
    • Memory type: display free memory in percent or MB
    • Wifi / Mobile signal strength type: display strength in percent or dBm
    • Wifi toggle type: display state or network name as label
    • Wi-Max toggle type: you can open the “Radio info” system screen when you click on this toggle to turn 4G on/off
    • New types: CPU usages * freq, Uptime, SD mount / unmount toggle, SD refresh (scan for new media), Flash toggle (TeslaLED needed)
    • Unread Gmail count changed to Unread E-mail count: you can set any IMAP account now
    • News in Customize icons screen: icon packs can be downloaded from the Web. >>
    • Screen toggle is in a separate Elixir Admin add-on to make it optional
    • New Widget performance screen: check which widget / slot drains your battery or whether your widgets are efficient or not >>
Elixir 2.0
Elixir Widgets
Elixir Personal Add-on