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14th January 2014, 01:56 PM   |  #1  
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3.0

  • New style: Android L recents view
  • New feature: Favorites apps for Smart-Slider
  • New feature: Launch from Search button
  • New feature: Show/Hide buttons as you like
  • New feature: Kill apps with root
  • Feature now free: on/off Smart-Slider visual indicator
  • Improvment: the notification icon is now hidden by default
 

2.0
  • New style: Grid style
  • New: Swipe a card up to kill
  • Improvement: Faster rendering with Icon pack (up to 3x faster after a first set up)
  • New: Link added in help section to join translators
  • New: Use your wallpaper as background
  • New: Setting for fullscreen (enable/disable)
  • Fix: UI fix on app switching during "fade" transition
  • Fix: Bug with Smart-Slider shortcut
  • Fix: Bug when swiping out an app
2.0 Beta 1
  • New style: Grid style
  • New: Swipe a card up to kill
  • Improvment: Faster rendering with Icon pack (up to 3x faster after a first set up)
  • New: Link added in help section to join translators
  • Fix: UI fix on app switching during "fade" transition
  • Fix: Bug with Smart-Slider shortcut
  • Fix: Bug when swiping out an app
1.5
  • New feature: long-click popup menu
  • New feature: home button
  • Fix: the Smart-Slider area should not shrink anymore
  • Fix: various UI fixes
1.4
  • New feature: exclude apps from the app (Applications > exclude list)
  • New feature: Smart-Slider shortcut opens the recent bar (act like a widget, so do what you want with it, i.e. replace soft key, use it with Tasker, ...)
  • New feature: enable/disable the Smart-Slider through notification
  • New transition effect: fade
  • New: 'flat' visual indicator for the Smart-Slider (Smart-Slider > Indicator style)
  • Fix: close the recent bar with back/home button
  • Translation: portuguese, german, spanish and polish
1.3.2 - 1.3.3
  • Bunch of bug fix
1.3
  • Improved UI
  • Icon Pack support: use your icon pack into Fancy Switcher! It only supports some packs for now, so tell us if the pack you need works
  • Smart-Slider: start with gesture. Prevent unintentional activation with a simple touch
  • Smart-Slider: open the recent bar with a single touch
  • Closed apps: no more black and white apps. Running apps have a visual indicator
  • New: 3D icon effect (Settings > More options)
  • New: message is shown when an app is killed
  • New option: hide reflection
1.2
  • New transition animation: "Open" effect (available for Fancy Switcher and for the Smart-Slider)
  • New "Data" settings: Backup and Restore all your settings
  • New functionality when you swipe the thumbnail back to the edge: choose if you want a list of recent apps, or start Fancy Switcher (Go to Settings > Smart-Slider)
  • No more "transparent" notification icon: hide it completely
  • Reverse the order of apps (Scrolling options > Reversed)
  • Transparent Background (Settings > Background Color)
  • New RAM management (RAM consumption has been reduced when Fancy Switcher is not in front)

1.1.3
  • Decrease RAM consumption
  • Notification: if transparent, the icon is still visible in the notification panel
  • Notification: ability to remove it completely (the choice is given when you want to hide it)
  • Rework buttons UI, added a new "RAM" button
  • Ability to turn off Fancy Switcher globally
  • Ability to hide closed apps
  • Improved global stability


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Fancy Switcher, App for the Android General

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Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 3.0
Stable Release Date: 2014-10-05
Current Beta Version: 3.0 Beta 8
Beta Release Date: 2014-08-27

Created 2014-01-30
Last Updated 2014-10-05
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14th January 2014, 02:55 PM   |  #2  
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I will give it a try

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@JKab any possibility of GB support?
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@JKab any possibility of GB support?


Unfortunately app thumbnails appeared in 4.0, so it's not possible to see them prior to this version

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I played a bit with this app today and I have to say that it is a very nice. And I only tried the free features . The only thing that makes me not to use this app is the ram consumption, over 100 mb.
OP if you can make it lighter it will be a really great switcher :thumbup:

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I played a bit with this app today and I have to say that it is a very nice. And I only tried the free features . The only thing that makes me not to use this app is the ram consumption, over 100 mb.
OP if you can make it lighter it will be a really great switcher :thumbup:

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The RAM consumption is mainly due to thumbnails saved in cache (= smoother app). I'll do my best to lower that number, or maybe add an option to let the user choose between using RAM cache or not?

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[APP][4.0+] Fancy Switcher - Your new Task Switcher
Looks pretty good. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks
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15th January 2014, 01:23 AM   |  #8  
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Hey I tried the free app and I would like to request some things:

1. transparent background like in stock switcher
2. Option to list the apps under each other instead of next to each other (also like in stock
3. Different position of clear and settings button. Like this:
4. Option to disable app drawer icon
5. Notification icon: isn't there a way to just keep the notification and not the icon? The space is very ugly. Swipe home button for example lets you disable the icon and has just a message in the notification bar with no empty gap...

And then I have a question: what is the + symbol standing for when I pull the last app away from the screenside?

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Originally Posted by xPr0metheus

Hey I tried the free app and I would like to request some things:

1. transparent background like in stock switcher
2. Option to list the apps under each other instead of next to each other (also like in stock
3. Different position of clear and settings button.
4. Option to disable app drawer icon
5. [About notification]

And then I have a question: what is the + symbol standing for when I pull the last app away from the screenside?

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Well, thanks for suggestions

1. Planned for next release
2. Why not, I try to develop a different switcher compared to the stock one, but I'll think about it
3. Looks like you really like the stock switcher, don't you ?
4. That's a good request, but not an easy one... I'm definitely going to look into it
5. Consider it done for next release

And finally, the plus symbol let the user know he can swipe back to show other apps. Is it too much for you?

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Well, thanks for suggestions

1. Planned for next release
2. Why not, I try to develop a different switcher compared to the stock one, but I'll think about it
3. Looks like you really like the stock switcher, don't you ?
4. That's a good request, but not an easy one... I'm definitely going to look into it

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Well, I use swipe home button to get into stock switcher, that makes it better and faster than every other switcher out there. But your app look very cool and promising. And, what lacks the stock switcher, it's customisable. Yet it is still simple and elegant.

There are two reasons why I suggested to chance the button positions: first, I think that it would look more symmetric, and second is that they would be easier to reach. Especially on my note 3^^

Oh and I found a bug: when I re-enable the notification icon, the app crashes.

My device is btw SM-N9005 (international note 3 with snapdragon 800) running on android 4.4.2 kitkat samsung firmware (leak), cf-rooted and xposed framework installed.

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