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Phone [APP]Note Buddy ***v2.6.1***(S Pen Helper)

If you don't like the TouchWiz launcher, but don't want to change to another launcher like Nova because you lose the S Pen/Headset detection and QuickBar feature that Samsung provides, then this application will help by filling that gap.

Free Version:

-Can be used by Tasker to detect the S Pen detachment/insertion.
-Launches the Application/Shortcut chosen by you when the S Pen is detached/Headset is plugged in. (can be disabled)
-Launches the Application/Shortcut chosen by you when the S Pen is attached/Headset is removed. (can be disabled)
-Shows a Notification with custom text when the S Pen is detached/Headset is plugged in. (can be disabled)
-During a call the auto launch for the S Pen is disabled so that it does not conflict with S-Memo auto-launch. (can be disabled)
-Quick Bar of up to 3 Applications or Shortcuts in the Notification Bar.
-Can select custom insert/detach sounds for the S Pen.
-Up to 3 applications in the Application Shade
-Auto-Launch blacklist of up to 1 application
-Automatically lock phone when S Pen is inserted. Smart mode is also available in which phone is locked only if it was locked when S Pen was detached.
-Notification icon's can be made transparent to make it look better on Note devices where the default notification cannot be disabled.

Premium Version:

-Application selected for auto-launch will close when S Pen is inserted/Headset is removed
-Application Shade will be dismissed when S Pen is inserted/Headset is removed
-Application Shades can be nested
-Capacity of QuickBar will increase to 6
-Application limits from the Application Shade and Blacklist will be lifted
-Volume of the S Pen insert/detach sounds can be adjusted
-Smart Launch mode will be available which allows you to select a seperate Application/Shortcut/Action to launch if the phone is locked
-Ability to select an Icon Pack to be applied to all the icons of the Application Shade/Quick Bar

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ar.spen_helper

Use in conjunction with this on CyanogenMod/AOKP/AOSP based ROMs.

Changelog:

v2.6.1
-Improved the sound selection system. You can now preview the sound file before selection and also set a default directory for any future selections.
-Fixed a bug with the sound looping endlessly if a ringtone or alarm tone was selected for attach/detach

Older Versions
 

v2.5.1
-Added License checking for Pro version users
-Added attach S Pen/remove Headset actions
-Added Afrikaans language support (Thanks to Johann Stassen)
-Changed method of picking sound files
-Fixed the icon's for some Themes being too large
-Fixed the Application Shade close and select buttons being too small in Landscape mode

v2.4.1
Pro Version:
-Ability to select an Icon Pack to be applied to all the icons of the Application Shade/Quick Bar.

Free Version:
-Translation support added. Spanish translation done by Tito Sanchez Esteso. If you want to help translate the application to your language please email me.
-Moved the Application Shade from Actions to the main menu.
-Fixed the icons having jagged edges/being blurred in the Application Shade.
-Icons in the Application Shade can now be re-arranged by long pressing and then dropping it on the position you want to place it. To delete an item from the Shade pick it up and then drop it on the cross.
-Added remove confirmation in the Application Shade.
-Fixed the S Pen sounds triggering multiple times.
-The music play/pause action now supports more Music Players.

v2.3.1
New Pro version only feature:
-Smart Launch mode will be available which allows you to select a seperate Application/Shortcut/Action to launch if the phone is locked

v2.2.0
-Added a new Action : Lock Phone
-Added auto lock when S Pen is inserted
-Added Smart Lock mode for auto lock. Device will be locked only if it was locked when S Pen was detached.
-Added option to make the notification icon's transparent for Note devices in which the default notification cannot be disabled.

v2.1.0
-Added auto launch blacklist
-Added a new action Open Website
-Fixed a bug where the headset insert would get re triggered when the headset was attached for long

v2.0.0
Please check my post for the change log

v1.8.0
-Cleaned up the sound selection process a bit
-Fixed a small bug

v1.7.1
-Now automatically pauses music when headset is unplugged
-Potential fix for the detach event firing multiple times
-Now compatible with CyanogenMod too with the help of https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....tushar.cmspen

v1.7
-Fixed auto-close not working when call was active
-Fixed a rare crash
-Changed all the check boxes to switches
-Can now switch between the tabs by swiping
-Removed the feature of updating from within the application according to Google policy changes and therefore reduced the number of permissions required by the application
-Made the size of applications appearing in the application selector uniform

v1.6
-Increased QuickBar apps to 6
-Removed the settings icon and label from the QuickBar notification, now clicking anywhere on the empty space on the right or left corner of the notification will take you to S Pen Helper
-Changed the click effect of icons in the QuickBar
-Now shows a progress dialog when loading your applications so you don't have to stare at a black screen
-Changed the Home action icon and also modified the process of selecting the action a bit
-A few other minor UI changes
-Fixed a bug where if you tried to use the Tasker Plugin for S Pen detection without enabling it in the settings the app would crash
-Added option to not disable the auto-launch during a call

v1.5
-Insert/Detach sounds now play in the Notifications sound channel
-Reduced the number of background services
-Reworked the QuickBar a bit

v1.41
-Crash fix.

v1.4
-Fixed the settings page going back to the top when any checkbox was clicked.
-Many UI changes.
-Can now select auto-launch for the headset too.
-Can now select an action,shortcut or application for the auto-launch or the QuickBar. There is only one action for now, going to the Home Page.
-Streamlined the auto-closing of launched app a bit more.
-Significantly reduced apk size.
-Changed the headset and spen notification icons to the ones used by TouchWiz.
-Fixed another crash.

v1.3
-Can select custom insert/detach sounds now.

v1.23
-Now also detects Bluetooth Headset
-Fixed a few crashes
-Fixed the Tasker profile not being triggered after some time

v1.22
-Fixed the QuickBar becoming non-responsive on Orientation Change
-Fixed the crashes that were happenening for some people(Hopefully)
Sorry for too frequent updates this one will be a stable version

v1.21
-Fixed the overlapping of QuickBar icons on Orientation Change
-Fixed the crashes that were happenening for some people

v1.2
-Implemented Headset quickbar
-Implemented Headset notification
-Fixed a small bug

v1.13
-Added a bit of nagging for the Pro Version.

v1.12
-Fixed a minor bug.

v1.11
-The QuickBar looks more uniform now
-The currently selected apps are now shown

v1.1
-Implemented QuickBar in Notifications.

v1.0
-Now appears as a Plugin in Tasker.

v0.5
-Added check for updates feature.

v0.41
-Can now choose the Text that will be shown in the Notification bar when Pen is detached
-Now shows the current version of the application

v0.4
-Changed Theme to Holo
-Can disable Notification now
-Can also disable the Services from running now

v0.33
-Streamlined app closing process

v0.32
-Does not conflict with the default S-Memo Launch during a call anymore.

v0.31
-Now closes the Application launched once the pen is Inserted back in.
-Toggle to enable/disable App Launch on removal of the Pen.

v0.3
-Now shows a Notification for as long as S Pen remains detached(Goodbye TW :P)

v0.23
-Runs in the Background even if the SPen-Helper app is closed.
-Starts automatically at Startup

v0.22
-Widgets and non-launchable apps no longer appear in App Selection

v0.21
-Fixed Icon Size in App Selection
-Now Sorts according to App Name

v0.2
-Custom App Launch Support
Current Device: Samsung Galaxy Note II
ROM: Sentinel ROM v4.70
Kernel: Devil kernel 3.0.81

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Thanks. Works perfectly with nova launcher as described.

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Future Plans:
-Be able to choose which app we want to launch.
This would be heaven! main question is: do you think it will be possible to use it on CM as well? (I'm not talking about s-note, of course, just about the function!). Beside that: even if it's tw only, this mod is/will be great!
 
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Cm support would be great I miss this feature and choosing a custom app would be immensely great

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By CM support if you mean CyanogenMod then thats gonna be kinda impossible
Current Device: Samsung Galaxy Note II
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Touchwiz has a tweak which pops out the S-memo when S-pen is detached during phone calls. Will this app conflict with that tweak? I mean, S-memo loads faster than S-Note so it is better to load the S-memo when pen is detached during phones calls, and load S-Note when pen is detached otherwise

If can integrate with Tasker, i am willing to pay for that. Please
 
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Touchwiz has a tweak which pops out the S-memo when S-pen is detached during phone calls. Will this app conflict with that tweak? I mean, S-memo loads faster than S-Note so it is better to load the S-memo when pen is detached during phones calls, and load S-Note when pen is detached otherwise

If can integrate with Tasker, i am willing to pay for that. Please
I tried it with the popup S-memo, when the pen is detached the popup note is on top always. And regarding the tasker integration I'll mostly integrate it by next week. No need to pay i need it too.
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By CM support if you mean CyanogenMod then thats gonna be kinda impossible
Dammit! Anyways, looking forward for the app-definition...I would love to see e.g. papyrus popping up instead of s-note, even if it will only will be the main program!
 
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Could this process be used with an app other than s-note say maybe Write?
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Could this process be used with an app other than s-note say maybe Write?
I'm working on selecting your custom app, if all goes well it should be ready in half an hour.
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