Notif — A cool android app that gets you rich notifications of reminders, passwords, pics, etc.

Notif is a simple, but well designed notifications app, which takes advantage of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean’s rich notifications feature, and  allows you to create custom notifications for every possible thing you can think of. You could use Notif to create notifications for reminders, lists, passwords or even for pictures.

Developed by Eric Carboni, Notif is compatible only with Android devices running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, as the app borrows from the expandable notifications feature of the OS. The app has a clean and elegant UI, and is easy to use even for first-timers.  Once you launch the app, you have the option  of selecting from four different types of notifications.

  • Default – Basic Notification with a Title and one line of content
  • Big Text – Slightly more detailed notification with a basic title, and expanded title where you can give a little description, and the option to add multiple lines of content
  • Big Picture – Can take a title, an expanded title, a little bit of content, and an image that you can take through your camera or add from your gallery. Useful in situations where you need to refer to a picture as well as some notes – like for example when you want to buy a particular medicine from the pharmacy OR a specific part number for a computer component.
  • List – Has a title,  7 text fields for items on your list, a summary field which can take multiple lines of content, and a reduced one-line field for more content – Useful as a small shopping list, or even a to-do list

For all notification types, you can set them as ongoing, so that they do not get cleared from the Notification Bar till you manually delete them. To clear or delete any ongoing notifications that you may not want anymore, just hit the flag at the top right of the app screen

You can create as many notifications as you want, and even have the option of assigning a different icon for each notification. Within the app settings, you can also choose between a dark and a light theme, depending upon your taste.

Overall, Notif is a well thought out, and elegantly designed app. It’s beauty lies in its simplicity, and it does exactly what it says, no more and definitely no less. If you happen to be the kind of person who has more things to take care of on a given day than you’d care to remember, Notif can make your life a lot easier.

Notif is a free app, and can  be downloaded from the Google Play Store. To get more details about the app, or to download hit, hit the Download button below.

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