Excellent when used with GPS apps on my motorcycle In short - an excellent app. I use my Android smartphone as a GPS when riding my motorcycle. It sits on the tank bag, and with the power and headphone wires and the gel case it sits happily throughout my weekly 360 mile each way commute - as long as I don't run over logs, deer, politicians, etc and bounce it off. Sitting on the tank bag, though, the almost-horizontal orientation causes the auto rotate feature to favor portrait mode, while I prefer to use the GPS in landscape mode. This app allows me to force landscape orientation when I want it. It even allows reverse portrait orientation, which allows me to place the phone inside the map pocket when I'm riding in rain. I orient the phone "upside down" with the wires coming out the rear edge of the map pocket, locating the phone so it doesn't wander around in the pocket and become hard to reach. The orientation switch activator on the notification status bar is excellent: I can turn on the GPS and orient the screen in one easy sequence. Now if I can find a way of suppressing the "battery full" message that insists on coming up when the phone is plugged in (as it needs to be when using GPS) I'd be really happy.
Good news, tablet users on the road (or the couch) How long have I been waiting for this "forced portrait" feature? It's probably the only app so far that let me rest assured holding my Archos 70 in portrait view. Well worth the buck!
great app, superb developer! This app is a godsend for tablet users, especially for the xoom and Samsung galaxy tab. many apps force a landscape lock to the default landscape position. this fixes it by letting you perform a reverse landscape lock. Now I can watch movies, and charge my tablet without worrying about putting to much pressure on the charging cable, or worry about holding the tablet in the alot. Developer is extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with.
ICS - reverse portrait problem In ICS, reverse portrait mode has some problem. At first it didn't work, but after clicking my some widget( which toggles auto display rotation) it worked. So I suggest that you turn on auto ratation mode and then run this app's reverse portrait. If you use an automation apps like locale or tasker, you can make it do at one click as you know.
Finally a Perfect Solution. My Note 3 recently came down with a bug where the auto rotation would intermittently turn itself off. I'd spent the last month poring over one forum after another trying all sorts of potential fixes, nothing worked. At last I found a thread where someone suggested using this and changing the behavior of double tapping the home button to activate the Orientation Switch. It works!! And it's such a speedy/fast/reliable solution. Thank you!!
Transformer Prime Works well except when on lockscreen it forgets settings. There is a free app called set orientation that remembers preferred orientation while on lockscreen. Will upgrade to 5 stars if this app gets that fixed in future versions. For now its back to the set orientation app.
Included Tasker / Locale plug-in