Just what I wanted I spent an hour testing out various brightness apps before I found this one. It works the way it's supposed to and, unlike the others I tried, it's customizable, which allows me to use my standard low-level setting of 14% along with a few others. After I installed this, everytime I touched the app the settings screen would come up, but that stopped after I restarted.
Perfect app for my use-case My Samsung Note 10.1 is capable of being ridiculously bright. Anything over 50% is unnecessary, except when outside on the brightest of days. However, when auto brightness is in effect it usually remains too dim during the day and too bright in the dark, for reading. I use Dimly at night for its added blue filter. This app works great through the daylight hours. Without it, auto brightness goes to a value of about 10. With Brightness Widget - Backlight! I can quickly change to 29 - the value I have found to be just right during daylight hours. The only thing better for me would be an added ability to configure auto brightness with a minimum level of > 20. Tried Lux and that just crashed on my device.
Love the app Adding a brand new review since I bought a new phone. Still awesome and fully customizable in the true android fashion. I actually forgot how to change the settings and had to find a negative Review- someone complaining about it -to remind me. I like the separate settings widget because it keeps the app itself totally simple. You shouldn't have to change the settings very often.
Best so far I read the first dozen non-5 star reviews and it is apparent that those reviewers are stupid and lazy, as their complaints stem from not reading in-app instructions. Unfortunately, you don't have to have common sense to use the Internet.
What I was looking for, but That's an ugly icon. Wish I could change it :/ Another thing that I didn't like was that when I click on its icon on the app list, it acts like the widget, i.e. changing the brightness after setup (even though the user is warned about this behavior, it sucks). Hope this changes in future versions.
Exactly what I need A widget that is capable of switching the brightness between auto and full. My only disappointment is the design of the widget itself, as it could be much nicer looking. It's too big compared to other icons and widgets and looks kind of ugly.
1. Enhanced icon.
2. Added disable to intensity popup duration if intensity checkbox isn't checked.
3. Added description about setting brightness values directly to the preference dialog window.
4. Cleaned up the setup window.