Update took away free options I've had this app for several years, and use it frequently. I updated recently, and a strobe and compass were added. I just updated again, and now these two features are only available if I pay for them. I'm going to go with CM's flashlight app. At least they don't jerk users around with their apps.
Beware...permissions have changed! I gave it 2 stars due to the widget & it now asks for GPS location permission. I've had this app a long time & used the widget to quickly turn on the flashlight, but now the widget has grown to 2x2 and has different tools. It's harder to hit just the flashlight & hitting any other option brings up an ad to buy the pro version. I didn't even know this went to a paid app. Plus, originally the reason to get this app was due to the limited permissions needed, but now it has slipped in GPS location. I understand its for the compass, but i didn’t ask for a compass, just a flashlight. I know you can turn off that permission in newer versions of Android, but you cannot in older versions. I used to recommend this app to everyone & would give it 5 stars if there were widget options to have just the flashlight button & the permissions were as they were. Unfortunately, I will be looking for another flashlight app.
Hate the new update! I was using the small 1 x 1 widget for the flashlight only. Since the update I now only have the option of the 3 x 3 widget that now doesn't fit on my front screen. I am now forced to use another app. Great way to get rid of your customers! Until you fix the widget it's unusable for me and the reason for only 1 star.
Need to change the name... I've loved and used this app on my last 4 phones, just got a new one today and saw the widget is now 2x2 and extra permissions are needed. Thought surely i mustve got the wrong app... nope.. It was small, simple, easy. Now its another crappy flashlight app.
Great, but... It's a great app and worth paying for, being slick, ad-free and respecting your privacy. However... Why not have separate 1x1 widgets available for this version as well? Many apps have several different widgets. The new one is a little... Clunky.
Sux after update I'm absolutely amazed at how developers are able to ruin a great app. More is not better. The simple app was awesome. Now it's got a bunch of crap no one needs or wants and pesters you to re-buy the app.
v2.0.1 - Updated widget to smaller size (2x2)
Privacy Flashlight v2.0 – New features including Compass, Screen Color, Strobe Alarm and more!
· Improved User Interface
· Compass + Map
· Screen Light with Color Picker
· Strobe Alarm