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.
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.
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.
This used to be my favorite flashlight app. In greater effort at monetization the home widget now contains "bye me" icons. I can shrink the widget to block most of that out but now it's ugly. The functionality had also been diminished. It frequently turns itself off.
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.
Doesn't accidentally shut off I got rid of the stock app because everytime I try to move the phone some place, I accidentally touch the ad which took me to their website and shut off my flashlight. Very frustrating! I love this app because once you turn it on it stays on. It has in-app purchases for other cool things but they are not in the way I'm turning off your flashlight. I love the option to either use the light at the back of the camera as more of a spotlight and you also have the option to use the screen as more of a flood
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