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    Default Apps to help replace missing LED's on Optimus phones

    Here are some suggested apps for people to check out which might help you not miss that LED so much. If you find an app thats missing please post the info in this thread so the first post can be updated. Thanks.

    NoLED (Free) - Androlib link - App brain link


    FlashNotify (Free) - Androlib link - App brain link


    Missed Reminder (Free) - Androlib link - App brain link


    Missed Message Flasher (Free) - Androlib Link - App brain link
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    Better than nothing
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    Which one is recommended?
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    They're all different. Give all three of them a shot.
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    I just tried NoLED and I thought it sucked. I use Handcent SMS and when I received a text the quick reply box popped up and stayed there without ever turning the screen back off. I could see the NoLED icon floating around the screen behind the quick reply box but it seemed to cause my phone not to sleep Not cool at all.
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    I tried NoLED, but that was just an icon floating around the screen. FlashNotify flashes the whole screen, and also allows an audible notification every time it flashes. It doesn't work for emails and voice mails, only SMS and missed calls. That's fine though, all I was looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtay View Post
    I tried NoLED, but that was just an icon floating around the screen. FlashNotify flashes the whole screen, and also allows an audible notification every time it flashes. It doesn't work for emails and voice mails, only SMS and missed calls. That's fine though, all I was looking for.
    Maybe email the developer and let him know theres a whole net set of phones on the market that need his app. Maybe he can include notifications for things like VM and email and stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSmithInNY View Post
    Maybe email the developer and let him know theres a whole net set of phones on the market that need his app. Maybe he can include notifications for things like VM and email and stuff.
    I already did.

    Voicemail, for me anyway, is usually the result of a missed call, so they kinda go hand in hand. Would be nice to have an email notification though.
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    I installed flash notify on my wife's phone and it works well. You have a lot of control over how often ur screen flashes and the duration. But does anyone know if it makes entering new contacts difficult?
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    Default Not worried about it...

    Not really worried about notifications myself...

    I mean I check the phone frequently enough throughout the day that it doesn't matter if there is an LED notify.

    I always found those LED's to be annoying anyway, especially when you have a lot of emails or text a lot.

    I think the NOLED is a great concept and maybe if it was a static "better looking" image I would give it a try. I really like the idea of the screen essentially being off but a slightly transparent ghostly clock that showed through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjones1052 View Post
    Sent from my DROID2
    ? What was sent from your DROID2
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    Clearly that message was.
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    Thank you captain obvious
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    Sent from my Optimus S
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    The Samsung Moment had the same issue. A dude over at SDX developers made an application that lit up the capacitive keys when there was a notification. This might be possible for the Optimus S, however I don't know how effective it would be since the hardware buttons do not light up very bright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick7 View Post
    The Samsung Moment had the same issue. A dude over at SDX developers made an application that lit up the capacitive keys when there was a notification. This might be possible for the Optimus S, however I don't know how effective it would be since the hardware buttons do not light up very bright.
    Normally I'd say that was a much better idea than actually lighting up the screen. But as you mentioned the hardware buttons on the optimus are extremely weak and dim. Half the time I barely notice them in total darkness
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    Thats actually a pretty good idea. I rather these blink then whole screen
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    X2 on blinking buttons

    it's true they're dim, maybe that could also be addressed? also if they blinked independently
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    First post, longtime troller. Using Flashnotify, will probably donate, it seems to be working quite well. I wouldn't even notice the buttons lighting up in my office, too much light going on, but a good idea for nighttime, I loved the little button on my Pre lighting up to let me know I had something waiting.
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    I'v been using "missed reminders" app. its ok.
    the thing that really annoys me about it is that the little notification icon does not go away after you view the missed text. So that means you have to see the text and then again hit the notification icon for it to clear and stop flashing your screen.

    Also, Flashnotify does not stop flashing once it starts. Meaning once i get a text it starts flashing... then i view the text and leave the phone alone. But it continues flashing like i have a new text.. when i dont, and the one i had is alrady cleared from it. Anyone else notice this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oraphus View Post
    I'v been using "missed reminders" app. its ok.
    the thing that really annoys me about it is that the little notification icon does not go away after you view the missed text. So that means you have to see the text and then again hit the notification icon for it to clear and stop flashing your screen.

    Also, Flashnotify does not stop flashing once it starts. Meaning once i get a text it starts flashing... then i view the text and leave the phone alone. But it continues flashing like i have a new text.. when i dont, and the one i had is alrady cleared from it. Anyone else notice this?
    i use Flashnotify. i've noticed what you've just described and it annoyed me at first, but i've developed a new habit of checking things out thru the notification window/clicking the flash bulb. i find that saves me the trouble of chk'ing missed txt from the sms app and going bk up to clear notifications.
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    If you go into FlashNotify settings in the AppDrawer (I think that's what it's called) you can set the notification frequency and how long to do it for. You can also choose to disable the bulb on the notifications bar too.
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    I am trying all 3 since I cannot have my phone on me since being a mechanic makes it bad having your phone on ya while working, anything to get my attention is needed............
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    I started using NoLed and it seems to work fine. When a notification arrives a little icon appears on the screen. One nice feature is each type of notification has its one icon that appears on the screen. Email, SMS, voicemail, missed call, gtalk, etc. all have their own icon and if you have more than one type of notification multiple icons will appear on the screen.

    I was really missing a led light but this app completely solved the problem.

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