I should have learned a long time ago not to judge a book by it’s cover. Reason being, that I always thought this app as just a back-light utility. Maybe in the beginning it was just that, but now today Leave It On with Message Pop-ups has been updated with some brilliant features.
Compatibility for BlackBerry OS 7.0 down to 4.1 and including Storm 9810, 9850, 9860 & Bold 9900, 9930 series. No limitations for countries either.
• Leave the backlight on automatically for up to 8 applications. Just launch the application and Leave It On will automatically keep the backlight on for you. • Keep the backlight on while charging, through USB, car charger or regular charger. • Low battery setting. Disable the backlight from staying on when the battery falls below a certain percent (configurable) • Set how long to keep the backlight on for, settings from 1 minute to 2 hours or never. • System wide “Leave It On” menu option so you can leave the backlight on at the click of a button • Customize pop-up options, text colour, duration to stay on screen, custom animations and more • Turn on the screen and popup options built in for over 17 applications • Backup and restore settings from SDCard
Major changes since v3:
*Pop-ups can now be set to 3 mode: Interactive, Non-interactive, Interactive on Home Screen. Interactive mode means when a pop-up is displayed the pop-up takes over the input so you can click (or scroll in the case of email and sms previews), clicking it launches the app the pop-up is for. Non-interactive mode the pop-ups will no disrupt anything you are doing, but you cannot click or scroll the pop-up. Interactive on Home Screen, is what it implies, the pop-ups will be interactive on the home screen only and non-interactive in all other apps
*Complete re-write of core code. Translates to better performance.
*Improved scrolling of preview messages (emails & sms)
*Many many tweaks/fixed/improvements
*Added support for more than 10 new apps
Anything ShaoSoft puts his cards on has got to be a super experience. I can’t even begin to explain how sick these “Backlight/Pop-ups” [on-screen toasts] are!” All are user defined letting you choose if you want SocialScope, Facebook, BBM Messages, GroupMe Messages, Trillian Messages. Issimo, UberSocial, Twitter for BlackBerry.. mentions, direct messages, SocialScope FB messages, ScoreMobile alerts.. to pop-up or not. Many options, beautiful user interface. Most toast pop-ups are fresher than the original graphics of the apps in question.
The original idea behind “Leave It On” is to keep your backlight lit during anything you specify. You can choose to have the “Leave It” option in your main BlackBerry menu for quick access. Or you can set Auto Leave It On in the options for up to 8 user defined applications. From 1 minute to 2 hours or never. One of mine is set for the Browser, so say when I’m downloading an application or theme I can see the progress until it finishes. Others I have set are BlackBerry App World, Wireless Updates and so on..
User settings get very deep and specific. You can set to disable it after your battery reaches a certain threshold, while in bedside mode and so on. Add it to the system menu [BlackBerry menu]. Choose the location of your Backlight/Pop-ups top or bottom screen. Disable them in notifying apps, show contact pics from emails, auto-mark mail as read once a pop-up shows.
There’s 3 types of Pop-ups: Interactive [my choice], Non-interactive, and Interactive on Homescreen only. Interactive will block all user input while showing such as typing. And non-interactive will display but not disrupt anything like typing. This is where you might want to change the amount of time the pop-up is showing for. Choose from 2 seconds to 600. There’s also options to change the font color in the pop-ups as well as the font size. Under these settings you can get deeper with advanced settings and even have the pop-ups turned off in up to 4 specific apps. And that’s not all..
Get Animated Pop-ups! Yep you heard right. This is cool and for the more involved user. You can download special animated icons to set to your favorite apps and they will be stored in your SD Card. Choose from many categories like Animals, Cartoons, Tech, Video Games and so on. It’s quick and easy to install and get them set-up.
In the end with so many options are user definable tweaks available, color me impressed with the work of ShaoSoft once again. I had no idea this app was so rich and excitable! Sometimes I do have to turn it off when I’m busy or getting lots of various messages but that’s only because I like to have most animated pop-ups on. I’m sure I’ll even have my own favorite settings in due time which of course we can Back-up to the SD Cards. Available in a Trial version and everywhere quality products are sold! ON SALE! Just $3.99 everywhere!