Android: Do you like the way Android 4.1 Jelly Bean handles new messages and alerts? If you’re on anything other than the latest version of Android’s mobile OS, Jelly Bean Notifications is an app that can give you that functionality, letting you interact with new messages and alerts right from the notifications bar.
First things first: Jelly Bean Notifications offers a 10-day free trial, but if you like the app and want to keep using it after that, you’ll have to shell out $2.50 for a full licence. Once installed, Jelly Bean Notifications stylises all of your system notifications, and lets you connect the app with Facebook, Twitter, SMS and RSS feeds. You can tell the app to flash the notifications bar when something comes in, or just flash the left or right side. When a notification comes in, you can pull down the bar to read and respond to texts, tweets or Facebook messages.
Jelly Bean Notifications supports Android 2.2 devices and higher, but the look really fits in with Ice Cream Sandwich. If you like, the app can replace or live next to your existing notifications pane. Keep in mind that the app is still in beta, so new features are on the way (and there may be a few bugs). It’s available now at Google Play.