Android: The last time we mentioned ACDisplay, we praised it for bringing Moto X-style notifications to any Android phone. The app has updated since then, and while it has shed the Moto X style, it makes up for it with a new look, the option to replace your lock screen, and an active mode that wakes when you pick up your phone.
The video above is a good tour of ACDisplay's current features, from the folks over at Droid Life. While the interface doesn't have that Moto X-style circular timer and display any more, it now offers a horizontal timer that ticks down until the phone goes back to sleep. Underneath that, you'll see all of the current apps that want your attention, in order from most recent notification to oldest. If you tap one of those icons and drag it over the timer line, it's "pinned"m meaning you can come back to it later. The new version also supports blacklisting apps so they never appear on-screen, which is perfect for apps you'd like in the notifications pane, but you don't want waking up your phone.
ACDisplay has the option to completely replace your lock screen instead of working alongside the one you already have. The app also supports custom wallpapers, so you can put your favourite image behind the display — or just use your phone's default wallpaper there. Finally, the current version supports "active mode", which wakes the screen and shows you all the current notifications as soon as you take the phone out of your pocket, or pick it up off the table. The developer has also cut back on battery usage, but if you really want more control, you can set "inactive hours", where the app won't surface notifications at all.
Hit the link below to try out the new version, and read more about it.
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