For all of Android’s strengths, there is one thing that I miss about webOS: the ability to quickly manage my Bluetooth and WiFi from any screen. In this, Samsung had the right idea with the quick access they provide to these options on the taskbar on the new Galaxy S series phones. But naturally, not everyone (myself included) has a Galaxy S phone, so what are we to do? Well, Lifehacker found a great app to help us out.
SmartBar offers several shortcuts and utilities to make managing your phone much easier. These tools include a task manager and switcher as well as a favorite app launcher, all of which are available for quick access from the status bar.My favorite tool by far is quick access to the previously mentioned Bluetooth and WiFi, as welll as several other nice setup options. directly from the status bar. It’s great for quick adjustments to help with battery life and just to make your life easier.
SmartBar is available for free in the Android Market.
Edit: Apparently, the program is not compatible with Android versions 1.6 and under, as we’ve had several readers who haven’t been able to access the app on the Market. I will be emailing the developer for confirmation, but just keep this in mind if you’re having difficulty finding it.
Rate & download: Smart Bar