[App Review] AudioManager Pro is a useful, powerful volume management tool

Have you ever wanted to adjust your phone’s alarm volume while listening to music, but didn’t want to dig through settings to change it? Have you ever had your phone go off at school, work, or in any other inappropriate situation? Pretty sure that’s happened to everyone at least once. Want an app to fix all those problems? You’ll want to try AudioManager Pro ASAP, but first you’ll want to get a complete breakdown of why you should try it once you hit the break.

For something as simple as volume management, AudioManager Pro is packed with features. The first screen you’re likely to see is the volume panel. On this first screen, you’ve got easy access to the volume levels of everything on your phone: notifications, alarms, system volumes, everything. There are even toggles to change ringtones and alarms on the fly. It’s a quick way to access everything without sifting through several settings and menus.

The second panel in the app is for creating profiles and this is where the app really shines. You can create profiles and schedule them to change volumes at any time during the day. So, let’s say you need your phone completely silent at work. Create a profile and schedule to silence your ringtones and notifications at 9 AM, Monday through Friday. Schedule the volumes to return to normal at 5PM on those days, and let the app take care of the rest. There are even plug-ins for those of you that already use Tasker and Locale.

Personally, I would be happy if that was all the app did, but it’s still got plenty of tricks up its sleeve. AudioManager offers several different widgets for quick access to your different profiles and larger widgets to monitor your volume levels. There’s even a widget to lock your volume levels, to prevent accidentally changing them with your volume keys and relying exclusively on the profiles to make changes. On the aesthetic side of things, it’s incredibly easy to change skins on these widgets, and there are over 100 more widget skins available in the Play Store. The app also offers five different themes for the app interface.

Another nifty little trick this app offers is the ringer restore feature. Whenever you put your phone in vibrate or silent mode, a notification box pops up. In this box, you can set a profile to be restored after however many hours or minutes. Going to a movie? Put your phone on vibrate, set a default profile to be restored after two hours. The whole process is automated and you’ll get your notification sounds back when the movie’s over.

Android’s default system for managing sounds is great, but sometimes, it’s just not flexible enough. AudioManager Pro fixes that and then some. There’s a free version of the app with fewer features, but at only $2.99, there are more than enough useful features to justify the price tag. Best of all, it integrates very cleanly into Android and offers a ton of customization. If you consider yourself an Android power-user, try it; it’ll turn out to be one of those apps you won’t know how to live without.

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Play Store Download Link – AudioManager Pro

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Play Store Download Link – AudioManager (Free)

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  • hdroid

    I hate to open the app to change the volume level, but lucky there’s a free widget called ‘volume’ allowing make the changes directly from the widget!

  • RTWright

    I’ve been using this app since my Evo4G, as the Evo had horrible audio control. I’m still using it on my GSIII, it’s one of my best hidden apps on my device. Now if I could just get it to have an Auto-Movie Theater setting! I’d be set! :)