WatchIt!

WatchIt!


NOTE: Adaptations for Lollipop have been applied now, but some cases may work differently, so please email version of Android and whether you use Notification Access or Accessibility if you still have issues.

WatchIt! will pickup up Notifications and Toasts from all your existing applications and display them for you in various ways.

Currently there is support for SmartWatch and SmartWatch 2 by Sony, MetaWatch, Smart Wireless Headset Pro (MW1), experimental support for Gear (not working) plus the DayDream feature of Android 4.2+ - see the screenshot above for an example of what is shown when an email arrives. This works on phones as well as tablets (and most likely anything else running 4.2) - select it as any other DayDream.

Just follow the instructions shown when you start the app to enable them and then fine tune.

(Also, the icon will watch over you and protect you from the evil eye.)

NOTE: You MUST turn on Accessibility for this app to work at all. For 4.3+ you may *instead* use Notification access - this avoids the Samsung firmware bugs (see below), but will not pick up Toasts. Your choice!
The DayDream is turned on separately in the usual place.

FAQ:
* In some cases voice feedback is activated, why?
This is a firmware bug in some phones. A workaround can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1785194&page=2 - alternatively, use Notificaiton access under 4.3+.

* Some messages had duplicated text, why?
Notifications can have a ticker text that i shown along the top at creation time - this is shown on the watch as "Message [ Ticker ]". Usually the ticker text is a summary but sometimes (especially on older apps) it is the same. If it is identical it will be removed from the message, but sometimes it is only slightly different, then it my be shown as "John Doe Message [ John: Message ]" or similar.

* How do I change all the apps' settings from "Both"?
Just use the "Default App Setting" first - this applies to any app you have not explicitly set to some other value which is useful for future installs too!


Please encourage those who build the notifications to improve their messages if you want more text to be shown.

Please use the feedback button as it is impossible to respond to reviews.

DayDream
LiveWare™ extension for SmartWatch
LiveWare™ extension for Smart Wireless Headset pro

Smart Connect extension for SmartWatch 2

Recent changes:
Adapted for daydream permission requirement in 5.x
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About WatchIt!
NOTE: Adaptations for Lollipop have been applied now, but some cases may work differently, so please email version of Android and whether you use Notification Access or Accessibility if you still have issues.

WatchIt! will pickup up Notifications and Toasts from all your existing applications and display them for you in various ways.

Currently there is support for SmartWatch and SmartWatch 2 by Sony, MetaWatch, Smart Wireless Headset Pro (MW1), experimental support for Gear (not working) plus the DayDream feature of Android 4.2+ - see the screenshot above for an example of what is shown when an email arrives. This works on phones as well as tablets (and most likely anything else running 4.2) - select it as any other DayDream.

Just follow the instructions shown when you start the app to enable them and then fine tune.

(Also, the icon will watch over you and protect you from the evil eye.)

NOTE: You MUST turn on Accessibility for this app to work at all. For 4.3+ you may *instead* use Notification access - this avoids the Samsung firmware bugs (see below), but will not pick up Toasts. Your choice!
The DayDream is turned on separately in the usual place.

FAQ:
* In some cases voice feedback is activated, why?
This is a firmware bug in some phones. A workaround can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1785194&page=2 - alternatively, use Notificaiton access under 4.3+.

* Some messages had duplicated text, why?
Notifications can have a ticker text that i shown along the top at creation time - this is shown on the watch as "Message [ Ticker ]". Usually the ticker text is a summary but sometimes (especially on older apps) it is the same. If it is identical it will be removed from the message, but sometimes it is only slightly different, then it my be shown as "John Doe Message [ John: Message ]" or similar.

* How do I change all the apps' settings from "Both"?
Just use the "Default App Setting" first - this applies to any app you have not explicitly set to some other value which is useful for future installs too!


Please encourage those who build the notifications to improve their messages if you want more text to be shown.

Please use the feedback button as it is impossible to respond to reviews.

DayDream
LiveWare™ extension for SmartWatch
LiveWare™ extension for Smart Wireless Headset pro

Smart Connect extension for SmartWatch 2

Recent changes:
Adapted for daydream permission requirement in 5.x

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A Google User
May 23, 2015
Great! Works great with my SBH52. Notification show as expected. Only two features I wish to have in the future: 1) Being able to deselect all the apps in apps setting 2) Backup and restore in text/JSON/Yaml format. Many thanks!
A Google User
May 22, 2015
Good apps. But does not work after upgrading to lollipop.. Samsung Tab S.
A Google User
May 2, 2015
Amazing! Until lately.. Awesome notification system and probably the best of what's available. However, recently I have noticed that the app doesn't include the contents anymore, only the name of the app. Facebook messenger, snapchat usually includes the name of the sender, etc. Please have a look! Otherwise great app!
A Google User
Apr 12, 2015
Almost Perfect Great notifier app. So far, the only thing I'd like are better filters, so I could (for example) filter out Titanium Backup's "##% - App Name v#.#.#" notifications but not its "Backup Complete" notification. The Block List would quickly become unmanageably large if I tried to use it to filter the progress notifications.
A Google User
Apr 12, 2015
Event cannot be clear Why sometime the event cannot be clear
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