Turn your status bar into media controls in one click with this new app from the maker of Energy Ring
Minimal look, maximum utility
IJP, which has created some nice battery metering apps like Energy Notch and Energy Ring that accentuate the notch on your screen or the punch hole area of the selfie camera, has come out with another app that increases the aesthetic factor while at the same time minimizing space and maximizing functionality: Media Bar.
The media bar not only allows you to follow and control the progress of any media without having to unroll the notification shade of the screen you are on, including the lock screen, but also schedule up to three pop-up commands. It’s still officially in the beta stage of life, so we’re expecting more promise and less perfection right now.
Users will need to enable accessibility services for the app (this can be done by tapping the toggle in the top right corner) before it starts working.
Three invisible pop-up buttons can be programmed to control playback of any music or video currently playing, queue forward or rewind, or even launch an app. Users can also customize the aesthetics of the progress bar, including its position, fill mode, and colors, including adaptive colors based on app icon or album art. .
The tap-and-swipe pickup can be a bit uncertain, especially as you’re trying to avoid triggering the notification shadow or a ride home. But there is at least some convenience offered here.
Some “trial” features such as adaptive bar coloring, extending the time hopping interval beyond 3 seconds, and others require donation to developer, IJP – levels start from 2 , $ 38. Ads also disappear with a contribution.
If you want to try Media Bar, you can grab it from the Play Store or APK Mirror.
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