January 6, 2012

Cool Tool 3.0


Happy New Year! I have been updated Cool Tool.
There is new cool features. Check it out.
- NEW: Apps Black List
- NEW: Directional pad for fine adjustment of window position
- NEW: Simple Task Killer (Long Tap or Menu button in the settings)
- NEW: Reset App Settings button
- NEW: Customizable Long Tap action
- NEW: Semi-transparent mode (activating by Long Tap)
- NEW: GSM Signal Level
- NEW: Battery mA (very beta). Update rate: 2 times per minute (and graph also).
- NEW: Number of fixed GPS satellites (with SNR on the graph)
- NEW: Auto Network Bandwidth (disabled by default)
- Added manual
- Improved "heavy" process detecting
- The graph is no longer resets when settings changed
- UI changes. Try to slide right/left in the settings
- HD icon for xhdpi devices
- Fixed Autostart on ICS firmwares
- Fixed color banding artifacts
- Hungarian locale (thanks to Gidano)
- Many fixes, optimizations and performance improvements

As always, you can download it from market or by direct link

60 comments:

  1. really loved your app. great app.

    few issues - n:20KB/s shows but network graph is not showing up on my dell streak 5 (android 2.2.2) please fix it.

    Note: I'm on mobile: Docomo EDGE Network India

    also want to tell you that it'll be great if the network graph shows like the graph of "network speed" app. (pls download it from market and check it. its free)

    again amazing work and wish you good luck

    Thanks
    Catherine

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  2. After today's update it stopped working on my HP touchpad running cm7. I've tried clearing data and also uninstalling and reinstalling.I went back to 2.2.2 using the apk. Is there anything I can do to help you get it fixed?

    Thanks for this great app.

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  3. Tested more on Dell streak 5 and a Tegra 2 device.

    1. Dell streak : megahertz is showing.

    Tegra 2 device : megahertz not showing (it show -1megahertz)

    2. On both device it get disappeared when Market launched and comes back when market is closed.

    3. Dell streak 5 : network speed (n: KB/s) & its graph not working along with network traffic's gauge.

    Tegra2 device : its working

    Hope you'll fix these soon.

    Good Luck & New year wishes for you.
    Catherine

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  4. Catherine, thanks for your detail report.
    1. Unfortunately, CPU Clock feeature availability depends on firmware of specific device. In your case (-1MHz) Cool Tool just cant find specific file where stored CPU frequency data.
    2. What did you mean exactly? The panel is disappeared when you start market app? Make sure you did not enable Black List feature. I cannot reproduce this behavior on my device and on the emulator.
    3. Same as 1, Not all manufacturers adhere to Google standards when develop their firmwares. I used standard class from Android SDK "TrafficStats" http://developer.android.com/reference/android/net/TrafficStats.html
    It should work on all devices since Android 2.2. Try to choose WiFi+Mobile mode from "Network Interface" expandable list. Maybe it should help.

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  5. Faberfox, try v3.0.1 from the market. It should help

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  6. Working great again, thanks!

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  7. thankyou for your reply, I'll let you know once I test the new version.

    Catherine

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  8. Galaxy tab 8.9, tegra 2, works great! Also on my LG 2x.
    I like the quick task killer.
    Question: of what use is the blacklist feature?

    Hoppa

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  9. Hoppa, with BlackList you can hide the panel in specific apps

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  10. how can i disable task killer function ?

    it's always run every minute.

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  11. Task Killer starts only when you perform long tap action on the panel. You can change/disable this behavior in the settings.

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  12. Thx for the quick reply. I assumed the black list was the list of apps NOT being shut down by the task killer.
    But this hide option is very nice!

    Hoppa

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  13. Hi D,
    checked ver 3.0 & ver 3.01

    1.streak 5 & tegra2 :
    a) when market is launched display panel just disappear.
    b) after enabling wifi+mobile, now data transfer speed chart showing.

    2.streak5 :
    megahertz showing

    tegra2:
    its stuck at -1 MHz

    thanks & tc
    Catherine

    Note: I'm using cooltool ver 2.0 & its working great for me :-)

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  14. Running it on my Kindle Fire and love it, thank you.

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  15. I love this tool, Thank you for your production
    I want to save my tuning

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  16. set this tool top of the screen
    when restart this tool,position is down

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  17. Could you better explain the BlackList task killer?

    My phone's provider has a considerable amount of 'bloat-ware', that I like the option of shutting down when I want to. As it's running at random times, I've been selecting them, on the BlackList, when found. But after running your task killer and verifying against the currently running apps. I find that the apps. I thought were dead - alive and well...

    Is this 'operator error' on my part, or is it that these bloat apps. are just very tenatious and want to live?

    BTW
    This a spectacular and very clean tool!!!

    Thank you

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  18. Hi! BlackList feature allow you to hide the floating panel in specific apps. It is not for Task Killer exclusions or so.
    PS: Actually you don't need to kill background processes until you really want it. The system cares about that things automatically.

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  19. But if you really really want to kill everything in you system :) try one of the available task killers on Android Market.

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  20. Also you may read help section of Cool Tool to better understand the features. I hope my English was not so bad :)

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  21. CPU:5% M:40MB 2012/2/5日 11:41
    CPU:100% M:120MB 2012/2/5日 11:42←text is moving frequently
    but tabulation is too much space
    CPU:5% M:40MB 2012/2/5日 11:41

    I like Cool Tool

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  23. Can you add a feature to move a gauges window to opposite side of the screen on press? For example, when surfing internet in fullscreen it might cover some buttons, you press on window - it moves to opposite side, when you're done you press on the window and it goes back.

    Nice app
    Keep up the good work.

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  24. You can use "ICS Hack" feature, the panel will be transparent for any touch interactions in this mode.

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  25. Great job on the customisation features!

    I would like to seet the notifications panel when I drag down from the top wheno ' drag and drop window' is off.

    Keep up the good work, and thanks!

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  26. Do you think it will be possible to add CPU temp monitoring to this tool?

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  27. Unfortunately Cpu temp sensor presents on a limited number of devices

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    1. As far as I know, most of the new phones have this sensor. I think this could be a good addition to your already GREAT app.

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    2. I think you mean battery temperature. Because there is no public APIs for read cpu temp value in Android.
      And as I know only Motorola Droid have this sensor and values can be retrieved with undocumented "hack"

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    3. On my HTC Sensation, using an app called "System Tuner" I can monitor CPU temp.
      I believe if they can do it, so can you! :)

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  28. The cpu gauge when enabling multi-core seems wrong. I have seepu+ also running, and when the option is off, their and your values only differ by ~1%, but when enabling it my second core is almost all the time pegged at 100% in cooltool and the value shown on is off by close to 50%. This is on an hp touchpad running the latest cm9 nightly. Do you want me to run some more test or is there a cpu usage widget you trust to compare against? Finally, will you have this as a paid app in the play store soon? I feel dirty using ;)

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    1. Thanks for the report. Can you help me with diagnostic of this issue? Please run that command in terminal emulator:
      cat /proc/stat
      and send me resulting screen shot on email.

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    2. You can find paid version on Amazon and SamsungApps. I can't upload it to the play due to google regional limitations.

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    3. I've uploaded here 2 captures, with multicore on and off, and the output of cat /proc/stat. http://imgur.com/a/pMJv0
      I'm trying to stay away from 3rd party markets, but if google doesnt allow your country to post paid apps in the near future, I'll get the amazon version.
      One last thing, I can't post comments from the android browser as I can't focus the captcha field, I'm having to use chrome beta.

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    4. It seems that your system incorrect detects number of cores. Try to load your cpu with some heavy task (like downloading big file) and run cat /proc/stat again. The second core must to be enabled now. You should have something like that:
      cpu .....
      cpu0 .....
      cpu1 .....

      If last string with "cpu1" always does not appear, I can't help here. It is something wrong deep in firmware.
      Btw, does SeePU app supports multicore cpus correct?

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    5. I don't think seecpu supports dual core as it hasn't been update for a long time, still, after running a second terminal just running top, the second cpu kicked in, capture here: http://imgur.com/sejRc

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    6. Thanks. Now I will try to implement some hack to fix that issue. Please email me to deviantstudio.software@gmail.com
      And I will send you a test version as soon as possible.

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  29. Hi Deviant,

    I would like to know what widget is your tool using to display/paint the information on device?

    Thanks

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    1. TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT window. Not a widget.

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  30. Great app, but why not to add a tab where we can see all the system info, instead of show then hide each one when we need it once.

    also it would be nice to know who the app that making load, sort apps running by cpu or ram, and kill only that app.

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    1. You can find tons of apps on the Play that match your requirements. For example Elixir.

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    2. I meant something like "Usage Timelines" in the market.

      what the point if I knew something causing the load without knowing which one ?

      I already use many system tools, but I was looking for one app (do all daily need) to keep in background when I found yours.

      I'm trying to minimize system resources usage, not to increase it with tools.

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  31. Love the app. First thing I install on all my devices. Having issue on my galaxy nexus with the new update. Cpu graph and cool tool itself seem frozen and settings dialog frozen when the panel is displayed. You want any logs etc to HELP? Thanks

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  33. quite nice and useful app but because that's small which is hard to see but I still want to see how it works so can the bar be white?? also it take 26mb to work I know its hark to make work all the time with small ram but can it be altomatic close when screen is off?? that will be a perfect app

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  35. Hi
    Cool tools not showing over android bar anymore after ASUS upgrade from ICS to JellyBean. TF300. Thanks!

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  36. Yes, same problem. CoolTool can't put overlay the status bar in JB. But for ICS, it's OK. Can please enhancement this portion? Thanks for the great app.

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  37. Hi the current guage doesn't work as expected. When discharging it shows 0mA. When charging it shows 1mA. I am using the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7105, Jelly Bean, rooted with persus kernel.

    J.K Nilsson

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  38. Hi Sir,

    Suggestion.
    Show time/date format below,
    hh:mm:ss yyyy/mm/dd

    Thank you
    Vincent

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    1. You can do it by edit label's prefix/posfix. Please refer to this document http://developer.android.com/reference/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html

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    2. How do I display the month (e.g. April or Apr) under the Time/Date label? I had a look at https://developer.android.com/reference/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html which suggested using the parameter "L", but it doesn't work... it only displays an "L".

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  39. Your app is amazing. Thank you!

    Can you put temperature of cpu in the future?

    Thanks again.

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  40. alright deviant.

    cooltool is a fantastic app.
    just a sugestion tho... i use this app on my phone and nexus7.
    could you tweek the cooltool bar to allow the width to match the screen width/res?

    sWidth=canvas.getWidth(); //get screen dimentions
    sHeight=canvas.getHeight();

    i cover the stats bar with cooltool lol.

    kaos.99k

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  41. Love the new custom label feature. Any chance of making it work with shell command outputs? I.e. cut -c 1-2 'filename' to get a cleaner output?

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    1. Edit: or similar feature to show 'x' characters. At the moment it shows my core temp as 40000 when its 40 degrees. Just a suggestion :)

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  42. this app is awesome!!!!! but there is something missing, my i request to add battery voltage on the label? :) tnx. more power!!!

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  43. First, this is an excellent app. I want to use them on a UCCW widget, but otherwise not seen on any other screen. I know it's an overlay, there is perhaps still a possibility? I would imagine that it would maybe go with a white list, black is already existing.

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  44. Wish you could consider to provide a network connection type label, such as WIFI, HSPA, UMTS, EDGE, or NO as no connection. Thus user could manage to use mobile data or wifi to connect to Internet. When network connection fails, user could see the connection failure reason. When connection speed response is slow, user may see the reason if using mobile data rather wifi due to wifi connection failure unexpectedly.

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  45. I am trying to diagnose a problem where my phone gets very slow a couple of days after a reboot. I turned on the I/O gauge and it's showing two gauges. When my phone slows down, the left half of the gauge is at the top and the right half is low. What I/O operations do the two halves of the gauge monitor?

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