SmartBar – The Android App Everyone Should Be Using

I have been using SmartBar on my Xperia X10 for the past few months, and have been intending to review it for quite some time. However, one thing that I have been struggling with is defining exactly what SmartBar is. Is it a task killer? Well yes, it can kill tasks. Is it an application launcher? Yes, it can launch apps. Is it a system app? Once again, it can justify such a classification.

SmartBar is a Swiss army knife for Android that does a little bit of almost everything. It’s futile to characterise it or even to try to describe it in a single sentence. Instead, I will tell you three reasons why I believe you should go ahead and install SmartBar.


Arrow i) Quick Settings: SmartBar allows you to place a Quick Settings menu into the notification area, which (as you might have guessed) provides quick access to all the essential system settings. This includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, brightness, volume, screen timeout, and more. The same screen also displays basic system information like battery, disk usage, ram usage and number of apps installed. Quick Settings is a huge timesaver, and is my favourite feature of SmartBar.


Arrow ii) TaskManager: There are a lot of good reasons for not using task managers in Android. However, I have found that they do come in handy from time to time. My advice is to have one installed, but not to use it too frequently. SmartBar has a nifty task manager that can kill selected tasks, kill all tasks and even end all but the current task.


Arrow iii) App Manager: SmartBar has an app manager that looks a lot like a simplistic app launcher at first glance. However, it can do a lot more than just launching an app. You can pin any app to the status bar, save them to favourites, uninstall them, reinstall them, backup their apk to the SD card, uninstall/reinstall the app, hide app, and more.


Quick Settings alone is reason enough to use SmartBar. However, there are plenty of other features, which makes this little app a must have for all Android users. I have touched upon of some of its core features in this article. However, there’s a lot more it has to offer. Go ahead and install it.

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License: Freeware
Platform: Android (all)

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76 Responses to SmartBar – The Android App Everyone Should Be Using

  1. Madras Geek August 2, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    how did I miss this app all these days ? Wonderful app, installing right away on my android phone.

  2. purchase settlements August 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    I have found with my android I don’t need one of those it already does most of that for me?

  3. Ashwin Saxena August 26, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

    Will suggest it to my roommate. He owns a SGS 2. Will be good for his phone… :)

  4. Web Design Resource September 17, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    Android is now on high position with in technology development world due its new new features :)

  5. administrowanie October 22, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Great website?and cool article man?thanx for the great post?keep on posting such article?

  6. UmairP October 31, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    I am going to install this app right away. I hope it works on my Samsung Galaxy Mini.

  7. Alan Smith December 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    In the simple words, Smart bar is the quick way to access anything on your phone which you mostly use and want to access it within seconds. So through smart bar you will able to save your valuable time and spend it on another most important task.

  8. facebook for a business March 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    It is nice looking feature of Android and it makes my work easy.

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  11. Alan Smith April 2, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Nowadays, the demand for the mobile application is increasing day by day becasue most of the people are now working and as per their routine busy life they give first preference to mobile application to stay connected and updated withing the world.

  12. purchase settlements June 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Thanks for the review I have wondered about that app. Like you said it isn’t good to use it all the time but handy when needed.

  13. emobile_developer July 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    This is really by far an awesome and the best app with bunch of functionalities. This could really be very useful for android mobile users and should definitely be used by them. Many of the excellent functionalities are included in this little app and user doesn’t need to go separately for them like task manager. Thanks for the great app.

  14. awais July 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    its awesome i also using this ..

  15. purchase settlements September 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    This is a great app I downloaded it just the other day and it works great

  16. ppc professionals December 28, 2012 at 2:17 am #

    Do you still think this is the best app for an android.?

  17. Shaunak De December 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    This is a really useful application.

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