A number of apps installed on one device do pile up towards something annoying on the home screen. Being the first in the row, are the notifications. i.e. you have installed a game and a notification appears telling you to gain a bonus or check out your friend who has just joined the same app. Some might be least interested and these alerts appearing on the status bar could be irritating for them, at times. After all, there is a way to remove this unwanted spam from your status bar. Much thanks to developers at XDA, a tool is available in Google Play Store namely NotifyClean. As the name says it all, it allows users to configure / clean status bar notifications and remove the unwanted, troublesome and annoying ones.
Users can configure apps which are allowed to show notifications on the status bar. A list is maintained for all created notifications. Users can control access to specific notifications coming from an app. It’s simple to use, and clean. From the launch of the Jelly Bean OS version, users have the ability to control the display of notifications based on an app. NotifyClean comes in at the right spot allowing users to do so from one place.
On the not-so-fortunate side, (for all users at least), you’d need Xposed Module installed on a rooted device. It’s a framework which allows ROM modding. This app was able to do what it stands for! We tested this device on Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus, both running custom Cyanogen Mods. The app works well but it could be a bit more intuitive in graphics. The logo itself (with a music symbol) and pixelated blue-red notifications marks are not the best ones.
Apart from the looks, the app does fulfil what it’s supposed to do. If you are using a rooted device with custom ROM running, do give it a try. Let the status bar relax and walk away from all unwanted notifications.