ProfileComfort – Useful & Comprehensive App for Managing Your Devices Profiles
Dec 8, 2011 11:13 AM –
ProfileComfort is a useful and functional profile creation app. Most of us lead relatively busy lives where we find ourselves in a variety of situations; whether it be work, the cinema, a funeral, a school play or a variety of other circumstances. In many of these scenario’s your Lady Gaga ringtone might not be particularly popular. It’s probably the ultimate of 21st century problems, but one which can be managed easily and simply through profile managers such as ProfileComfort.
Price: ~$1.34 ($0.99 On Sale in AndroidTapp Store!)
Tested on: HTC Desire HD
Pros & Cons:
- 8 different pre-sets!
- Create your own Profile!
- 7 different trigger conditions!
- Smooth UI!
- Comprehensive help pages!
- Automated responses!
- Check to see that your phone doesn’t already do this feature.
ProfileComfort is a very comprehensive yet intuitive app that lets you create profiles based on any number of factors. The pre-sets ‘out of the box’ include: At Home, Work, Travel, Meeting, Sunday, Battery Empty, Library and Night. These are already set up so, if you have a meeting you can easily just switch to that profile and avoid the interference of phone calls. Alternatively if, say, you have a regular sales meeting at the same time every week, you can set this profile to kick-in at just the right time. Such settings take the guess-work out of the problem.
Naturally, you can create your own profiles depending on your own circumstances- we all lead different lives and situations change all the time. ProfileComfort gives you the flexibility to adapt as your day progresses. There are all kinds of triggers (conditions) too; Time, Date, Place, Incoming Call, Ambiance noise, Low battery and Weekday. These, in turn, trigger any of the profiles you have set- no need for embarrassing calls coming through half-way through a wedding and no loud text messages waking you up during the night!
There are also a number of actions you can set to occur during the times a profile is active. So, you can set the ringtone, volume, Wi-Fi (perhaps great for automatically saving battery on-the-go), Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, Send email or Status Bar notification. So, configured correctly, you could send an automated response via email or SMS to someone who might try and contact you during those times. You could set it to SMS someone who tries to call you when you are driving for example. You could have an email automatically sent if you can’t answer due to being in a meeting. There are lots of options here that are well worth exploring.
While I found the app to me incredibly straightforward there is a comprehensive help guide, which details precisely how the app works so there’s no need to worry about getting confused. The pre-sets are quite comprehensive and offer all kind of different options depending on your lifestyle, and you can tweak these however you like.
My only word of warning about any profile app is to check whether your device can do this already; there might not be any need to buy a profile-creation app if the ROM you use already provides your requirements. For example, my CyanogenMod 7 ROM contains some pretty good profile settings which might negate my need for an app like ProfileComfort. It’s perhaps no where near as comprehensive, but it’s worth checking whether you need a profile app at all.
ProfileComfort – Presets
ProfileComfort – Preset selected
ProfileComfort – Profile list menu
ProfileComfort – Battery level profile settings
ProfileComfort – Create profile
ProfileComfort – Choose icon
ProfileComfort – Settings
ProfileComfort – Help
ProfileComfort – Help section
Massively useful. Ultimately it could save you embarrassment, your job and your dignity at different times. Obviously there are lots of settings that can be configured/triggered depending on your circumstances. Very intuitive and helpful.
Ease of Use:
ProfileComfort is incredibly easy to use. Don’t be put off by the wealth of settings and configurations you can adjust in this app. It’s very simple, and there is a thorough Help section in the app if you need assistance.
This is one of those apps that could become your new best buddy. You can set the app to help manage your device during every moment of your life, or just to on occasions that ensure grieving relatives are not interrupted during a sombre burial ceremony by your Super Mario notification tone.
The interface is relatively basic, but I’m not convinced these kind of apps require wholly impressive graphics. Screens are responsive, fast and intuitive.