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TOUCHVOL {HOMEBREW} [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (78%)

18 Mar

TouchVol allows you to tweak your webOS audio settings and is released by Paul Stone.

This application allows you to create audio settings. both for the built in speakers and the headset.

The application is nicely laid out with equalizer controls at the top left anf volume controls at the top left. Then at the base of the screen you have some defaults, and you can add your own settings as you create them. 

Settings are changed using slider controls, giving a lot of fine turning options, but disappointly the volume boost only has three levels.

The application also allows you to add your sound settings outside the application, as favorites. You can then change the volume for an application (muting one with terrible music for example) and then when click the icon in your favorites and immediately change back to your preferred sound settings. You need to do a luna tweak to make this run a little more nicely, and this can be applied from within the app.

The user interface is easy to use with several preferences for the background image and even the brightness / opacity of the background image once selected. (I would like this on other apps.) 

On the upside:

  • Gives you a better control over your touchpad volume.
  • You can achieve louder playback with little or no loss of quality.

On the downside:

  • I cannot see a way to delete a setting once saved?
  • The usage guide is a little lacking at the moment.
  • The application will also install a FileMgr app as well.

Overall, this is another homebrew application that is nice to have to help improve your enjoyment of the Touchpad (or other webOS device). I sometimes find the full volume a little low at times, and this application helps with that. If you feel the volume control on the Touchpad are fine then there is not much here for you, but if you sometimes find the audio settings on the Touchpad lacking this application is well worth a download.

Rating: 78%

Size: 1 MB

Price (at time of review): Free

Link: TouchVol – Paul Stone

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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in Homebrew, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS

 

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