With this app, any device can get the heads-up notifications introduced in the new Android 5.0 “L Developer Preview”, no root required. But according to Addictivetips (and a lot of the users), this app “has done more than just replicate a feature of Android L. Even if you aren’t dying to try Android L and some of its new features, this app is worth a try”.
Displays notifications as a floating popup
Easily control which notifications to display
Quick actions: mark messages as read in one tap (Android 4.1+, doesn’t work with all devices and apps)
Display the heads-up on lock screen as well
Battery friendly! (Email me if you notice significant battery consumption after installing)
Choose how long you want the notifications to display
Pocket detection / active display (causes a tiny increase in battery usage if you get a ton of notifications)
Display notifications on the lock screen until dismissed
Privacy on the lock screen
Choose popup positioning and opacity
Don’t display heads-up while using certain apps
Display a popup for the currently playing song
Reminder after X minutes
Answer SMS directly from the popup
More customization options
Heads-up notifications is available in 14 languages:
If you want to help translate, you can find all the strings used in Heads-up here: goo.gl/Z732Ex
While it’s not translated into any of these languages, it also supports notifications in right-to-left languages.
If no popups appear, please make sure that Heads-up shows up in the list of running services. If it doesn’t, make sure you have enabled the service, and then reboot the phone.
If your device is running Android 4.2 or earlier, and you have other accessibility services running (such as Pushbullet), they might block Heads-up from receiving your notifications. Please try to disable them if Heads-up doesn’t work.
Huawei, XIAOMI and MIUI users: please allow Heads-up to display popups under Settings > Apps > Downloaded > Heads-up. It might also be necessary to reset the app data/settings.
Uninstalling: If you find that the uninstall button is disabled, go to Settings > Security > Device administrators > Heads-up, and tap Disable.
Problems, feature requests or questions? Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If the app crashes, please tap ‘Report’, then ‘Send’. This makes it far easier for me to find and fix bugs.
Size : 699k
Current Version : 1.8.1
Requires Android : 3.0 and up