Options Tab Help

This tab contains the few options that control Buzzby\'s operation.

What does "Allow buzz..." mean?
Can Buzzby alert me via a watch?
What does "Use sound..." mean?
What does "Vibrate..." mean?
What does "Automatic..." mean?
What is a default sound?
How do I use the default day range?
See the entry in the manual

What does "Allow buzz..." mean?

This checkbox is the master switch to tell Buzzby whether incoming notifications should produce any effect (buzz a band, play a sound or vibrate the phone).

When the box is unchecked incoming notifications produce no buzz effect.

This checkbox overrides the three boxes below it and provides a single place where you can turn buzzing on and off.

Whether the box is checked or not Buzzby stores notifications and applies the rules as before.

Can Buzzby alert me via a watch?

If buzzing is allowed (top checkbox is ticked), Buzzby broadcasts a message inside the phone in case any other apps want to process the notification.

Our BuzzBand apps automatically pick up the broadcasts and relay them to the type of device they support.

For instance, if you have an AndroidWear watch attached to your phone, you can download and start BuzzBand_AndroidWear to relay notifications to your watch.

What does "Use sound..." mean?

This checkbox will enable or disable sounds from Buzzby (although the top checkbox will override this one).

If the box is unchecked, none of the sounds that the sound rules govern will be produced.

Other Buzzby operations are unaffected by the checkbox state, only the actual sound production is affected.

What does "Vibrate..." mean?

If a buzz should occur (and the top checkbox is checked) then the phone will vibrate for the notification, and a sound if they are all enabled.

What does "Automatic..." mean?

If this box is checked Buzzby dismisses each notification from your phone's top line for you after 30 seconds.

If the box is unchecked, you must dismiss notification in the usual way (visiting the app that created the notification or actively deleting the list of notifications in your phone's top line).

Checking the box has no other effect than removing the notifications from your phone's top line. They are still saved by Buzzby into it's database and will still be visible (if not made invisible by filter rules).

When the box is checked you have 30 seconds after a notification comes in to look at it, jump into it or even dismiss it yourself before Buzzby tries to remove it.

What is a default sound?

This spinner determines what sound is selected for notifications not controlled by a sound rule (it is also used for those notifications where the sound rule selected has chosen 'Follow default').

A number of choices are provided for this setting:

  • Built-in - A sharp beep that comes as part of Buzzby.

  • Notification sound - When you choose this entry a list of the notification sounds on your phone is presented for you to choose one.

  • Sound file - Selecting this entry leads to a file selection panel where you can find a sound file (eg. an mp3 file) in the folders on your SD card. Any file the phone can play can be used.

  • No Sound - No sound is played by default. This may seem like a strange choice, but it provides a simple way of differentiating between notifications with no sound rule and those with a sound rule. Choosing 'No sound' will quiet all notifications which don't match a sound rule.

  • How do I use the default day range?

    Using the default day range simplifies organizing the notifications tab.

    If you leave the notification tab's 'to' and 'from' buttons on their default settings, then Buzzby keeps the visible notifications to the period from 'now' to as many days back as you have set the default day range.

    The default is set to 7 days when Buzzby first starts, so you see notifications going back one week from today any time you look at the notification tab.