'Brain Dropper' for Android(TM) Overview.

'Brain Dropper' for Android™ 

Overview

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Dedicated to my beloved daughter Evgeniya.
May 1, 2015.




'Brain Dropper' is the best application to keep all schedules at hand while your mind is free.

With 'Brain Dropper' it is easy to fix schedules for all family members in one place and enjoy the sound reminder describing what is next. Also 'Brain Dropper' has repeating TO-DO lists, which will help you to manage your everyday routines. So it is the best tool for everybody who wants to stay organised, get things done and put personal routines (Flylady, Flymama) under control. It saves your time and helps to concentrate on really important things.

The other feature of 'Brain Dropper' is that you may change your mind, life and study languages. Just fill the Dictionary with information you want to download in mind and set the required schedule for better memorization.

This page covers the following topics:
Screenshots below are from Samsung Tab 10.1
Screenshots from Sony C3


'Brain Dropper' FeaturesFeatures


'Brain Dropper' is a multiple entries reminder application that provides the following set of features:
  • Formatted entries with optional images are organized in dictionaries (sorted list of entries)
  • "Drop" is a scheduled dictionary entry or a whole to do list
  • ToDo list comes as a sinlge drop
  • Separate schedule for each day of week
  • Simple 'Repeat' and 'Random' options
  • Simple 'Whole dictionary' scheduling
  • Fast Copy/Move a day schedule to another week day(s)
  • Optional sound and notification on drop receive event
  • The whole schedule and/or dictionaries can be easily exported to XML and imported back
  • Customizable font size
  • Search
  • and more
The free version can contain up to 36 entries in 3 dictionaries, while in 'Pro' version the number of dictionaries and entries is not limited.

Current page describes 'Brain Dropper' Android application v. 1.0.5 (both free and paid).

'Brain Dropper' is intended for Android 3.x devices and is available in both free and paid ('Pro') versions.



'Brain Dropper' How it works.How it works

After receiving drop and after each dictionary or schedule change the application scans schedule for the next event. 'The whole dictionaries' (shuffled if required) provide implicit schedule items. 'Next drop' is the schedule item with minimum time that is greater then the current time.

Please, keep in mind that from two (or more) items that are scheduled to the same time only one will be actually dropped.



'Brain Dropper'. Free Version LimitationsFree Version Limitations

The free version can contain up to 36 entries in 3 dictionaries, while in 'Pro' version the number of dictionaries and entries is unlimited.




'Brain Dropper' Main windowMain Window

The main window provides navigation between main application windows, namely: 'Last Drop', 'Last ToDo', 'Last Drops', 'Schedule', 'Dictionaries', and 'Search' as well as search widget and Options menu.

'Last Drop' window displays the last drop, if any.
Last drop could be text, text with optional image or the whole to do list.

'Last ToDo' window displays the last to do list, if any.

'Last Drops' window displays the sorted list of last drops.

'Schedule' and 'Dictionaries' windows are discussed in details below.

The screenshots below display how the main windows looks like.


Brain Dropper. Main window. Navigation. Brain Dropper. Main window. Last drop. Brain Dropper. Main window. To do list. Brain Dropper. Main window. Search widget.
Navigation Last Drop Last ToDo Search widget



When the screen is on, the 'Last Drops' window appears automatically on drop receive event. Otherwise the notification is created (if allowed). Tapping on notification opens the 'Last Drops' window.

Received drops are saved in the database during 90 days providing information for the 'History' window.

Brain Dropper. Main window. Last Drops. Brain Dropper. Main window. Schedule. Brain Dropper. Main window. Dictionaries. Brain Dropper. Main window. Search.
Last drops Schedule Dictionaries Search


'Brain Dropper' scheduleSchedule

The schedule window displays a day schedule. An expanded sorted list of scheduled drops is grouped by dictionaries. Spinner in the action bar switches week days.

The screenshots below display schedule window, menus and basic dialogs.

Brain Dropper. schedule window. Brain Dropper. schedule window. Menus. Brain Dropper. schedule window. Search. Brain Dropper. schedule window. Edit drop dialog.
Schedule window Menus Search Edit Drop
Brain Dropper. schedule window. Repeat Drop dialog. Brain Dropper. schedule window. Move Drop dialog. Brain Dropper. schedule window. Copy Drop dialog. Brain Dropper. schedule window. Export Schedule dialog.
Repeat Drop Move Drop Copy Drop Export Schedule


Brain Dropper. schedule window. Options Menu. The following items are available in Options menu:
  • Search
  • Dictionaries
  • Last Drops
  • Schedule drop
  • Copy schedule
  • Move schedule
  • Clean schedule for selected day
  • Clean schedule for all week days
  • Export schedule
  • Import schedule


Brain Dropper. schedule window. Dictionary (Group) Context menu. The following items are available in Dictionary (Group) Context menu:
  • Edit Dictionary
  • Delete all dictionary entries
  • Copy dictionary drops
  • Move Copy dictionary drops


Brain Dropper. schedule window. Drop (Child) Context menu. The following items are available in Drop (Child) Context menu:
  • Edit
  • Repeat
  • Delete
  • Copy drop
  • Move drop
  • History


'Brain Dropper' Dictionaries windowDictionaries and Entries

The 'Dictionaries' window displays an expanded sorted list of entries grouped by dictionaries. 

The screenshots below display 'Dictionaries' window, basic dialogs, menus, 'Edit Dictionary' window and 'Edit Entry' window.
Brain Dropper. 'Dictionaries' window. Brain Dropper. 'Dictionaries' window. ToDo list. Brain Dropper. 'Dictionary' menu.
'Dictionaries' window 'Dictionaries' window 'Dictionary' menu
Brain Dropper. 'Entry' menu. Brain Dropper. Edit Dictionary. Brain Dropper. 'Edit Entry' window.
'Entry' menu Edit Dictionary Edit Entry



'Brain Dropper' History windowHistory

The 'History' window displays an expanded list of received drops grouped by date. Received drops are saved in the database during 90 days.

Brain Dropper. 'History' window.
'History' window


'Brain Dropper' ExportExport and Import

Schedule or dictionaries can be exported to XML file located in "mnt/sdcard/VirtualFilmsSoftware/BrainDropperXXX" folder. Exported file is intended to save all schedule parameters on dictionaries, depending on export type.
The subsequent import procedure allows restoring saved data on the same or another device.


'Brain Dropper' PreferencesPreferences

'Preferences' window appears when the user selects 'Preferences' command in the main menu.
'Preferences' window contains 3 tabs - 'Main', 'Drop Appearance' and 'Sound'.

Tab 'Main' controls some main parameters, including week day permissions and font size.

Tab 'Drop Appearance' controls default drop appearance (effects on new entries).

Tab 'Sound' controls sound on drop receive event.

Brain Dropper. Preferences. Tab 'Main'. Brain Dropper. Preferences. Tab 'Drop Appearance'. Brain Dropper. Preferences. Tab 'Sound'.
Tab 'Main' Tab 'Drop Appearance' Tab 'Sound'



'Brain Dropper' CreditsCredits

The application uses icons from Nuvola free icons set created by David Vignoni.

The application employs a few great libraries that deserve recognition:
Android Wheel Control by Yuri Kanivets
Color Picker Dialog by yukuku



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