Astrid has a settings menu accessible from the More Menu, with the following settings:
Astrid doesn’t want to wake you up, and so here you can choose a starting hour and ending hour in which Astrid will not use sound / vibration in its notifications. Use 24-hour notation. If you choose 23 and 9, for example, Astrid will be silent starting from 11:00 PM and ending at 9:00 AM. This only applies to periodic notifications – if you set your own alert for 2:00 AM, it will still sound as usual.
This lets you set the ringtone that Astrid uses in its notifications.
This option lets you tone down some of the more annoying behaviors that Astrid has access to. If you really want to get your tasks done, we suggest that you leave this on =) Currently, this controls the following behaviors:
- If set, notifications in the notification area cannot be cleared unless you look at the task
By default Astrid now backs up your task list to your SD card on a daily basis. This is just to keep you extra safe. It is still up to you to backup your task to a remote location but incase something happens this can be really helpful.
- Flurry Astrid uses Flurry to give us online analytics to help us keep on top of errors and helps us understand how Astrid is begin used. This has helped us make Astrid perform faster and kill lots of bugs. It also tells us cool stuff like 295,045 tasks of 612,630 have been competed in Astrid in the past few months. It looks like we have some work to do! Flurry doesn’t let us know your name, phone number, email or anything about the tasks you use Astrid for (that is between you and Astrid). For more information visit Flurry.com. If there are issues with this for you let us know. A future version might enable this to be toggled off in the settings.
When Astrid notifies you about a task, you will see a little icon in your notification tray at the top of your screen. If you have set Persistent Mode in the Settings, this notification will not be removable with the “Clear Notifications” button that Android usually offers – the only way to get rid of it is to click on it. When you do, you will be taken to this screen:
Here, you have three options.
- You can choose to do the task, in which case you will be taken to the Task View screen described above. While the task timer is running, signifying that you are working on the task, Astrid will not remind you about it.
- You can snooze the reminder, which creates another reminder in the future.
- You can disregard the reminder, in which case Astrid will exit and you can return to whatever you were doing.