In Jelly Bean, Google introduced an incredibly useful new feature that allows users to find the source of a notification by long-pressing on it and selecting "app info." This is fantastic for those occasions when notifications are showing up without a clear idea of what is causing it. The problem is, that's only helpful on devices running Jelly Bean (which isn't a whole lot at this point).

For everyone else, there's a new app called Notification History.

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NH is very simple: it runs as a service, collecting your notifications. Thus, you can go back later and not only check to see which apps are the cause of annoying notifications, but also read or re-read ones that have already been dismissed. If that wasn't enough, NH also allows you to backup and share notifications (though I'm not entirely sure why you'd want to share a notification).

Either way, the app is completely free, so hit the widget below to grab it.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Marc.Vale.NL Marc Vale

    Even on Jellybean I want to install this :) To see what I've accidently have dismissed...

  • moelsen8

    wow, that was an immediate download for me. why didn't this exist long ago?

  • Pawel Lukasiewicz

    This is simple app but very helpful. I like it!

  • Ionuț Leonte

    This looks very shady to me. First off: why does it need full Internet access ? Second, when I try to activate the option to record notifications I get a warning that the app can record ALL INPUT from the device (all of it except password fields according to said warning). While I would like the functionality I'll just wait for the official Google implementation in Jelly Bean.

    • AndrewNeo

      Internet access is pretty suspicious (unless there's ads, but I still wouldn't trust it), but the 'record all input' (using Accessibility) is the only way to read notifications. There's no way to intercept them otherwise.

    • http://paleografie.tk/ S.W. Leefers

      It has banner ads, so that must be why it wants internet access. I wish it worked on Jelly Bean!