May 07 AT 5:23 PM Chris Caddell 20 Comments

Not Call Log: Control of post-call behavior is mine!

When I first got my Android phone, my “making a call” scenario would play out the same. I would pick up the phone, make my call, then grumble in annoyance as my phone lamely went to the Call Log. Yes phone, I know that my last call was to my wife, but thank you for showing me information I already knew, since I JUST HUNG UP.

I realize that it’s really just one click, but never in the usage of any phone have I wanted to see a log of a call right after I made it. Many comments in the market also elude to users accidentally dialing people as a result of stray finger movements while undesirably in the Call Log.

Enter one of the most magic and sadly necessary little apps: Not Call Log. Not Call Log does one thing, and it does it well. It “hijacks” the default behavior of Android, and lets YOU decide where you want to go when a call hangs up. After installing the app, you select it from your app drawer, and it will present you with a list of available locations your phone can go. Although I personally chose “Home”, you have the ability to pick other actions such as the dialer or a specific app. To handle some slower phones, the selector window also gives the user a “delay” slider to allow the phone to finish the call before Not Call Log attempts to go to your chosen location.

Suddenly, your phone will behave as you want it to. Or as one commenter says in the market reviews:

“Finally! I don’t need to throw my phone at a brick wall! Thank you!” -Ty (Market comments)

A little intense Ty, but well said.

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  • http://Website Trent

    Funny, my Incredible doesn’t do this at all. Is this only needed on pre 2.1 phones? Mine just goes back to the phone app, which is exactly what I would expect. I suppose if you didn’t want that you could use this app. No big deal for me.

  • http://Website Chris

    It probably has something to do with the SenseUI. Default Android does the “back to call log” thing.

  • Brazzers For Android


    This is what I love about Android.. got an issue with some weird little hardcoded quirk in the OS?


    Nice work- I’m going to install this app and put an end to my constant butt-dialing

  • http://Website disturbed1

    I don’t care for that but what I hate is that I can’t delete my history from txt or their an app for this

  • Anthony Domanico

    It’s hilarious that things like this are necessary, but they definitely are.

    Good find.

  • fatspirit

    aContacts doesn’t suffer from this.

  • http://Website Ryan

    Awesome features. I just wish there was a way to hide the app from the app drawer – I’ll set this up once and then never need to click it again.

  • http://Website tim

    I had this installed on my droid for a while. It does what it says, works, but the lag after a phone call was too much for me. I’d hang up and then it would take 3-5 seconds to go to the dialpad. Android should just hire this guy and include it in froyo.

    Great idea, though.

    • Roger L

      There is now a slider on the app that you can use to control that behavior for faster phones. Try it out.

  • Roger L

    Hey everyone! Thanks for all of the good comments! When I built this app (my First Android app) I only did it for me, but it was such a good fix, I had to give it away… Thanks everyone for using it, and keep your eye out for more great apps from me, and my friends.

    • http://Website W4lk3r

      Hello Roger L:
      I’m a Chinease and I’m sorry to say that my English is very poor, so please forgive me!
      I’m sure that your app is very usefull for somebody, such as me.
      Now I want a function like your app. My app can open a call automatically, when the call was over, I want the screen back to my app instead of the Call Log Activity.
      I supposed that I should catch the Call State Change Event, and then finish/close the Call Log Activity, don’t it? If so, how can I close the Call Log Activity? Please give me some advices. I’m a beginning programmer. Help me,please.Please.

  • http://Website Carmen T

    Thank you!!! This has been bugging me since I got the phone.

  • http://Website Scott Merrell

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! That is just awesome. I was so sick of accidentally calling people all the time. You ROCK!

  • http://Website eddieonofre

    Have you tried a app call Dialer One??
    you could replace the default dialer with this app and that problem will be fixed and you personally i think Dialer One is really great
    you can search contacts with the dialer like old phones

  • Droideka

    Wow, I’ve had a G1 for 1.5 years now and I never even realized it was going back to the call log. I guess I was just oblivious.

  • http://Website Dan Robinson

    Has anyone tried using the Swype Application on the Droid Incredible? I downloaded it and installed but I cannot seem to activate it and use it.

  • http://Website Greg Tasmania

    This app sounds really great although there is not the same issue on a Desire (2.1).

    Does anyone know of an app that totals text messages dialled, rec’d call times, etc?

    I can’t seem to find one and this would be invaluable regarding cap plans?

  • http://Website James

    Allude not elude.

  • http://Website Lonster

    Excellent app, works like a charm, thank you so much for fixing this annoying behavior!

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