Tired of switching auto-rotate on and off on your Android device? Wish you could decide which apps are allowed to switch orientation? Smart Rotator for Android is a free, simple tool that’ll allow you to do just that. The app lets you enable or disable auto-rotate for individual apps, saving you the trouble of returning to your device’s display settings or a global orientation toggle widget on your homescreen over and over again. Very handy, indeed. More after the break.
So, say, you just want your messaging app to switch to landscape for easier typing when desired but don’t want your browser to do the same, simply turn auto-rotate off from within the display settings (Menu > Settings > Display > Uncheck Auto-rotate screen), launch Smart Rotator, hold down on the Messaging app and select Turn On from the menu that appears.
The app has been tested to work flawlessly on an HTC Desire running CyanogenMod 7.0.2. You can grab the app for free from the Android Market via the provided link or QR code.