PreHome

PreHome


PreHome is a simple and lightweight task switcher.
You can use actual Home by pushing [Home] button on PreHome.
Tasks that already killed are drawn with translucent.

PreHome shows the task list which Android OS has.

Recent changes:
Ver.1.0.2
- Changed method to switch tasks that is same as the HOME application uses.
- Changed to be finished when user taps outside of the PreHome window.

Ver.1.0.01
- Speed up (Changed thread priority to draw icons to high)

Ver.1.0.0
- Speed up (Disabled animation for showing PreHome)
- Fixed problem that the PreHome was displaied for a moment when you used double click mode.
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4.5
User ratings
1877
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
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File size
69 kb
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About PreHome
PreHome is a simple and lightweight task switcher.
You can use actual Home by pushing [Home] button on PreHome.
Tasks that already killed are drawn with translucent.

PreHome shows the task list which Android OS has.

Recent changes:
Ver.1.0.2
- Changed method to switch tasks that is same as the HOME application uses.
- Changed to be finished when user taps outside of the PreHome window.

Ver.1.0.01
- Speed up (Changed thread priority to draw icons to high)

Ver.1.0.0
- Speed up (Disabled animation for showing PreHome)
- Fixed problem that the PreHome was displaied for a moment when you used double click mode.

User reviews of PreHome
Lightweight, simple, clean, cool!
Jun 11, 2011
Fantastic in that it allows you quickly to access active and recent apps, and close apps with tap-and-hold. **Would love: 1) ability to use SEARCH button from this app. 2) separate 'tray' of shortcuts I specify. Thanks!
Jan 30, 2011
It worked exactly as I'd hoped it would, minus one glaring problem: I use SlideScreen, and when SlideScreen is launched through PreHome, pressing "Menu" doesn't bring up the list of apps like it does when SlideScreen is launched via the "Home" button
Jan 20, 2011
Just found out about PreHome... and it's GREAT! Will definately use this and would consider making a donation if certain things could be added in an update: • Hide certain apps from the selection screen (such as 'clock' or 'calendar'). User should be able to customize this and select which apps to hide in a list. • Allow user to set certain visual preferences, such as transparancy, background-color and maybe even custom background-images. A few other random ideas: • Let users decide which transition-effect they want to use when opening PreHome. For instance: slide in from left, pop-up from large to small (instead of the current animation, from small to large). Another cool feature would be to allow the user to decide on how the background will be 'softened'. By a transparant black layer (like it is right now), perhaps by a blur-effect, or a transparant white layer with bloom-effect? I do realize that adding blur-effects could affect the performance, but it would be nice to have the option anyway. • Hide app-names (only display icons) Perhaps I'm overdoing it, but how about: • Themes? Let users decide on how the box looks. A steel-theme, a wooden theme, a transparant theme etc. I'm a graphic designer myself, so I'd be happy to help you out with this and provide you with all kind of specifically tailored graphics.
Sep 29, 2010
Hesitated between this fast switcher and taskswicher, finally preferred taskswicher because layout better and just as fast, with may more options as well. 6u.
Sep 25, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sep 2, 2014
Works perfectly.
A Google User
Jul 12, 2014
ditching this for task switcher by Shisho sorry PreHome, but it loads slow, every time... as in all icons don't load at once, so not slow, just not smooth... but good app
A Google User
Feb 15, 2014
Works best on Nook HD+ After tying dozens of app switchers to get real multitasking support, this one is small, fast, responsive, reliable, and correctly restores application states. Bravo 5 stars from me.
A Google User
Jan 18, 2014
Great on my Droid X!
A Google User
Jan 2, 2014
Really good but not supported anymore