Sidebar Pro

Sidebar Pro


Sidebar Pro - Brilliant multitasking & task management on Android

"Minimalistic, non-intrusive, and very functional" - XDA Developer TV

"The greatest discovery you will make" - Android Authority

It's fast, functional, fluid, and customizable to your liking. Populate the sidebar with your favorite apps, and simply swipe in from the edge of the screen to gain instant access to the apps you use most. Simple - yet elegant.

Features
- Pin as many apps & toggles to the Sidebar
- Live running apps and running indicators
- Task management allows killing running apps (swipe running apps out to kill them)
- Customized colors, opacity, sizes, and positions
- Starts on boot
- Minimal RAM fingerprint and affect on battery life
- Ongoing notification can be disabled(4.1+) / made invisible
- Many widgets to choose from (Home, App Drawer, Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, Bluetooth, GPS, Sound, Rotation, Brightness, Torch, Play/Pause/Skip music)

Sidebar Pro
Sidebar Pro lifts the limitations put on the lite version and opens access to new customizability as well as functionality - elevating sidebar, to its most impeccable and pure state.
Sidebar Pro offers the full set of features.

These include:
- Unlimited items!
- Right side swipe!
- Live Running apps!
- Live Running indicators!
- Task Management!
- Lock items!
- Custom icons!
- Full settings!
- Adjust width!
- Adjust opacity!
- Choose color scheme!
- Disable notification! (Hidden by default on rooted devices)

Development
Sidebar is in constant development. Development began as soon as the idea stemmed well before the debut of Ubuntu Phone and recent such apps. The developer ensures a smooth and polished experience. User experience & simplicity are key tp making Sidebar the perfect multitasking app for Android. Follow the development on XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2152373

Awards
- Sidebar won Best Application at CodeDay Seattle hosted by StudentRND.
- Sidebar was showcased on the front page of XDA as well as on XDA TV
- Sidebar was also the best among Android Authority's Top 7 Apps of the week
- Sidebar was reviewed by AddictiveTips
- Sidebar was reviewed by LifeHacker
- Sidebar won the showdown with a competitor on XDA TV!

The Notification
It prevents Android from killing Sidebar. Without it, sidebar could not run forever in the foreground and would eventually be closed.

Permissions
Camera: The torch widget requires full access to the camera in order to function.
Network: The toggles for Wi-Fi and Mobile Network require network permissions
Kill Background Processes: Task management on Sidebar requires this permission (swipe running apps away to kill them)

Recent changes:
Update 4.4
- New tutorial
- Notification hidden by default on rooted devices
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$1.99
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4.2
User ratings
2002
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
781 kb
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About Sidebar Pro
Sidebar Pro - Brilliant multitasking & task management on Android

"Minimalistic, non-intrusive, and very functional" - XDA Developer TV

"The greatest discovery you will make" - Android Authority

It's fast, functional, fluid, and customizable to your liking. Populate the sidebar with your favorite apps, and simply swipe in from the edge of the screen to gain instant access to the apps you use most. Simple - yet elegant.

Features
- Pin as many apps & toggles to the Sidebar
- Live running apps and running indicators
- Task management allows killing running apps (swipe running apps out to kill them)
- Customized colors, opacity, sizes, and positions
- Starts on boot
- Minimal RAM fingerprint and affect on battery life
- Ongoing notification can be disabled(4.1+) / made invisible
- Many widgets to choose from (Home, App Drawer, Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, Bluetooth, GPS, Sound, Rotation, Brightness, Torch, Play/Pause/Skip music)

Sidebar Pro
Sidebar Pro lifts the limitations put on the lite version and opens access to new customizability as well as functionality - elevating sidebar, to its most impeccable and pure state.
Sidebar Pro offers the full set of features.

These include:
- Unlimited items!
- Right side swipe!
- Live Running apps!
- Live Running indicators!
- Task Management!
- Lock items!
- Custom icons!
- Full settings!
- Adjust width!
- Adjust opacity!
- Choose color scheme!
- Disable notification! (Hidden by default on rooted devices)

Development
Sidebar is in constant development. Development began as soon as the idea stemmed well before the debut of Ubuntu Phone and recent such apps. The developer ensures a smooth and polished experience. User experience & simplicity are key tp making Sidebar the perfect multitasking app for Android. Follow the development on XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2152373

Awards
- Sidebar won Best Application at CodeDay Seattle hosted by StudentRND.
- Sidebar was showcased on the front page of XDA as well as on XDA TV
- Sidebar was also the best among Android Authority's Top 7 Apps of the week
- Sidebar was reviewed by AddictiveTips
- Sidebar was reviewed by LifeHacker
- Sidebar won the showdown with a competitor on XDA TV!

The Notification
It prevents Android from killing Sidebar. Without it, sidebar could not run forever in the foreground and would eventually be closed.

Permissions
Camera: The torch widget requires full access to the camera in order to function.
Network: The toggles for Wi-Fi and Mobile Network require network permissions
Kill Background Processes: Task management on Sidebar requires this permission (swipe running apps away to kill them)

Recent changes:
Update 4.4
- New tutorial
- Notification hidden by default on rooted devices

User reviews of Sidebar Pro
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 12, 2014
Icons Can't get custom icons to apply
A Google User
Dec 9, 2014
Mostly what I was looking for It's almost perfect! 2 issues. 1) should have the ability to choose and apply an entire icon pack via the settings menu... The change-one-icon-at-a-time-from-the-side-bar thing is quite cumbersome and time consuming. 2) The aforementioned icon changing doesn't even work. Every time I try to select a different icon, doesn't matter what icon or for which app, it simply says "Error retrieving image".
A Google User
Dec 9, 2014
It used to work.... ...until I updated my Samsung Galaxy S4 to Kit Kat. Now closing apps won't work and I can't change the icon to a different pic.
A Google User
Dec 5, 2014
Needs more stability and features The feature set is pretty low and not in a good way to call it minimalistic. Does not have icon pack support, only stock app images. Constantly moves the sensitivity area. The design is terrible and is not visually appealing. Please improve.
A Google User
Dec 3, 2014
Need to be able to change icon position. I find the app very useful. Unfortunately, every now and then, it will lag, and I'll repeat the swipe to activate it and end up swiping my icon right off the sidebar. Since I can't change position of where the icons are, I have to delete everything after it before re-adding it back in. Please add the ability to edit the order of each icon.