SwipePad - Gesture Launcher

SwipePad - Gesture Launcher


SwipePad is a launcher panel overlay, the fastest app switcher. With a single swipe gesture, you can launch anything from within any app.

It's extraordinarily simple and intuitive to use:
1. Touch down a pre-set edge of the screen;
2. Move your finger towards the center of the screen so the pad will emerge;
3. Release your finger on a specific slot to action.

That's it! This will bring your multitasking to a new level:)

Some notes:
★ A pad can hold a mix of apps, shortcuts, bookmarks, contacts etc. With widgetpad add-on, it can even launch a widget from anywhere!

★ This is not a home app, your home key preference is kept (works with all 3rd party home apps like Apex Launcher, Nova Launcher, ADW Launcher, Go Launcher EX etc.)

★ The app under SwipePad keeps running: no interruption

★ Memory & battery friendly

★ "DIRECTLY CALL PHONE NUMBERS" permission is required by Android system dialer shortcut. So you can set up a quick dial portal, and call your favorite contact with a single swipe.

Ideas and suggestions are welcomed:)
http://swipepad.uservoice.com

You could help with localization: translate the app into your language
http://crowdin.net/project/swipepad

Recent changes:
0.9.18, 0.9.19
✓ Fix context panel for Android 5
✓ Icon fix
✓ Minor fixes
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4.5
User ratings
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Installs
1,000,000+
Concerns
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File size
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About SwipePad - Gesture Launcher
SwipePad is a launcher panel overlay, the fastest app switcher. With a single swipe gesture, you can launch anything from within any app.

It's extraordinarily simple and intuitive to use:
1. Touch down a pre-set edge of the screen;
2. Move your finger towards the center of the screen so the pad will emerge;
3. Release your finger on a specific slot to action.

That's it! This will bring your multitasking to a new level:)

Some notes:
★ A pad can hold a mix of apps, shortcuts, bookmarks, contacts etc. With widgetpad add-on, it can even launch a widget from anywhere!

★ This is not a home app, your home key preference is kept (works with all 3rd party home apps like Apex Launcher, Nova Launcher, ADW Launcher, Go Launcher EX etc.)

★ The app under SwipePad keeps running: no interruption

★ Memory & battery friendly

★ "DIRECTLY CALL PHONE NUMBERS" permission is required by Android system dialer shortcut. So you can set up a quick dial portal, and call your favorite contact with a single swipe.

Ideas and suggestions are welcomed:)
http://swipepad.uservoice.com

You could help with localization: translate the app into your language
http://crowdin.net/project/swipepad

Recent changes:
0.9.18, 0.9.19
✓ Fix context panel for Android 5
✓ Icon fix
✓ Minor fixes

User reviews of SwipePad - Gesture Launcher
total crap. do not download. Don't be fooled into thinking this is a free app --just a sales platform for his stupid add ons
Mar 23, 2013
What a great app. With the addition of a home function for the portals, it totally enables operating a large phone (like the S3) one-handed. Modern app developers should start designing with the range of the human thumb in mind, or go back to iPhone.
Sep 23, 2012
I bough Power Strip for quicker access to my password manager when logging onto websites. Unfortunately I couldn't get used to Power Strip stealing away my Home key. This app uses swiping gestures to launch apps which I think is a stroke of genius. Hopefully the widget add-on will get the ability to actually display widgets and not not just link to them.
May 27, 2012
...man definiert einen oder mehrere Slide-Points auf dem Screen, zieht einen Radar-Kreis auf die gewünschte App und schon wird diese gestartet; funktioniert in jedem Level, man muss also nicht auf den Homescreen oder den Taskmanager öffnen.
Mar 5, 2012
Simply amazing! Must have app. One of my favorites.
Jan 17, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Monday 8:10 PM
Good but... Has a few bugs when adding applications
A Google User
Sunday 5:23 PM
Smooth multitasking, still highly useful Had swipepad for years, now on kitkat and my sgn3 with Nova Prime it's smooth and responsive. Also use widgetpad and morespace. Many other apps that provide access to apps/shortcuts and just a few support widgets too (a requirement for me). All those have a visible marker. Only swipepad is invisible until you swipe to access and I can position the swipe zone to suit my needs.
A Google User
4 days ago
Very useful Couldn't do without it.
A Google User
4 days ago
Very nice application Great for multitasking, and makes for a nice clean home screen. The hotspot needs to be able to be more customizable, im always finding it in the way. If I could move it a little further away from the default positions or in a spot of my choice that would make it a 5 star app.
A Google User
5 days ago
Don't Waste Your Time First negative review for me so that should speak for itself. I'm very tech savvy so it's not a question of not using it correctly. It simply does not work, drains the system resources and interferes with functionality of other apps. Watch the tutorial video which is all of 3 seconds and that will show you how much of a joke it is.