Speedlauncher for Android Brings Speed-Dial Launching for Android Apps

There are a LOT of apps on the Android Market, which was rather frustrating with older model Android phones due to the memory limitation problems they posed. The most recent smartphone entries into the Android space have multiple gigs of space available, which offers a lot more room for games and apps. This, however, leaves us with another problem. Scrolling. Long lists of apps can take a decent amount of time to scroll through, and while you can create organized folders for shortcuts, this does take some time.

If you’re looking for some outside the box (or folder) thinking, XDA member osbapat has come up with an interesting solution in Speedlauncher for Android. All of us are familiar with speed-dial with our contacts and Speedlauncher brings this functionality to our Android applications. Just set a one or two digit code for those apps that you frequently use, and with just a tap or two, your Furious Fowl can be launched. Granted, you’ll have to have some memory of what apps are set to what shortcut, but it’s definitely a unique take on how we manage our applications. If you’re interested in checking it out, click the application link below.

[source: xda, application link: xda forums]

About the Author: Mitch Wright

Witnesses at Mitch Wright’s birth claim that he came out as a mechanical cyborg beast, who then decimated the doctors in the room with a violent laser blast. Naturally, these witnesses are insane. Mitch was born in Texas, grew up in central New Jersey, and then moved back to Texas, where he met his spectacularly awesome wife. He currently works as a repair tech for Major National Carrier, where he is able to fulfill his love for gadgets by taking phones and PDAs apart and (hopefully) fixing them. He has a strong passion for technology, reading, writing, and science fiction, and loves the fact that modern technology is getting ever closer to the latter. In the world of PDAs, Mitch started off in the land of Windows Mobile with the HTC Touch and HTC Diamond, migrated to webOS with the Palm Pre, and has since been infatuated with Android, first with the Samsung Moment and now with the HTC Evo.

  • glen

    How is this any different or better then putting an app(s) on the home screens? This is more work!