Wheel Launcher Full customizable sidebar

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About this app

Tired of sidebars and edge screens? Get yourself a wheel!
Wheel Launcher is an edge panel that resides on top of everything on your device. Wheel Launcher does not interfere with your main launcher, but provides a fast way to reach your favorite apps, shortcuts, contacts, tools, toggles and settings - just pull the icon on the edge of your screen. To hide the edge panel drag the icon off screen. Wheel Launcher allows you to add any shortcut that is provided by your apps, like direct dial any of your contacts or settings shortcut, like battery, sound, Wi-Fi and so on. Wheel Launcher is the most comprehensive edge screen on Google Play!
Wheel Launcher is a lightweight app, no unnecessary services and processes that occupy your RAM. Less RAM used - more battery saved!
If you have anything to ask, suggest or if you found a bug - do not hesitate to drop me an email.

Wheel Launcher Features
• Fancy circle design
• Easy one hand navigation
• Quick access to apps and shortcuts
• Contacts
• Notification badges[Android O+]
• Accessibility shortcuts
• Quick settings toggles
• System settings shortcuts
• Audio controls
• Gestures
• Themes
• Left/Right sided panel
• Icon pack support
• Icon or shape trigger support
• Autostart on boot
• Recent apps.
• Shake! You can open and close the Wheel Launcher by shaking your device.
• The panel is resizable with adjustable item count.
• Blacklist

Full version
• Unlimited number of items on the main panel
• Folders support
• No Ads

Apps - Press the + button and add any apps, like Youtube, Facebook, Netflix or your favorite games to fast access them from any other application and without navigating through your phone.

Gestures - Apply motion gestures and start items directly from the trigger. Select a gesture for any app, shortcut, contact or tool and launch it with one quick motion.

Notification badges - Long press on any app icon to preview available notifications.

Contacts - Add your favorite contacts and access phone, sms, email apps, Whatsapp and Viber.

Accessibility shortcuts - this includes Home, Back, Recent apps, Power(Android L+), Screenshot(Android P+), Lock screen(Android P+) and a couple more.

Icon Packs - Download any Icon Pack from the Play store and apply all icons with one click or change individual icons. You can also turn any photo from your gallery into an icon and set it's shape.

Quick settings toggles - 6 quick settings toggles Sound, WiFi, Flashlight, Bluetooth, Location and Orientation.

System settings shortcuts - Access often used system preferences with one click and without searching through device settings.

Item count and appearance - Change position, item count, size or hide labels and make the Wheel Launcher look and feel just like you want.

Themes - Customize your phone! Wheel Launcher comes with a handful of themes to compliment you device's look. You can even change individual colors on some themes, pick colors from your wallpaper, etc. You can also change trigger appearance, making it any color or transparency.

Folders(available in full version) - Create folders and add apps, shortcuts and contacts to organize your Wheel Launcher even more.

Recent apps - navigate and access recently used apps.

Audio controls - After starting you favorite music/audio app you can control the playback using Wheel Launcher audio controls.

Some MIUI devices require a special permission to be granted
For MIUI 10: Go to Settings, Go to Permissions, Go to Other permissions, Scroll down find Wheel Launcher, Tick Display pop-up window.
For MIUI 11: Go to Settings, Go to Apps, Select Permissions, Select Other permissions, Scroll down find Wheel Launcher, Tick Display pop-up window.
Updated on
Feb 25, 2021

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Data can’t be deleted
460 reviews
A Google user
December 17, 2019
In trying to find some sort of sidebar/launcher button to access a specific set of apps from any screen, I tried roughly a dozen options and found them lacking. After trying the free version of Wheel Launcher for a few minutes, I bought the full version. On my Galaxy S10+, the Favorites Tray is too limiting, and the behavior of folders and the side panel were not to my liking. I wanted easier access to apps, ideally operating with one hand. Folders and the side panel worked well enough to access things, but it was hard to close them with one hand because of their full-screen nature. With Wheel Launcher, I can get to dozens of apps/shortcuts with a simple gesture and a tap, and closing the wheel to return to the screen is easy. The options to customize are many and in some cases not always clear, but for the most part it allowed me to put only what I wanted on the wheel once I understood its features. (I'd love for settings toggles to be offered individually rather than as a group, and I'd like for there to be more of them.) The wheel interface is clean and elegant, and unlike other apps I don't struggle to open what I want. Also: The developer is very responsive, helping me understand how features worked and where to find/change things. I had an issue with a "dead zone" near the trigger, and the developer explained what I needed to do to fix it; it wasn't a bug but a setting on the trigger size.
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A Google user
November 18, 2018
This app is so close to being perfect. I've used Circle Bar Pro for a long time and have been searching for a replacement because it hasn't been updated in years. This app does a lot of things better Circle Bar, but missing a few features that are crucial, at least to me, that Circle does have. We need to be able to adjust the trigger dimensions and position better. Not being able to move it from the center of the side makes it interferes with my edge gestures. I know we can slide it down by holding and dragging, but it just resets back to the middle after closing the wheel. It would be nice to make the circle even bigger than currently allowed. That would be great in order to be able to view more apps on any given section of the wheel that you are on, before having to spin it to reveal more apps. It would certainly help eliminate some of the choppiness in the animation caused by quickly scrolling through so many apps even while in the wheels current largest setting. Another great thing to see happen, would be the option to have a trigger on both the left and right, or even a bottom trigger. I paid for the full version in hopes that a future update will address my trigger concerns, but for now I cannot quite fully commit. If it weren't for that I would definitely have found a replacement. I'll check back for future updates. Great job, Dev! Update: I now see that moving the position of the wheel will move the position of the trigger. However, in order to get the trigger where I want it, I need to significantly decrease the size of my wheel which works against one of my other issues. Perhaps make the trigger position and wheel position separate from each other?
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Thomas Kirk
June 4, 2020
Love the app! Nice graphics, smooth animation, and easy to use. You can buy the full version, and also download and use the Lite version at the same time for Double the interface! Only issue I have so far is that both the "triggers" keep auto re-positioning to the top corners of the screen, even though I keep positioning them on the lower sides corners. Workaround is to position the trigger(s) where you want in the apps Settings, then turn off the "Movable" function. Great app regardless!
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fossor coding
June 4, 2020
Thank you. To keep trigger in one place turn off the Movable option.

What's new

Bug fixes

New utility - Contacts (browse all the contacts)

Wheel Launcher shortcuts - show trigger and show wheel
Option to show scrollbar in folders and on the main wheel
Option to align items to center, instead of spreading
Blacklist is now using the Accessibility service - should work better.

Improved wheel animation

Website shortcuts

Volume buttons in Audio controls
Cut/Paste items from/into folders (Full version)