IMPORTANT: this is the free version (with limitated functions) of Now Gesture Tweaks.
This is Now Gesture Tweaks (free version) app. This app lets you replace the swipe up gesture (from the bottom of device) for activating Google Now with a custom action. You can also use a 1x1 widget in your homescreen for calling the command, if you don't want to use the gesture or if your device doesn't support the gesture.
Refer to the video and screenshots for more informations.
NOTE FOR ANDROID M: if you swipe up from home button, google now will be launched, even if you clear defaults. To set Now Gesture Tweaks Free as default app, go in settings/apps/settings icon on actionbar/default apps /assist&voice input/assist app and select Now Gesture Tweaks Free
Please read all the description before downloading or leaving a bad review.
-launch a picker with all apps (then choose one to launch)
-launch a custom app
-open notification drawer
-multiple actions (launch a picker with the actions that you want) *full version*
-launch a shortcut (open website, send message, call number..) *full version*
-take screenshots (requires root, otherwhise the function is not visible) *full version*
-open camera *full version*
-kill background processes *full version*
-clean cache of all applications *full version*
-enable/disable automatic rotation *full version*
-enable/disable wifi (and, optionally, go to wifi settings) *full version*
-enable/disable bluetooth (and, optionally, go to bluetooth settings) *full version*
-enable/disable automatic brightness *full version*
-go to GPS settings *full version*
-open google search *full version*
-start vocal search *full version*
-turn off screen *full version*
-enable/disable auto sync *full version*
Other actions may be added in the future!
The icon displayed in the circle can be changed with many possible choices! (for who has virtual navigation bar)
The app doesn't use battery because it gets activated only when the user execs the gesture and gets closed after the command is launched.
NOTE the gesture for activating Google Now it's not the same in all devices. Mostly all devices with virtual keys (like nexus devices) can swipe up from the home button. Other devices activate google now with long-pressing the home button (or also back button and menu/multitasking button) or other. If you don't know what's he gesture for your device model, just search on google!
If after executing the gesture google now is launched anyway, go in settings/apps/all apps/google search and clear defaults, then do the gesture again. Still doesn't work? Email me before leaving a bad review, I'll help you.
NOTE2: all the permissions of the app are required by Android for executing the various commands.
NOTE3: video refers to the full version.
If you have any problem, contact me with a mail before leaving a bad review (I can only help you with mail).
You can contact me also for suggestions and requests.
-me (italian and english), Alfonso Vivancos (spanish)
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Enjoy Now Gesture Tweaks Free :D