Finally! Really digging this. Simple and easy to use. I'm always trying to simplify my home screen. The one tap temp removal is great when it is covering something else in a app. One thing is I can't get widgets to work. 4 stars.
The best & fast & full feature in multi tasking category Much better than swipe pad, because I'm not limited to only 12 portals. Wow with this I can increase to 81 app or Shortcuts even some widgets while free. I use swipe up to switch between last recent app and swipe again to current in a glance. Very useful to switch often between apps. I also defined swipe down to second recent app,and defined holding hotspot to open google keep widget because I use it most frequently. Thanks to the developer. why dosnt google play recommend this useful app to users? *******
Samsung Note 3 / Android 4.4.4 Excellent! Simplification at its best. I was in need of an app like this and I searched for about 40min before a ran across this app. PROS: Can add shortcuts, apps, and widgets! They didn't miss a thing unlike some apps. CONS: None thus far. I did have an issue where the hotspot keep disappearing. But it was due to a separate batt saving app closing Smart Task Launcher in the background. So I added it to the "no kill" list and never had the problem again. Has worked smoothly ever since.
Very cool The best one I found. I use it with Swipe Home Button to open it quickly. PROS: I can open a new app without going back to the home screen. Icons have fix places, so I know exactly where they are. CONS: I bought the pro version to have more launchers. The problem is I can't switch between them by swiping. I found an alternative solution, it's to add two icons, one for going to the previous launcher, and another one to go to the next, and put those icons on each launcher. For the problem of the "+" for empty places, I resolved it by linking the empty place to a dummy application (just uninstall the dummy application after).
Better than swipepad For free up to 81 shortcuts on one pad. Swipe options for hotspot including swipe up,down, tap , double tap, long press, left, lower left, upper left etc. it's a little slow and painful to add apps when loading the apps list but otherwise the best free swipe from side type app.
Can't bring down notification pane on lollipop I think the app needs a new accessibility permission to allow the "pull down" notifications function on lollipop. Apex launcher uses this accessibility option. Smart task launcher only has the option for the "back button". pls add for notification pane? Tnx. Great app but pull down notifications is what I really wanted for my phone w/c has a larger screen than my last one. Tnx
Improvements and bugfix for Android5.~
- improvement : No notification in lock screen.
- bugfix : Chrome bookmark shortcut doesn't work.
For Android5.~ user
- "Recent App" doesn't work because of Android5.~'s API restriction, sorry.
- For Android4.1~ user
- Keyevent function of "Back button" is available by enabling accessibility service.