App shortcuts not enough? Make your wallpaper shine through with Super Shortcuts


App shortcuts were introduced in Android Nougat as a way to have a quick access to the most used functions of an app directly from its icon on the homescreen by long-pressing it. It is a nifty idea that circumvents the requirement to have a pressure-sensitive display, and arguably does a similar job. 

This same neat trick has now been leveraged to create the Super Shortcuts application, which does a better job than folders at de-cluttering your home screen, leaving only the wallpaper to shine from behind. 

The premise is the same as with app shortcuts, but instead of individual app functions, you can launch a number of your most used apps directly from the Super Shortcut icon on the home screen. It takes less space than a folder, and is quicker to access as well:

1. Download Super Shotcuts from Google Play, set it up to pop shortcuts to your most used apps or functions, and place it on your home screen;

2. In case the Play Store shows that Super Shortcuts isn't available in your area, download the APK package, and install it directly from the sideloaded file.

source: Geeks Empire (XDA-Devs)

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4 Comments

1. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Nice, could possibly replace my app folders with this...

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

It's a vertical app folder. Great idea, wish Nova launcher would allow to tweak the folders size and shape.

2. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Keep in mind that this ONLY works on Andriod 7.1!!!

4. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Reminds me of Popup Widget 3 which is similar but works with widgets.

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