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

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)



1. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

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

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 827; 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: 815; 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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