Quickr gives you four slide-able panels to fill with shortcuts and automated actions

Quickr gives you four slide-able panels to fill with shortcuts and automated actions

Quickr has been making rounds in the Play Store as a good-looking, well-working action launcher for Android. What's an "action launcher" and what actions it's launching, you might ask. The concept is simple and cool. Quickr gives you four spots at the edges of your device's display. With the ordinary gesture of pulling from one side towards the center of the screen, you are able to open a panel full of shortcuts and settings, or initiate a pre-defined action.

Quickr has a lot of customization packaged into its intuitive, friendly interface, but it's not more than you actually need. The first part is setting up your hotspots. There are four of these available, although the free version limits users to just one. The spots' sizes can be adjusted slightly, making them easier or harder to pull. Then, you can assign each spot a panel. The panels available are Running apps, Recently opened apps, Favorite contacts, Frequent contacts, Settings, and a custom panel defined by yours truly.

Custom panels is what the right menu is all about. You can create four panels and assign Apps, Settings (toggles like in the pull-down Notifications menu), Folders, Shortcuts, Contacts, and Quick actions (such as posting a Google+ update) to them. There is a limit to how much stuff you can fit inside a single panel, but we're pretty sure Quickr has most of you covered.

Finally, the third section contains a number of settings, such as vibration on triggers, hiding of the app's notification icon, an uninstall shortcut, and link to purchase Quickr Premium.

If you think you need an actions launcher, try Quickr. We think you won't be disappointed.



Developer: AnTekDownload: Android
Genre: ToolsPrice: Free (with in-app purchases)

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8 Comments

1. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

These things never work perfectly. You can't simply add features to your android. I accepted this fact a year ago. And even if they do, you will find that they aren't exactly that useful. That they are adding to ram consumption. No hate here. I am a happy Kitkat user :-D

2. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Come take a look at my rooted Nexus 5, I bet you will change your mind.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Why the negative comment without using their product? I have plenty of good experience with third party add on. Even Apple cave in to allow third parties keyboards.

4. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Keyboards are different. And shahrooz please do all that on an Unrooted nexus 5 like mine. Some of us aren't comfortable with the idea loosing our warranties.

5. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

I'm not sure if you mean exactly as you have said. You can simply add features to your Android all day long. Rooted or unrooted, it's as simple as it gets. I can agree though, that I have often found features like the one this article discusses are more annoying to me than useful. Often times I'll find a menu pulling up when I don't want it to with these sort of things, granted I have not tried this particular app to see if it works any different.

6. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I mean they need to be integrated and optimised if you want them to work perfectly as a part of the OS.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That why I use touch wiz. Samsung has done a great job with some of the features like smart stay, smart rotate. If I don't like a certain feature I turn it off like smart pause. The point is some man food and another man poison. Give hints and helpful comments to help follow users. If you did not try the software please don't share the negative comment as its not fair to the developer.

7. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Why do you need another gesture when you have the notification panel?

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