Slyde Floating App Switcher for Android makes one-handed operation easier
posted by Daniel P. / May 08, 2014, 8:25 AM
Slyde is a new entrant in the ever-growing floating apps category of the Android platform that strives to take advantage of the big smartphone screens that are flooding the market lately. Those apps hover on top of anything else you are doing underneath, usually aiming to ease multitasking and one-handed operation.
The Slyde app in particular is a simple task switcher, presenting in the form of a floating bubble that hovers on top of any screen you are currently looking at. It is small and transparent, so it doesn't get much in the way, and can be moved around as needed, or minimized to the status bar with double tap for when you are watching a video, for instance.
The app lets you switch to five of your most used apps in a second by simply touching the Slyde bubble at the edge of the screen, and then sliding your finger to the five apps that appear in circles around it. It's faster and easier than having to constantly go to the app drawer or task switcher. Slyde costs $0.99, and doesn't require that your phone be rooted.
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Is task switching this hard for some?
posted on May 08, 2014, 8:27 AM 0
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Yea actually, you can thank the retards at Samsung and LG for their archaic menu buttons for that.
posted on May 08, 2014, 9:29 AM 0
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I have to agree on this one. Even though I really like the menu button, having to long-press the home button to switch apps is annoying sometimes. At least Samsung is ditching the Menu button on their new devices (but still lets people long press the multitask button to do Menu).
posted on May 09, 2014, 2:31 PM 0
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For the S5, they have this built in with Toolbox
posted on May 08, 2014, 8:48 AM 2
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Nothing beats Switchr at this point.
posted on May 08, 2014, 10:48 AM 1
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