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Swipepad Beta Brings Access to Your Favorite Android Apps From Everywhere

We were all over CircleLauncher this weekend, but may have just been introduced to an app equally as impressive called Swipepad beta.  This app is free in the market, only you should be forced to pay at least a $1 for it because it’s that amazing.  Swipepad allows you to set up 12 of your favorite apps or tasks and access them from anywhere using a simple swiping gesture.  As you can see from the screenshots above and the video below, the menu of apps can be pulled up from within another app, task, or screen before allowing you to jump into something else.  A fantastic app.

Video demo and QR after the break.  

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Cheers @azstar165!

  • Anonymous

    Much slower than QuickDesk…Double tapping homescreen opens QD. Easier to set up and modify, in my opinion.

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  • Kevinbk

    How did you make your tray and time read-out look like that! It is so awesome to have it in text instead of icons…please tell me how! thanks

  • Anonymous

    Amazing app…Droid X

  • Jj17803

    who needs 7 screens anymore with this??!?!?

  • Anonymous

    Is it possible this is a battery hog? I installed it and circle launcher within the last few days and my battery is draining almost twice as fast as it normally does. Anyone else experiencing this?

  • Princesation

    This is kind of like smart taskbar .

    • Rogue_5

      I was thinking of the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    I’m looking to root my OG droid for the first time. Can anyone help me with the easiest direction to go through to do this? Any information is appreciated.

  • Anonymous

    Only problem i have is it only lets you use the bottom of the screen to “open” the pad. With LP+ all my icons have swipe enabled so every time i try to open the Swipepad something else opens as well. :(

  • nader

    Are you overclocking on the Droid X in the video because that thing is FAST! Way to make me hate my Fascinate =(

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/23963mg

    • tjhrulz

      can we please ban this guy he has been doing this for forever

  • guest

    great app. big time saver. Between circle launch and this I can quickly access anything on my phone whil keeping my home screen free from clutter. I use 4 circle launchers as separate file folders each holding a category of apps. Swipepad adds an additional layer that can be accessed from anywhere so you do not have to change screens to go to your circle launch page. Enables a very clean home screen.

  • Irish22022

    needs a more complex gesture option. keeps getting confused with my LPP swiped.

    • onthefritz

      completely agree. We should be able to create a custom gesture. Keeps opening my app drawer (ADW setting). And swiping from the left or right just takes me to my next homescreen.

  • Anonymous

    This seems faster then QuickDesk if you are looking just to jump from app to app. I still like having QuickDesk for widget usage when you don’t want to leave an app tho.

  • http://twitter.com/JazMac Jazmac

    This is awesome as hell. This is perfect for minimalists like me. Thanks for this. Works well on my rooted Hero. No lag at all.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    Downloading now. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    this is pretty useful!

  • Jawshua

    Very awesome! I look forward to using it! I hope it doesn’t cost a bunch of money later. But still very awesome!

  • CivilDroid

    Does anyone know where i can get an apk for this? I love it so far on my Droid but would really like it on my G tablet too but it will not come up in the market for it. :(

  • http://twitter.com/clint_williams Clint Williams

    Didn’t mess with Circle Launcher. I used Folder Organizer to create transparent icons and now have access to way more apps on my home screen just by touching a particular area.

    That said, this app (Swipepad), rocks and is a better solution (for me) than OpenDesk. OD was a resource & battery killer. This works within other apps, too. I have a couple of direct-dials, shortcuts and a few apps all a swipe away.

    Keep the minimalist brigade a’coming K-Money.

  • DEEroid X

    What’s the name of that Launcher Program? Is it better then ADW Launcher EX?

  • DEEroid X

    What’s the name of that Launcher Program? Is it better then ADW Launcher EX?

  • DEEroid X

    What’s the name of that Launcher Program? Is it better then ADW Launcher EX?

    • Nadeem Kizi

      he is not using a launcher program. His phone is rooted and he is using the Liberty version 1 rom. This rom is only for Droid X and Droid 2, but it’s the best one out there.

      • Jamerson90

        Actually yes, it is a launcher program. Idc what rom you have, you always have a luncher. His is most likely Launcher Pro Plus, due to the background of the constant icons changing.

      • http://mariasama16.livejournal.com/ J Harrell

        I believe he’s using LauncherPro though, at least based off the image of the dock and the earlier post where those docks are available for download.

    • Jamerson90

      Most likely Launcher Pro Plus

      • Rikard

        I really like the textbased dock! Is there anyway to get the same feel on a non-rooted android?

  • Anonymous

    I’m a big fan so far. I do wish there was an easy way to re-order the items on it and edit them more quickly than bringing it up, press and hold, choose shortcut, repeat. Maybe in the options menu or something. The developer seems open to suggestions, though, so I shot him a tweet. :)

    • Anonymous

      Thats the same thing i was hoping for. A quick edit list menu or something.

  • DJyoSNOW

    I must be behind the times: UnlitedFavPro…& a free version

  • Anonymous

    For those interested, this is a feature built into UltimateDroid ROMs. I can’t speak for this app, but in UD ROMs these gestures are accessible from the lockscreen.

    • Jamerson90

      Ultimate Droid? I don’t like him as a dev over the ripping CM code (Cyanogen’s eggs included) and calling it his, then saying openly he didn’t steal it.

      • Anonymous

        To each his own I guess. But he now gives credit to others and nothing is shady about how he develops. And his ROMs are the best I’ve ever tried (and I’ve tried them all).

        • Jamerson90

          He only does that now due to the mass drama he caused. I don’t care if he used the framework, but every release stated “Built from source”. His Blackdroid roms were good, but now that I’ve got my droid 2, I’m staying with my Apex rom.

          • Anonymous

            Can’t argue with that. Apex is a pretty amazing ROM.

          • JohnnyBananas

            PROJECT ELITE.. Yup!

        • Jamerson90

          He only does that now due to the mass drama he caused. I don’t care if he used the framework, but every release stated “Built from source”. His Blackdroid roms were good, but now that I’ve got my droid 2, I’m staying with my Apex rom.

  • DBK

    Just started using CircleLauncher and will definitely be downloading this. Using both should make my phone a lot easier to use. :)

  • http://zombine.com Dr. Zombine

    This is quite excellent. I expect to be using this for a while.

  • Gregalst

    Love the app

  • Gregalst

    Love the app

  • http://twitter.com/myleslynch Myles Lynch

    This is a great app. I have enjoyed using it. Definitely recommend a try,

  • http://twitter.com/myleslynch Myles Lynch

    This is a great app. I have enjoyed using it. Definitely recommend a try,