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Clutch Pad Makes Advanced Task Switching Incredibly Simple

Everyone say “Hi!” to a task switching app that we’ve been following from day one, Clutch Pad.  Actually, we saw the first pre-alpha of this before it even had a name and basically had one function, so to see that it has grown into an extremely polished task/favorite app-switching beast, brings a giant smile to our faces.  Made by Steve Albright, whom you may know as one of the themers behind xScope, Clutch Pad has become a standard on all of my devices.  This is a great choice for those of you not interested in having another space hog on one of your home screens, but want control from everywhere.

So how does it work?

  • Surface button:  The driver behind CP is the surface button which you can see in the left side of all of my screenshots above.  It’s that little half circle attached to the left wall about halfway up.  You can tap on it, swipe in various directions on it, and even long press on it to make it complete tasks.
  • Events:  These are the tasks you want to accomplish while using Clutch Pad.  If you want to bring up your favorite apps, you can set up a “swipe left” on it.  If you want to tap on the surface button to bring up all recent tasks, that’s another event.  Stuck in your browser and want your app tray?  Then set up a down swipe that will bring up your home launcher.
  • Visual tweaks:  You can place the surface button wherever you’d like, customize the look of it entirely, and even change the color of it.

It’s hard to really describe how impressive this app has become, so really, I’ll just suggest you at least give it a try.  It’s sort of like Swipepad meets CircleLauncher, but in a sleaker and sneaker fashion.

Download Link ($1.99)

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  • Fldavis13

    I love this app, sure the icon on the desktop was annoying at first but after a day i got accustomed to it, and now I don’t notice it.

  • KB Smoka

    Sup with that wallpaper yo?

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  • Amiel

    I would prefer something native, like hijacking the “hold home button”, except maybe a double home button tap would be better.

  • versusxiii

    Seriously, where do we get the docks/icons in those screen shots for Launcher Pro? I’ve looked for a while and I can’t find them.

  • Kevoskee

    Would try but my D1 been super slow lately. Hate having only 256 of ram

  • Mjtgs4

    this is a must have for rooted nook color owners. works great.

  • “Sleeker.”

  • “Sleeker.”

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    • Godfrey2009

      Jeez. You guys are vultures!

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  • WormDoes

    Nice dock, Kellex, I’m rocking the same one 🙂

  • WormDoes

    Nice dock, Kellex, I’m rocking the same one 🙂

  • Greg

    Eh… What’s the perks of this versus say, uh… SWIPEPAD?

    I personally don’t want a transparent oval sitting on the side of my homescreen…

    • Anonymous

      I have the same question.

    • Anonymous

      or the hold home button

  • And another app running in the background……hmmm 1GB ram is not enough

    • FortitudineVincimus

      imagine if you only had 256 like some of us…. EEK