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Wave Launcher is the Newest App Switcher on the Block

The big trend in Android apps these days seems to be all about quick task/app switching from within another app or task.  The latest to hit the block is a semi-new one called Wave Launcher, which isn’t hiding the fact that it’s an idea taken straight from WebOS.  Wave Launcher allows you to add 5 of your favorite apps to a “wave” that can be accessed from anywhere using a simple user-defined swiping motion (left, right, or up).  I toyed around with it for a few minutes, was able to set it up in about a minute, switched to my favorite apps from a variety of places, and overall, didn’t run into anything that irked me.  I will say that this category of apps is a crowded one especially with much more advanced options like Swipepad and ClutchPad that we’ve featured before.  Luckily you can set this one up very quickly, so if you decide it’s not for you, then you’ll be well under the 15-minute refund window.    

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  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • cynflux

    Where can i find the background that is used in the screenshot?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Egg

    What is the yellow widget 76. Is a battery widget? If so whats it called?

    • cynflux

      Circle Battery Widget

  • Saboku22

    Anyone know where that blue honeycomb background came from. :)

  • George M

    what widget is that for the time?

  • darthinvadeher

    what clock widget is being used?

    • http://twitter.com/NovembersDirge The Observer

      Simi Clock.

  • Porno

    none of these task switchers offer anything significantly better than the good old long press on the home key to get the native Android recent apps list.

  • Jawshua

    Swipepad has completely changed how I use my phone! I love that app so much because I’m constantly wanting to switch between stuff but I hate always having to hit home. Plus out of all of these task switchers, Swipepad offers the most space and more apps that you can add to it. I would try the other ones but they only allow 5 and I don’t want less space.

    • Ray_42069

      Swipe pad + smart shortcuts is pretty awesome

  • http://twitter.com/Payaso_113 Nightmares

    Was using adw ex now im using go launcher ex

    • Jawshua

      Yeah I can’t decide which one I like best so I’m using all three.

  • teschall

    Tried it, but can’t change icons yet. The wave is one of the nicest features of webos, so once it gets a bit more mature, I’ll give it another go.

  • teschall

    Tried it, but can’t change icons yet. The wave is one of the nicest features of webos, so once it gets a bit more mature, I’ll give it another go.

  • DroidzFX

    Wave launch MOFOs

    First so much it hurts

    • Jawshua

      First what? It hurts? First butt sexcapade? Definitely hurts!

      • DroidzFX

        You sure do gotta purrty mouth JAWshua where did you get the name from?