Share this Story

Sidebar Plus is a Multi-taskers Dream App, Check Out the Beta


A new application, currently in beta stages called Sidebar Plus, could be the dream app of multitask users everywhere. With a sectioned pullout bar on the side of your device, allowing users to access recently used apps and system toggles, it makes accessing anything on your device very simple. 

The way it works is easy – the app places a sidebar on the side of your display that is transparent, then depending on which part of the bar you slide out, you get different settings/apps options. You can set different toggles, place different apps in your most-used list and even place widgets on the bar. There are a lot of options to go through, so we would recommend downloading and fully checking it out.


  • Multiple bars.
  • Support different types: apps, contacts, common settings, shortcuts.
  • Widgets on sidebar (ex. check twitter stream on your lock screen).
  • Extension (compatible with DashClock extension).
  • Full customization with theme, options.

You can sideload the app from XDA, so go check out the app’s thread and see what all Sidebar Plus is capable of.

Via: XDA

Cheers Karim!

  • John
  • john

    Kills auto brightness, even when disabled. Have to uninstall to get auto brightness back.

  • I’ve tried out different sidebar apps and finally given up. When I don’t want it, hitting anywhere near the edge pulls out the sidebar. When I actually want it, no matter how much I try, the sidebar doesn’t come out. So, I’ve finally settled for Toucher / Floating Toucher. The trigger is always on screen and I don’t have to struggle to activate it.

    Will give this a try to. I don’t have high hopes though.

    • Bald_Sasquach

      Try SwypePad! It’s extremely fast since you only touch once and swipe. It’s completely erased the need to go to the homescreen. And you can set the thickness of the trigger edge so you can get it to respond every time.

  • BrothaDave

    This looks clean, it’s one of the things I like about the multi window on Galaxy phones (at least the ones who have this feature). It really comes in handy, can anybody suggest other apps like this to try out? I’m switching to the Nexus 5 when it comes out so there will be no stock app like this installed. Thanks in advance

  • Nathaniel Newman

    The ONLY app I can think of that would benefit from a Multi-Window is my Vulkano (Sling Box) app. So I could watch football and still surf the web and text.

  • Nathaniel Newman

    I have that Multi-Window feature on my Galaxy S4. I hardly ever use it. Seems so gimmicky!

  • sk3litor

    Ive been using sidebar for a long time now. Its great.have to check out this new amped up version.

  • questlv
  • Mark

    Sounds like what the Ubuntu Touch/Phone OS has.

  • Guest

    Sorry, I meant to say “like when using Multi Window.”

  • anezarati

    i wonder how this will work with action launcher pro, since the app drawer is also pulled out from the left

    • Olmak

      You can make this pull out of the right. I have glovebox on the left and this on the right. Works just fine.

  • Guest

    Looks to me to be a lot like “Smart Taskbar” (which I have been using for years now) in that it allows you to quickly pick/launch anything on your phone, however, it does NOT look like much multi tasking is being done since I see nothing of 2 or more app running simulataneously (like when using Multi View).

    Am I missing something? Picking recent apps is not the same as multi tasking!

  • cheese

    MS just bought Nokia Mobile for 7.2 BIRRION

    • Ej McCarty

      You Chinese bro?

  • bboyairwreck

    errr idk. I’m still a fan of Wave Launcher. Launching a list of pre-picked apps and as well as recently used apps. At any quantity. And you can use widgets/folders/shortcuts that have been able to do it all. And this was featured on Droid Life back in the OG Droid days. Havent left it since.

    • Mrpicolas

      Yep I think it was even my screenshots used in the post.. Lol

  • EvanTheGamer

    Downloading this IMMEDIATELY! Finally a nice app that saves lots of time trying to find certain apps or frequently used apps. Wunderbar!

  • MichaelFranz

    Sounds like an advanced form of AOKP Ribbons

  • J2886M

    Looks good, may give it a try

  • Guy Pierce

    This would be a perfect addition to be baked into a ROM!

  • Jeremy Sheehan

    It’s like Swapps! on steroids. Had it installed for a while, but never really used it.

  • eli