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Sequence of Volume Button Clicks Will Start Actions Using the QuickClick App

For those of you jealous of the devices featuring dedicated camera buttons and other gesture shortcut features, fret not. QuickClick will let you use your volume buttons in specific sequences as triggers for your camera and much, much more.

The free app will let you toggle your flashlight, start any of your apps, record audio, and even connect to Tasker to run any other device functions, exponentially increasing the power of this little tool.

Choosing an action from the wide assortment of those available will let you fine tune settings for it, and then you are thrown into a screen where you can define which combination of volume key presses will trigger said command. It’s as simple as that.

The possibilities really get interesting when you consider the app’s integration with Tasker. For those of you familiar with Tasker, you know that you can basically set the app up to do many things (such as control all system settings) on your phone, though some actions may require root access. That’s a win.

The app is available on Google Play for free, so it’s worth giving it a shot and assigning a few simple functions to it. The full list of features can be found right down below.


  • Start any Action with a sequence of Volume Buttons clicks
  • Take a photo or a video
  • Toggle flashlight on and off
  • Record an audio
  • Make a call
  • Start a message
  • Launch a Tasker task
  • Start any of your apps

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  • EvanTheGamer

    Okay, QuickClick is actually a really fantastic quick-action app. Wow. Pretty impressed, especially considering that is is the four letter word everyone loves…FREE!

  • Nicolas Johnson

    Anyone have any results in regard to battery drain via keeping this service running?

  • epps720

    Good thing I wasted money on that Kickstarter product Pressy. This will handle most of what pressy can for free, and I still haven’t received it. No more kickstarter for me.

    • Sergio

      Same here, still haven’t received says at all…

    • EvanTheGamer

      That and remember that Kickstarter funded Chameleon Homescreen Launcher app that became available over a year ago? lol I didn’t pledge any money when it was available on Kickstarter, but I did put $10 towards a pre-order for the app. What a waste of money. At first glance, it seemed like the Ultimate Homescreen Replacement Launcher, but man, once you go in for a closer look, it was nothing that was advertised or anything you would have expected. It was rubbish. And once it launched on Google Play, it was a mere $3.99. Sure, I got an early look, but that early look definitely wasn’t worth an extra $5.99.

      Maybe NOW it might be something worth looking into and trying out, but back then, it was nothing special. Nova Launcher Prime is so much better.

      • epps720

        Agree 100%, I was an Kickstarter backer of Chameleon. Tried to give it a shot numerous times and hated it every time. Nova is 1,000,000 x better

    • Michael Hammond

      Well if you kept up with your emails, you would notice that they have said they are shipping them at the end of this month….

      • epps720

        Actually update #15 states that it’s pushed back to mid April

        “Consequently, the original delivery date of March 2014 will be delayed in a few weeks to mid April.”

  • Ray

    This app makes me feel like I’m playing a video game. Up up down down= punch. It works good though!

  • ddh819

    can it work with bluetooth headset controls too?

  • JayMars84

    Thanks for the tip. Great concept. I have it launching a task to unlock, thumbs up a Pandora song, and relock, so I can do it while driving without fumbling around with the phone.

    For anyone concerned about the icon, if you’re rooted, you can set it as a resident app using App Settings, then disable the icon in App Info.

  • Jacob Mustin

    this is almost good. Honestly I am a bit ocd about any app that leaves an ugly icon in my status bar 24/7. And I worry about battery implications… Also, a sequence is no faster than opening your phone app (for the camera) but if i could hold both buttons together to start it up, id like that

    • Eric R.

      Disable notifications in Settings—> Apps

      • Jacob Mustin

        Am I wrong that that actually allows the OS to kill the app more frequently? wouldnt that ruin the “always running” aspect of it? would be %100 useless if it didnt work every now and then.

        • Kofi Williams

          On my N5 4.4 it says ‘show notifications’.

          • Eric R.

            Uncheck it

          • Kofi Williams

            Duh but you said disable.

        • Eric R.

          It’s still running just not displaying notifications. If you dont trust it, then leave them on.

    • epps720

      A short sequence to call someone or turn on the flashlight is pretty great

  • Jeralmac

    Even better than this IMO is MacroDroid. I’ve been using it for about 6 months and it automates just about everything on my phone. You can even set up custom icons in your notification drawer to performs tasks like this.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths