application launchers

Swapps! Is A Gesture-Activated Application Switcher For Android

Android: Jumping between apps in Android usually requires you to either go back to your home screen or swipe sideways between open apps. Swapps! is a new utility that lets you pull up a list of open and recently used apps on the side of the screen at any time.


KUAL Puts A Simple, Unified Launcher On Jailbroken Kindles

If you have an old Kindle sitting around, you can get more use out of it by jailbreaking it. KUAL is a worthwhile little application launcher for jailbroken Kindles that gives you easy access to your downloads.


HomeFlip For Android Makes Apps Open Faster

Android (4.0+): HomeFlip won’t replace your default app launcher, but it comes in handy when switching between apps. Tap the home button once to bring up a custom list of your favourite apps overlaid on top of the one you’re using. Tap home again to go to your default launcher.


Nova Launcher Updates With More Home Screen Customisations

Android: Nova Launcher, one of our favourite custom launchers for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, just updated to include even more customisation options for your home screen, as well as some nice performance improvements.


Why You Should Be Using An App Launcher

Do you still launch applications by pressing the Windows key and searching for your app? Or perhaps you use the Start menu. App launchers are faster and more powerful than any built-in search system, and they can do a lot more than just launch apps and search for documents. Here’s why you should be using one and everything you can do with it.


Liquid Information Speeds Up Copying, Pasting And Searching For Text

Mac: When you’re in the middle of a research project and bouncing all types of text between different applications, it’s tough to speed up the process. Liquid Information is a launcher-style app that speeds up transferring text between apps, searching and translating.


Chameleon Launcher Provides A Window Into Your Life On Your Android Tablet

Android tablets: The much-hyped Chameleon Launcher is now available for Android tablets. It brings a truly useful, beautiful launcher and home screen that you won’t find on any other launcher.


Pipy For Windows Uses Command Line To Launch Apps And Search Files

Windows: Pipy is an application launcher that combines the best of apps like Launchy with command-line features from Unix-based systems. It comes with useful file search functions that your computer might be missing.


Five Best Android Launchers

Whether you’re tired of your stock home screen or just want to try something new, there’s bound to be an Android launcher that’s just right for you. This week we’re going to check out our top five Android launchers for customisation, speed, design and features.


CornerClick Adds More Actions To OS X's Hot Corners

Mac OS X: I’ve always liked the idea of hot corners, but they don’t come with a lot of different options — plus I end up accidentally setting them off all the time. CornerClick changes your hot corners to activate with a click or a long hover, so you won’t accidentally activate them, while also adding tons of other actions you can perform.