Icon Project Creates Quick iOS Home Screen Shortcuts

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Icon Project Creates Quick iOS Home Screen Shortcuts


iOS: If you’re tired of navigating through the Contacts, Settings or the Browser to perform common actions — like calling someone or turning down the brighness — IconProject will let you create one-tap shortcuts for those things on your home screen.

If you have a particular contact you call often, it would be really useful to have a shortcut on your home screen that calls them as soon as you tap it. Similarly, if you turn Wi-Fi on and off all the time, a one-tap shortcut to access that preference would be much easier than going through the Settings app all the time. Icon Project is an app for iOS that will lets you create customisable home screen shortcuts that perform actions just like these. Just open it up, hit the “Select Type” button above the text box, and you’ll be able to choose between shortcuts for texting somone, calling them, FaceTiming them, opening a URL in Safari, or viewing a contact card. You can then type in their phone number, email address, or the homepage’s URL and hit “Create”. It’ll take you to a web page where you can then hit the Share button, tap “Add to Home Screen”, and put your new shortcut anywhere you want. You can even customise the icon’s look for a truly snazzy home screen.


Aboutprefs:root=General&path=About
Accessibilityprefs:root=General&path=ACCESSIBILITY
Airplane Mode Onprefs:root=AIRPLANE_MODE
Auto-Lockprefs:root=General&path=AUTOLOCK
Brightnessprefs:root=Brightness
Bluetoothprefs:root=General&path=Bluetooth
Date & Timeprefs:root=General&path=DATE_AND_TIME
FaceTimeprefs:root=FACETIME
Generalprefs:root=General
Keyboardprefs:root=General&path=Keyboard
iCloudprefs:root=CASTLE
iCloud Storage & Backupprefs:root=CASTLE&path=STORAGE_AND_BACKUP
Internationalprefs:root=General&path=INTERNATIONAL
Location Servicesprefs:root=LOCATION_SERVICES
Musicprefs:root=MUSIC
Music Equalizerprefs:root=MUSIC&path=EQ
Music Volume Limitprefs:root=MUSIC&path=VolumeLimit
Networkprefs:root=General&path=Network
Nike + iPodprefs:root=NIKE_PLUS_IPOD
Notesprefs:root=NOTES
Notificationprefs:root=NOTIFICATIONS_ID
Phoneprefs:root=Phone
Photosprefs:root=Photos
Profileprefs:root=General&path=ManagedConfigurationList
Resetprefs:root=General&path=Reset
Safariprefs:root=Safari
Siriprefs:root=General&path=Assistant
Soundsprefs:root=Sounds
Software Updateprefs:root=General&path=SOFTWARE_UPDATE_LINK
Storeprefs:root=STORE
Twitterprefs:root=TWITTER
Usageprefs:root=General&path=USAGE
VPNprefs:root=General&path=Network/VPN
Wallpaperprefs:root=Wallpaper
Wi-Fiprefs:root=WIFI

It isn’t quite as effective as, say, SBSettings on a jailbroken phone, but since we’re still waiting for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak, it’s a pretty good way to get quick shortcuts to those settings pages. Check out iDownloadBlog’s post on the subject to read more, and to see a video on how to customise the look of your shortcuts’ icons.

Icon Project [iTunes App Store via Cult of Mac]

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