Use iOS' Notification Center As A Quick App Launcher

iOS still doesn't have quick access to apps like certain Android launchers, but GigaOm notes that you can use the Notification Center to quickly access certain apps. Here's how.

GigaOm explains:

In Notification Center, tapping on notifications launches the app they're associated with. Your first instinct might be to clear out all notifications associated with each app to keep your center clear. Don't. Just leave one for each app, and then you can use the Notification Center as a quick launcher for those programs.

Since the Notification Center tells you which notifications are unread, keeping one notification for each app in the menu doesn't heavily impede your ability to see new messages, and it can save you from swiping through a lot of screens for those heavily used apps. Hit the link to read more.

Quick Tip: Use Notification Centre as an App Launcher [GigaOm]


    Or you could just jailbreak your phone and add SB Settings to your notification bar. Much neater.

      I'm hesitant to jb my iphone 4 though. I might actually do it this time. (If only there was something as simple as blackrain)

        Trust me, redsnow is really straightforward. I'm jailbroken on my iPhone 4 since iOS 4.3 and haven't looked back since. :)

    Or just keep the app you use most on the front page. iOS is all about app launching, why shortcut a shortcut.

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