LaunchCode Shortcut with Notification Center is a brand-new app by Intelligent Apps, LLC that allows users to easily launch apps and perform functions using features such as gestures and widgets. It’s incredibly handy for accessing a select few apps quickly and easily.
If you’re like me, chances are you have an unsettling number of apps on your iPhone. From games to handy utilities, it’s easy to accumulate hundreds of apps without much effort. But what about easily accessing a select few without having to put then on your homescreen?
LaunchCode aims to make it easy for iPhone users to access apps and perform tasks using gestures. When you first open the app you’re greeted with a pre-populated list of apps already on your device, along with premade gestures that you can use to open them.
The app features two main screens – Apps and Go. Apps allows you to open apps from your list within LaunchCode by tapping the gray area and drawing the corresponding gesture. The Go screen features actions within apps, such as checking into a location via Yelp or setting your screen brightness to a certain number.
One of the things I noticed about gestures is that they aren’t always accurate, which can get a little frustrating. Also, the number of strokes you can use to draw custom gestures is very limited. It does take a little while to get used to using the app but once everything is figured out, it’s pretty handy.
LaunchCode also features a few extras that are well worth the price of the full version even if you don’t like using gestures. For example, you can enable the app in your Widgets area and it’ll automatically show your list of apps for quick and easy access no matter where you are on your phone.
The app also features a schedule setting that can notify you about an app at a certain time of day, then take you to the app once you open the notification in LaunchCode. This is great for apps like journals, email, and many other things.
I do want to mention that there’s both a free and paid version of LaunchCode available for iPhone. The free version limits users to a maximum of 5 saved shortcuts to launch apps and actions. The full version allows up to 30 saved shortcuts and a maximum of 10 actions.
Overall, LaunchCode is a great new app that’s definitely off to a good start. It’s very easy to use and I really like the fact that it’s highly customizable.
LaunchCode Shortcut with Notification Center requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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