Best Android App Switcher

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Best Android App Switcher

1. Everywhere Launcher – Sidebar Edge Launcher

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“Everywhere Launcher is a sidebar app (edge launcher) that allows you to open sidebars by touching/swiping any screen edge so that you have your apps, shortcuts, widgets, contacts always available only a single touch or swipe away.

This app allows to have multiple different regions at the screen edge and each region can open up different sidebars depending on the gesture on it. This way you have all your content just one swipe or touch away, no matter in which app you currently are.

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Main features
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→ Add an arbitrary number of apps, shortcuts, widgets or folders to a sidebar
→ Add an arbitrary number of apps, shortcuts, widgets to a folder inside a sidebar
→ Arbitrary number of handles (touchable regions, whose touch open a sidebar)
→ Put those handles to the left or right side or even to the top or bottom of your screen
→ Many triggers (gestures) available (slide up/down/left/right, click, double click, long press) which will open a sidebar
→ Enable multiple triggers per handle (for example, you can open “all apps” sidebar if you swipe right on a handle and open “recent apps” if you slide down on the same handle)
→ Sidepages with search functionality and predictive search (T9)
→ Action sidebar – a trigger on a handle will DIRECTLY start an action, it can’t be faster
→ Action folders – click the folder to open the first entry in the folder, swipe the folder to open the folder
→ Blacklist apps (you can disable this app in blacklisted apps)
→ All apps/contacts and recent apps sidebars/sidepage (recent apps work in Android >=5 as well!)
→ Icon packs support
→ Animations
→ Personalise the look & feel of the app => change colors, transparencies, sizes, styles and much more
→ Personalise all sidebars and handles at once and override the default settings per sidebar and handle
→ Tasker support for those who want to automatically open sidebars triggered by any event or whatever else

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Other features
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→ long press an icon in a sidebar to open a menu and show the app settings for example
→ style icons in sidebar => rename, change icons
→ different folder styles: stack, tile, action folder…
→ and many more… just try it out

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Help
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Check out the homepage https://mflisar.github.io/everywhere-launcher/ or contact me for detailed instructions: mflisar.development@gmail.com

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Feedback
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Any feedback, suggestions and improvements are welcome. Don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Special permissions
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  GET_TASKS… to get recent tasks on Android <5... doesn't do anything on android >=5

I try to only add special permissions if they are runtime permissions, so I don’t and won’t add internet permissions. Following special permissions are optional and will be requested at runtime only (on android devices with android 6 or higher) and only if you use a feature that needs it:

  READ_CONTACTS… needed to include contacts in sidebar/sidepage
  CALL_PHONE… needed so make a direct call shortcuts
  WRITE_SETTINGS/READ_SETTINGS… used for special actions like changing volume, brightness and similar”

2. Messages

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“Meet Messages, Google’s official app for texting (SMS, MMS) and chat (RCS). Message anyone from anywhere with the reliability of texting and the richness of chat. Stay in touch with friends and family, send group texts, and share your favorite pictures, GIFs, emoji, stickers, videos and audio messages.
Chat features (RCS)
On supported carriers, you can send and receive messages over Wi-Fi or your data network, see when friends are typing or when they have read your message, share images and videos in high quality, and more.
Clean, intuitive, and comfortable design
Instant notifications, smart replies and a fresh new design make communicating faster and more fun. With dark mode, you can use Messages comfortably in low-light situations.
Easy sharing
Select or take pictures and videos directly from the app and share easily. You can even send audio messages to your contacts.
Richer conversations
Send audio messages, emoji, stickers, or your location. You can also send and receive payments with Google Pay.
Powerful search
Now you can find more of the content shared in your conversations: tap on the search icon and select a specific contact to see your messaging history with them and all the photos, videos, addresses or links you shared with each other.
Messages is supported on devices running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop and above.”