SwipePad - Gesture Launcher

SwipePad - Gesture Launcher

(18419 ratings)

Appears in 25 channels

  • Downloads:
    1,000,000 - 5,000,000
  • Last update
    Mar 11, 2014

SwipePad - Gesture Launcher Reviews

  • V


    Reviewed in Form+Function

    Ever felt jealous of your friend's iPhone assistive touch? Don't be, because there exists a better alternative and that's *drumroll* SwipePad! Swipe from corners and edges to access apps like a pro without having to see pesky little floating buttons.

  • Christoph Kerschbaumer

    Christoph Kerschbaumer

    Reviewed in The best Apps and Games - Daily Update

    With a simple wipe-movement you can start predefined apps at any time!

  • Thomas Unterkircher

    Thomas Unterkircher

    Reviewed in A beautiful and improved Android experience

    Makes multitasking in Android so much better. Easily start your 12 most used apps from any other application. If you spend some money you can extend the functionality and launch even more apps.

  • Jamie Davies

    Jamie Davies

    Reviewed in Long Lasting Apps & Games

    You'll wonder how you ever lived without it! Quick links to anything, anytime!

  • Nick Saunders

    Nick Saunders

    Reviewed in Apptastic Fantastic!

    This is currently the only quick launcher I've stuck with for longer than 2 minutes. The only thing that let's it down for me is the black background.

  • Joy Smith

    Joy Smith

    Reviewed in Droid DIY - Customization, Management & Design

    Launch anything, anywhere, anytime. Swipepad is the best "touch launcher" all round. With innovative plugins, plenty of space, customizable locations & option for multiple launchers (opened from different spots) it's fast, fast & fast.

  • MakeUseOf


    Reviewed in The 100 Best Android Apps

    Launch your favorite apps in a flash, from any app. Transformed my Android experience — a must-have.

  • Playboard Team

    Playboard Team

    Reviewed in Reddit Saturday APPreciation thread, Jan 18th 2014

    syosyosyo: I'm a huge fan of Swipepad :) better than all other apps of the same function imho. It was one of the first and does it the best I think. All in one movement too! And FREE. Edit: hah! I was about to add that development seems to have stopped but boom I just got an update that added theme support! Now all we need is to wait for people to start making some themes.I tried out the sample and it's pretty neat! You can change the backing of the icons and the look of the selector thing. Sweet! I'm just thrilled that it's still very much alive:)

  • Jerrod Jackson

    Jerrod Jackson

    Reviewed in jack1

    Everyone needs this app.


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SwipePad is a launcher panel overlay, the fastest app/task switcher. With a single swipe action, you can launch anything from within any app. It's extraordinarily simple and intuitive to use:
1. Touch down a pre-set edge of the screen;
2. Move your finger towards the center of the screen so the pad will emerge;
3. Release your finger on a specific slot to action.

That's it! This will bring your multitasking to a new level:)

Some notes:
★ A pad can hold a mix of apps, shortcuts, bookmarks, contacts etc. With widgetpad add-on, it can even launch a widget from anywhere!

★ This is not a home app, your home key preference is kept (works with all 3rd party home apps like Apex Launcher, Nova Launcher, ADW Launcher, Go Launcher EX etc.)

★ The app under SwipePad keeps running: no interruption

★ Memory & battery friendly

★ "DIRECTLY CALL PHONE NUMBERS" permission is required by Android system dialer shortcut. So you can set up a quick dial portal, and call your favorite contact with a single swipe.

Ideas and suggestions are welcomed:)

You could help with localization: translate the app into your language

Tags: swipe, gesture, multitasking, switch, launcher, overlay